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System Engineer Expert TS/SCI with Fullscope Polygraph

Systems Engineers | Herndon, Virginia | Full Time

Job Description

About Us: Innovating to solve real-world problems

At Applied Insight, we leave no stone unturned in solving our customers’ technology challenges. Supporting the Federal Government with the strongest mission focus, our solutions empower people to collaborate more effectively in delivering services vital to the nation.

On joining the Applied Insight team, you’ll be working to solve real-world problems on missions that matter with people who share your passions and encourage your ambition. It’s vital to us that we hire committed people who are great at what they do. We return that commitment by empowering them with the autonomy, support, and tools they need to fulfill their true potential.


A day in the life (just a few of the things you may do on any given day):

  • Manage and sustain existing Enterprise infrastructure and workloads spread across multiple Cloud and On-prem environments
  • Interact with various operating systems, applications, environments, and cloud computing platforms to create IT automation and orchestration activities.
  • Use open-source technologies and tools to accomplish specific use cases encountered within the project.
  • Use scripting methodologies to solve a problem with workloads and deployments.
  • Collaborate with others on the project to brainstorm about the best way to tackle a complex technological infrastructure, security, or development problem.
  • Perform incremental testing actions on code, processes, and deployments to identify ways to streamline execution and minimize errors encountered.
  • Work with cloud native services to implement event-driven architectures via Infrastructure as Code.


You will excel in this role if you are:

  • Embracing Emerging Technology: You will leverage AWS, Azure, and accompanying tools daily as you help build and evolve game-changing cloud-based environments.
  • Well-rounded: You will need to bring in-depth experience across multiple technologies including scripting, development/test/QA tools, cloud, container, and orchestration tools, Linux operating systems, basic networking, security fundamentals and automation.
  • Motivated: You want to continually learn new things and work with new technologies.
  • Agile: Able to work as part of small team working together to develop a solution for both commercial and government customers.
  • Focused on Automation: Wherever possible, you look for ways to automate manual processes to increase efficiency, speed, and operability of tasks.
  • Familiarity with cyber security fundamentals and ability to apply them to real world systems

 What we are expecting from you (i.e. the qualifications you must have):

  • At least 11 years (Expert) of experience performing system engineering, or systems automation.
  • Hands-on AWS and/or Azure experience.
  • Experience with working with agile software development teams.
  • Experience performing automation in Linux environments using scripting languages such as Bash, PowerShell, or Python.
  • Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • BS or BA in Computer Science, IT, IS, or equivalent area of technical study (An additional 4 years of IT experience can substitute for

Nice to Have:

  • Experience working with JSON or YAML to write Infrastructure as Code.
  • Familiarity with container orchestration services, especially Kubernetes. Experience with development CI/CD tools such as Git, Jira, GitLab, or Jenkins.
  • An AWS or Azure certification
  • Used Automation frameworks like Ansible, Terraform, or Puppet.

What we will provide in return: Excellent compensation and amazing benefits

  • Multiple health insurance options from CareFirst BCBS which include a PPO plan with ZERO deductibles and an HSA plan.
  • 401k Immediate Vesting. Company matches 100% of the first 3% contributed and 50% of the next 2% contributed.
  • Fully paid long-term disability, short-term disability, and life insurance.
  • Flexible Spending Account options.
  • Generous paid time off that includes one bucket of leave to use how the employee sees fit; no separate holiday, sick, or vacation.
  • Flexible work schedules with the ability to bank extra hours for additional time off.
  • Semi-Annual bonuses for hours worked "over standard".
  • Government shutdown protection where employees don't have to use leave for up to 3 days out of the year for inclement weather or budget issues.
  • Employee-centric culture and a belief that we should empower those who are good at what they do and then give them the tools they need to achieve success and grow their career. 
  • A commitment to learning and growth and easy ways to achieve both including a training budget, education assistance, mentorship programs, and collaborative learning sessions. 
  • A collaborative environment that fosters communication and an open door policy.


Prospective and successful candidates will be required to adhere with Applied Insight’s vaccination policy. All Applied Insight employees must be fully vaccinated or receive a legal exemption and must submit proof of vaccination or exemption on their first day of employment.