Eagle Ray, Inc. Engineering Innovation - SME in Arlington, Virginia

Eagle Ray is seeking an Engineer Subject Matter Expert to support the USAID’s Engineering Management and Enterprise Architecture requirements. The Engineering Lead will provide technical and engineering oversight throughout the Systems Development Lifecycle (SDLC) from initial investigation, non-functional requirements gathering, and architecture/design, to testing, piloting, and deployment through the different stages of technology insertion and innovation.

The Engineer (Subject Matter Expert) shall lead, initiate or supervise tasks necessary to promote IT innovation through research and development by providing assessments of new and evolving technologies, techniques, and industry best practices in IT infrastructure (e.g., hardware, software, network infrastructure, telecom, and industry best practices) that could support Agency customers and enhance Agency business performance or create cost efficiencies. The recommendations must be consistent with the US AID Enterprise Transition Roadmap as well as consolidation and decommissioning strategies.

Responsibilities include but not limited to

  • Transforming high-level/low-level enterprise design artifacts into a working, representative prototype within a lab, developing pass/fail criteria, performing controlled testing, capturing and analyzing results, optimizing system performance, and troubleshooting anomalies.

  • Perform Analysis of Alternatives (AoA), execute prototypes or proof of concept, and brief senior executives.

  • 10+ years of IT consulting experience.

  • Identified as an industry expert

  • Bachelor’s Degree or advanced training in Engineering, Computer Science or Information

  • Secret clearance required.

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.

  • Ability to set objective, define problems and lead teams with unique insight and understanding of the subject area

  • Ability to work well with teams and mentor junior team members

  • Previous experience with:

  • Server hardware and associated operating systems with a focus on Intel technology, Microsoft Windows Server/Active Directory, Linux

  • Virtualization technology on Intel platforms, especially VMware vSphere, Citrix XenApp; Virtual Desktop Technology (VDI) including VMware and Citrix technologies

  • Networking solutions including routers, switches, load balancers, wireless with focus on Cisco and VMWare vSwitches;

  • Security devices including firewalls and intrusion detection (IDS/IPS) with focus on Cisco and Juniper

  • Security applications including anti-virus, syslog, security analysis, data loss protection tools and knowledge of Trusted Internet Computing (TIC) standards/implementation (focus on Splunk, McAfee)

  • Storage subsystems including SAN, NAS devices, storage switches, fiber data fabric networks, iSCSI, along with storage management/monitoring tools, backup technologies (focus on NetApp technologies)

  • Capacity and performance analysis, data collection and reporting for network, server and storage

  • Enterprise System Monitoring solutions (monitoring and event management) for network, server, storage and security devices (firewalls) (focus on IBM Tivoli Monitoring, Solarwinds, OPNET)

  • Enterprise database solutions (Oracle and Microsoft SQL)

  • Infrastructure experience with Data Center Operations, Network Admin, Server Operations, Mobile Device Management)

  • Cloud computing and cloud spaced services including IaaS and SaaS


  • Master’s Degree.

  • Networking Certifications

  • ITIL Foundations V3 certification

  • Familiar with:

  • Agile Path Cloud Computing Reference Model (CC-RM)

  • Cloudera and Big Data appliances, including EMC, GreenPlum, and Netezza, Apache Cassandra, Apache Hadoop

Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender

ID: 2017-2228

External Company Name: Eagle Ray, Inc.

External Company URL: www.eaglerayinc.com