Senior Systems Engineer Hypersonics

Huntsville, AL |Full Time
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Position Description

Dynetics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, is seeking a passionate, detailed-oriented problem-solver to serve as the Senior Systems Engineer to support the Multi-Service Advanced Capability Hypersonics Test Bed (MACH-TB) Flight Test Program as part of the Advanced Materials Product Group. With offices across the United States engaging in the defense, space, cyber and commercial fields, Dynetics provides responsive, cost-effective engineering, scientific and IT solutions.

The focus of the MACH-TB Program is to develop rapid cadence, affordable flight-testing capabilities to quickly advance the hypersonic glide vehicle Technology Readiness Level. As an integral member of the MACH-TB Team, the successful candidate will leverage systems engineering practices and tools to identify challenges and formulate candidate solutions within complex, highly interdependent hardware systems and programs. The Systems Engineer will develop and implement the Systems Engineering Master Plan (SEMP), manage all deliverable processes, plans, documents, and map requirements from specification to verification methods. The Systems Engineer will work closely with the Chief Engineer and Program Management to lead the Systems Engineering team in application of systems engineering standard processes and best practices to an existing workflow to efficiently:

  • Derive System requirements from Task Order, Specifications and Test Plans
  • Provide verification and traceability of deliverables back to System Requirements
  • Identify, track, plan and execute mitigations of program risks
  • Participate the development of test plans and process improvements
  • Facilitate configuration management of the technical data package
  • This position may support additional programs beyond MACH-TB and will balance multiple activities including, but not limited to:
  • Perform quality-checks of systems engineering activities
  • Develop and track Key Performance Parameters (KPPs) and Key System Attributes (KSAs), track requirement allocation, current status, and projected values of critical Technical Performance Measurements
  • Develop and maintain a clear understanding of overall system interdependencies and interfaces
  • Work directly with Management and other functional teammates to include engineering, quality, finance, security, and planning and control
  • Implement creative solutions to ensure program requirements are upheld
  • Mitigate and resolve risks
  • Perform other related job duties as required
  • Travel to supplier sites as required (20% - 30%)

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited institution with 8+ years or Master Degree with 5+ years applicable experience
  • Experience with hardware development programs
  • Experience with system level requirements
  • Experience with subsystem/system integration and test
  • Detailed understanding of the top-down systems engineering process for architecture development and bottoms-up verification
  • Experience applying systems engineering practices in flexible and creative ways to support programs with unique developmental constraints
  • Demonstrates solid understanding and intuition of the functionality and interdependency of complex physical systems
  • Ability to derive requirements for complex mechanical systems and production flows
  • Ability to stay focused and succeed in high-stress, dynamic, and fast paced environments
  • Strong communication and attention to detail
  • Organizational skills to document work and interface with team members to ensure flow of information
  • Candidate must be a resident of North Alabama area or willing to relocate to the Huntsville – North Alabama area
  • Candidate must be a US Citizen and possess (and be able to maintain) a Final Top Secret/SSBI Clearance or meet the eligibility to obtain (and be able to maintain) a Final Top Secret Clearance
  • Must be able to travel up to 30%

Other Qualifications

The ideal candidate would possess:

  • A current DOD Top Secret clearance
  • Experience performing risk management, test planning and/or proposal development
  • Experience with prototype production efforts

Security Requirements

Candidate must be a US Citizen and possess (and be able to maintain) a Final Top Secret/SSBI Clearance or meet the eligibility to obtain (and maintain) a Final Top Secret Clearance.

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COVID Response

In order to enter Dynetics facilities in the U.S. and to attend Dynetics events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated or have an approved exemption on file for COVID-19. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC.

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