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Senior Systems Engineer – Space Operations

Office: Alexandria, VA
Location: Alexandria, VA
Job ID: S20-0309

JOB TITLE: Senior Systems Engineer – Space Operations

PROJECT OVERVIEW:

Decisive Analytics Corporation, a WBB company, supports the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Research & Engineering (OUSD R&E).

Responsible for providing contemporary technical insights, expertise, and analysis of MDAP/MAIS in support of the Director, Mission Integration.

JOB DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Providing program, systems engineering, and acquisition support to the government team lead for Space Operations portfolio.
  • Conducting statutory and regulatory technical reviews and assessments (e.g., Independent Technical Risk Assessments, Preliminary and Critical Design Review 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 (e.g. DoDI 5000.02), and DoD guidance.
  • Aiding Service acquisition offices in developing (and coordinating) comprehensive Systems Engineering Plans (SEPs) for approval
  • 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 quarterly (at minimum) engagement with the program office and contractor sites for the assigned 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

  • Must have at minimum a SECRET clearance, and eligible for a TS clearance
  • Bachelor of Science in an engineering field
  • Engineer with experience in the space domain who has been a former operator and/or engineer in a program office or industry.
  • Experienced operator who has been involved in the tasking of satellites.
  • Expert technical knowledge of one or more of the following programs:
    • 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
  • Minimum of fifteen (15) years of Department of Defense (DoD) experience in acquisition, engineering, operationally relevant, and/or program management experience
  • Understanding of the technical and programmatic elements of DoD acquisition lifecycle, activities, timeline, acquisitions, best practices, policies, dependencies, and interrelationships associated with 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
  • Must have demonstrated 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
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal and proven communication skills: must have experience providing briefings and presentations to senior-level officials (samples of briefings and relevant analysis/report capability will be required)

DESIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Active Secret with eligibility for TS/SCI
  • 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, Missile Defense, Lead Engineer, DoD 5000, Systems Engineer, Acquisition Engineer, DoD, MUOS, EPS, GPS III, PSCS, JMS, GPS OCX, MGUE, SBIRS, AEHF, WSF, Space Fence, IFPC, AIAMD, PATRIOT AMD Sensor, SM-6, BMDS, CEC, AMDR, GBSD, PAC-3 MSE

 

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