Company Overview

For 29 years, clients in the private and public sectors have relied upon SOS International LLC (SOSi) for critical operations in the world’s most challenging environments. SOSi is privately held, was founded by its current ownership in 1989, maintains corporate headquarters in Reston, VA, and specializes in providing logistics, construction, training, intelligence, and information technology solutions to the defense, diplomatic, intelligence and law enforcement communities.

All interested individuals will receive consideration and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or protected veteran status. SOSi takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance diversity and inclusion of individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

1-181219-8213: System Engineer (Application/Database Development)
LocationOverseas - Germany/Italy/Kosovo
Open Date12/19/2018

SOS International LLC (SOSi) is seeking a System Engineer (Application/Database Development) to join a large intelligence technical support program in Europe. The System Engineer provides system engineering in the development, implementation, operation and maintenance of commercial and highly customized web applications, built in VB.NET with related Microsoft SQL databases to include customizations done on Microsoft SharePoint 2007 enterprise platform.


  • Provides web application support extends to all of the specialized Intelligence networks 
  • Must be able to perform high-level web application and database design functions centered on .NET technologies, analyzing intelligence functional requirements and developing design specifications to satisfy intelligence mission requirements 
  • Applicant must have a firm understanding of the software development lifecycle from the establishment and definition of requirements, to acceptance, implementation, and maintenance and support 
  • Ensures that software design is interoperable, secure, portable, serviceable, and maintainable; has demonstrated effectiveness and reliability; and is highly operational within the parameters of the system 
  • Reviews data requirements, as well as access and response needs, and recommends application platforms and programming languages to best support them 
  • Evaluates and recommends available database management system (DBMS) products to best support validated user requirements. Develops custom applications, database and graphic interfaces utilizing development tools such as Structured Query Language (SQL), Visual Studio, Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) / Extensible Markup Language (XML), and .NET 
  • Defines file organization, indexing methods, and security procedures for applicable user applications 
  • Develops functional block diagrams, logic flow charts, test plans and provide test data results for all implementations 
  • Documents the design, requirements, system test results, implementation plans and system performance. Prepares required program-level and user-level documentation 
  • Patches, monitors, and reports compliance status of Information Assurance Vulnerability Alerts (IAVAs) to the appropriate security managers. Manages security and Information Assurance (IA) aspects of software, including analysis of appropriate log file entries and implementation of security countermeasures when necessary and as directed by appropriate Information Security personnel 
  • Scan database servers with DISA Gold Disk and assess vulnerabilities, apply fix actions and report to local Information Assurance Manager 
  • Follows local change management procedures, such as access permissions, passwords, patches and other configuration changes to systems under which custom development occurs 
  • Provides customer support, training, trouble shooting and problem resolution, as required 
  • Participates in technical conferences and discussions to keep command intelligence community informed and apprised of current status on technical programs, projects, and other related matters 
  • Prepares and presents technical briefings as subject matter expert as required 
  • Plans, organizes, secures and manages resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives 

  • Current DOD Top Secret with SCI Access (TS/SCI)
  • Bachelor's degree in related field and minimum of 3 years experience; OR 
  • Associate’s degree and minimum of 7 years experience; OR
  • 11 years technical experience; OR
  • Major Certification and a minimum of 7 years experience 

Major Certifications (no substitutions) for accreditation purposes are:

  • MCAD - Microsoft Certified Applications Developer
  • MCTS, MCITP and other Microsoft SQL Server Certifications
  • MCSA - Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
  • MCITP - Microsoft Certified IT Professional
  • MCM - Microsoft Certified Master
  • MCA - Microsoft Certified Architect
  • MCPD - Microsoft Certified Professional Developer

Specialized Experience
  • Must demonstrate experience as a VB.NET programmer with experience using Microsoft SQL database servers with a firm understanding of SQL stored procedures and advanced SQL techniques 
  • Must possess the ability to develop complex software solutions to satisfy design objectives; ability to collect and analyze user requirements for implementation of appropriate solutions; and ability to prepare technical documentation 
  • Must obtain certification(s) satisfying the Technical Level II requirements in DoD instruction 8570.1. In addition to the baseline Information Assurance (IA) certification for their level, the system engineer with privilege access must possess appropriate Computing Environment (CE) certifications for the operating systems and/or security related tools/devices they support 

• Working conditions are normal for an office environment