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Senior Systems Engineer


San Diego, CA
ID: 3786-317

Cabrillo Technologies, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of McKean Defense.  Cabrillo scientists, engineers, technical staff, analysts, and program managers identify and deploy new shipboard technologies, integrate information technology across shipboard platforms and shipboard systems, and develop computing and networking strategies to support the Warfighter.  Cabrillo employees create strategic solutions to help customers reach new levels of mission support and transform their organizations.


Cabrillo Technologies has an immediate opening for a Senior Systems Engineer.  This Job is part time at a Government Facility in Point Loma


Roles & Responsibilities:

(Note:  It is expected and required that all HW/SW configurations conform to vendor and industry best practices for performance and security)



Analyze Requirements



Create Component Specifications



Configure servers

  • BIOS
  • Drivers
  • Expansion cards
  • Networking

Install and configure ESXi


Configure storage arrays

  • Design storage topologies
  • Create storage templates


Install and configure Windows on workstations and desktops

  • Troubleshoot issues arising from OS configuration, device drivers, etc


Configure Printers and MFDs


Identify potential networking issues affecting all CI hardware and work with NI team to isolate/resolve


Create / modify Configuration Documents (CICDs) to ensure that production facilities are able to install a system in a clear and repeatable manner


Analyze security scan findings and modify configuration of any CI hardware to comply with relevant STIG(s)


Design Compute Resource based on requirements and input from the subsystems


Define minimum required compute node configurations based on resource requirements and implemented architecture defined by the subsystem


Define the backup storage footprint based on architecture decisions and subsystem direction


Assess the design to ensure all requirements are captured properly resourced and that the designed approach meets the SWAP constrained environment


Assess new technology and vendor offerings to drive alternative configurations of the compute infrastructure


Provide a comprehensive definition of all aspects of CRA/system development, from analysis of mission needs to the verification of system performance


Update documentation based on Subsystem input and understand the changes requested as it relates to the system requirements and design


Brief program Leadership and Customers


Analyze system performance to include quantifying performance parameters, identifying bottlenecks, and measuring throughput


Monitoring including monitoring disk space, utilization, capacity and availability


Understand and translate architectural solutions, developing a clear picture as to how each selected technology and subsequent implementation will impact the overall design and capacity of the system


Provide input to server design/configuration as it relates to the capacity and system based on power and vertical space


Maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of technologies, planning, design, and analysis methodologies


Identify and manage risks related to IT infrastructure


Provide recommended improvements to the Environment


Align system designs and CRA configuration with CANES requirements


Understand and track present/future cross-functional requirements/interfaces

Required Skills

Strong knowledge of VMware

  • VCP certificate a definite plus
  • vSAN helpful but not required
  • Horizon View (VDI) helpful but not required


In depth experience with server hardware

  • BIOS configuration
  • Expansion cards (I/O, Graphics, Networking)
  • Disk technologies


Strong knowledge of storage I/O protocols (iSCSI / Fibre Channel) and best practices


In depth experience with storage arrays

  • EMC cert preferred but not required


In depth experience with workstations and laptops


Good conceptual knowledge of Ethernet networking

  • Best practices
  • VLANs
  • Troubleshooting


Some knowledge of non-Ethernet communication protocols helpful but not required

  • Serial
  • USB
  • Video (DisplayPort, DVI, HDMI, etc)


General OS experience (Install/Configure/Troubleshoot)

  • Windows
  • Linux


Security Experience

  • Sec+
  • STIG
  • Lockdowns


Some knowledge of scripting would be helpful


Some knowledge of Printers and Scanners (MFDs) would be helpful


Some knowledge of Tablet devices would be helpful


Strong Knowledge in system analysis and architecture


Bachelors’ Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and/or Electrical Engineering is desired from an accredited university, or equivalent experience


IAT Il CSWF current compliance including IA and technical certifications


DOD Secret Security Clearance


U.S. Citizenship is required

Required Experience

Eight (8) years minimum technical experience in architecting and designing DoD data transport network system or Wide Area Networks


Five (5) years minimum of designing DoD data communication and network architecture and design


Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity.

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