System Engineer – SSA/I&W
Location: Chantilly

 Position Description

The Integration and Closure Space Situational Awareness/Indications & Warning (SSA/I&W) Enterprise Systems Engineer (ESE) team is responsible for overseeing the acquisition-level closure of requirements; overseeing system level readiness events in support of enterprise, system and acquisition-level milestones; leading and supporting project planning; assessing schedule and risk; generating  and presenting engineering briefings; and interfacing with numerous customers. This position requires an understanding of the intelligence community and customer domain, and external interfaces for national defense and responsiveness along with a strong focus on core systems engineering processes in support of end-to-end mission and services closure.

This position will serve as a member of the SSA/I&W ESE team.  The candidate will support teams coordinating, supporting and assessing requirements, CONOPs and architecture products, assessing services schedule and risks, supporting test and verification strategy and system integration of new initiatives in support of expanded mission capabilities. The selected candidate will have the aptitude to assess processes and create efficiencies continuously, and may lead SSA/I&W related projects.  The selected candidate will have frequent client interactions.  Due to the broad nature of the ESE team workload, the selected candidate should have knowledge in SSA/I&W systems, and experience with national systems.  The candidate will support various system readiness events and independent review teams and is required to have strong systems engineering background.  The candidate will interact with multiple Acquisition Offices (AOs) as well as external defensive mission partners and will facilitate risk and action closure with AOs and users, and support technical consultation, meetings coordination, and support to recommendation briefings.

Required Skill

  • 10-14 years’ experience with BS/BA
  • BS in engineering, physics or related technical degree
  • Experience with customer’s processes in support of space and ground life cycle development
  • Experience in requirements engineering, understanding of architecture products, CONOPs development, verification, test and system integration to accommodate End to End Systems Engineering in support of customer’s mission
  • Experience leading projects
  • Experience supporting Space Situational Awareness/Indications & Warning
  • Proven communication skills, especially with senior (Lt Colonel and above) government officials
  • Highly organized, especially with project plans
  • Proven adaptability as demonstrated through experience with daily interactions on-site with the government customer

Desired skills

  • Knowledge of the customer, personnel management skill, program management experience
  • Knowledge of remote sensing systems and overall space, airborne, and ground architectures
  • Certified in one or more of the following: SAFe, ITIL, PMI/PMP, INCOSE
  • A passion for learning, helping others, sharing team knowledge, and contributing value to the mission in any way possible

Equal Employment  

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

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