Culmen International LLC

System Engineer - Application & Database Development

Job Locations DE-Wiesbaden


Established in 2004, Culmen International is committed to enhancing international security, strengthening homeland defense, optimizing government operations and providing humanitarian assistance around the world.  We provide technical and management expertise, develop innovative technology solutions, and deliver youth care services, logistics, training and language services worldwide.  With experience in over 126 countries, Culmen supports our clients to accomplish critical missions in challenging environments.


Roles & Responsibilities

Provides system engineering in the development, implementation, operation and maintenance of commercial and highly customized web applications, built in VB.NET with related Microsoft SQL databases to include customizations done on Microsoft SharePoint 2007 enterprise platform. Web application support extends to all of the specialized Intelligence networks. The applicant must be able to perform high-level web application and database design functions centered on .NET technologies, analyzing intelligence functional requirements and developing design specifications to satisfy intelligence mission requirements. Applicant must have a firm understanding of the software development lifecycle from the establishment and definition of requirements, to acceptance, implementation, and maintenance and support. Ensures that software design is interoperable, secure, portable, serviceable, and maintainable; has demonstrated effectiveness and reliability; and is highly operational within the parameters of the system. Reviews data requirements, as well as access and response needs, and recommends application platforms and programming languages to best support them. Evaluates and recommends available database management system (DBMS) products to best support validated user requirements. Develops custom applications, database and graphic interfaces utilizing development tools such as Structured Query Language (SQL), Visual Studio, Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) / Extensible Markup Language (XML), and .NET. Defines file organization, indexing methods, and security procedures for applicable user applications. Develops functional block diagrams, logic flow charts, test plans and provide test data results for all implementations. Documents the design, requirements, system test results, implementation plans and system performance. Prepares required program-level and user-level documentation. Patches, monitors, and reports compliance status of Information Assurance Vulnerability Alerts (IAVAs) to the appropriate security managers. Manages security and Information Assurance (IA) aspects of software, including analysis of appropriate log file entries and implementation of security countermeasures when necessary and as directed by appropriate Information Security personnel. Scan database servers with DISA Gold Disk and assess vulnerabilities, apply fix actions and report to local Information Assurance Manager. Follows local change management procedures, such as access permissions, passwords, patches and other configuration changes to systems under which custom development occurs. Provides customer support, training, trouble shooting and problem resolution, as required. Participates in technical conferences and discussions to keep command intelligence community informed and apprised of current status on technical programs, projects, and other related matters. Prepares and presents technical briefings as subject matter expert as required. Plans, organizes, secures and manages resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives.

Basic Qualifications

Security Clearance. Top Secret with SCI Access


Specialized Experience. The System Engineer must demonstrate experience as a VB.NET programmer with experience using Microsoft SQL database servers with a firm understanding of SQL stored procedures and advanced SQL techniques. Must possess the ability to develop complex software solutions to satisfy design objectives; ability to collect and analyze user requirements for implementation of appropriate solutions; and ability to prepare technical documentation. The System Engineer must obtain certification(s) satisfying the Technical Level II requirements in DoD instruction 8570.1. In addition to the baseline Information Assurance (IA) certification for their level, the system engineer with privilege access must possess appropriate Computing Environment (CE) certifications for the operating systems and/or security related tools/devices they support.


Category 1, Category 2, and Category 3 System Engineer Minimum Requirements Bachelor's degree in related field and minimum of 3 years experience; OR an Associate’s degree and minimum of 7 years experience; OR 11 years technical experience; OR a Major Certification and a minimum of 7 years experience. Major Certifications (no substitutions) for accreditation purposes are:


MCAD - Microsoft Certified Applications Developer

MCTS, MCITP and other Microsoft SQL Server Certifications MCSA - Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator

MCITP - Microsoft Certified IT Professional MCM - Microsoft Certified Master

MCA - Microsoft Certified Architect

MCPD - Microsoft Certified Professional Developer

Top Tier Benefits Package

  • Exceptional Medical/Dental/Vision coverage with 100% of the premiums paid by the company for all employees and their eligible dependents
  • 401k – Vested immediately and 4% match
  • Life insurance and disability paid by the company
  • AFLAC Available
  • Tuition Assistance
  • 12 Paid Holidays



At Culmen International we are committed to creating, promoting, and sustaining a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our commitment to these values is unwavering across all our work around the world.  We include and celebrate employees of diverse races, genders, religions, sexual orientations, ethnicities, nationalities, socioeconomic statuses, languages, (dis)abilities, ages, and religious commitments. These differences drive innovative solutions to meet the needs of our employees and clients. Culmen is an equal opportunity employer.



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