Senior Systems Engineer – Department of Defense


Contingent on Contract Award  |  Cyber / Intelligence  |  Washington, DC

Barbaricum is a rapidly growing government contractor providing leading-edge support to federal customers, with a particular focus on Defense and National Security mission sets. We leverage more than 13 years of support to stakeholders across the federal government, with established and growing capabilities across Intelligence, Analytics, Engineering, Mission Support, and Communications disciplines. Founded in 2008, our mission is to transform the way our customers approach constantly changing and complex problem sets by bringing to bear the latest in technology and the highest caliber of talent.
Headquartered in Washington, DC's historic Dupont Circle neighborhood, Barbaricum also has a corporate presence in Tampa, FL and Dayton, OH, with team members across the United States and around the world. As a leader in our space, we partner with firms in the private sector, academic institutions, and industry associations with a goal of continually building our expertise and capabilities for the benefit of our employees and the customers we support. Through all of this, we have built a vibrant corporate culture diverse in expertise and perspectives with a focus on collaboration and innovation. Our teams are at the frontier of the Nations' most complex and rewarding challenges. Join us.
Barbaricum is seeking an experienced Systems Engineer to provide support to the DoD's Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC), which is focuse don the direction, synchronization and modernization of Artificial Intelligence across the DoD enterprise. This individual will provide subject matter expertise to support to the following: Development of strategies to reduce technology and non-technology barriers to AI adoption; Ensuring relevant missions are operating consistently to identify and exploit modernization opportunities; Coordination of information flow across the Directorate and with other relevant Directorates; Management of taskers and monitoring of performance measures; Elucidation of use cases for AI; and delivering sustainable, useful, reliable AI products.


  • Inspects legacy software applications to determine viability of AI applications
  • Responsible for designing, consolidating and integrating computer networks and advanced networking solutions, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), service provider networks, Enterprise Networks, Data centers for the build out of a platform and infrastructure that effectively support processing of AI/ML workloads and delivering scalable AI capabilities
  • Ensures that the consortium members are proposing and working towards a common interoperable technical vision
  • Identifies high level architectures and design patterns best suited to a complex multi-vendor, multi-organization environment
  • Identifies technical risks and mitigation strategies
  • Is capable of leading the design of extensive multi-tier architectures with various levels of enabling platforms and technologies and the design of API and data standards
  • Perform network and security assessment, including gap analysis using information gathering tools
  • Create relevant documentation; such as diagrams, detailed assessments and design document
  • Inspects legacy software applications to determine how new AI components or features can be developed and integrated
  • Design and implementation of high-availability and multi-layer secure network infrastructures
  • Develop new concepts for AI service delivery and automation
  • Investigate, design, and deploy new network technologies
  • Ensure compliance of network infrastructure to global standards
  • Assist in the evaluation of new products and services; make recommendations for improvements and assist in the development and documentation of network architecture
  • Perform capacity and resource planning
  • Works with CFT team members, working groups and committees to provide senior level technical direction, leadership and guidance in the accomplishment of challenging tasks including the operational use of AI (both ML and non-ML)
  • Initiates and develops methods to assess the end-to-end systems performance using operational measurements or other available test beds in order that end-to-end performance objectives are met
  • Serves as a senior technical advisor in formulating the technical approaches, selection of the tools, diagnostics methods for solving the customer problems utilizing artificial intelligence in a timely manner
  • Visits field installations, research and development or commercial organizations to obtain or exchange complex technical information
  • Serves as a representative for agency-wide Integrated Product Teams (IPTs)
  • Ensures all the functional and performance analysis models developed reflect the operational performance requirements


  • Active DoD Secret clearance required
  • Bachelors Degree in computer engineering or related field
  • 8+ years of relevant work experience (6+ with Masters Degree)
  • Strong knowledge of proven experience with network capacity planning, network security principles, and general network management best practices
  • Experience with network design/development and design of API and data standards
  • Great technical writing skills
  • Experienced in Python programming
  • Familiarity and understanding of: Joint Information Environment (JIE) solution architectures and concepts; Routing design and protocols (OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, etc.); Software Defined Networking; Networking concepts (TCP/IP, routing, switching); Data Center and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV); VDI, Remove Access, Cross Domain Solutions, DevSecOps; QoS, Traffic Engineering