Systems Engineer/Data Modeler
Zak Systems - Falls Church, VA

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I have a contract position for a Systems Engineer/Data Modeler in Falls Church, Va.

* DoD Active SECRET Clearance required *

The Systems Engineer / Data Modeler will:

  • Create the data architecture strategy for the organization.
  • Advise implementation teams with creating physical and logical data models.
  • Work jointly with the data services teams in developing the data objects and data models to support data services under a service-oriented architecture approach.
  • Collaborates with business, service, and enterprise architects to understand the implications of respective architectures on data architecture to maximize the value of information across the organization.
  • Collaborates with user experience specialists to advise the development of design specifications that will improve the performance, usability, and effectiveness of customer facing interfaces.


- Bachelor of Science degree and 8+ years of experience
- Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to communicate complex technical terminology and impact in terms that non-technical management understands
- Solid understanding of DoD acquisition lifecycle policies, processes and milestones. Experience decomposing working system-level requirements into architecture and design requirements. Significant experience in verifying and selling off system-level requirements.


  • Broad understanding of the issues affecting IT in the Customer.
  • Good understanding of Customer mission and mission business process knowledge applied to projects. Good understanding of Customer Culture.
  • Ability to work with external organizations
  • Familiarity with the Software Development Lifecycle
  • Understanding of DOD policies, and mandates applicable to DOD agencies.