Principal Systems Engr - Integration and Test Lead - Military veterans preferred

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  full-time   employee

San Diego
United States

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Principal or Senior Principal Systems Engineer
Systems Engineering Integration and Test Lead for Ship Self Defense System (SSDS)

An opportunity exists within SVTAD's Seapower and Sensor Systems Department (SSS) in San Diego California for a Senior Principal Systems Engineer.

IDS Engineering’s Systems Validation, Test and Analysis Directorate (SVTAD) is the central focus for integration, test and validation activities across all IDS programs. SVTAD employees provide the expertise to ensure customer success through the development and execution of innovative and comprehensive test, verification, and validation strategies, processes, tools and techniques. SVTAD employees are involved in all aspects of test including: design-for-test, integration, subsystem and component level testing through sell-off of IDS ' most sophisticated systems and technologies.

Opportunities currently exist within SVTAD's Seapower and Sensor Systems Department in San Diego CA. The Seapower and Sensors Systems Department (SSS) provides expertise in the integration, validation, and sell off for various naval defense programs within IDS. SSS Engineers are involved in all aspects of the Integrated Product Development System (IPDS) cycle. SSS engineers have ownership authority to ensure that individual items are integrated and perform as expected as well as ensuring that the system can be sold off. In San Diego CA some of the programs SVTAD SSS supports are the Ship Self Defense System (SSDS), GPS-based Position, Navigation and Timing Service (GPNTS), Landing Platform Dock (LPD) programs and the Total Ship Activation of the first of class USS Zumwalt DDG-1000.

Join this highly visible team and perform technically challenging assignments which will directly contribute to protecting our nation and our war fighters.

Job Description:

The Systems Engineering SSDS Integration and Test Lead will lead the SSDS Test Team. Responsibilities include;

  • Shape the vision and lead the transformation of SSDS Integration and Test into a scaled agile development framework
  • Responsible for establishing test and integration approach to include continuous integration and automated test.
  • Work with Chief Product Owner in an Agile environment to plan the test objectives for each increment
  • Coordinate with Combat System Integration Lab in Portsmouth, RI, to plan and execute test and integration events with other combat system elements.
  • Collaborate with RTN and Navy Engineering Leads and Program Management to ensure Test Program alignment.
  • Review program status, execute corrective actions, and assist the PMO in all areas related to System Integration and Test including Planning, Integration and Verification leading to a successful Formal Qualification Test (FQT).
  • Extensive collaboration and interaction with Program Managers, Chief Engineer, Chief Product Owner, CPT Leads, Managers, and other Engineering Leaders to achieve program objectives.
  • Monitor all EACs, Earned Value and provide inputs to SVTAD tracking book to ensure program execution meets or exceeds program execution expectations.
  • Proactively contribute to the performance of the program, product solutions, and interdependent execution.
  • SSDS Program Point of Contact for all Integration and Test activities, supporting program and customer reviews.

Required Skills:

  • 8 years of Engineering experience working System Level Integration and Test with 6 years as a Test Lead and at least 2 years of that in a System Level Integration and Test Agile environment.
  • Experience with Program Start-up and Planning
  • Extensive experience with DOORs for Requirements traceability and sell-off.
  • Extensive experience with Test Automation and automated data analysis.
  • Strong communication skills with ability to communicate effectively up, across and down
  • Ability to work in an environment with ever changing priorities and effectively communicate to the program office, customer, and Integration and Test Team to maintain alignment and drive required change.
  • Active Secret clearance
Desired Skills:

  • Experience leading cultural change
  • Experience transitioning legacy program to scaled agile development framework
  • Experience with SSDS or other Combat Management Systems.Knowledge of process improvement methodologies.
  • Experience in preparing Estimates at Completion (EAC) and proposal bidding.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Building a high performing team environment
  • Master’s degree in Engineering or related discipline
  • Required Education:
    Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Science, Mathematics, or related engineering disciplines.

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