SAF/AQR - Electrical Engineer (Systems Security Engineer) (Senior)

Washington, DC /
Full Time - Exempt
/ On-site
Delta Solutions and Strategies is seeking an Electrical Engineer (Systems Security Engineer) (Senior) to potentially join our team in Washington DC. This position supports SAF/AQR which serves as the Air Force S&T Executive, Air Force Acquisition Chief Engineer and Technical Authority, the Air Force Corrosion Control and Prevention Executive, Air Force Standardization Executive, and functional manager for the S&E career field. Develops and implements plans, policies, and procedures for Air Force S&T, laboratory management, technology transition (to include Joint Capability Technology Demonstrations (JCTD)), Technology Cooperation Program, technology transfer, development planning (DP), and experimentation.

This position provides cyber and SSE acumen and experience to ensure consistency within SAF/AQR and works with key stakeholders to interpret DoD policy for DAF implementation.

***This position is contingent upon contract award and is expected to begin July 2023***

What you'll be doing:

    • Typically works on high-visibility or mission critical aspects of a given program and performs all functional duties independently. May oversee the efforts of less senior staff and/or be responsible for the efforts of all staff assigned to a specific job
    • Study, analyze, and provide recommendations on requirements, acquisition strategies, program documentation, program phase transition plans, supplemental information, and program execution
    • Provide impartial assessments of programs approaching milestone decisions and of prime Contractor technical and operational issues
    • Research and provide technical analysis for the preparation of programmatic documentation and responses to Congressional, DoD, Air Force Secretariat, and/or Air Staff
    • Assess policy requirements and developing policy and procedures governing the interaction of Assurance in Software Engineering (ASE) into all acquisition phases of lifecycle management and sustainment of AF weapon systems
    • Plan and coordinate ASE of weapon system Platform Information Technology (PIT) policy plans to include strategic planning, capital planning, and investment control, workforce planning, standards development, resource management, knowledge management, architecture, infrastructure planning and management, as well as auditing
    • Plan and coordinate policy development for the R&D, acquisition, implementation, and integration of CSRS techniques into software supporting operations in all phases of life cycle management and sustainment of AF weapon systems
    • Review existing and proposed policy documents that have Cyber Resiliency sections or possibly impact AF enterprise ASE policy or have S&T implications
    • Provide ASE expertise especially on weapon system Platform Information Systems (PIS) and Embedded Systems guidance to develop, implement, and evaluate actions to improve the cyber security and resiliency of operational software
    • Establish and promote consistency across validated security and resiliency software in support of operational systems-level requirements CONOPS and architectures and ensures all program technical activities are consistent with these system- level baseline documents
    • Review program technical approaches to identify PIT and Embedded systems where integration of material solutions or TTP for operational software improves cyber security and resiliency of the entire system
    • Review acquisition programs for integration and technical changes to programs to achieving better software security and resiliency
    • Make ties between technology gaps and S&T efforts
    • Provide advice for use of S&T efforts to future force
    • Handle confidential and classified (Secret/TS-SCI) information, correspondence, and communications

What you'll need:

    • MA/MS; 12 years relevant work experience may be substituted for a MA/MS degree. BA/BS degree plus 8 years relevant work experience may be substituted for a MA/MS degree.
    • Years of experience: >10
    • Relevant experience in systems engineering, intelligence, and DoD acquisitions required
    • Proficiency in computer-based communication/office IT tools and ability to learn software packages used by the DAF
    • Ability to communicate technical ideas for non-technical people to be able to understand
    • TS/SCI Security Clearance
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices based on race, sex, age, disability, veteran status, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring, and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items. EEO/AAP, M, F, V, D