Senior Systems Engineer 3

Job Description

  • Contract
  • Seattle

M.C. Dean, Inc.

As a Senior Security Systems Engineer 3 you will be an expert in designing and deploying security solutions and technology to improve our customers’ physical security posture. This position requires in-depth knowledge and understanding of how to protect people and facilities by deploying tried and true as well as cutting edge technology. You should be able to quickly and thoroughly understand a customer’s needs and translate that into a system design that can be deployed at scale globally.

Be an expert in one or more technology sets in Physical Security: Access Control, Video Management (CCTV) and Unified Systems, Intrusion Detection, Perimeter Detection Systems, Biometrics and Device Detection Systems and more. Develop further expertise on vendor software and hardware products, establish and foster vendor relationships, collaborate and work closely with vendor product teams to provide product evaluation feedback and contribute to improving these solutions for our customers. Have an understanding of the IT environments needed to operate in and collaborate with network security teams to securely deploy the best solutions. Work with a team of Security Engineers and other cross-functional teams to share your knowledge and gain an even deeper understanding of how large enterprises are secured.

Here’s what your typical project will look like:

• Meet with the customer to understand the security needs and develop requirements and test plans.
• Research and identify candidate technologies, evaluated the selected technologies against the defined requirements. Become an expert of various new and existing technologies and be able to communicate how the system enables the solution and its limitations.
• Work with internal teams to assess and resolve all privacy, network security, and scalability concerns for the systems.
• Write high quality documentation for system standards and operations.
• Provide training and work hand in hand with installation and administration teams to deploy the solutions on site.
• Continually re-evaluate the systems to ensure they are still effective and proactively assess how new technology developments or changes in the environment may require new solutions.
• Serve as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on security engineering needs and requirements for system performance, installations, and sustainment programs and provide recommended improvements per industry best practices

Specific position requirements are as follows:

• Bachelor’s degree with 5-7 years of security systems experience
• Hands on experience designing and deploying Physical Security Systems
• Application and System administration experience in performing triage on system problems, resolving system problems, analyzing system data to prevent problems, updating lab and evaluation environments, upgrade and migration plans to implement new and improved systems.
• Reliable attendance at customer site during work hours required by customer
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Leadership and management skills
• Networking experience and/or certifications

Highly qualified candidates should demonstrate:

• Working knowledge and/or certification with electronic security manufacturers such as CCURE (Software House), Genetec, Lenel, HID, Axis, FLIR, AMAG, Hirsch, MDI, Bosch, Geutebruck and others. Candidate should have in-depth knowledge and understanding how these systems operate and be familiar with flaws and improvements.
• Working knowledge and/or certification with operating systems commonly used for ACS, IDS, and CCTV systems (CCURE, Lenel, Genetec).
• Familiarity with physical security designs, standard operating procedures, and security operations.
• Programming and scripting experience (PowerShell, Python, etc), experience with systems integration tools and protocols (APIs, SOAP and REST, XML/JSON), database design and query development.
• Working knowledge and/or certification with communications and network protocols and services including TCP/IP, RS232, RS485, network-based video distribution (Multicast L2/L3). Corresponding vendor certifications include Associate, Professional, or Expert level certifications from Cisco, Juniper, Brocade, etc. Experience deploying ESS or IOT devices on secure network environments is a plus.
• Understanding of IT systems, OS functionality and server infrastructure. Corresponding vendor certifications include Associate and Professional certifications from Microsoft, VMWare, and Unix (any version).

• Exposure to computer screens for an extended period of time.
• Sitting for extended periods of time.
• Reach by extending hands or arms in any direction.
• Have finger dexterity in order to manipulate objects with fingers rather than whole hands or arms, for example, using a keyboard.
• Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
• Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
• Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
• Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
• Identify and understand the speech of another person.


Applicants for this position may be required to obtain or provide proof of flu shots or of other vaccinations depending on customer requirements and nature of the position or demonstrate a valid basis for exception.

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