Systems Engineer

Arlington, VA

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Job Description

Octo Consulting Group is seeking to hire a System Engineer. The candidate will serve as a System Engineer and will assist in all technical and information/cybersecurity aspects of the program.

Candidate’s responsibilities include:

  • Supports the IA/Cybersecurity tasks for the program
  • Responsible for the Risk Management Framework (RMF) Assessment and Authorization (A&A) process to obtain an Authority to Operate (ATO) for the program
  • Develop Cybersecurity Strategies and System Security Plans. 
  • Utilizes the Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS) to develop security control requirements and recommend Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs).
  • Manage the processing of Security Accreditation Packages. 
  • Provide technical expertise in ensuring system designs and implementation meet DoD/Army SE principles and guidelines
  • Review Developer’s technical plans and artifacts such as Systems Engineering Plan, Test and Evaluation Management Plan, DoDAF artifacts, Systems Design Document, system architecture diagrams, etc.
  • Author SE/technical documentation in support of acquisition milestone decisions

Skills & Requirements


Candidate’s required qualifications include:

  • 8-10 years of system engineering and cybersecurity experience with DoD and/or Army
  • Active DoD Secret clearance
  • Ability to serve as a trusted technical advisor to leadership for technical direction of the program
  • Knowledgeable with Tableau, Oracle Suite capabilities. Hands-on experience building systems using these capabilities is a plus
  • Ability to build architecture diagrams and author technical documentation
  • Experience with using eMASS for system registration, A&A, and obtaining ATOs
  • Experience with cybersecurity testing
  • Well-versed in DoD Acquisition Framework and Technology Army Regulations such as AR 25-1, AR 25-2
  • Proven experience in implementing and migrating systems in/to an Army data center or DoD (DISA DECC) data center
  • Knowledge of DoDAF is a plus


  • Bachelor's Degree preferred.


  • An active secret clearance is required for this position.

Physical Requirements:

  • Regularly required to sit for extended periods up to 80% of time; frequently required to move about to access file cabinets and use office equipment such as PC, copier, fax, telephone, cell phone, etc.
  • Occasionally required to reach overhead, bend, and lift objects of up to 10 lbs.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include use of computer monitor screens up to 80% of time

 Work Environment:

  • Individual’s primary workstation is located in an office area
  • The noise level in this environment is low to moderate

At Octo, our focus is on delivering results that matter. We are a premier provider of digital solutions and services to the federal government specifically in the areas of UI/UX, Agile, Data, and Cloud services.  We support and modernize our federal customer’s mission critical systems and functions. Agility is at our core: it is the mantra that drives us to succeed. We work quickly, analytically and deliver on agency priorities.

Octo is a growth-oriented firm that provides a unique, differentiated employee culture relative to our Federal market peers.  We leverage this growth-oriented and employee-focused culture to attract and retain a higher grade of talent than our peers to be an employer of choice.

·         Please no Corp-to-Corp or 1099 candidates; this position is W-2 only.

·         Per contract clearance requirements, US citizenship is mandatory. 

·         Relocation will not be offered.

·         Octo Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, protected veteran status, race, color, religious creed, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation/gender identity, age, or genetic information. Octo Consulting Group’s commitment to diversity and inclusive selection practices includes ensuring qualified long-term unemployed job seekers receive equal consideration for employment.

·         Selected applicant will be subject to a background investigation.