Principal Systems Engineer

Applied Research Associates, Inc
Alexandria, VA
Jan 14, 2022
Jan 24, 2022
Full Time
Applied Research Associates, Inc. is seeking a Principal Systems Engineerto provide on-site technical support to a Department of Defense (DoD) customer. We are seeking a qualified engineering expert who demonstrates creativity, foresight, initiative, and mature judgment in anticipating and solving unprecedented problems. Responsibilities include acting as the technical lead providing planning, development, testing, and oversight across a complex and dynamic portfolio of capabilities of the highest national priority. The candidate will require technical expertise across engineering and its sub-disciplines. The successful candidate will also help posture and grow ARA cross-company growth opportunities in the DoD, IC, DHS, and commercial marketspace. This position requires a candidate with experience performing a variety of complex engineering tasks across the engineering tools and environment discipline, including: Advises, discovers, and if necessary, develops systems, digital, and model-based techniques and artifact implementation processes in support of systems engineering applications Leads creation of standards, policy, guidance, and training to advance the state of practice across engineering and its sub-disciplines Remains current in operating systems analysis and technological developments/applications Develop and support transition and implementation plan(s) for engineering in specific areas of interest such as development/employment of Modular Open Systems Approaches or digital engineering effectiveness metrics, establishing minimum viable capability guides, etc. Engage and coordinate with other DoD organizations and stakeholders to create understanding and promote engineering policies and guidance Guides and manages all technical and programmatic matters of the Task Order and is responsible for managing the day-to-day operation of the Task Order. Capable of tracking Task Order efforts to rapidly identify and resolve potential and new problems. Oversee the performance of less experienced systems engineers Required Qualifications: Bachelor of Science degree in an engineering, scientific, or technical discipline that is relevant to engineering with 12 years of engineering experience US citizen with a minimum DoD Top Secret clearance and SCI eligibility Expertise with or practical application of DoD 5000 Series of instructions Desired Qualifications: Active membership in professional association eg, INCOSE, IEEE, AoC Active professional or academic certificate in related engineering area eg, DAWIA, Professional Engineer, CISSP, CEH Experience supporting the Office of the Secretary of Defense Experience supporting or working with the Defense Research & Engineering community Hands on experience in the RDT of technologies or complex systems This position is contingent upon award of a contract expected in Winter 2021 supporting the Department of Defense. COMPANY INFORMATION: Applied Research Associates, Inc. is an employee-owned international research and engineering company recognized for providing technically superior solutions to complex and challenging problems in the physical sciences. The company, founded in Albuquerque, NM, in 1979, currently employs over 1200 professionals. ARA offices throughout the United States and Canada provide a broad range of technical expertise in defense technologies, civil technologies, computer software and simulation, systems analysis, environmental technologies, and testing and measurement. The corporation also provides sophisticated technical products for environmental site characterization, pavement analysis, and robotics. At ARA, employees are our greatest assets. The corporation realizes that employee ownership spawns greater creativity and initiative along with higher performance and customer satisfaction levels. ARA gives its employees the tools, training, and opportunities to take more active roles as owners. The culture is challenging; innovation and experimentation are the norm. Employees are eligible for contributions which not only add to the companys success, but also their own through the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). The motto, Engineering and Science for Fun and Profit sums up the ARA experience. For additional information and an opportunity to join this unique workplace, please visit our website at Please apply at for the Principal Systems Engineerposition. ExperienceRequired12 - 18 years: Relevant work experienceEducationRequiredBachelors or better in Engineering or related fieldBehaviorsRequiredTeam Player: Works well as a member of a groupLeader: Inspires teammates to follow themInnovative: Consistently introduces new ideas and demonstrates original thinkingFunctional Expert: Considered a thought leader on a subjectDetail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done wellDedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrityMotivationsRequiredSelf-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside helpPeer Recognition: Inspired to perform well by the praise of coworkersGoal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasksAbility to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organizationEqual Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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