Bachelor’s degree in systems engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience; or Master’s degree plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience. Agile experience preferred.
Department of Defense TS/SCI security clearance is required at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.
Immediate opening for a Senior Principal Systems Engineer. Please note this position can be based out of Chantilly, VA or Fairfax, VA. This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’s core defense/intelligence services and systems. Employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.
As a Senior Principal Systems Engineer, you’ll participate in requirements analysis and management, functional analysis, performance analysis, system design, trade studies, systems integration and test (verification) in the development and evaluation of networks and information systems. It’s your chance to step up to the challenge and prove you’re ready to lead the world.
In this Role you will:
Guide all phases of system development and support for new business pursuits related to the battle management, emergency response, and data analytics systems by providing technical strategy, operational concept development, system architecture definition, requirements analysis, trade studies, and leadership through design, implementation, integration, and test phases.
Be a clear and enthusiastic communicator to customers, users, subcontractors, and project teams to define, analyze, and meet project goals. You will coordinate across design, development, test, project leadership, program management, and customer representatives, creating a collaborative environment that focuses on the big picture. You will be a technical spokesperson for our company, conveying insight and confidence.
Work towards a high-level vision, but understand the importance of details. You will proactively identify and mitigate risks and define reasonable trade space from which the team can operate. Managing multiple concurrent projects and RFIs will require you to prioritize strategically.
Proactively determine use cases and requirements, define your own tasks, and execute with little oversight. You will accomplish program goals despite obstacles, ambiguity, changing requirements, and a fast-paced environment.
Apply systems thinking to software, processes, people, and organizations. You will help harden software and processes into mature, mission-critical, “must-work” products.
Mentor and guide less experienced engineers, because you are motivated to improve our work environment and help others.
Support and develop our technical culture by being engaged, intellectually curious, friendly, motivated to solve complex problems, and inspired to deliver superior user-centered design.
What you bring to the table:
A Bachelor’s degree in systems engineering, a related specialized area or field and a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience or a Master’s degree and a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; Agile experience preferred
Substantial use, understanding and tailoring of systems engineering concepts, principles and theories
Substantial proficiency with requirements management & system modeling tools
Ability to recognize various architectural patterns, apply them appropriately, understand strengths/weaknesses within those architectures and develop architectural variations as necessary
What sets you apart:
Active contributor to the achievement of business objectives
Creative thinking with the ability to multi-task
Contributes to the development of innovative principles and ideas.
Effectively leads complex assignments; interacts with both customers and end-users.