Sr. CDS System Engineer

Job Locations US-VA
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Acuity is seeking a Sr. Cross Domain Solution (CDS) System Engineer to support a large federal government agency. Employee will perform on-site, at a secure government location Monday through Friday during normal business hours in Springfield, VA with one day telework.  On-call support as required onsite in Beltsville, MD and Washington, DC. 


  • This role will support the development of cross-domain solutions using a variety of frameworks and languages.

    Participate in, and contribute to, the design and architecture process for cross-domain application architecture for the various cross-domain transfer applications
  • Use existing web-based UI/UX frameworks to create new functionality while retaining consistent look and feel
  • Database integration (LDAP, Postgres, etc.) and SQL query tailoring experience
  • Liaise with engineering personnel familiar with existing Forcepoint product functions for potential integration into an application solution
  • Develop demonstrable proof-of-concept implementations of the cross-domain applications utilizing architectural design concepts and/or documents
  • Utilize industry best practices for secure coding to produce applications that reduce attack risk and fail in a secure manner
  • In conjunction with the Certification and Accreditation (C&A) team implement and provide support for a C&A procedure utilizing existing C&A plans and documentation.
  • Implement a test procedure for the cross-domain application(s) utilizing existing documented test plans to ensure verification and validation of product
  • Work with the customer and Forcepoint technical to support field deployment and resolve issues
  • Defining implementation architectures, developing a deep expertise in the Azure/AWS technologies as well as broad know-how around how applications and services are constructed using the Azure and AWS platforms, and helping drive automation & integration aspects around the respective technologies
  • Additionally, the ideal applicant will participate in technical design.




  • BS degree in a relevant field or additional equivalent work experience
  • Must have a minimum of 6 years of professional experience
  • At least 3 years experience working with cross-domain applications
  • Equivalent work experience of 3 years in Azure or AWS Cloud Architecture and Design
  • Must have proficiency in software development with Java, ‘C’, Python, and bash shell
  • Must have experience with network application development on Linux (preferred) and/or Unix or Windows
  • Must have the ability to debug code modules and profile for performance
  • Must have refined development practices, including documentation and use of source code management tools
  • Understanding of Cloud VM and Server technologies, including management of services across a hybrid-cloud environment
  • Ability to build automated processes using well-known languages and frameworks such as PowerShell, CLI, python, YML, JSON, Puppet, Jenkins pipeline, Terraform, Azure Templates, Cloud Formation


Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with virtualization platforms in an enterprise context
  • Knowledge of security protocols and fundamentals of secure OS
  • Understanding of cross-domain applications
  • Understanding of IP networking and remote desktop protocols
  • AWS or Azure certifications are a plus


Clearance Requirement

  • Must have an Active DOD Top Secret clearance, verifiable in JPAS/DISS


Acuity is a leading management and technology consulting firm that specializes in serving the federal government. Our innovative, collaborative and rewarding work environment has earned repeat honors from the Washington Business Journal’s Best Places to Work and SmartCEO Corporate Culture awards. We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic.







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