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Systems Engineer

DCS Corp Fort Belvoir, VA (Onsite) Full-Time

DCS Corporation seeks a skilled, detail-oriented Systems Engineer to support a fast-paced Army Program Office. Ideal candidate will serve as a consultant to other team members and mentor workforce on Systems Engineering matters. He/she will also evaluate system engineering principles, procedures and process used on past programs, establish new and innovative engineering strategies, and identify issues and brief on possible courses of action and their impact.

Essential Job Functions:

Manages systems engineering activities including requirements analyses, functional analyses, design solutions formulation, systems analysis and control, and generation and maintenance of systems architecture products.

Applies system engineering principles and procedures to translate quantified needs/requirements into system performance parameters and the identification of system/item configuration.

Formulates and issues systems engineering documents, processes, procedures, and milestones.

Requires a thorough knowledge of the Systems Engineering Management Process and Implementation, as applied to the Department of Army/DoD Acquisition process throughout all life cycle phases; knowledge of DOD policies on Systems Engineering, Integrated Product and Process Development (IPPD) and IPT Management; and ability to coordinate and negotiate design and engineering. activities with other related programs and organizations.

Provides expert and authoritative advice affecting critical programs and technologies.

Serves as subject matter expert for all technical aspects of assigned program.

Performs top level design, development, integration, testing, installation, and troubleshooting.

Translates military operational and mission requirements into practical system, concepts, and performance specifications.

Develops and maintains technical documentation such as specifications, engineering drawings, system interface requirements, and engineering changes.

Participates in post awards, program reviews, design reviews, and IPTs as the project engineer and/or technical expert on assigned programs.

Evaluates design efforts to ensure integration of all the engineering disciplines and adequacy of the analyses performed, bringing in additional technical expertise as needed.

Reviews test plans, procedures, and reports for technical adequacy on assigned programs, for both Government and contractor tests, as well as all failure reports.

Reviews and evaluates system performance against specification requirements, monitors and assesses field performance, and assesses risk of meeting user and specification requirements.

Initiates engineering change proposals and waivers/deviations as required, and conduct physical and functional configuration audits.

Reviews program management documents to ensure accuracy and adequacy of technical content.

Required Skills:

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

Must have a Secret clearance.

Master’s degree in Systems Engineering or Systems Management from an accredited college or university plus 20 years of relevant experience leading engineering efforts on assigned programs and worked independently with minimal oversight from the Government Lead.

Equivalent or experience commensurate with DAWIA Level III SPRDE certification.

Serves as consultant to other team members and mentor workforce on Systems Engineering matters.

Experience evaluating system engineering principles, procedures, and processes used on past programs, and establishing new and innovative engineering strategies.

Ability to identify issues and brief Government customer on possible courses of action and their impact.

Strong understanding of policies and procedures involved in program support, audit preparation and staffing and coordinating Army documentation.

Job Requirements:

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Fort Belvoir, VA (Onsite)

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Engineering, Information Technology


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