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Senior Systems Engineer – Space

Office: Alexandria, VA
Location: Alexandria, VA
Job ID: S20-0589

JOB TITLE: Senior Systems Engineer – Space

PROJECT OVERVIEW:

Decisive Analytics Corporation, a WBB company, supports OSD DT&E. The Sr. Systems Engineer is responsible for providing contemporary technical insights, expertise, and analysis of MDAP/MAIS.

JOB DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Providing program, systems engineering, and acquisition support to the government team lead for Space portfolio.
  • Conducting statutory and regulatory technical reviews and assessments on DoD major acquisition programs
  • Evaluate and make recommendations to the Milestone Decision Authority on the readiness to enter/exit acquisition milestone in accordance with statutory, regulatory, and DoD guidance
  • Aiding Service acquisition offices in developing comprehensive Systems Engineering Plans (SEPs)
  • Presenting to senior acquisition leadership on the status and issues associated with assigned communications systems in preparation for acquisition decision meetings
  • Maintaining objective insight into programs’ requirement performance and other technical metrics, schedule, risks, engineering management, production, integration, and other engineering discipline heath and status via engagement with the program office /contractor sites for the portfolio
  • Performing ad hoc analysis and generation of high-quality technical reports and presentations for senior DoD leadership to support various public speaking engagements, symposium, conferences, and Congressional/OSD/Service reports

REQUIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

Security Clearance: Secret

  • SECRET clearance
  • Bachelor of Science in an engineering field
  • Expert technical knowledge of one or more of the following areas:
    • Space Control/ Space Situational Awareness
    • Space C2
    • SATCOM
    • Missile Warning/Space-Based Environmental Monitoring
  • Minimum of fifteen (15) years of Department of Defense (DoD) experience in acquisition, engineering, operationally relevant, and/or program management experience
  • Deep understanding of DoDI 5000.02
  • Experience working in an acquisition program office (ACAT 1D preferred) or on Service/OSD staff overseeing acquisition programs
  • Experience performing system engineer functions to include the planning and evaluation of systems engineering technical reviews (PDR/CDR), technical performance measures, program requirements, system engineering plans, risk, and schedules for DoD acquisition programs
  • Expert knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint; Strong analytical and statistical analysis capability; Have performed critical analysis of technical data with the goal of recommending corrective courses of action
  • Experience providing briefings and presentations to senior-level officials (samples of briefings and relevant analysis/report capability will be required)

DESIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Top Secret, TS/SCI clearance
  • Master’s degree in an engineering field
  • Previous Pentagon or Service staff experience
  • Creative with strong data visualization skills

WORK LOCATION: Alexandria, VA

TRAVEL: 10%

KEY WORDS: Space Control/ Space Situational Awareness: Space Fence, Deep-Space Advanced Radar Capability (DARC) Space C2: JSpOC Mission System (JMS), Enterprise Space Battle Management, Command and Control (ESBMC2), Enterprise Ground Services (EGS) SATCOM: Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF), Evolved Strategic SATCOM (ESS), Mobile User Objective System (MUOS), Protected Tactical SATCOM (PTS), Enhanced Polar System/EPS Replenishment (EPS/EPS-R), Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS), Wideband follow-on) Missile Warning/Space-Based Environmental Monitoring: Space-Based Infra Red System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (SBIRS GEO 5/6, Next-Generation Overhead Persistent Overhead Infra Red (NGOPIR), Future Operationally Resilient Ground Enterprise (FORGE), Weather Satellite Follow-On (WSF) Space: MUOS, EPS, GPS III, PSCS, JMS, GPS OCX, MGUE, SBIRS, AEHF, WSF, Space Fence, WGS Missile Defense: LRDR, IFPC, AIAMD, PATRIOT, SM-3, SM-6, BMDS, CEC, AMDR,GBSD, PAC-3 MSEENS Space: MUOS, EPS, GPS III, PSCS, JMS, GPS OCX, MGUE, SBIRS, AEHF, WSF, Space Fence, WGS Missile Defense: LRDR, IFPC, AIAMD, PATRIOT, SM-3, SM-6, BMDS, CEC, AMDR,GBSD, PAC-3 MSEENS

 

 

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