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ICF Consulting Group, Inc. Sr. Systems Engineer in Silver Spring, Maryland

ICF is currently seeking a talented Senior Systems Engineer to support a large federal IT system modernization program to improve the lives of children in foster care. You will work with our customer and program subject matter experts to understand the business goals and objectives of the system. The Senior Systems Engineer will support the operation and maintenance of CB data reporting systems. Travel may be expected on an as needed basis approximately 8 times a year averaging 5 days per trip. All travel will be within the United States and US Territories. Location: Washington, DC.


  • Conducting ongoing reviews and assessments of system functionality and performance

  • Proposing and implementing solutions (if required) to modify or enhance system functionality

  • Assisting in the transition of system components to new platforms as needed

  • Monitoring the respective systems for potential issues and troubleshoot problems external to the system that may interrupt some or all the processing of incoming or outgoing files

  • Provides expert guidance to federal, state and tribal staffs on best practices for various system development and procurement approaches, such as waterfall and agile, to implement child welfare systems

  • Provides expert guidance to DSS on review and evaluation approaches to review projects, such as stage gate reviews, in waterfall or agile development environments

  • Maintaining documentation for federal reporting systems

  • Provide expert guidance where appropriate in written reports based on his/her analysis of State and Tribal information systems

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or similar IT degree

  • 5 or more years of experience in reviewing large information systems

  • 2 or more years experience analyzing legacy systems (code, requirements, functional outputs) in order to develop baseline system requirements

  • 2 or more years familiarity with federal cybersecurity requirements

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in IT

  • Initiative and interest in Information Technology Security.

  • People skills and the ability to communicate effectively with various clients with the ability to explain and elaborate on technical details.

Professional Skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills.

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination: EEO is the law and Pay Transparency Statement.

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About ICF

ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI) is a global consulting services company with over 7,000 full and part-time employees, but we are not your typical consultants. At ICF, business analysts and policy specialists work together with digital strategists, data scientists and creatives. We combine unmatched industry expertise with cutting-edge engagement capabilities to help organizations solve their most complex challenges. Since 1969, public and private sector clients have worked with ICF to navigate change and shape the future. Learn more at