AESA Systems Engineer
This position is for the F/A-18 & EA-18G Active Electronic Scanned Array (AESA) Product Lead Systems Engineer.
Essential Job Functions:
Advise the AESA Product Lead and F/A-18 & EA-18G IPT Leadership on the technical aspects of the program.
Ensure all life cycle phase activities occur and are completed following established systems engineering practices and using a cross functional multi-disciplined team.
Work with the teams to analyze AESA requirements and the existing aircraft configurations in relation to key design drivers and decisions; aircraft attributes and subsystems; as well as operational employment.
Provide technical input for the acceptance or rejection of all submitted Statements of Requirements (SORs) and Impact Assessments.
Participate in requirements definition and allocation, Milestones, SOR team meetings and other technical meetings as required.
Analyze and providing updates to the Systems Engineering Management Plan (SEMP).
Ensure the needs and objectives of an AESA program are expressed in mission terms.
Review technical documentation to ensure subsystem and system level correctness.
Oversee and coordinate with the Project Officer and the Test Director in the test planning and execution of the project plan.
Assist in the analysis and disposition of SAR fixes as the Radar Software and Hardware is developed.
Communicate work to be accomplished and assist the Product Lead in communicating execution progress to various stakeholders and F/A-18 & EA-18G IPT Leadership.
Work with SOR Teams, SCS Managers and F/A-18 & EA-18G IPT Leadership in the Risk Management process to include characterizing risks, developing risk mitigation plans, and helping to manage these risks throughout the radar development cycle.
Ensure a clearly written requirements document and concept of operation are developed and used by the Design Agent and SOR team in developing and testing the system
Due to the sensitivity of customer related requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required.
A minimum of a final secret clearance is required on day 1.
Ability to obtain a top secret clearance.
Bachelor degree plus eight (8) years of relevant experience is required. Will consider an MS degree plus six (6) years of relevant experience also.
Travel will be required.
This individual will need to have a broad spectrum of experience and the ability to take a holistic view of the aircraft as a system, to include an understanding of: basic systems engineering; Mission based tactics; aircraft subsystems (hardware and software); risk analysis and management; basic aircraft performance; safety and reliability.
The individual must have the ability to lead the radar team in the evaluation of system and subsystem requirements across the aircraft.
Must have strong communication skills that are necessary to effectively coordinate integration and certification activities across multiple engineering disciplines and support organizations.