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Bridges Inc. Principal Systems Engineer in Fort Meade, Maryland

Bridges is expanding, and we are seeking Principal Systems Engineers for multiple positions to support Department of Defense Analytic Modernization efforts. You will be a vital player on the AMBER Cyber Intelligence Mission Solutions Division - a market leader which innovates a culture of creativity, investment, and teamwork to solve the Intelligence Community's toughest problems.

Why Join Bridges?

  • We have a small company feel with big company opportunities.

  • We solve the Nation’s most difficult intelligence challenges by delivering trusted cyber security and shaping big data into confident decisions.

  • In today’s cyber battleground, our team of elite experts makes Bridges an industry pacesetter and agile innovator that delivers success as a trusted partner.

  • Our employees are like family. We focus on maintaining our culture and values of commitment, integrity, respect, and courage.

  • We take care of our family with benefits and compensation packages worth bragging about.

  • We believe in developing our people, so we pay for your certifications in addition to an annual training stipend. We have a training initiative for ongoing Azure and AWS certifications, and we develop individual, custom training plans.

  • Most important, we have fun!


  • This team supports a Professional Services group and is responsible for the system engineering, architecting, and data engineering of critical NiFi systems.

  • Performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems.

  • Analyses are performed at all levels of total system product to include: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal.

  • Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.

  • Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.



  • Nineteen (19) years experience as a Systems Engineer performing and providing technical direction for the development, engineering, interfacing, integration and testing of complex hardware/software systems to include requirements elicitation, analysis and functional allocation, conducting system requirements reviews, developing concepts of operation and interface standards, developing system architectures, and performing technical/nontechnical assessment and management as well as end-to-end flow analysis.

  • At least ten (10) years experience leading, planning, conducting, and coordinating the activities of senior level systems engineers.

  • At least three (3) years of SIGINT experience solving varied technical/scientific problems, and generating and reviewing designs for technical accuracy, completeness and appropriateness in light of objectives, budget, and schedule

  • NiFi experience (Apache/Community) in installation and dataflow for baseline and custom processors, complex dataflow design with multiple expression language usage.

  • System Engineering experience to include: Requirements, Architecture, CCB/ERB/Risk/Development with sprints, etc.• Data Engineering efforts working with clients in order to stream line cloud enabling transformation efforts.

Desired Additional Experience (for preferential consideration):

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field is highly desired and will be considered equivalent to four (4) years experience.

  • Configuration Management (GITLAB, SCM tools, processes and installations).

  • SA experience to include installation and troubleshooting for PKI access, installation, and IAVA updates, software and operating systems installation and updates.

  • Development and testing experience to include Java and Maven.

  • Jenkins –Installation, Task Creation, and Reports.


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