AERO Systems Engineer
Darkblade Systems, LLC

Aberdeen, Maryland

Posted in Consultancy


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Overview

Darkblade Systems, an Intrepid Solutions company, is a trusted provider of specialized capabilities to priority programs within the defense and intelligence communities, delivering scientific, engineering, technical, operational support and training services. Formed in 2010, Darkblade Systems strives to be a business that puts people first: clients, colleagues, employees, and teammates. Our cleared personnel are experts in the operationalization and deployment of new and emerging technologies.

We are looking for an AERO Systems Engineer to join our team in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Someone successful in this role will be able to perform the duties and responsibilities aligned below.
Responsibilities

  • Performs DOD 5000 lifecycle systems engineering and manages technical activities for development, test, and fielding. Decomposes operational requirements into system functional requirements and technical specifications.
  • Interfaces with members of a multi-disciplinary product team to identify system requirements and oversee system design, development, integration, and product verification testing at the component and system level.
  • Establishes and maintains processes for configuration management of systems. Develops and documents system architecture (DODAF), including critical system interfaces and relevant user cases.
  • Interfaces with stakeholders and OEMs to ensure requirements are met and expected availability and performance levels are achieved. Develops and delivers technical and program briefs to government and contractor personnel at all levels.
  • Provide system engineering support and advice for team integration on new and existing platforms, when required, at system level for cost/schedule/ performance impacts.
  • Interface with all aspects of the team to resolve system engineering issues and actions, to include: tracking user requirements and their translation into system requirements and specifications; providing expertise and direction in the development or modification of new capabilities; providing system engineering support and advice for system integration on new platforms, when required; evaluating project initiatives, designs, and design changes at the system level for cost/schedule/performance impacts.
  • Identify system requirements and work with other engineers and staff to oversee system design, development, integration, and product verification testing at the component and system level.
  • Establish and maintain processes for configuration management of systems.
  • Interface with host platform PMs and vendors to ensure requirements are met and expected availability and performance levels are achieved.
  • Advocate for program performance that meets the requirements of PM SAI System Engineering policy requirements, recommending future direction or projects to management.
  • Originate and deliver technical and program briefs to government and contractor personnel at all levels.
  • Participate in the developing training programs for various sensor systems.
  • Support testing and test planning across the full range of the acquisition life cycle, providing subject matter expertise and technical support for proof of concept, developmental test, operational tests, and factory & acceptance tests.; gather documentation to support field exercises and coordinate with test ranges and support activities.
  • Participate in the developing (creating, reviewing, revising) testing plans for various sensor systems.
  • Conduct, host, lead, and participate in Technical Exchange Meetings on system integration, problems and as needed or required.
  • Provide input to organizational assigned Task orders.
OPERATING HOURS AND EXPECTATIONS:
  • This is a hybrid position with expectations of on-site presence at Client site 2x week (Monday and Tuesday), and as needed based on functions of the work. This expectation is also variable based on travel. Work is to be performed in standard 8 hour shifts, M-F.
TRAVEL:
  • This position anticipates up to 25% travel, both CONUS and OCONUS. Flexibility will be required, as travel may be by short notice request from the Customer.
Qualifications

CLEARANCE: Active and current Secret clearance is required upon application for initial consideration. ***This position is not open for any clearance upgrades, reactivation, or sponsorship.***

EDUCATION:
  • Bachelor's degree in systems, electrical, industrial, or mechanical engineering, or related field.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
  • At least 4 years of related work experience.
  • Understanding of DoD Acquisition and Life-Cycle Management policies and procedures is desired.
  • Must be able to work independently.
  • Must be detail oriented and organized.
  • Must be able to manage multiple projects at one time.
  • Ability to express ideas effectively orally and in writing.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Must have demonstrated experience EO/IR technologies, either as an engineer or as an operator.
  • Experience integrating sensors onto host platforms (preferably airborne) is desired.

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
  • Experience in any capability set is good to have: EOIR, SAR/MTI, SIGINT, EW, etc..
  • Test experience.

Darkblade Systems is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.


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