Solution Engineer

Date:  Nov 24, 2021

arlington, VA, US

Company:  NSS - NEC National Security Systems Inc

Job Title:

Solution Engineer

Job Code:


Organization Name:

National Security Systems (NSS)

Reporting Relationship:



Summary -

Primarily provides pre-sales technical support for the development and implementation of complex products/applications/solutions.  Uses product knowledge to provide technical expertise to sales staff and the customer through sales presentations and product demonstrations.  Assists the sales staff in assessing potential application of company products to meet customer needs and may prepare detailed product specifications for the development and implementation of customer products/applications/solutions.  May build a mini-application based on customer requirements to demonstrate feasibility of the application, often requiring rapid prototyping and/or product demo for client.  May provide consultation to prospective users and/or product capability assessment and validation.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities -

  • Pre Sales Technical Support for Account Managers including presentations, and  technical presentation preparation.
  • Providing design drawing, parts list and pricing to account manager for projects identified in region.
  • Understanding NEC pluses and shortfalls on the NEC Product offerings to guide responses for Enterprise Prospects and Accounts Proposals.
  • Participating in customer meetings to discuss our design, pricing and competitive advantages on account and prospect opportunities.
  • Know how to get technical information on and demonstrate strong understanding of NEC Global Biometric Product offerings from technical and competitive perspective.
  • Have understanding of how our products are set upand deployed.
  • Participating in requirements gathering for creation of Scope of Work and Technical Requirements Documenation
  • Develop good working relationship with partners, consultants, customers at technical level.
  • Have good relationship with Account Managers.
  • Provide coordination between Field Sales personnel, Engineering Teams and Product Management personnel in support of sales of the NEC product lines.
  • Respond to the technical and/or product related portions of RFPs and other Customer/Consultant Questionnaires.
  • Provide product training, demonstrations, and sales presentations in the EBC, at a Customer’s site or via WebEx as requested.


Prerequisites -


Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering or the equivalent plus a minimum of 2 years experience, or a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering


3 - 5 years Biometrics or related engineering background and experience.  Experience in a public speaking role, including training others in a classroom or lecture environment. Experience presenting techincal presentation to customers.  Experience using the Microsoft Office Suite of applications. Experience with law enforcement and/or government markets desired, but not required.

Certifications, Licenses, etc: 


Must have secret level clearance



As directed by Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, effective December 8, 2021, NEC NSS will require all newly hired employees, in the United States, must be fully vaccinated before their start date.


Specialized Knowledge and Skills -

Language Skills:

Excellent communication/presentation skills and organizational ability also required.  Presents oral and written communications in a professional, clear, concise, courteous and effective manner.  Interacts professionally, sensitively and respectfully with coworkers and customers.

Mathematical Skills:


Reasoning Skills:

Take personal responsibility for all work activities and actions, including reporting to work on time and maintaining regular attendance.  Follows through on commitments and implements decisions that have been agreed upon.  Ability to recognize problems, identify and analyze underlying causes, and implement appropriate solutions independently. Investigates, identifies and evaluates alternative solutions and makes recommendations consistent with the complexity of the problem.  Ability to take action without waiting for explicit instructions.  Self-starting, resourceful, creativity, and willingness to introduce new concepts and processes using independent and original thought.  Seeks out new assignments and assumes additional duties as necessary.

Computer and/or Technical Skills: (required)

  • 2+ years Windows desktop development with C# / .NET / WPF
  • Experience with SQL database (Microsoft SQL Server or PostgreSQL)
  • Experience integrating with RESTful services
  • Experience installing, configuring, testing, and troubleshooting Windows software


  • Experience integrating with messaging libraries such as ZeroMQ, Apache ActiveMQ, and RabbitMQ
  • Experience with Java
  • Experience developing Android applications using Java or Kotlin
  • Knowledge of integrating native code (C, C++) using JNI and Android NDK
  • Knowledge of Linux


Work Environment and Physical Demands -

General Work Environment:

Office environment




Must be able to lift 35 pounds






15% Travel



Supervisory Responsibility, if any:

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


NEC NSS is committed to the maximum utilization of all human resources and the goal of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action. We provide equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, genetic characteristics, height, weight, arrest record pertaining to misdemeanors or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran, or any other class protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. 

Nearest Major Market: Arlington Virginia
Nearest Secondary Market: Washington DC

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