VMD Systems

Lead Solutions Engineer

Solution Engineer in Washington, DC

Posted 2019-09-03

Are you motivated by the customer mission? Do you bring smart, strategic approaches to the table? Here at VMD, we understand the mission and work side by side with customers to articulate a vision for success, and then make it happen. We know success doesn’t happen by accident. It takes the right team of people, working together on the right solutions for the customer. Our team is one of the best in the business. Are you ready to join us?

VMD fosters a culture that is made up of three core components: Talent | Commitment | Trust

VMD has an exciting opportunity for you to join as a Lead Solutions Engineer working in our Washington, DC office. In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to:

Lead the design and implementation of new solutions;
Perform ongoing new technology discovery, analysis, evaluation, and assessments;
Comprehend business strategies and requirements and develop necessary designs and plans to ensure projects and solutions satisfy those needs;
Develop and demonstrate prototypes and new technology products;
Work with internal IT and business groups to gather requirements, vet proposed solutions, and develop configurations;
Work with external entities to identify new and/or changes to existing technologies and solutions. The entities will include: Federal agencies, Private organizations or groups, and Commercial entities;
Act as a contributing member of the project team from project inception to completion;
Assist with briefing IT and senior leadership on all active and future engineering and integration efforts;
Actively listen to program team and department problems and needs to implement that information when creating solution plans;
Provide advice and make decisions about which technologies would be suitable to use for various projects;
Collaborate with project managers and other staff members to develop budgets and timelines for solutions.
10+ years experience in the IT field;
Bachelors degree in engineering, technology or related field;
Experience working on AWS or Azure Cloud technologies;
Ability to communicate effectively with team members and leadership staff;
Ability to work independently and manage work of self and others to a defined schedule;
Ability to work on large or multiple projects, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and to switch between tasks quickly.
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s
Specific Field of Study or Degree (if any): N/A
Can Additional Years of Experience Substitute for Degree? Yes
Minimum Years of Overall Experience: 10
Minimum Years of Specific Experience in Field: 10
Minimum Clearance to Start: Public Trust
Work Status Allowable: US Citizen
Required Certification(s): N/A
Travel: Little (less than 10%)
Telecommute Options: N/A

Desired Skills / Experience:
Advanced Degree (Computer Science or Engineering);
AWS Solutions Architect, AWS Developer, Certification(s);
Experience with Cloud Architecture implementation methodologies;
Experience with Team Collaboration tools (Jira, Confluence).
How do you know that you will succeed in this position with VMD?
You demonstrate personal accountability and integrity in all actions;
You interact well with people and are a natural team player;
You consistently meet deadlines and come prepared to offer solutions and contribute in meaningful ways.
VMD provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable Federal, state and local laws. VMD maintains a drug-free workplace.

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Company summary

Founded in 2002, VMD is an award-winning provider of IT and Homeland Defense services to the U.S. Federal Government. Our passion is enabling our clients’ unique missions through deep expertise in Cybersecurity, Digital Infrastructure, Agile Engineering, and Homeland Defense services.


Medical Insurance; 401(k); generous PTO; flexible spending accounts; professional development; pre-tax commuter benefit; AD&D, disability.

Tech Stack

COGNOS, SQL, Java/J2EE, AngularJS, JSP, XML, JavaScript, jQuery, JSON, HTML5/CSS3

Interview process

Dependent on position but usually a phone screen with a recruiter and then 1-2 rounds of interviews with the hiring team.

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