Chief Systems Engineer - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

District of Columbia
United States


Job Description:

  • Performs Systems Engineering activities related to Information Technology or Engineering including: concept of operations formulation, requirements definition, analysis and engineering, system architecture, system analysis and design, interface and data architectures, validation and verification, systems integration, system & op. performance analysis, Life cycle cost analysis & estimation, decision analysis and physical configuration analysis (PCA) .
  • Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.
  • Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software or engineering specifications.
  • Provides specific, detailed information for selection, implementation techniques, and tools for the most efficient solution to meet business needs, including present and future capacity requirements.
  • From an information technology perspective, may be concerned with floor layout, power & cooling, data storage, infrastructure management, backup, monitoring, operating systems, directory services, identity management, access management, and automation.
  • Applies advanced technical principles, theories, and concepts.
  • Contributes to development of new principles and concepts.
  • Participates with senior managers to establish strategic plans and objectives.
  • Recommends/makes decisions on administrative or project work matters and ensures effective achievement of program, project, or organizational objectives.
  • Works on unusually complex technical problems and provides solutions which are highly innovative and ingenious.
  • Works under consultative direction toward pre-determined long-range goals and objectives. Assignments are often self-initiated.
  • Determine and pursue courses of action necessary to obtain desired results.
  • Work checked through consultation and agreement with others rather than by formal review of supervisor.
  • Exercises independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.




  • Develops advanced technological ideas and guides their development into a final product.
  • Erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically results in failure to achieve critical organizational objectives and affect image of organization's technological capability.
  • Serves as organization spokesperson on advanced projects and/or programs.
  • Acts as adviser to management and customers on advanced technical research studies and applications.



  • Possess a Bachelor’s Degree or Higher in Management, Computer Science, Information Technology or related field and a minimum of ten years of experience with the management of an enterprise System/Software Engineering program or equivalent
  • 14+ years of experience
  • Extensive Experience in Agile development as well as Waterfall
  • Experience leading large systems engineer efforts for FAA or similar entities
  • Experience leading and coordinating efforts of other sensor systems engineering professionals
  • Experience with managing under a rigorous System Engineering process System Development, Deployment, In Service Management in a mission critical environment
  • Must be an independent self-starter with strong initiative
  • Must have strong writing / reporting and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to perform in a high-pressure fast- paced environment
  • Must be able to quickly learn and apply new tools and technologies
  • Must be flexible in a constantly changing business landscape
  • Must have strong customer service orientation



  • Active Public Trust L5 Security Clearance
  • Agile or DevOps certification (+)
  • Experience with Development and Deployment of FAA NAS systems (+)
  • Demonstrated experience briefing senior leaders
  • Demonstrated experience with Risk Analysis
  • Knowledge of cloud computing technologies, business drivers, and emerging computing trends
  • Experience with multi-tiered application environments with SQL, Web services, Web API, HTML5, and XML development