Lead Systems Engineer - 28504 in Fort Belvoir, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 8/29/2019

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Position Summary:

The Electrical Engineer (prefer Electro-Optical Engineering specialty or EE with experience with Electro-Optical sensors) will work onsite at Product Manager Ground Sensors (PMGS, Fort Belvoir Virginia) and will provide technical expertise for the development and maturation of the PMGS technology portfolio; with primary focus on the successful development/interface/integration (optical/electrical) of 3GENFLIR technology into combat vehicle platforms (Abrams, Bradley, etc.).  A Systems Engineer with EO/IR experience with FLIR in army ground platforms (Abrams, Bradley): specifically 2nd GEN FLIR or 3GEN FLIR would be acceptable.

The PMGS technology portfolio includes Third Generation FLIR (3GEN FLIR); Second Generation FLIR; Long Range Advanced Scout Surveillance System (LRAS3); Vehicle Optics Sensor System (VOSS); the Driver’s Vision Enhancer (DVE); Intelligent ground systems (IGSs); Unattended ground sensors (UGSs); Gunshot Detection System (GDS);  Boomerang Generation III (BG III) ; Close Access Target Reconnaissance (CATR); and the Unattended Transient Acoustic MASINT System (UTAMS)

Job Duties:

  • Works directly with senior technical personnel (government and contractor) and stakeholder program managers in the planning and execution of technical activities related to 3GENFLIR. 
  • Employs existing guidelines and instructions, guidance, experience, and independent judgment to plan and accomplish task objectives.
  • Studies, reviews, and makes recommendations with respect to the electro-optical maturity of 3GENFLIR technologies under development for integration and operation on combat vehicles. 
  • Reviews contractor products (ICDs, design documents, test documents, etc.) and makes recommendations with respect to compliance to government specifications and requirements.
  • Identifies and documents project functional requirements.
  • Defines and organizes projects into the tasks and activities needed to solve the problems being addressed.
  • Defines and reviews Engineering Change Proposals (ECPs) for Government and contractor requirement documents.
  • Identifies and recommends verification testing methodologies for Electro-Optical sensors.
  • Schedules work to meet completion dates and technical specifications.
  • Prepares and reviews input to technical reports, status reports, letters, technical memoranda, contract reports and formal briefings.  
  • Authors and co-authors technical reports.
  • Leads technical discussions at project review sessions.
  • Complies with applicable quality and security procedures in the performance of duties.
  • Provides recommendations for improvements to existing quality systems, procedures, and guidelines.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Optics
  • At least five years of work experience in a relevant environment that provided significant exposure to 3GEN FLIR or very similar component technologies.
  • Must have ACTIVE Secret Clearance
  • Competence working in a systems engineering environment, with a demonstrated understanding of how their specific skill sets and competencies must integrate with others in the larger whole to produce sophisticated sensor systems that work.




Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.  Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply.  Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information

U.S. Citizenship Required.

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