Chief Systems Engineer

Employer
Day & Zimmermann
Location
Greenbelt, MD
Posted
Jun 13, 2017
Closes
Jun 21, 2017
Function
Engineer, Executive, Chief
Industry
Engineering
Hours
Full Time
Chief Systems Engineer needed for a direct hire opportunity with SOC's client located in Greenbelt, Maryland.Responsibilities:Performing system engineering for a system or subsystems using methodologies and techniques appropriate to the engineering discipline;Supporting the development of operations concepts, design/procurement specification, interface documentation, and test plans/procedures;Providing expert advice and support during a project's entire life cycle from the specification and analysis of requirements, through the design of the hardware or software, procurement, fabrication, assembly, to integration and test to verify that system requirements have been realized;Operational support of missions or systems;Defining and performing trade studies;Identification and solving technical problems during all phases of a project;Assisting NASA organizations with near-term and long-term upgrades and architectures for evolution, unification, and modernization and/or replacement of systems and networks under the SCNS contract and the follow-on SENSE contractMaintaining the knowledge base of the state-of-the-art in technologies associated with the SCNS and future SENSE systems;Defining continuous improvement opportunities;Developing technical reports and documentation;Development of IR&D proposals and coordination of associated activities;Coordination and mentoring of interns. QUALIFICATIONS: The selected candidate would be required to stay current with NASA's system engineering directives and procedural requirements, and ensure that system engineering processes are developed, followed, and maintained. The selected candidate will ensure systems engineering consistency across the SCNS organization, will lead engineering peer reviews, will be the lead for validating and documenting lessons learned and will maintain the SCNS Systems Engineering Management Plan (SEMP).The candidate should have experience with projects involving NASA, hardware and software interfaces, and satellite ground station development and operation. The candidate should also have strong problem solving, analytical, and presentation skills; as well as the ability to coordinate activities across multiple organizations to ensure the seamless integration of new capabilities into the NASA networks.Some travel is required within the continental US.Master's Degree in Engineering15+ years of relevant experienceUS Citizenship is required.The ability to obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance is required, where a TOP SECRET clearance is a plus.Desired ExperienceExperience with NASA's Space Network and Near Earth Network engineering and operations.Satellite ground station design, installation, and test.Effective written and verbal communications skills.Experience with or knowledge of optical communications systems.Experience in network architecture planning, development, and managementSOC, a Day & Zimmermann company, is an Equal Opportunity Employer, EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability.CB1