Senior Systems Engineer - Fixed Wing / Weapon

Decisive Analytics
Alexandria, VA
Mar 20, 2017
Mar 21, 2017
Full Time
Overview DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation is seeking a Senior Systems Engineer Fixed Wing Weapon to join our team supporting our DoD client in Alexandria Virginia Responsibilities Responsible for providing technical oversight assessments and analysis to the Director Major Program Support within OASD RE ODASD SE concerning the technical maturity of Aviation MDAP programs The analysis provided will enable decision making by senior DoD leadership as well as mentor programs on best practices sound planning and risk mitigation This is a senior advisor role for someone with experience in fighter aircraft air to air and or air to ground weapon system development acquisition and operations Duties will include Providing subject matter expertise technical insight to OSD on fighter aircraft air to air and air to ground weapon system development acquisition and operations Conducting OSD level technical reviews and assessments eg Preliminary Design Review PDR Critical Design Review CDR Program Support Assessment PSA etc of Department of Defense DoD major acquisition programs Evaluating and making recommendations to the Milestone Defense Authority on the system engineering readiness of MDAPs to enter exit acquisition life cycle phases in accordance with statutory Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act WSARA regulatory eg DoD Instruction DODI and DoD guidance Presenting to senior acquisition leadership on the status risks issues and opportunities for an assigned portfolio of programs Maintaining objective insight into programsa system performance technical metrics schedule risks engineering management production software reliability and interoperability Maintain quarterly at minimum engagement with the program offices and contractor sites for an assigned portfolio of systems Performing ad hoc analysis and generation of high quality technical reports and presentations for senior DoD leadership to support various public speaking engagements symposium Leading a œtiger teamsa of engineering SMEs and other OSD professionals in the conduct of the above activities to mentor program offices in developing self governing action plans to achieve program success Qualifications Relevant experience with current MDAP air to air and air to ground weapon system acquisition Experience working in a Government acquisition program office ACAT D preferred or on Service OSD staff overseeing design reviews technical performance measures TPMs System Engineering Plans program management software development risk and schedules Understanding of the technical and programmatic elements of DoD acquisition lifecycle Expert knowledge of the DoD weapon system acquisition and Systems Engineering processes defined in DoD Instruction DoDI and the Defense Acquisition Guidebook DAG as evidenced by job experiences related to aviation acquisition Excellent interpersonal and communication oral presentation and writing skills Must display experience in using critical thinking to prepare written reports and PowerPoint presentations for senior level officials Samples will be requested Proficiency in MS Excel and PowerPoint software applications Samples will be requested Desire experience on a flag officer SES level staff in a Service OSD acquisition or otherwise Desire experience making presentations to industry DoD public symposium on topics related to acquisition engineering Minimum of fifteen years of experience in a combination of DoD acquisition engineering program management and operationally relevant positions Clearance Must have secret clearance or above and clearable to TS Education Must have a Bachelora s degree Masters preferred Technical degrees preferred Certifications Desire DAWIA II or III certification in an acquisition career field and or INCOSE certification All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin protected veteran status or disability VEVRAA Federal Contractor

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