Chief Engineer

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Contingent Hire
Praxis Inc. engineers aerospace capabilities for problems of national interest. Our core competencies are system engineering, mechanical and electrical systems, spaceflight qualification and testing, software engineering, cybersecurity, robotics, and program management. We solve challenging problems, provide competitive salaries, and offer excellent benefits. Looking for a career with purpose? Come and join the Praxis team!


    • You will serve as chief technical advisor to the PM, DPM, and others
    • You will coordinate and chair meetings of various working groups and lead infusion of technologies into performance of TOs
    • You will Lead activities and reporting
    • Leverage teammates for their “best and brightest” in or outside of the contract to bring continuous improvement and innovation to the contract
    • Recommend new technologies and oversees new technology infusion
    • Work closely with assistant chief technologists and chief technologist on proposed new technologies

Required Qualifications

    • MS and 10+ years’ experience, or BS and 20+ years’ experience. Degree must be in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM), from a regionally accredited institution
    • Professional engineering certification and/or similar (Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act Level 3 Systems Engineering Certification)
    • Member of professional engineering and/or aerospace societies
    • Demonstration of continued education
    • 10+ years systems engineering experience related to Department of Defense & major space systems/programs
    • Prior military or civil service experience supporting the space and/or intelligence community
    • Experience developing and maintaining an integrated baseline to capture the architecture, performance, utility, and costs associated with programs (operational, in development, and future)
    • Experience analyzing system level and system-of-systems level requirements, needs, and capabilities
    • Experience exploring opportunities for integration as well as for migrating into new and emerging technologies and concepts from multiple organizations within the community
    • Experience identifying integration opportunities across the community including the integration of space with non-space (terrestrial, maritime, and air) capabilities

Required Knowledge

    • Experience leading and/or managing, or providing technical oversight of engineering activities in a functional specialty relating to the design, development, fabrication, installation, modification, sustainment, and/or analysis of systems or systems components
    • Experience ensuring appropriate systems engineering technical and technical management processes are properly applied to functional specialty activities that support IPT environments
    • 10+ years systems engineering experience related to Department of Defense & major space systems/programs

Required Skills

    • Experience directing several supervisors or team leaders
    • Experience providing subject matter expert support for engineering reviews
    • Experience collaborating with external systems engineering organizations
    • Experience identifying, supporting, and directing a broad range of technical efforts requiring highly specialized and diverse personnel
    • Experience briefing senior officers
US Citizenship Required:

Eligibility to Obtain a DoD Security Clearance Required for this Position:
Yes, current Top Secret/SCI clearance or adjudication within the last 2 years. Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation, a background check, a drug screen, and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Only US citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

Yes; 5% or less

Position Contingent upon Award of Contract:

Relocation Assistance:

Praxis Benefits:
Praxis offers a stable work environment, a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package; including ESOP participation, 401k Plan, Flexible Work Schedules, Tuition Reimbursement, Co-Sponsored Health Plan, Paid Leave and much more.

Applying to Praxis:
Only those candidates invited for an interview will be contacted. Praxis will not sponsor applicants for work visas. Employment at Praxis is contingent upon the successful completion of a comprehensive background check and security investigation. Praxis is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected class.

Praxis Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Technology Service Corporation.