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Job ID2019-61469
Requisition ID2019-61469
Number of Positions1
Job FunctionScience and Engineering
Security Clearance LevelSecret
Full/Part TimeFull Time
Job LocationsUSA-AL-Huntsville

Job Description

Performs systems engineering capabilities/requirements development activities to support integration of Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) capabilities, concepts and design in the areas of Battle Management/Command Control/Communication (BM/C2/C), RF / IR sensor management, and weapon systems, focusing on the integrated system performance of the BMDS. Defines warfighter needs/capabilities for the future BMDS and develops technical documentation such as Capability Needs Documents and Capability Planning Specifications. Participates in the development of system/component trade studies and analysis using established methodologies. The future concept engineering activities support MDA's efforts to define and coordinate new capabilities for future builds, develop future capability design packages to support requirements and architecture development, provide data to support new capabilities to be reviewed by the MDA technical community, and support studies for future capabilities. The candidate will be required to interface with MDA's Directorate of Engineering (MDA/DE), associated Element two letter program offices, and the Integrated Engineering Team (IET) to define BMDS concepts, architectures, and capabilities related to advanced/future capabilities focused on future system upgrades, facilitate collaboration and technical concurrence, review technical disconnects and/or issues and negotiate resolution, and provide technical input as necessary. Develops project schedules for engineering product updates and approval of products through the established engineering review / approval process. Monitors engineering tasks to remain on schedule and within scope. Coordinates trade studies and analyses performed by MDSET analysis groups to ensure analytical support provides necessary information and coordinates the results with stakeholders; Identifies and tracks issues to resolution. Develop briefings on task plans, status and results, and provides briefings to team and MDA management/leadership, as needed.Designs, evaluates, plans, tests, and operates electrical, electronic, mechanical, and/or computer components, equipment and systems. 1. Performs expert level engineering work concerned with the design, evaluation, planning, testing and operation of highly complex electrical, electronic, mechanical, and/or computer components, equipment and systems for commercial, government, military and/or scientific uses. 2. Provides engineering subject matter expertise to assigned clients, and may also advise other internal groups. 3. Directs various tests and analyzes and documents results. 4. Conducts independent technical investigations and provides impact assessments and design recommendations to clients. 5. Provides guidance and work leadership to less-experienced engineers and engineering support staff, and may have supervisory responsibilities. 6. Serves as technical task or project lead. 7. Recommends major changes in procedures or objectives. 8. Originates and applies new and unique engineering methods and procedures. 9. Represents the organization in outside discussions and technical forums. 10. Maintains current knowledge of relevant technologies through advanced research. 11. Participates in special projects as required.


Degree and experience in an engineering classification, mathematics or physics: Bachelor's, Master's or PhD.



Required Qualifications: This position requiresintegration, test and verificationdomain development experienceand a current Secret level clearance. Previous prioritized technical leadership experience in the integration, verification and test domain is required. Experience in leading system engineering teams in integration trades, test requirements development and analysis is required. Leading the collaboration and approval of system engineering products through various internal and MDA engineering reviews and engineering milestone events (e.g., Key Test Points, Analysis Outputs Reviews) is required. A thorough and demonstrated understanding of the system engineering development process is required. The person must be a self-starter with a demonstrated ability to work within a large diverse engineering team construct addressing a wide range of complex technical problems.

Desired Qualifications: Specific experience with one or more BMDS elements (e.g., DE, DV, DT BC, GM, TH and AB) and/or other complex weapon system development programs or capabilities is highly desired.


* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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