System Engineer

Job Locations US-FL-Tampa
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(4/20/2021 11:47 AM)
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Regular Full-Time
Clearance Required

About Mission1st

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Mission1st is a global IT, network and systems engineering solutions leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence community, and homeland security markets. The company's 180+ employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, Mission1st reported annual revenues in excess of $25 million, with a pipeline of growing programs and an increasing customer base.

What you'll do

In this role, you’ll work within a team of engineers responsible for supporting the CENTCOM Communications Directorate/J6 technology innovation branch charged with IT modernization planning and strategy, researching emerging technologies, and providing the customer with analysis and recommendations to meet new requirements and solve problems. Engage with DoD and industry to analyze enterprise, operational, and accredited technologies beneficial in meeting near term requirements and the long-term, strategic vision. Leverage strong customer relationship skills and IT enterprise understanding to lead CENTCOM J6 IT Roadmap development to ensure well-planned and resourced network modernization IAW strategic priorities. As well as Ensure technology pursuits and requirements align within established network operations framework and strategic priorities. Other responsibilities are listed below:


  • Evaluates develops and oversees required documentation and correspondence for all engineering matters
  • Responsible for providing support to ensure technology insertion fit for purpose, compliance, and interoperability within the HQ and AOR enterprise to include modernization within the cyber, network, and systems infrastructure, and multi-national partner network program support domains
  • Works as part of a team, in a highly matrixed organization to coordinate, gather, and develop information to present written and oral business case analysis, white papers, and recommendations to senior decision-makers within the J6 organization

What you'll bring

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field
  • Six or more (6+) years experience
  • Department of Defense (DoD) Top Secret (TS) with SCI eligibility preferred; TS with DCID background investigation (in scope within last 5 years)
  • Demonstrated experience in network engineering, software-defined networking, data storage and compute, systems development, virtualization, and/or systems deployment at the Tier 3 level
  • Strong experience in designing and integrating an extensive range of wide-area network support systems in a DOD enterprise
  • Basic understanding of government/DoD procurement process and familiarity with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)
  • Advanced Microsoft Word and PowerPoint user capabilities to develop reports and presentations
  • Excellent writing and communication skills, including the ability to develop analytical documents and create/present oral briefs to senior management
  • Ability to work independently with little direction and guidance and as a member of a team
  • Understand DoD language/terminology


  • CISCO, Microsoft, VMWare, Cloud-focused and Cyber Security certifications are a plus
  • ITIL V3 Certification
  • PMP Certification
  • Military support experience (joint task force headquarters and/or higher)
  • Master’s Degree in IT related field
  • Some travel may be required. The candidate must hold a valid U.S. passport and be willing to travel overseas in support of USCENTCOM mission requirements

Why you'll want to join us

Impassioned strategic thinkers who are eager to learn, grow and contribute to a shared company mission. At Mission1st, the members of our team have the opportunity to broaden their minds, amplify their skills, build worthwhile relationships with the industry’s best of the best, and have a direct impact on our company’s success!


Along with our dynamic company culture and collaborative environment, you will have the opportunity to harmonize your personal and professional life and grow immensely. We work just as hard as we play and try to coordinate company events such as happy hours, networking and wellness events and luncheons. For more Benefits material, click specifics


We also offer some fabulous benefits, including:


  • Health, dental, and vision insurance with an employer contribution
  • Flexible paid time off (employees are encouraged to spend four weeks away from the office each year)
  • A generous 401(k) plan
  • A corporate wellness program
  • Tuition reimbursement

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