Polaris Alpha

  • Senior Systems Engineer

    Location Fort Belvoir, VA - NVESD Client Site
    Req #
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Security Clearance
    Required Secret
  • Job Description

    Polaris Alpha Advanced Systems, a Parsons Company, is seeking a customer-oriented, mid-level systems engineer with experience or technical capabilities in research and development, algorithm design, signal processing, optics, and instrumentation design and analysis to support the U.S. Army Night Vision and Electronics Sensors Directorate (NVESD) at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Candidate should possess a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in physics, mathematics, or a related discipline with seven or more years of related experience. The candidate will provide technical expertise for current and future work for onsite customers and must be willing do hands-on work in a lab and/or field environment. Must be willing to study, utilize, and maintain electronic sensor equipment, process and analyze data, and utilize and adapt algorithms for detection, recognition, image tracking, pattern recognition, and image enhancement. Should also possess strong interpersonal and communication skills and be able to work both independently as well as with a diverse laboratory team. Must be able to clearly communicate results of analysis and assessments and recommend new approaches and technical solutions.

    This position requires the selected candidate 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

    Required Skills:

    • Experience with systems engineering
    • Experience with software algorithm design and implementation
    • Ability to utilize, calibrate, and evaluate electronic equipment
    • Ability to review engineering design documentation and assessing actual performance vs. expected performance
    • Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a system engineering team
    • Experience with thermal and other EO/IR imaging systems a plus
    • Proficiency in software architecture modeling (UML, SysML, DoDAF) and software tools for modeling (MagicDraw) preferred
    • Must be able to generate system engineering documentation/artifacts (OV-1's , SV's, SvcVs, etc.) to describe how software systems exchange data, information, services etc.
    • Strong familiarity with software communication standards, systems interfaces, and system of systems engineering
    • Familiarity/Experience developing software architecture models for acquisition programs (platform independent and platform specific models)
    • Experience with state machines, process/activity diagrams and data translations/mapping between software systems
    • Familiarity with agile development and model driven architecture


    • Bachelor’s degree in physics, mathematics, electrical engineering, or related discipline – Master’s degree preferred
    • Minimum of seven years of proven experience in systems engineering with application of desired skill sets


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