Contract 40 hours weekly, 9+ months
Active Secret US Citizen
Major Duties & Responsibilities: Provide technical expertise on systems engineering policies and processes. Provide engineering support for systems and subsystems including configuration management, data management, security, and other technical integration functions. Manage complex system interfaces, identify and document interfaces, and assure the effective integration of multiple subsystems. Translate user requirements into system requirements, which shall be used to design, develop, fabricate, test, and evaluate systems, subsystems, and equipment. Perform technical and mission analyses, assist in developing system concepts, perform assessments, and review the system design. Perform capability analyses and COTS/GOTS evaluations, select components, and develop system interfaces to ensure compliance with DoD and commercially accepted standards and requirements. Construct models and simulations of systems to demonstrate ability to meet user requirements. Execute system stress tests to identify performance constraints; prepare alternative solutions and recommendations to enhance performance accordingly. Conduct engineering performance, cost effectiveness, reliability, technical and schedule risk assessment, and scheduling trade-off studies and document this information in a technical report as directed by the task order. Provide assistance or guidance as necessary in the accomplishment of engineering tasks.
Qualifications: 10+ years experience in systems engineering including at least 5 years in a DoD environment. Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Experience with Operational Safety, Suitability, and Effectiveness (OSS&E) desired. Familiar with Air Force OSS&E baseline documentation, processes, and procedures. Experience working on each stage of the system development life cycle from initiation through deployment/sustainment. Able to communicate with management, technical staff, and end users in a clear and professional manner. Experience with engineering practices, techniques, and standards. Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to develop and present technical presentations. Able to represent complex data in diagrams or through other techniques that communicate precise information to both business and technical staff. Proven ability to understand the strategic and tactical approach to projects and handle multiple projects concurrently. Must be willing to travel to CONUS and OCONUS sites when necessary. Must be a US Citizen and hold an active Secret clearance.