Systems Engineer

Location: Woodbridge, VA
Date Posted: 12-20-2017
Systems Engineer
Location: Woodbridge, VA
FosterThomas, a Mid-Atlantic Staffing and Recruiting Firm, is leading the search for a Systems Engineer for our Client located in Woodbridge, VA. The Systems Engineer will provide Sales, Post-Sales and Implementation support for Information Technology Solutions (IT includes: AV, VTC, UC, Collaboration, Data Center, Cloud, Network, Software) and efforts in operations, pre-sales and post-sales capacities. This includes secure communications, basic & secure networks, conference rooms, classrooms, offices, large meeting spaces, Command Centers and supporting IT infrastructure.  The Engineer must also be able to quickly and effectively diagnose and correct medium to complex issues relating to the IT equipment that supports these functions.
Scope of Work:
  • Design a wide variety of converged IT solutions including, multi-level security IT systems, enterprise level IT and collaboration systems, conference rooms, classrooms, command centers, auditoriums, basic networks, digital signage and streaming video systems 
  • Perform site-surveys, analyze customer procurement documentation, and conduct IT needs-analysis meeting with customers. Identify and implement alternative technology approaches to meeting customer requirements
  • Assist in the development of bid and proposal efforts; including bill of materials, technical responses and drawings. Proven ability to engineer quick turn IT solutions and work within compressed deadlines, as needed
  • Performs post-sales engineering efforts, including the creation of to-build documentation and other deliverables as required. 
  • Configure equipment, set up audio DSP’s, load code, debug, troubleshoot, perform quality control & remediation, closeout and commission systems on-site as needed
  • An understanding of the convergence of IT technologies
  • Understand and apply industry standards and best practices  Provide Technical walkthroughs with customers at end of implementations
  • Provide technical support to  staff to analyze and rectify technical faults 
  • Knowledge of configuring, testing operating, and maintaining video components including: MCU’s, Codec, Gatekeepers, Gateways, Border Controllers, TMS, VCS and recorders 
  • Assist with the implementation of IT solutions as needed
  • The position required the ability to travel approximately 25% of the time. May be required to work away from home overnight and for an extended period of time. May be required to work overseas
  • Secret Security Clearance and the ability to be cleared to Top Secret.
  • (5) years’ experience in IT Design & Engineering
  • Basic understanding of Project Management practices
  • Environment demands a detail-oriented, organized and self-motivated individual
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with a team of engineers, account managers and technicians, including sub-contractors, and manage work assignments to complete tasks on-time
  • Mastery of MS Office applications & Visio and/or AutoCad
  • Complete understanding of the design and implementation of IT systems
  • Understanding of AMX and Crestron source code development and implementation for large complex implementations
  • Experience in the design of comprehensive IT Solutions
  • Working knowledge of system security measures as they apply to IT solutions in Secret and Top Secret 
  • Knowledge of basic project management best practices
  • Must be able to read and comprehend architectural and engineering drawings and schematics
  • Basic understanding of networking principles
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001:2015
  • BS/BA or equivalent education & experience
  • Highly desired: CTS certification, CTS-D certification, Crestron and/or AMX Certifications, Cisco certifications (CCNA/CCNP), COMPTIA Certifications, Cisco and/or Polycom certifications and engineering experience, Biamp, Clear-One or BSS Certifications and training 
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