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Grant Thornton LLP Senior System Engineer in Alexandria, Virginia

Grant Thornton is seeking a Manager to join its Enterprise Technology Strategy service line and take an active role in engagement execution, project management and key business development activities.

Grant Thornton Public Sector helps executives and managers at all levels of government maximize their performance and efficiency in the face of ever tightening budgets and increased demand for services. We give clients creative, cost-effective solutions that enhance their acquisition, financial, human capital, information technology, data analytics, and performance management. For more information, visit grantthornton.com/publicsector.

At Grant Thornton, our professional staff applies traditional, cutting-edge approaches and methods to a variety of analyses. As part of our team, the Manager will utilize various methodologies and models to execute client projects.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: * Senior Systems Engineers with experience in multiple network/system technologies to review work products and services for correctness, adhere to system requirements and for progress in accordance with project schedules. * Candidate should have a familiarity with the Intelligence Community (IC). * The Senior Systems Engineer shall ensure conformance to standards and quality control procedures for analysis, integration and migration, provide on-going system performance analysis to continually maximize system performance, provide the PM and COR with system enhancement and expansion recommendations and analyze the resource requirements to be implemented. * The contractor shall have strong skills in design, build, deployment and management of Windows 2003/2008, MS Exchange 2003/2010, HP SANS, WSUS, providing Tier 3 support for Active Directory, server and client OS and Windows related issues, providing support and build design for server and client operating systems, CISCO IOS, patch management, network security, JEDI and NetApps. * The contractor shall have skills in the deployment of these technologies in a VMWare environment including the setup of virtual LANs to optimize system efficiencies. * The contractor shall have skill in the use of Cisco UCS and HP blade technologies. Support for Citrix and Presentation manager and the provisioning of thin clients is also a requirement. * The contractor must understand Cisco networking technologies and be able to deploy devices including firewalls, switches, and routers. * The Senior Systems Engineer should have at least 7 years’ experience with a broad technical understanding of multiple network and system disciplines with a strong emphasis on implementing, securing and engineering projects and 8 years’ experience providing network design and engineering to increase network security, reliability and availability. * Perform engagement management responsibilities, including performance reviews, task delegation, project scheduling, project financials, quality review and client management. * Meet or exceed sales targets for new and follow-on work. * Manage business development activities, such as proposals, capture, account teams, whitepapers, conferences, and/or other thought leadership materials. * Meet or exceed targeted billing hours (utilization). * Act as performance manager (coach) for up to four coachees outside of engagement responsibilities. * Interview campus and/or experienced candidates.

  • TS/SCI Clearance required
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in a field such as information systems, computer science, engineering or a related technical field.
  • MCSE certification is desirable.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain certain job-related certifications if no job-related advanced degrees.
  • U.S. citizenship may be required. Ability to work in the United States indefinitely required.
  • Travel may be required.
  • Coach and mentor junior staff members.
  • Ability to work overtime required on occasion.
  • Ability to sit in an office environment for long periods of time.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
  • Ability to communicate clearly in writing and verbally.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain firm independence and abide by firm ethics requirements.
  • Meet or exceed continuing professional education (CPE) requirements.

Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International, one of the six global accounting, tax and business advisory organizations. Grant Thornton’s Public Sector, based in Alexandria, VA, is a global management consulting business with the mission of providing responsive and innovative financial, performance management and systems solutions to governments and international organizations. Visit Grant Thornton’s Public Sector at www.grantthornton.com/publicsector.

It is Grant Thornton’s policy to promote equal employment opportunities. All personnel decisions, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits and termination, are made without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Title: Senior System Engineer

Location: Virginia-Alexandria

Requisition ID: 043672