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Senior Systems Engineer

Senior Systems Engineer

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Security Clearance 
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Fort Belvoir, VA - NVESD Client Site

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Job Description

EOIR Technologies, Inc. is seeking experienced, customer-oriented, senior-level system engineers in support of the Product Manager for EO/IR Payloads at Fort Belvoir, VA.

Serves as System Engineer for PM-EO/IR Payloads (INTEL) program. Performs DOD 5000 lifecycle systems engineering for Electro Optical and Infrared sensors on various manned and unmanned aerial platforms. Manages technical activities for development, test, and fielding of EO/IR payloads. Provides system engineering support and advice for team integration on new and existing platforms when required at system level for cost/schedule/ performance impacts. Interfaces with all aspects of the team to resolve system engineering issues and actions. Tracks user requirements and their translation into system requirements and specifications. Demonstrates a working knowledge of optical, electro-mechanical, and software systems and their application in an operational environment. Provides expertise and direction in the development or modification of new capabilities. Provides system engineering support and advice for system integration on new platforms when required. Evaluates project initiatives, designs, and design changes at the system level for cost/schedule/performance impacts. Interfaces with all members of a multi-disciplinary product team to resolve system engineering issues and actions.

The Systems Engineer identifies system requirements and works with other engineers and staff to oversee system design, development, integration, and product verification testing at the component and system level. Establishes and maintains processes for configuration management of systems. Develops and documents system architecture, including relevant user cases. Interfaces with host platform PMs and vendors to ensure requirements are met and expected availability and performance levels are achieved. Develops security procedures for design reviews, and for operational monitoring, recording, and responding to security events. Advocates for program performance that meets the requirements of System Engineering policy requirements. Recommends future direction or projects to management. Originates and delivers technical and program briefs to government and contractor personnel at all levels. Responsible for providing technical support and system engineering assistance to other elements at the direction of the System Acquisition Manager (SAM). A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Participate in the developing training programs for various sensor systems. Performs other duties as assigned.

Supports testing and test planning of PM-EO/IR Payloads systems across the full range of the Acquisition life cycle. Demonstrates a working knowledge of optical, electro-mechanical, and software systems and their application in an operational environment. Provide subject matter expertise and technical support for proof of concept, developmental test, operational tests, and factory & acceptance tests. Gathers documentation to support field exercises and coordinate with test ranges and support activities. Responsible for developing and implementing technical test plans. Ensures Key Performance Parameters (KPPs) are addressed and assess the performance of the systems by developing Measures of Performance and Measures of Effectiveness that are used for traceability to ensure specified thresholds stipulated in the requirements documents are met. Responsible for drafting Test and Evaluation Master Plans (TEMPs), conducting Test Readiness Review (TRR) briefs, requesting cost estimates, scheduling tests, and dealing with budget issues that pertain to the systems being tested. Monitors and coordinates with the Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC) and Aviation Engineering Directorate (AED) on plans for testing and airworthiness assessment. Ensures that deficiencies found during testing are documented and reported to find resolution to mitigate risks.

Candidate must be able to:
* Develop and staff a Systems Engineering Plan (SEP) for the CSP program.
* Establish a configuration managed Requirements Baseline for the CSP program based on TRADOC approved requirements.
* Plan and conduct Systems Engineering reviews (PDR, CDR, etc.) and test events for the CSP upgrade program.

This position requires the selected candidates to hold an active Department of Defense secret level security clearance which requires US citizenship while working in support of a government contract.

Required Skills

* BS/MS in Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related technical field and seven or more years of professional experience
* Technical experience working with Infrared sensors, UAS platforms, CCDs, image intensifiers, and/or lasers
* Experience with Systems Engineering Processes as they relate to DoD Acquisition Cycles
* DAU Level 2 certification (or equivalent) in Engineering required. Level 3 desired
* Must be able to work in a dynamic team environment and communicate effectively with government and program senior management, staff scientists and engineers, and program support personnel
* Experience in order to plan, organize, and execute Integrated Program Reviews with a technical focus
* Ability to use Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Project

Desired Skills

* Program management experience a plus
* Experience with ball-gimbals a plus

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