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Senior Principal Cyber Systems Engineer 114-003


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IC-CAP LLC is a Woman Owned / HUBZone Small Business working in the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community.  We are always looking for highly talented, energetic, and dynamic professionals that are interested in protecting the defense of our nation.  

Some of the positions are future positions.  Please look at the opening line of the job description to determine if this is an open or future position.


Our positions are not remote unless stated in the job description below.

We are looking to fill this position at the following location(s):

    Herndon, VA

Job Description

Senior Principal Cyber Systems Engineer:

IC-CAP is looking for a highly motivated Systems Engineer to join our diverse team. The candidate will work within a cross-functional Scrum team and will be responsible for creating and maintaining system requirements, designs, and documentation, and participating in integration activities with the DevSecOps team. This position will require significant time working in the Herndon SCIF, up to 5 days/week during integration and security assessment.


  • Create and maintain system requirements, designs, and documentation

  • Become an expert on the system - the tech lead's backup and error check on systems knowledge

  • Attend meetings for related projects, developing an understanding of those projects’ systems, taking notes, and sharing relevant details with the team

  • Stand in for the tech lead in meetings as needed and be able to represent the project and explain the system's functional and performance requirements and CONOPS

  • Participate in systems integration and testing on multiple networks during deployment with the DevSecOps team

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree with 9+ years of relevant experience OR a Master’s degree with 7 years of relevant experience OR a PhD with 4 years of relevant experience; an additional 4 years of experience maybe considered in lieu of the degree requirement

  • Experience creating requirements and designs for DoD systems

  • 4+ years experience working with Linux based systems

  • DoD Approved Clearance and Poly

Desired Qualifications:

  • Security Plus CE or equivalent certification

  • Systems Administration experience

  • DevSecOps experience

  • 2+ years of experience with scripting languages, such as Bash and Python

  • 2+ years of experience with compiled languages, such as Java and C

  • Experience with XML schema and relational database maintenance, preferably Postgres

  • Experience with developing, deploying, monitoring, and troubleshooting Cloud-based software solutions

  • Experience with AWS Cloud

  • Cross-domain Experience

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