Principal Systems Engineer (Mid-Senior) - Virginia Beach, VA

Quick Position Facts!

Location: G2 Ops Office in Virgina Beach, VA and Customer-Site in Portsmouth, VA
Work Setting: In person, flexible working hours (not a remote position)
Looking to Start: May 2024
Salary Range: $135,00 - $155,000 plus benefits
Openings: 1 Full-Time Role
Years of Industry Experience: 8+ years of relevant experience
Security Clearance Requirement: Must be able to obtain and maintain Active DoD Top Secret Clearance

What makes someone choose one company over another? Pay, Benefits, Training, Work Satisfaction, Culture? What if you can have it all! At G2 Ops we have extremely competitive pay and benefits and that is not even the best part. Our culture is what sets us apart from other companies. Here, you will not be another payroll number or a cog in the machine. We provide great value to our customers by working as a team and ensuring every member is set up for success. Our team approach allows for each member to not only provide value with their expertise but also gives them the opportunity to cross train in other areas they have interest in.

Let's talk salary. The annual salary range for this position is $135,000 and goes up to $155,000, based on qualifications and what we are asking you to do in this role. We'd like to start somewhere in that ballpark and go from there. With company standard annual performance reviews in place, plus on the spot awards for recognition; your performance will be rewarded and recognized, we promise! 

So, you want to work from home? Let's be honest, remote work is not always all it's cut out to be. At G2 Ops, we offer a flexible schedule to meet the needs of our employees and customers. As a Defense Contractor, we are frequently working with sensitive material, and therefore, we need to ensure where you access your work is secure. Due to the classification level of the projects, we support, we are not able to offer fully remote opportunities at this time. This role will provide you with the opportunity to work at a customer-site with our customers (this is a good thing!) approximately four (4) days each week. You will have a shiny desk at one of our G2 Ops offices, and there is some flexibility to work remotely one (1) day per week with prior approvals. Better yet, you could potentially create a 9/80 schedule with every other Friday off. 

Still not convinced? Allow us to elaborate. For this opportunity, we are seeking a highly motived, team-oriented Principal Systems Engineer (Mid to Senior level) to join our team. This position offers a great opportunity to work onsite with customers who are influencing current and future decisions of our Submarine Shore Communication Systems programs. As a G2 Ops subject matter expert, you will act as a liaison between the program office and its in-service engineering agent to provide systems engineering support on current and new communications technologies supporting Systems Engineering working groups and submarine shore communications modernization efforts. This will be a versatile role that will be expected to build relationships and maintain communications between stakeholders. The responsibilities include managing a portfolio of complex and high visibility systems engineering projects, including technical and quality control oversight.
The Principal Systems Engineer will prepare reports for upper management as required and ensure program requirements are not only being met but communicated between customers.

To be successful in this role, you should have at least eight (8) years of relevant professional experience with systems engineering projects for US Navy programs. We have the desire for someone with previous submarine technology experience who understands submarine communications. You must be able to communicate clearly with stakeholders and engineering leadership teams to ensure requirements are clearly defined and Customer expectations are being met. The ability to analyze new and complex program-related problems and create innovative solutions that integrate schedule, technology, methodology, tools, and financial aspects are also critical components to this position.

We require someone with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (while a technical degree in Computer Science, System Engineering, Information Systems is preferred, we welcome those with Business Management degrees as well).

Next, as we are working for the DOD, we are beholden to some requirements. The ideal candidate would already possess an active DOD Top Secret Clearance, with the ability to obtain TS/SCI without issue. A Secret clearance is required, at time of hire, at a minimum

Not sure if you are qualified? Apply anyway! Remember that cross training we talked about? Even if your primary job focuses in the past aren’t Engineering focused, but you want to expand and strengthen your technical prowess, we should still talk. 

Quick Note: We are seeking a full-time employee; the continuation of outside employment shall not constitute a conflict with the Company’s interest, including performing work for a customer or competitor.

Congratulations, you made it all the way to the end of this job posting! We look forward to learning more about you!


  • 100% company-paid insurance for medical, dental, and vision for eligible employees and family members
  • 100% company-paid insurance for life, short-term (STD) and long-term disability (LTD) for eligible employees
  • 401(K) Plan with discretionary employer matching
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • Educational assistance
  • Work/life balance
  • Family-oriented culture
  • Competitive salaries

About G2 Ops, Inc.

G2 Ops, Inc. is a small business with big capabilities in cyber security architectural analysis, model-based systems engineering (MBSE), and strategic consulting in support of both government and commercial clients across the globe. As a trusted and reliable government contractor, we deliver cyber security & systems engineering support for integrated DoD weapons, communications, intelligence, and other mission-critical systems. In the commercial space, we provide business solutions analysis, strategic planning, and training and development services to a variety of public and private sector businesses and organizations. Through innovative solutions, exceptional employees, top-tier analytical capabilities, and a customer-centered focus, G2 Ops has established a reputation for service excellence and innovation.

G2 Ops, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Job Profile


North America


United States


Annual performance reviews Competitive pay and benefits Flexible schedule Flexible working hours Opportunity for cross-training Recognition and rewards for performance


Analytical Communications Technologies Model-based systems engineering Quality Control Stakeholder management Systems Engineering

  • Ensure program requirements are met and communicated
  • Liaison between program office and in-service engineering agent
  • Manage portfolio of systems engineering projects
  • Prepare reports for upper management

8+ years


Active DoD Top Secret Clearance


Flexible working hours Must work in person at G2 Ops Office and Customer-Site Not a remote position


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