YEARS OF RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
The position requires 15+ equivalent years of experience in systems engineering and analysis. Specific experience with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), especially with the System Wide Information Management (SWIM) program is highly desired. Experience with other Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) systems engineering for major systems within the Department of Defense, or other federal agencies is also desired. A Master’s degree or PhD is desired and may count for additional years of experience.
Individual will perform a wide variety of systems engineering analyses to include, Requirements development & analysis, investment, and other analyses for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other potential clients in support of mission-critical systems acquisition activities. Individuals must be able to perform systems engineering analyses on systems and software engineering documentation and artifacts (e.g. Systems Specifications Document, Software System Specifications, etc.).
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Support strategic mission, program mission and investment analysis activities.
Develop operational concepts and their translation into NextGen capabilities, operational improvements, and performance requirements.
Record and track system requirements and update requirements and other systems engineering documents
Develop, analyze, and decompose system requirements
Assist in requirements definition and decomposition
Develop and assess system and program alternatives
Support operational and development analysis, technology evolution plans and transition strategies and be able to identify and assess systems alternative solutions, gaps, shortfalls and risks.
Participate in project teams with process owners, developers and architects on design and implementation.
Participate in design reviews, program reviews and technical interchange meetings.
work with program staff to ensure that requirements development is aligned with system development activities.
Contribute effectively to working groups through oral and written communication and foster cooperative working relationships.
Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in engineering, math, or related scientific field. A Master’s degree or PhD is strongly desired.
Expertise in all aspects of the Systems Engineering and Software Development Life Cycle relevant to FAA systems
Extensive and detailed knowledge of FAA NAS systems, investment analysis, solution development & implementation, and engineering practices
High level of proficiency with MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Project and other MS Office Products.
Proficiency in performing accurate and well documented function point analysis
Strong analytical background and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Must be comfortable making presentations, including to C-Level clients.
Extensive experience managing client relationships.
Federal Government systems engineering, specifically related to large systems acquisition within the FAA.
Must be a US citizen or a legal resident for three of the past five years.
Must meet eligibility requirements for a US Public Trust security clearance.
Travel Available for occasional travel