ZUMWALT Navy Destroy Senior Systems Engineer - Military veterans preferred

SAIC (www.saic.com)


  full-time   employee

District of Columbia
United States



SAIC is looking for a ZUMWALT Navy Destroy Senior Systems Engineer.  The candidate will provide PEO IWS 9.0 Headquarters support for enterprise DDG 1000 TSCE/Integrated Combat System efforts, including programmatic, technical, and financial monitoring support. Prepare high level program briefs, coordinate meetings, monitor schedules and coordinate across all applicable IWS Participating Acquisition Resource Managers (PARMs) to support and monitor a DDG 1000 Ship Integration and Test program and transition from development to fleet maintenance and modernization as the three ships of this class transition to the active fleet.  Prepare and present executive level briefs for flag level meetings and senior executives as it relates to the DDG 1000 program.  Interface with stakeholders and parties responsible for (or those that support) activities such as Program Manager Representatives (PMR), Engineering Change Control Board (ECCB) members, PEO Ships, Naval Surface Warfare Centers, NAVSEA 05, Combat System Port Engineers, SEA 21, PEO C4I, relevant PARMs who manage the various weapon and C4I systems being installed and PEO IWS stakeholder directorates outside of PEO IWS 9.0.  Draft required technical and program correspondence, develop meeting agendas and records of discussion and other documents in accordance with standard formats and protocols. Support Program Objective Memoranda (POM) technical issue paper development and PEO oversight documentation/reporting, program management related documents, ensuring alignment with requisite stakeholders and program guidance/priorities. May require interface with ship’s force or afloat staffs to ensure fleet requirements are addressed throughout development and lifecycle sustainment. Monitor status reports and maintain awareness with respect to activities relating to ship lifecycle program milestones and TSCE activation/modernization.  Support Combat System Software integration.  Monitor efforts between shipbuilder, PARMs, and the Program Office (PEO IWS 9.0) to ensure schedules and milestones are kept.  Help develop solutions to complex technical problems that require Combat System or subject matter expertise.


Required Qualifications: 

BS degree and 3+ years of experience.  Active Secret Clearance.

  • Four year college degree (prefer BS in engineering, technical field or scientific discipline (or equivalent certifications)  
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) are required with various levels of the Navy and Industry. Tact and diplomacy in demeanor are essential.
  • Self-starting and disciplined work ethic
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and provide responsive technical support in a dynamic and complex organization/team environment
  • Proficient in MS Office software suite
  • Experience serving on US Navy combatant ships in a Combat System related rating or junior officer billet OR at least two years serving in a program office, shipyard or field activity supporting the development or maintenance of US Navy Combat Systems
  • Understanding of shipbuilding processes and schedules
  • Familiarity with PEO IWS organization, NAVSEA Field Activities and PARM relationships


Desired Qualifications:

  • Ship Combat System computing architecture/interfaces and cyber security
  • Knowledge of DoD Programming, Planning and Budget Process (POM development)
  • Systems engineering expertise
  • DoD acquisition experience/knowledge and familiarity with the Federal/DoD Acquisition Requirements (FAR/DFAR)
  • Project Management background/certification
  • Shipyard planning and waterfront expertise.

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