JSP - Sr. System Engineer

Job Locations US-VA-Crystal City
Job ID
# of Openings
Clearance Requirement
Education Requirement
Bachelor's Degree
Experience Level
8570 Compliant


SMS is a fast growing, veteran-owned business that's has supported Federal Government's IT initiatives for over four decades.  We work side-by-side with our Federal clients as a trusted, long-term partner to offer innovative advice and leadership to solve their most pressing and complex problems. We orchestrate people, strategies, technologies and best-of-breed business processes. The SMS advantage in management and technology consulting includes deep domain expertise in complex networking design and unifying communities of interest. 


We have strong capabilities in design & build, planning, governance, quality management, security, analytics, virtualization, operations and business process improvement. For 40 years, SMS has brought customer satisfaction to Federal clients and formed lasting alliances with leading technology companies and talented small businesses to deliver joint, leading-edge, cost-effective services and products. 

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  • Provide expert advice and counsel to assigned functional/user area managers and project teams for complex systems, often crossing functional lines.
  • Designs major computer systems. 
  • Coordinates work on subsystems. 
  • Oversees the integration of new applications with established systems and files. 
  • Confers with assigned systems users and evaluates utilization to identify requirements modifications which will facilitate integration, increase efficiency and/or reduce costs; investigates new procedures, equipment and operating systems to determine their usefulness and applicability to operations. 
  • Assists systems management in developing systems analysis standards and provides consultative direction to applications programmers, systems software engineers, computer center operations and user personnel in the planning and scheduling of systems projects which cross functional lines.


  • Requires a minimum of 7 years’ experience in system engineering and a minimum of 5 years in a Systems Engineer role or related position. 
  • Requires knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques used in all phases of the engineering, application, and development of multiple operating systems. 
  • In addition, knowledge of or certification in specific applications or processes may be required, depending on job assignment.



BS minimum in IT field



Security +



Active DoD Secret clearance



SMS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


SMS is a veteran-owned network integrator established in 1976.  With an employee retention rate averaging over 5 years, our ability to hire quality people and retain them in a rapidly evolving IT market proves why we are a world-class information technology company. At SMS, we place a high value on quality of service, customer satisfaction, and best-of-breed policies and practices. As a result, SMS is proud to be ISO 9001:2008 Registered and a CMMI Level 3 certified company, ensuring that we continue to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers, partners and employees.  


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