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Submarine Signatures Expert - Military veterans preferred

KMS Solutions LLC (
Defense Contracting


  full-time   employee

Washington Dc
District of Columbia
United States

KMS Solutions, LLC is a technical management/solutions company that specializes in engineering, analysis, and cyber security. Founded in 2005, KMS is a certified small business with over a decade and a half of experience supporting the Department of Defense as well as many other departments and programs critical to our Nations security and well-being.

*You must have an Active Secret clearance to be considered*

KMS Solutions LLC is seeking a motivated engineer to provide systems engineering, and sound propagation and signatures expertise, and programmatic support to one of our customers with the U.S. Navy in the Washington, DC area.

General Duties

Provide engineering and systems engineering support to the program office
Prepare and execute environmental documentation for exercises as it required by U.S law
Recommend course of action(s) for unexpected technical and programmatic issues related to RDT&E
Generate Acquisition documentation for Milestone Reviews
Perform technical planning, cost, schedule, risk, supportability and effectiveness analysis for total systems; analyses performed at concept, design, test, evaluation and operational phases
Review and develop analytical and technical input needed in order to evaluate documentation and development of briefs to ensure accurate, timely and essential information is proved to decision makers
Prepare Unclassified and Classified briefs for audiences up to and including the Flag level
Provide Systems Engineering and Ship Design technical on-site support for PMS397 COLUMBIA Class Signatures Systems Integration Team Manager. Responsible for review of various types of shipbuilder engineering design products (diagram changes, technical reports, specifications, procedures), consolidation of government comments/recommendations and development of government responses. Responsibilities include:
Conduct technical review of engineering design products (diagram changes, technical reports, specifications, procedures, drawings) and GFI (Government Furnished Information) in order to support identification of acoustic impacts and deficiencies.
Provide technical briefings and recommendations of reviewed engineering design products in order to support the SEA05P1 Acoustic Technical Warrant Holder (TWH) and the Signature System Integration Team (SSIT) design decision process.
Develop coherent consolidated engineering technical responses in order to identify actions necessary for resolution of acoustic deficiencies.
Develop and manage routing and signatures for official PMS397 correspondence
Archive relevant engineering technical information and SSIT responses to ensure proper documentation of Objective Qualitative Evidence (OQE).
Maintain tracking matrix to support prioritization that allows for timely completion of reviewed engineering design products.
Stern Area System Integrated Product Team Support
Attend UK Meetings - Polaris Sales Agreement Task Support
Education and Required/Preferred Experience:

A Final Secret Clearance is required to be considered for this position.
A BS in Systems Engineering, Acoustics, or a related engineering or science degree is required (see below).
Five years of related technical experience working within a DoD Program Office or Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA); Submarine design, production and/or operational experience is desired.
Ability to understand and succinctly summarize, communicate, and document technical issues.
The ability to use a variety of software products (e.g. MS Office).
Must be articulate in oral and written presentations; possess high organizational skills and the ability to multi-task to meet deadlines. Must be a self-starter, possess excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work directly with various government and contractor representatives to complete assigned tasks in a timely and professional manner independently or with minimal supervision.
Work experience in the Navy and specifically within Team Submarine or on board submarines is a plus and may compensate for not meeting degree requirements.
Periodic travel (<10%) to vendor sites may be required.

Full vaccination against COVID-19, and compliance with the Company's vaccination verification procedures, is required for this position, unless the individual is legally entitled to a reasonable accommodation.

KMS Solutions, LLC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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