Copper River Information Technology Systems Engineer in Montgomery, Alabama


Support the Air Force Civil Engineering (CE) Information Technology (IT) Systems Program Management Office (PMO) with system engineering duties to include install, configuration, test and maintain operating systems, application software and system management tools.


  • Maintain current status of all certification activities related to COTS software and ensure status is available to the PMO via dashboard, spreadsheet, or another proposed format approved by the Government PMO

  • Test the installation and execution of COTS software in a virtual environment using AFNIC provided/recommended processes and test tools

  • Utilize appropriate resources to include, analysis tools, vendor websites and forums, and websites to analyze test results to determine potential vulnerabilities and document vendor’s use of Open Source Software

  • Submit required documentation (as defined by Air Force Network Integration Center (AFNIC)) to establish an Air Force Evaluation Products List (AF EPL) record number for all COTS software when required

  • Provide certification progress updates to AFNIC as required to ensure the status of the AF EPL record number remains current

  • Monitor and track status of applicable AF EPL record number and take action as required to keep products moving towards AF EPL certification

  • Collaborate with vendors and AFNIC as required to validate and mitigate actual vulnerabilities, test patches, re-test products after implementing mitigation actions, and document results as required by AFNIC to ensure products are added to the AF EPL

  • Monitor certified COTS software for newly-identified vulnerabilities

  • Assist Government PMO license manager or other designated PMO personnel to ensure COTS software is available to users for download via the established distribution process

  • Review and updated logical and physical architectures

  • Review and update to system architecture concept of operations

  • Review and provide feedback on program technical documentation including delivered requirements from support contractors

  • Review and update program System Engineering Plan and tailoring worksheets per Business Process Design (BPD) guidance

  • Validate that development, test and production environments are in accordance with agreed upon parameters by the Government Lead Engineer or Program Manager

  • Create detailed network diagram and flow charts using Microsoft Office tools

  • Support validation and update of Management Internal Control Toolset (MICT)

  • Support validation and update of BES Operation Baseline Database (BOBD)

  • Support technical troubleshooting with support vendors and service providers (e.g. DISA or AWS), and ensure root cause analysis is captured post incident

  • Establish and maintain desktop test environment with the Capability Integration Environment CIE)


  • Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology or related field, preferred

  • Required Knowledge/Experience:

  • Minimum 4 years’ experience

  • Experience researching commercial hardware and software packages for features, functions, and technical specifications

  • Knowledge of DoD Information Technology (IT) information assurance/security requirements

  • Knowledge of IT System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) phases and processes.

  • Experience installing computer software

  • Experience identifying and documenting high-level architecture and design for IT solutions

Other Responsibilities

  • Perform other tasks consistent with the goals and objectives of the department/contract

  • Perform other duties as assigned by Project Manager

Invest in a company that invests in you! Copper River provides its employees with ample opportunities for career growth and development. Tuition reimbursement is offered to help employees further their education and skillset. Other perks include Open Leave, 401k matching with immediate vesting, Medical, Vision, and Dental coverage.

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Job Location AL-Montgomery

of Openings 1

Security Clearance Active Secret

Percentage of Travel Required 10%

Type Regular Full-Time