Senior Systems Engineer – Combat Systems

Dahlgren, Virginia
Delivery – Delivery /
Full-Time /
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    • Ten (10) years general experience as defined above. (Naval engineering or combat systems engineering)
    • Ten (10) years specific experience. (this is as a Systems Engineer)
    • Specialized experience in conducting detailed, complex engineering activities associated with engineering systems, capabilities, and activities.
    • Demonstrated experience with functional and system level requirements analysis, requirements generation and technical community review.
    • Demonstrated experience with system engineering design, performance, analysis, operational experience for military applications.
    • Demonstrated experience in the development of system engineering including the definition, functional allocation, design development, testing, integration, and operational performance.
    • Demonstrated experience with development of total system solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.


    • Requirements Analysis and Management: Conduct comprehensive functional and system-level requirements analysis. Generate requirements documentation and lead technical community reviews to ensure alignment with strategic objectives and operational needs.
    • System Design and Engineering: Spearhead the system engineering process including the definition, functional allocation, and design development of naval and combat systems. Ensure designs meet operational, performance, and cost criteria.
    • Performance Analysis: Execute detailed performance analysis of system components and the overall system. Identify areas for improvement and recommend solutions to enhance military applications' effectiveness and efficiency.
    • Operational Experience Integration: Leverage demonstrated operational experience to inform system designs, ensuring practical applicability and effectiveness in real-world military operations.
    • System Integration and Testing: Lead the integration of complex systems and conduct rigorous testing protocols to validate functionality, reliability, and compliance with specifications. Manage troubleshooting and resolution of integration issues.
    • Project Management: Oversee project timelines, budgets, and resources, ensuring the successful delivery of system engineering projects within technical, schedule, and cost constraints. Communicate progress and challenges to stakeholders effectively.
    • Collaboration and Leadership: Collaborate with cross-functional teams including software engineers, hardware engineers, analysts, and project managers. Provide mentorship and guidance to junior engineers and technical staff.
    • Innovation and Continuous Improvement: Stay abreast of emerging technologies and methodologies in naval and combat systems engineering. Propose innovative solutions and improvements to existing systems, enhancing capability, durability, and cost-effectiveness.
    • Documentation and Reporting: Prepare comprehensive documentation including system design, test plans, and operational manuals. Report on system status, milestones, and operational performance metrics to senior management and stakeholders.
    • Compliance and Standards: Ensure all engineering activities and systems comply with relevant regulations, standards, and best practices. Participate in external audits and assessments as required.
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