System Integration Engineer (SIE)

 Annapolis Junction, MD

Join our team dedicated to developing and executing innovative solutions in support of customer mission success.

Job Description:

Perform system administration, maintenance support, upgrades, installation, test and integration and configuration of VLF/LF/MF/HF/VHF/UHF/Wireless SIGINT survey, collection and geo-location systems and software including prototypes, development, operational, test, and lab systems and products. Routine activities include providing technical and engineering third tier support to troubleshoot system failures or degradations and to restore equipment to full operational capabilities including 24/7 on-call support for operational system critical discrepancies that cannot be resolved by tier one and two personnel. Integrate, test, and optimize systems with enterprise infrastructures, services, and databases. Develop technical documentation. Provide technical services assistance to customer engineers in the creation, updating and management of system product line standards and databases.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 6+ years of experience with software system requirements analysis, design, development, integration, or testing.
  • 6+ years of experience with software development using C and C++.
  • Experience with software reverse engineering or debugging tools, including IDA Pro, OllyDbg, or GDB.
  • Experience with assembly language, including development or reversing.
  • Experience with at least one architecture assembly language.
  • Experience with network and socket programming for common protocols and standards.
  • Knowledge of low-level systems programming concepts.
  • BA or BS degree.

Desired Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline or
  • additional years of experience as a software integrator or system engineer with VLF/HF/VHF/UHF Signal Collection Systems such as or similar to GLAIVE may be substituted for a Bachelor's degree
  • a Master's degree may be substituted for two years of experience
  • Experience software integration or system administration for SIGINT systems on LINUX and Windows Platforms
  • Experience with scripting languages such as Bash, Python, Perl or TCL
  • Experience with Software Configuration Management, Change Control and requirements tools such as JIRA or ClearQuest

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with Service Oriented Architectures
  • Experience with Software Defined Radios Architectures
  • Experience with Radio Frequency (RF) signal detection, identification, measurement, collection, distribution and amplification
  • Experience with Geo-location / Direction finding (DF) techniques
  • Experience with receiver and antenna design and characteristics
  • Experience with electrical power measurement and specification (AC and DC)
  • Experience with system cooling specifications
  • Experience with system timing analysis
  • Experience with system throughput and bandwidth estimation
  • Experience with computer software applications and techniques
  • Experience with Network and System Security
  • Able to travel/deploy systems System Engineering understanding RF skills a plus but not critical
  • Travel requirements of a minimum of three trips per year of 1-2 weeks of duration with the potential to go up to 7 trips if they like to travel

Security Clearance Requirements:

Active TS/SCI with favorable polygraph

Novetta, from complexity to clarity.

Novetta delivers highly scalable advanced analytics and secure technology solutions to address challenges of national and global significance. Focused on mission success, Novetta pioneers disruptive technologies in machine learning, data analytics, full-spectrum cyber, cloud engineering, open source analytics, and multi-INT fusion for Defense, Intelligence Community, and Federal Law Enforcement customers. Novetta is headquartered in McLean, VA with over 1,000 employees across the U.S.

Our culture is shaped by a commitment to our core values:


• We hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards of integrity and ethics.

Customer Success

• We strive daily to exceed expectations and achieve customer mission success.

Employee Focus

• We invest in our employees' professional development and training, respecting individuality and fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion.


• We know that discovering new and innovative ways to solve problems is critical to our success and makes us a great company.

Excellence in Execution

• We take pride in flawless execution as we build a company that is best in class.

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Novetta is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.