Systems Project Engineer - C5ISR in Sterling Heights, MI at DCS

Date Posted: 6/13/2024

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Job Description

Provide engineering and project management support to DoD program offices overseeing the development and integration of C4ISR technologies onto military ground vehicle platforms.  

Essential Job Functions:

Work with various project management offices (vehicle platform offices and C5ISR system offices) in order to evaluate and synchronize program acquisition schedules, integration costs and other requirements pertaining to Army and/or Marine Corps network development.

Develop proposed high-level architectures and strategies for the implementation of C5ISR systems onto ground vehicles.

Author contractual statements of work (SoW) to define vehicle system integration efforts.  Represent the DoD vehicle PM office by overseeing and managing efforts by contractors in their execution of the SoW. 

Assist in adjudicating programmatic issues for the ground vehicle office.

Represent our DoD customer while coordinating and interacting with PEOs/PMs, ASN(RDA) G-3/5/7, MCTSSA, CD&I ATEC, TCM and other organizations outside of the ground vehicle office.  Assist in ensuring end-to-end program integration of the communications network to include interoperability testing and certification, safety confirmation, test, kit procurement and logistics integration.

Develop and synchronizes network architectures with Project Management offices for future network capability sets.

Assist in developing and presenting regular status briefs to Project Manager Offices and to Program Executive Offices.

Perform project management duties and create related documents to support these efforts.

Establish and facilitate a standard approach to Cyber Security certification of systems on ground vehicle platforms in order to reduce platform IA certification and test burden.

Serve as assistant advisor to the program office for the integration of current and future DoD communications and network technologies.

Management and oversight of the contractor development of vehicle network while assisting with integration of Government furnished systems.

Required Skills:

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

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering plus a minimum of year 5 years of experience with engineering of networked vehicle systems.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance.

Network architecture development experience.

Project management experience.

Self-starter with the ability to work without direct supervision.

Ability to work within a team context to both direct and contribute to vehicle system integration and development efforts.

Ability to daily provide high quality support and customer service to the Government customer in a high visibility position.

Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

Strong interpersonal abilities, including ability to tactfully negotiate resolution to competing programmatic demands and requirements.

A strong customer service mentality.

Comfortable with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project.

Work with user representatives and formal DoD requirements documents in order to determine the requirements for a system development or integration effort.

Ability to travel to various customer and contractor facilities and test centers (estimated approx 10% travel).

This position is at a client site but may have an option for regular telework.  It is possible that the option for telework could be eliminated in the future, so candidates must be willing to perform this role 100% on-site if required.

Desired Skills:

Working knowledge of C5ISR, Vetronics and related software on DoD ground combat vehicles.

Electrical, computer, and/or systems engineering experience on DoD ground combat vehicles and/or DoD C5ISR systems.

Experience working with MCTSSA, PEO LS, MCSC or equivalent Army organizations; GVSC, PEO CS&CSS, PEO C3T and/or related PM offices within the Army Materiel Command.

Understanding of the DoD acquisition process.

Experience with in-vehicle data networks.

Experience with U.S. DoD communications equipment.

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