Senior Systems Engineer - Space Ops

Decisive Analytics Corporation
Alexandria, VA
Oct 17, 2019
Oct 19, 2019
Full Time
DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation is seeking a Senior Systems Engineer for Space Operations . This position is based in Alexandria, VA. Responsible for providing contemporary technical insights, expertise, and analysis of MDAP/MAIS in support of the Director, Mission Integration within the office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (USD(R&E)). Duties will include: Providing program, systems engineering, and acquisition support to the government team lead for Space Operations portfolio. Conducting OSD-level technical reviews and assessments of DoD major acquisition programs (eg, PDR, CDR, PSR). Evaluate and make recommendations to the MDA on the readiness to enter/exit acquisition milestone in accordance with statutory, regulatory (eg DODI 5000.02), and DoD guidance. Aiding Service acquisition offices in developing (and coordinating) comprehensive Systems Engineering Plans (SEPs) for DASD(SE) approval Presenting to senior acquisition leadership on the status and issues associated with assigned communications systems in preparation for acquisition decision meetings. Maintaining objective insight into programs' requirement performance and other technical metrics, schedule, risks, engineering management, production, integration, and other engineering discipline heath and status via quarterly (at minimum) engagement with the program office and contractor sites for the assigned portfolio. Performing ad hoc analysis and generation of high-quality technical reports and presentations for senior DoD leadership to support various public speaking engagements, symposium, conferences, and Congressional/OSD/Service reports. Requirements: Minimum of fifteen (15) years of Department of Defense (DoD) experience in acquisition, engineering, operationally relevant, and/or program management experience Understanding of the technical and programmatic elements of DoD acquisition lifecycle, activities, timeline, acquisitions, best practices, policies, dependencies, and interrelationships associated with DoDI 5000.02 Experience working in an acquisition program office (ACAT 1D preferred) or on Service/OSD staff overseeing acquisition programs Expert technical knowledge of one or more of the following programs: Space: MUOS, EPS, GPS III, PSCS, JMS, GPS OCX, MGUE, SBIRS, AEHF, WSF, Space Fence, WGS Missile Defense: LRDR, IFPC, AIAMD, PATRIOT AMD Sensor, SM-3, SM-6, BMDS, CEC, AMDR, GBSD, PAC-3 MSE Knowledge of Space Operations including tasking Experience performing system engineer functions to include the planning and evaluation of systems engineering technical reviews (PDR/CDR), technical performance measures, program requirements, system engineering plans, risk, and schedules for DoD acquisition programs Must have demonstrated expert knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint; Strong analytical and statistical analysis capability; Have performed critical analysis of technical data with the goal of recommending corrective courses of action Must possess excellent interpersonal and proven communication skills: must have experience providing briefings and presentations to senior-level officials (samples of briefings and relevant analysis/report capability will be required); Must have at minimum a SECRET clearance, and eligible for a TS clearance Must have a 4-year degree in an engineering field Desired: Master's degree in an engineering field Desired: Familiarity with DoD data repositories such as DAES, DAMIR, JCIDS, KMDS, AIR, etc. Desired: Previous Pentagon or Service staff experience Desired: Creative with strong data visualization skills Please provide a cover letter to address your experience related to all relevant DoD acquisition and Space & Missile Defense programs. Keywords: Space, Missile Defense, Lead Engineer, DoD 5000, Systems Engineer, Acquisition Engineer, DoD,MUOS, EPS, GPS III, PSCS, JMS, GPS OCX, MGUE, SBIRS, AEHF, WSF, Space Fence, IFPC, AIAMD, PATRIOT AMD Sensor, SM-6, BMDS, CEC, AMDR, GBSD, PAC-3 MSE

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