Fifteen (15) Open Positions | Open to Splits: jwallace@bearITstaff.com | Joseph Wallace, VP of Technology / Principal Engineer |

1. Title: System Management/Administration and O/S – Windows platforms (Active TS/SCI Needed)
Location: Baltimore, MD
Position Type: Full-Time / Permanent
Position Description / Required Skills:
• Strong Windows 2000/2003/XP system administration skills; experience with Active Directory and security hardening of Windows systems
• Additional experience with RedHat Linux EN4 & EN5 and/or Solaris 8 & 10 desired.
• Knowledge of server virtualization technologies desired.
• Knowledge of Centrify Direct Control or Vintela VAS, and VMware desired.
• Knowledge of advanced application server configuration including performance tuning, clustering, etc.
• Basic knowledge of relational databases desired (Sybase, MySQL, Oracle, and Microsoft SQL).
• Basic knowledge of networking concepts and protocols (SNMP, TCP/IP, ftp, NFS/Samba, etc.)
• Experience with Symantec/McAfee Antivirus
Corporate benefits include:
• 401K;
• Family medical and dental with minimal employee contribution;
• AFLAC;
• 20 Paid Time Off Days; and
• 10 paid holidays.

Interested candidates MUST possess an active TS/SCI clearance.
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2. Title: Software Integrator (Active TS/SCI Needed)
Skills: SW integration, Systems Integration
Location: Baltimore, MD

Position Type: Full-time / Permanent
Job Description:
Experienced SW integration and test, ability to write and modify Unix scripts (Bourne, C, Korn, others) and Windows scripts; excellent troubleshooting skills; familiarity with Unix and Windows; additional familiarity and understanding of Web Services, Oracle, and Sybase a plus. Knowledge of the SIGINT domain and SIGINT COTS/GOTS is a plus (GALE, SOAP, CETS, NCCT, S3B, and ONEROOF).

Responsibilities include the integration of software products and applications. Preparing COTS/GOTS packaging for builds, coordination of the builds with the partner and answering the partner's questions. This person must also provide build, integration and partner status to IPT leads as well as work with the other IPTs/Working Groups as necessary. This is a hands-on position with integration and lead responsibilities and also includes maintaining integration documentation.

Compensation is commensurate with experience.

Corporate benefits include:
• 401K;
• Family medical and dental with minimal employee contribution;
• AFLAC;
• 20 Paid Time Off Days; and
• 10 paid holidays.

Interested candidates MUST possess an active TS/SCI clearance.
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3. Title: Database Engineer (Active TS/SCI Needed)
Location: Baltimore, MD

Position Type: Full-Time / Permanent

Position Description:
The DCGS-A program is developing a Service Oriented Architecture bringing together over 15 Oracle, Sybase, MS SQL Server and MySQL databases running on Linux and Windows. DCGS-A needs talented, experienced database engineers who can take an idea, run with it, and see it all the way through to completion. Our database engineers support the following activities:
• Support data integration efforts
• Develop security hardening, auditing, and maintenance scripts
• Analyze performance at the OS, database, and SQL level, including trace file analysis
• Assist application developers with database problems
• Upgrade and apply patches to databases
• Minimum of 6 years of experience developing, administering and troubleshooting Oracle or MS SQL Server databases

Minimum of 2 years of experience working with Oracle in a Linux or Unix environment, including shell scripting and analysis of CPU, memory, and disk bottlenecks.

Corporate benefits include:
• 401K;
• Family medical and dental with minimal employee contribution;
• AFLAC;
• 20 Paid Time Off Days; and
• 10 paid holidays.

Interested candidates MUST possess an active TS/SCI clearance.
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4. Title: Software / Systems Integrator (Active TS/SCI Needed)
Location: Baltimore, MD
Position Type: Full-Time / Permanent
Position Description:
• System administration knowledge of Unix, Linux and/or PC based platforms; knowledge of server virtualization technologies
• Integration and Troubleshooting of COTS/GOTS packages and custom designed software on a variety of workstations, networks and communications equipment. Experience with the integration and troubleshooting of large-scale systems including:
o Integration of J2EE/Web Services applications in the following web technologies: BEA Web Logic, WebSphere, JBoss, HTML, JSP, JavaScript, and Web services.
o Troubleshooting applications involving a wide variety of programming & scripting languages (C, C++, Java, Perl, UNIX shell scripting and Visual Basic).
o Integration of automated solutions for packaging and deploying software (InstallShield, Altiris, Wise, WLST, etc.).
• Basic knowledge of relational databases desired (Oracle, Sybase, MySQL and/or Microsoft SQL).
• Basic knowledge of networking concepts and protocols (SNMP, TCP/IP, ftp, NFS/Samba, etc.)
• Knowledge of advanced application server configuration desirable, including performance tuning, clustering, etc.
• Experience with collaboration tools (IBM Sametime, InfoWorkSpace, NetMeeting, Psi Jabber, Wildfire EIM server, Trillian IRC client, Outlook)
• Attention to detail and excellent troubleshooting techniques
• Ability to support short-term travel (1-2 weeks) is a plus (not necessarily a requirement).

Corporate benefits include:
• 401K;
• Family medical and dental with minimal employee contribution;
• AFLAC;
• 20 Paid Time Off Days; and
• 10 paid holidays.
Interested candidates MUST possess an active TS/SCI clearance.
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5. Title: Software Security Engineer (Active TS/SCI Needed)
Location: Baltimore, MD

Position Type: Full-Time / Permanent

Position Description:
The candidate will be responsible for:
1. Evaluating the system impact of all security related vulnerability analysis for the creation of Software Change Requests & Software Problem Reports (SCRs/SPRs) for all product lines across the Windows, Solaris, and Linux operating systems.
2. Ensuring the SCRs/SPRs are implemented as scheduled.
3. Ensuring applicable documentation is updated and/or applicable information is disseminated to the Information Assurance group.
4. Providing weekly status reports, as applicable, to various managers.
Other responsibilities will include:
• Maintain database of security assessment information (working with Information Assurance group)
• Assist in identification of test bench needs to facilitate security development and verification
• Assist in the mentoring of engineering personnel on security awareness in software design, implementation and testing
Technologies involved (willingness to learn):
• Networking and operating systems security (Windows 2003, XP, and Vista, Solaris 8 and 10, RHEL 4 and RHEL5, VMWare, Group Policies, Firewall/DMZ, Intrusion Detection Systems, JEDI, system auditing and collection tools (Event Tracker), anti-virus products, file integrity tools (tripwire/aide/WhatChanged), etc…)
• Application Security (Java/J2EE, C++, .Net, Database, Web Services, etc…)
• Scripting languages used for implementing security settings and tools: (Unix Shells, Perl, VBScript, etc…)
• Security assessment tools (CIS, DISA Gold, Retina, SECSCAN, nmap, etc…)
• Others (PKI, LDAP, DNS, Active Directory, Authentication & Authorization, Single Sign-on, Security Patch Management, etc…)

Corporate benefits include:
• 401K;
• Family medical and dental with minimal employee contribution;
• AFLAC;
• 20 Paid Time Off Days; and
• 10 paid holidays.
Interested candidates MUST possess an active TS/SCI clearance.
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5. Title: Senior Technology Professionals (Active TS/SCI Needed)
Location: Baltimore, MD
Position Type: Full-time / Permanent
Job Description:
We have a number of opportunities for senior technologists at one of our client sites in Baltimore, Maryland. We are looking for mature, seasoned, senior technology professionals who are able to work within a large, mature organization. Candidates must have software or systems engineering background, and be familiar with service oriented architecture (SOA) and/or large scale systems integration principles. The candidate must be familiar with working with developed software, and integrating commercial off-the-shelf software packages. Experience with traditional system / software development life cycles as well as Agile development methodologies is vital. Exposure to and understanding of all aspects or specific aspects of the development life cycle (e.g., engineering, design/development, test/integration) is important. Use of automated design, development, and test tools is also desired.

The candidate must be able to work across all parts of the organization, develop a strategy and plan for the adoption and integration of the new test methodology, and coordinate the implementation with senior management and organizational leaders.

Critical Skills: (Any or all)
• Requirements Analysis and Design, data mapping, etc.;
• Design Tools (e.g., Rational RSM, ALER, etc.);
• DODAF Artifacts development;
• Service Oriented Architecture and familiarity with Java implementations;
• Familiarity with heterogeneous data environments, data adaptors, and working external content providers;
• Architecture experience with distributed systems;
• Java development experience;
• Various Java Frameworks (e.g., J2EE, JBoss, etc.);
• Web services, portals / portlets, SOA integration experience;
• Automated test tool experience (planning and execution) at both the user keystroke and interface/WSDL levels;
• Test execution;
• Test script development; and
• Systems / architecture design of large scale distributed systems.
Specific Opportunities:
• Integration & Test Lead
• Software Development Lead
• Software Architect
• ILS Deputy / SI ILS Lead
• Integration & Test Engineers
• Systems Engineers
• Proposal Team Support.
• Technical Volume Team Support
Corporate benefits include:
• 401K;
• Family medical and dental with minimal employee contribution;
• AFLAC;
• 20 Paid Time Off Days; and
• 10 paid holidays.

Interested candidates MUST possess an active TS/SCI clearance.
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6. Title: Senior System Architect/Engineer (Ability to obtain TS/SCI Clearance)
Location: Conshohocken, PA (zip code 19428)
Job Description: THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED. 6/29/09 Joseph Wallace

We have an immediate need for a Senior System Architect/Engineer to work at our Conshohocken, PA customer facility. In this position, you will be responsible for providing system architecture and engineering support to the GCCS-I3 program, and directly to the GCCS-I3 Lead Engineer. Your duties will include researching current and future technologies to advise on GCCS-I3 future architecture decisions, and be able to brief government agencies (including DISA, DIA, JDISS) on technical aspects of GCCS-I3. Your duties will also include system architecture, design and development of prototypes, translation of functional requirements into technical requirements, peer reviews of design/code, and general assistance to developers with design, development, testing, delivery, and support.


The following are the Basic Qualifications for this position:

Candidates must be US Citizens who are eligible to obtain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance. A Bachelor Degree and a minimum of 8-11 years experience in design and architecture, as well as Java, JavaScript, JSP, XML/XSLT, JMS, J2EE, EJB, web service, and relational databases is required. Candidates must have extensive knowledge in software design and development concepts, practices, and procedures utilizing Java/Web/Web Service Technologies, and excellent personal interaction and communication skills. Semantic Web technologies (RDF/RDFS++/OWL-Lite), RESTful web services, and WebLogic is a plus. Experience with automated test frameworks and JUnit are also a plus.

U.S. Citizenship is required.

Clearance Level: Ability to obtain and retain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance.

Travel Requirements: 25% of time, to locations such as Washington, DC, and San Diego

Corporate benefits include medical and dental with minimal employee subsidies, 401k, AFLAC, 20 Paid Time Off days in addition to 10 holidays.
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7. Title: Software / Systems Architect (Active Secret Clearance Needed, TS/TSCI Desirable)
Location: Baltimore, MD
Position Type: Full-time / Permanent
Position Description:
We have a number of opportunities for senior technologists at one of our client sites in Baltimore, Maryland. We are looking for mature, seasoned, senior technology professionals who are able to work within a large, dynamic organization.

Candidates must have a software or systems engineering background, and be familiar with service oriented architecture (SOA) and/or large scale systems integration principles.
The candidate must be familiar with working with developed software, and integrating commercial off-the-shelf software packages. Experience with traditional system / software development life cycles as well as Agile development methodologies is vital. Exposure to and understanding of all aspects or specific aspects of the development life cycle (e.g., engineering, design/development, test/integration) is important. Use of automated design, development, and test tools is also desired.

The candidate must be able to work across all parts of the organization, develop a strategy and plan for the adoption and integration of the new technologies, processes, and tools, and coordinate the implementation with senior management and organizational leaders.

Interested candidates MUST possess an active Secret clearance, TS/SCI desirable

Critical Skills: (Any or all)
• Requirements Analysis and Design, data mapping, etc.
• Design Tools (e.g., Rational RSM, ALER, etc.)
• DODAF Artifacts
• Service Oriented Architecture and familiarity with Java implementations
• Familiarity with heterogeneous data environments, data adaptors, and working with external content providers
• Architecture experience with distributed systems
• Java development experience
• Various Java Frameworks (e.g., J2EE, JBoss, etc.)
• Web services, portals / portlets, SOA integration experience
• Systems architecture and design of large scale, distributed systems
Corporate benefits include: 401K, Family medical and dental with minimal employee contribution, AFLAC, 20 Paid Time Off Days in addition to 10 holidays.
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8. Debugger Developer
Enhance, test and debug GDB-based debugger for an advanced, highly dense multi-core architecture.
Qualifications
• 1-3 years experience with GDB internals, especially with the server side of the GNU debugger
• BS or MS in Computer Science/Engineering
• C/C++ and Linux/Unix experience
• Computer architecture oriented
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills
• Good written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to work in a fast-paced, schedule-driven environment
• Flexibility and willingness to adapt easily to evolving requirements
• Ability to work independently to solve difficult problems and implement solutions
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9. Cluster Management Software Developer
Design, implement, test and debug a highly reliable, distributed system.
Qualifications
• 3-5 years experience developing applications with a background on system software and/or distributed systems
• Familiarity with BSD sockets API or distributed systems
• Proven experience designing scalable and reliable software, and with parallel file systems
• BS or MS in Computer Science/Engineering
• C/C++ and Linux/Unix experience
• Computer architecture oriented
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills
• Good written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to work in a fast-paced, schedule-driven environment
• Flexibility and willingness to adapt easily to evolving requirements
• Ability to work independently to solve difficult problems and implement solutions
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10. Control and Monitoring Software Developer - Contractor
Design and implement a comprehensive suite of control and analysis tools whose aim is to monitor and maintain the proper health of a large-scale computing system.
Qualifications
• Proven full software development life cycle experience
• 3-5 years experience developing complete applications in C/C++
• Proven experience developing C/C++ database applications using a major DB API: MySQL, PostgreSQL, dBase, DB2, SQLite, eSQL, etc.
• Proven experience developing GUI interfaces in C/C++ with a major GUI package: wxWidgets, Qt, GTK+, MFC, etc.
• Proven experience writing applications from algorithms and/or numerical recipes
• BS or MS in Computer Science/Engineering
• Computer architecture oriented
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills
• Good written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to work in a fast-paced, schedule-driven environment
• Flexibility and willingness to adapt easily to evolving requirements
• Ability to work independently to solve difficult problems and implement solutions
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11. Software Technical Support Engineer
In this position you will focus on diagnosing, reproducing and fixing software issues. Additionally, you will be responsible for developing tools as needed to improve software development process.
Responsibilities
You will:
• Serve as the first level of customer interaction for software bugs
• Create reproducible test cases, file bug reports, and initiate delivery of fixes
• Design and develop software tools (applications and scripts) to improve software development process
Qualifications
• Background in programming using C/C++ programming languages
• Background in script languages: BASH, Python, Perl, etc.
• BS or MS in Computer Science/Engineering
• Computer architecture oriented
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills
• Good written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to work in a fast-paced, schedule-driven environment
• Flexibility and willingness to adapt easily to evolving requirements
• Ability to work independently to solve difficult problems and implement solutions
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12. Software Integration Engineer
In this position you will integrate system software with a unique large-scale supercomputer hardware at customer sites. This includes installing system software stack, being principal point of contact with the customer, assisting the customer with programming techniques, performance enhancements, problem identification and resolution.
Qualifications
• System software installation experience
• Extensive experience with scripting languages
• Background in programming using C/C++ programming languages
• Understanding of very low-level interactions between hardware and software
• 1-3 years of operating system or numerical analysis experience
• Ability to respond to changing customer priorities
• Experience maintaining clear and detailed logs of system status, errors and hardware/software changes
• Ability to travel to customer sites
• BS or MS in Computer Science/Engineering
• Computer architecture oriented
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills
• Good written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to work in a fast-paced, schedule-driven environment
• Ability to work independently to solve difficult problems and implement solutions
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13. Software Testing
Software Tester
Design, implement and execute test plans for various components of system software.
Qualifications
• 1-3 years experience with white and/or gray box testing. Additional experience in other areas of software testing is considered a plus.
• Proven experience understanding product requirements and functionality, in order to design appropriate test plans and test cases to verify features and functionalities
• Proven experience reading, understanding and analyzing other developers' code (primarily C/C++)
• Ability to identify bugs through systematic testing
• Proven experience with scripting languages and other automation tools
• BS or MS in Computer Science/Engineering
• C/C++ and Linux/Unix experience
• Computer architecture oriented
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills
• Good written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to work in a fast-paced, schedule-driven environment
• Flexibility and willingness to adapt easily to evolving requirements
• Ability to work independently to solve difficult problems and implement solutions
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14. System Administration
Junior System Administrator
Manage Linux, servers, multi-user compute notes, and Windows on personal workstations.
Primary duties
• Install and update hardware and software, perform routine maintenance
• Evaluate, test and install hardware and software updates. Write or modify simple shell scripts.
• Coordinate procedures with software engineers to minimize impact on their work environment. Maintain current knowledge of system administration best practices. Under supervision from Senior System Administrator, implement and maintain best practices in backup, user administration and security.
• Monitor availability of external resource and act as first contact for outages. As time permits, assist Senior System Administrator in upgrading systems, system performance and procedures.
• Other duties as assigned
Required skills
• 3-5 years experience in Linux/Windows administration, preferably on multi-user systems
• 2-3 years experience with/knowledge of RPM-based package management
• Bachelor's degree in Data Processing or equivalent, plus experience in a business/commercial environment
• Background in Red Hat Enterprise Linux, preferably system administration
• Familiarity with shell scripting and at least one other scripting language
• Experience with installing and updating anti-virus software
• Hardware knowledge sufficient to do first-level troubleshooting, installation of new devices, memory upgrades, etc.
• Familiarity with networking hardware and terminology
• Ability to work with end users of varying skill levels
• Customer service skills
• Organizational capability
• Detail oriented and good at executing tasks on schedule despite distractions
Desired skills
• C, C++, and/or Python programming skills
• Ability to create spec files and source rpms
• Knowledge of additional Linux distributions
• Experience providing reliable services to demanding clientele
• Experience with imaging and image distribution
• Database administration
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15. Technical Writing
Technical Writer - Contractor

The primary deliverable for the position is technical manuals based on oral and written content from systems software engineers. The programming manuals will be used as the primary reference manual for our customers who are also very technical high-performance application programmers. These manuals are also intended to be used by the administrators of the system software, and therefore will also address ordinary day to day tasks and troubleshooting methods.

Responsibilities
In this position, you will be delivering a variety of documents such as application notes, user guides, and developer manuals ranging in size from 1-100+ pages. Your responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
• Interacting with engineers, managers and teams working on advanced system software development under challenging release schedules
• Responsible for the technical writing on a user-focused documentation of software products
• Defining and applying required styles correctly and editing for clarity
• Defining and following guidelines and formatting instructions
• Participating in document reviews and inspections
• Making revisions and edits as needed
• Other related technical writing functions
Qualifications
• Demonstrable experience (+3 years) as a technical writer
• Evidence of technical writing education credentials
• Ability to write clearly and concisely, and create manuals from engineering specifications
• Proficiency with computer and/or publishing tools
• Be able to generate and modify text, tables and illustrations
• Having experience with software end-users is a plus
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