Electronic Security Design Engineer

Location: Alexandria, VA

Department: Integrated Security Solutions

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Xator Corporation seeks an experienced engineer to plan, survey and design integrated electronic security systems (ESS) including physical security equipment and other automated systems.

Principal Duties:

The ESS Design Engineer responsibilities include:

  • Representing the company with ESS engineering products and solutions.
  • Performing and documenting technical security surveys.
  • Identifying security threats, vulnerabilities and risks
  • Analyzing threats, vulnerabilities and risks
  • Specifying ESS solutions, requirements and procedural measures to mitigate threats, vulnerabilities and risks.
  • Producing a variety of written documents including memoranda, trip reports, and security survey reports; ESS design drawings and schematics; equipment and material takeoffs; installation and specification packages; and statements of work.
  • Perform travel to customer locations throughout the world.
  • Engage in work that can on occasion be physically demanding.
  • Specify, design and install ESS equipment and products including:
  • Communications and power infrastructure.
  • Intrusion detection systems (IDS), physical access control systems (PACS), closed-circuit television (CCTV) systems, delay/denial systems and security lighting systems.
  • Computer systems/encryption, firewalls, forensics, network intrusion monitoring, and system security audit products.

Critical Requirements:

The ESS Design Engineer must have:

  • A minimum of five (5) years’ recent experience in electronic security systems field or equivalent experience and education.
  • A Bachelor’s or higher degree in engineering from an accredited university or college.
  • At least one security industry certification from one of the following:
  • Honeywell-Vindicator
  • Will-Burt LINX Predator Elite
  • Software House CCure 9000
  • Lenel OnGuard
  • Direct working knowledge of computer systems, operating systems, hardware platforms, software applications, power infrastructure, outside plant, communications infrastructure and analog, digital and IP networks,
  • Direct working knowledge and experience applying NFPA 70 (NEC) and NFPA 101 (Life Safety).
  • General Requirements:

The ESS Design Engineer:

  • Has a strong understanding of Department of Defense (DoD) and other Federal agencies’ policies, regulations and requirements for electronic security planning, design and implementation.
  • Demonstrates ability and experience reading and interpreting policies, regulations and requirements documents.
  • Travels to various project locations and use a variety of survey and assessment tools and methods to evaluate a system’s security risk. This includes running automated tools, using mechanical measurement devices, manual configuration checks, conducting interviews, reviewing documentation and developing system design basis.
  • Works in diverse, multi-functional teams responsible for delivering high-quality technical solutions on time and within budget.
  • Effectively communicates and coordinates with multiple stakeholders and ensures appropriate management and customer involvement.
  • Listens to and understands customer requirements and concerns, and assure customers we are executing effectively and efficiently.
  • Handles stressful situations effectively and demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Has and maintains expert level of knowledge of ESS technology, application and design.

Desired experience includes training and certification for:

  • Identiv-Hirsch
  • Pelco CCTV
  • Bosch IDS and CCTV
  • Ground based radars
  • Axis CCTV
  • Mass notification systems
  • CBRNE systems
  • Fire alarm systems

Position requires US Citizenship and the ability to obtain a DoD Secret security clearance.

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