Journeyman Systems Engineer in null (Onsite) at DCS

Date Posted: 5/24/2024

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Job Description

DCS Corp has an exciting opportunity for a Journeyman Systems Engineer to support the HBB/ Kessel Run (KR) Division, which is within the USAF Digital Directorate and located at Hanscom AFB, MA supporting Patriot Excalibur (PEX).

PEX provides a multi-domain unit-level software toolset that enables Air Force, Joint Force and Foreign Military unit personnel to conduct accurate and real-time operational tasks and track readiness status, connecting functional areas within a unit.

The PEX Software Engineer is responsible for maintaining technical awareness and leadership of a problem space. Charged with leading the technical direction of the application and guiding the Integrated Product Teams on successful implementation of technical strategy, you will facilitate information sharing between leadership and the product team and work with portfolio leadership to solve high-level problems, aligned with Kessel Run’s architectural and engineering direction.

At Kessel Run, architecture — application, platform, data, integration, and security — is paramount. Our applications need to be highly operationally secure, available, and effective 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. As a program's Tech Advisor, you are part of KR’s architecture and engineering organization and take direction from the KR Architecture Leadership on the appropriate technical standards, architectural and technical design principles, best practices, and guidelines. You will carefully select architectural solutions and approaches that result in a warfighting application that can be maintained and supported by Kessel Run over the long-term, independent of people and personalities.

The goal is to provide hands-on support to contracted and military engineers as they execute the product strategy while also balancing code and system health.

This is a full-time position located at Hanscom AFB, MA.

Essential Job Functions:

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Taking a lead role (in coord with the Government) in the development and execution of the program's technical direction, taking into consideration the problem space, aligned with the organization's vision and mission.
  • Breaking down requirements, creating plans and executing them are mandatory skills.
  • Architecting and developing solutions to ambiguous problems with significant impact.
  • Working with resources at the team's disposal, identifying areas of opportunity; weak points and correcting them, including external contracting companies that are partners with the Air Force outsourcing development services.
  • Modernizing systems, off-the-shelf software or building in-house software, but also reshaping and upholding agile practices, step-by-step, and challenging bureaucracy, and old waterfall methodologies. You will define engineering standards and best practices, fostering a continuous improvement mindset with our engineering staff.
  • Mentoring and assisting junior engineers.
  • Communicating, both written and verbal, with non-technical peers to develop strategies.
  • Working with the team to develop automated testing, testing plans, and encouraging test-driven development culture.
  • Assisting the Government team in ensuring the contractor's work aligns with the government's requirements and your technical direction.
  • Overseeing flight scheduling algorithm optimization performing Operational Reach best practices.

Required Skills:

Due to the sensitivity of customer related requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required.

A High School Diploma or GED plus 7 years of directly related experience with proper certifications, 5 of which must be in the DoD.

Active Secret security clearance.

5+ years’ experience writing Java and/or .Net, and JavaScript/TypeScript apps.

Experienced in requirements development, production and deployment, and operation and support, architectures development & implementation, modeling & simulation including but not limited to Model Based Systems Engineering principles, verification & validation, technical data package development and sustainment, and principles of configuration management.

Experience with network architectures, embedded systems and application deployment across a variety of systems and hardware, to include cloud deployment and virtualization.

Familiarity with DoD Acquisition processes including Technology Maturation, Risk Reduction, Engineering Manufacturing and Development, Production and Deployment activities.

Familiarity with Electronic Warfare and/or Air Combat operations including live aircrew training/development of tactics, techniques, and procedures and Range Infrastructure architectures and systems are desired.

Familiarity with foreign ground radar.

Experience with Platform One, BrainGu, Cloud One or any other government platform.

Experience with Envision or any other government data platforms.

You have implemented or can articulate disaster recovery and continuity of operations.

Experience in Keycloak.

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