Systems Engineer, Senior in Hampton, VA at DCS

Date Posted: 11/18/2023

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The applicant shall provide Systems Engineering assistance that applies a broad theoretical and practical knowledge of system engineering to the acquisition process. The applicant shall also provide engineering support in the design, operation, and sustainment of systems and components that cover tasks throughout the acquisition life cycle (requirements analysis through system disposal). Tasks may also include supporting Foreign Military Sales.

Essential Job Functions:

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct reviews on program portfolio to evaluate and/or recommend alternative plans, improve systems engineering programs/processes, manage/sustain program technical baseline, and design/perform system level tests to assure that subsystems and system performance is achieved in accordance with approved specifications.
  • Perform program reviews to evaluate alternative proposed plans, systems engineering programs, design and test results to assure that subsystem and system performance is achieved in accordance with program specifications.
  • Prepare technical documents which define, specify, and recommend system/subsystem characteristics.
  • Prepares management reports and conducts technical presentations for planning, implementation and corrective action using application of engineering economy principles.
  • Perform validation of systems, including development of criteria and procedures.
  • Analyze and/or evaluate results of major engineering systems.
  • Provide system/program engineering, technical support and technical training to support programs/initiatives, including but not limited to: acquisition, development, integration, sustainment, continued evolution, deployment/fielding and installation, and operations oversight.
  • Provide engineering support services and inputs to program and project risk management activities in compliance with AF SEAM processes.
  • Provide engineering support to conduct formal trade studies based on engineering performance, effectiveness, cost effectiveness, cost performance, life cycle cost, productivity, reliability, maintainability, risk, and schedule.
  • Provide technical recommendation support services, including reviews, studies, audits, evaluations and analyses, scientific and procedural guidance, documentation, technical analysis, and support of associated engineering IPTs.
  • Provide proposal analysis support services that compare and quantify proposed systems, components, approaches for technical feasibility, compatibility, and cost effectiveness.
  • Provide concepts and requirements analyses support services including, but not limited to, reviewing and analyzing:
    • Initial Capabilities Documents (ICD)
    • Capability Development Documents (CDD)
    • Capability Production Documents (CPD)
    • Analysis of Alternatives (AoA)
    • Military Utility Assessments
    • Concepts of Operation (CONOP)
    • Technology Development Strategies
    • FCAs/PCAs
    • Technology Standards Profiles 
  • Review and analyze system concepts and user requirements that have been approved and entered into a system requirements baseline (functional, allocated, and product).
  • Assist with material solution analysis, technology, engineering, and manufacturing development, production and deployment, and operation and support.
  • Support engineering technical and technical management processes associated with version/configuration control, to include:
    • Requirements definition and analysis.
    • Architecture design, implementation, integration, verification, validation, transition, decision analysis, technical planning, technical assessment.
    • Requirements management, risk management, configuration management, technical data management, and interface management.
  • Assist with planning and execution of technical reviews and assessments (e.g. System Requirements Review, Technology Readiness Assessment), as well as associated documentation development (e.g. Systems Engineering Plan, Risk Management Plan) that are an inherent part of the activities and processes listed above.
  • Development of systems engineering documentation, an understanding of the linking interactions between systems of systems, configuration management, technical data packages and acquisition and sustainment engineering processes.
  • Support engineering technical and technical management processes associated with version/configuration control, to include: a) Requirements definition and analysis; b) Architecture design, implementation, integration, verification, validation, transition, decision analysis, technical planning, technical assessment; c) Requirements management, risk management, configuration management, technical data management, and interface management.
  • Assist with planning and execution of technical reviews and assessments (e.g. System Requirements Review, Technology Readiness Assessment), as well as associated documentation development (e.g. Systems Engineering Plan, Risk Management Plan) that are an inherent part of the activities and processes listed above.

Design & Architectures

  • The applicant shall provide engineering support in the design, operation, and sustainment of systems and components that cover tasks throughout the acquisition life cycle (requirements analysis through system disposal). Tasks may also include supporting Foreign Military Sales.
  • Conduct and support all engineering and technical activities required during the material solution analysis, technology, engineering, and manufacturing development, production and deployment, and operation and support phases of the systems acquisition process.
    Develop/prepare engineering and technical documentation inherently part of the activities listed above (e.g. Analysis of Alternatives (AoA), Systems Engineering Plan (SEP)…), systems review and analysis with written reporting, briefing, and artifact development as required for all of the technical specialty areas defined in this section; and the planning and execution of all necessary technical reviews, assessments, and interchange meetings (e.g. Critical Design Review(CDR), Manufacturing Readiness Assessment (MRA), Reliability Technical Interchange Meeting (TIM)) and associated artifacts (e.g. Critical Design Review entry and exit criteria).
  • Conduct systems architectural analyses to include system design/design feasibility and state-of-the-art assessment.
  • Produce architectures, document planned and existing systems, determine deficiencies, develop alternatives, recommend solutions, and support development of a plan to implement the chosen solution per acquisition and sustainment system engineering processes. This may include traditional architecture development or Model Based Systems Engineering processes.
  • Track and ensure system architecture and interoperability requirements for the baselined system is maintained.
  • Detail operational requirements and functional interactions within the system and with other systems, considering life cycle costs, logistics supportability, human factors, et al, to determine if the basic building blocks of the system are defined in sufficient detail to support a development program effort.
  • Translate DoD user requirements into system requirements for designing, developing, testing and evaluating systems and subsystems using USAF and DoD approved acquisition methods.
  • Provide engineering analysis of system training, training equipment and simulator requirements; prepare technical documentation; and provide engineering evaluation of equipment and simulator designs.

Acquisition

  • Understand and implement robust DoD acquisition and sustainment systems engineering processes to address the life-cycle requirements of each product support area.
  • Prepare and review program specifications for items, processes and materials. Develop and utilize analytical, simulation, MBSE and digital engineering analysis techniques to optimize system performance and/or system effectiveness; establish system sensitivities, define system parameters, evaluate hardware and validate flight test results in terms of overall system relationships and applications.
  • Develop, prepare, review, and integrate selected milestone review documentation, periodic reports, and certifications as identified in current DoD and AF acquisition policy.
  • Review, evaluate and monitor acquisition applicant drawings for completeness, currency, technical accuracy and conformance to requirements, specifications, regulations and quality control to ensure compliance with ASME technical Data Package format and requirements.

Technical Management

  • Complete and support requirements definition and analysis, architecture design, implementation, integration, verification and validation, transition, decision analysis, requirements management, risk management, interface management, and configuration management.
  • Facilitate the transfer of information, lessons learned and best practices across all customers and applicants serviced under this task order within constraints of proprietary rights.
  • Perform market research and trade studies to assess current and future systems to ensure they that meet mission needs/requirements. Conduct, define and evaluate system cost, schedule, and technical performance. Perform reviews, studies (including root cause analysis), audits, evaluations and analyses and provide technical recommendations to the Government.
  • Conduct engineering performance, effectiveness, cost effectiveness, cost performance, life cycle cost, producibility, reliability and maintainability, risk and scheduling trade-off studies.
  • Develop USAF approved Test and Evaluation Master Plans (TEMP), test plans and procedures, prepare test readiness reviews and associated test documentation using DoD and USAF standard processes, execute developmental tests and assist in operational test planning/execution, and evaluate tests in support of acquisition and sustainment programs.
  • Participate in integrated logistics support efforts, provisioning and source coding, maintenance data collection, technical order management, configuration management, evaluation of quality deficiency reports, and/or identification of alternate sources of supply for diminishing manufacturing/materiel sources preferred.

Required Skills:

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

A Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering field plus 5 years of experience or a Master's Degree plus 4 years of experience is required.

An adjudicated DoD Secret Security clearance on the First Day of employment.

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.

Possesses the advanced knowledge, experience and recognized ability to be considered highly skilled in their technical / professional field. Possesses the ability to perform tasks independently and oversee the efforts of junior and journeyman contractor personnel within the technical / professional discipline. Demonstrates advanced knowledge of their technical / professional discipline as well as possess a comprehensive understanding and ability to apply associated standards, procedures and practices in their area of expertise. (Program Office, Enterprise and Staff Level Support interface).

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