Principal Systems Engineer

Sterling Heights, MI

Posted: 06/02/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Industry: Defense/Government Job Number: 23-00496

Job Description

We are currently looking for an experienced Model-Based Systems Engineer to support our Combat Vehicle and Naval Guns International Product Lines and assume a lead role. This role can be on-site or hybrid on-site (50% or more on-site) and will be on a 9/80 schedule with every other Friday off.

  • Lead or support systems engineering tasks such as requirements development and management, architecture development, interface development, formal decisions and trade studies, and system design development, specialty engineering integration, and verification and validation.
  • Develop and manage subsystem and component level performance specifications by managing requirements in a requirements repository.
  • Create and maintain requirements traceability in the requirements repository.
  • Develop and maintain requirements verification and compliance and supporting artifacts.
  • Lead and facilitate architecture development of assigned system, subsystems, and components.
  • Support requirements decomposition analysis to help drive concept architectures and system characteristics. Support compliance assessments.
  • Lead development and maintenance of interface requirements and interface design information for assigned sub-system, system and components.
  • Document concept design decisions and support generating System/Subsystem Design Descriptions (SSDDs) and capability assessments.
  • Coordinate and facilitate formal decisions and trade studies to drive design and document results.
  • Provide Systems Engineering input to support vehicle level Systems Engineering activities and program milestone reviews.
  • Support the execution and monitoring of cost, schedule, risk, and Contract Data Requirement List (CDRL) delivery.
  • Coordinate Systems Engineering (SE) activities within assigned team IPTs and Specialty Engineering POCs to help influence the design.

Required Skills/ Knowledge:
  • Familiarity with Department of Defense Architecture (DoDAF).
  • Experience with DOORS requirements management tool.
  • Systems engineering experience performing requirements analysis, derivation, and allocation, and translating requirements to viable concepts and design solutions within applicable constraints.
  • Experience developing architecture concepts and evaluating alternatives.
  • Ability to balance system design considering system usage concept of operations (CONOPS), performance, constraints, and logistics concerns
  • Ability to plan, conduct and document complex trade studies.
  • Ability to generate System/Subsystem Design Descriptions (SSDDs) and capability assessments per the program statement of work (SOW).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Skills Preferred:
  • Experience with military vehicle systems.
  • Logical architecture experience, including the development of use cases.
  • Experience in Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), including SysML methodology and tools like Cameo.
  • Familiarity with Department of Defense Architecture (DoDAF).
  • Experience with DOORS requirements management tool.
  • Have and maintain INCOSE Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) certification.
  • Leadership and mentoring of younger engineers.

Experience Required:
Experience with requirement derivation, allocation and management.

Experience Preferred:
  • Experience with military vehicle systems.
  • Logical architecture experience, including development of use cases.

Education Required:
Bachelor' s degree in engineering or closely related field and 4+ year' s relevant experience is required.

Education Preferred:
Bachelor' s degree in Aerospace Engineering or Electrical Engineering with a Master' s degree in Systems Engineering.

This assignment is a US Government Contract which requires all applicants to be US Citizens.

No third-party applicants will be considered. If you are a third-party contracting company, please do not respond to this position.

Meet Your Recruiter

Crisi Mintz

Crisi Mintz joined the Contract Professionals, Inc. team as a Technical Recruiter in January 2023, in order to support efforts to bring the Arizona recruitment team to scale.

A Zillow 5-Star Premier Agent, Crisi has been a licensed realtor for more than 15 years. During her career in real estate, her fiduciary responsibilities included residential, commercial, and investor clients for complex real estate transitions. She also facilitated timely closings, conducted complex negotiations, developed and executed marketing strategies, and managed budgets. Throughout her career, Crisi developed a reputation as an expert salesperson and master problem solver.

This is not Crisi’s first time at Contract Professionals, Inc. Crisi first joined the Contract Professionals, Inc. team in 1993. She was recruited by the management team to sit on the “Operations Action Team” in pursuit of ISO-9000. 

Crisi holds BA in Business Administration from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.

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