Systems Engineer SME

    • Job Tracking ID: 85342-299977
    • Job Location: El Segundo, CA
    • Job Level: Senior Level
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: February 29, 2020
    • Years of Experience: 15+
    • Starting Date: February 3, 2020
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Job Description:

Sigmatech is seeking a Systems Engineer SME to provide technical, project, and managerial leadership of a systems engineering team defining the next generation of space communication systems supporting Air Force Military Satellite Communications in Los Angeles, CA.

Responsibilities of the Systems Engineer SME include:

  • Support Systems Engineering & Integration activities in a multidisciplinary and collaborative environment.
    Support the systems engineering process to ensure activities are coordinated, scheduled and planned across a Military Satellite Communications (MILSATCOM) Program.
  • Interface and collaborate with SE&I team members, contractors, government civilians and members of the USAF.
  • Lead and support several working groups responsible for leading technical discussion, resolve and identify risk, requirement gaps, developing briefings, writing and tracking action items, and authoring meeting minutes.
  • Apply Model Based System Engineering to support development of the program technical baselines
  • Analyze system requirements that define the technical baseline and verification of the technical baseline
  • Work with Government and contractor personnel to close gaps in flow of customer requirements down through the system and component levels
  • Lead and supporting Government/Contractor Working Group meetings—by creating briefings, leading discussion, and writing minutes to resolve risks, requirement gaps, and action items
  • Review proposed changes to the technical baseline for impacts to capabilities and to cross-stakeholder integration concerns
  • Facilitate review of program documents by providing comments, compiling other reviewer comments, and working with contractor to adjudicate the comments
  • Serve as a subject matter expert to assess technical issues and to prepare briefings to U.S. Air Force management
  • Support management of risks, issues, interdependencies, identifying schedule disconnects and conflicts, developing action plans for resolution, and assisting the Government in executing selected solutions


Experience and Skills:

Required Skills:
BS from an accredited university in Engineering, preferably Electrical or Aeronautical  No online degrees accepted.
Knowledge of the MILSATCOM LDR and XDR waveform and protocols
Proficient in using Dynamic Object-Oriented Requirements System (DOORS)
Strong interpersonal skills, communication (oral and written), and presentation skills
Proficient in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
Preferred Skills:
PhD in Engineering
Management qualifications, such as MBA or PMP
Systems engineering certifications, such as ESEP, CSEP, OCSMP
Required Experience:
15+ years' demonstrated experience with space or aeronautical systems engineering & integration programs and projects
15+ years' working in a collaborative team environment developing technical baseline/systems specification, verification or analysis using engineering applications and simulation models
10+ years' experience with MILSATCOM, such as MILSTAR, AEHF, EPS, TSAT, WGS, FAB-T terminal programs
Experience working with military or DoD civilian clients
US Citizenship and active DoD Secret Clearance is required in order to be considered for this position
Preferred Experience:
Experience with ground and airborne systems, such as terminals and networks
Experience with communication satellite/terminal performance analyses, link budgets and interfaces