Systems Engineer, Associate Principal - 36643 in Syracuse, NY at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 6/10/2021

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Job Description

Systems Engineer,  Associate Principal

Alion is currently seeking a highly self-motivated Systems Engineer to join our Tactical Sensor Systems team in Syracuse, NY. We are looking for a candidate who can make an immediate impact as part of the research and development, integration, test and manufacturing team. In this role, you will work with a group of highly-skilled engineers and support personnel to design, debug, develop and productize complex electro-mechanical devices for military applications.  You will have the ability to bring additional depth and expertise to our rapid prototyping capabilities.

The Systems Engineer must be a “big-picture” thinker with the ability to ensure a multi-disciplinary team designs, develops, and delivers products with a focus on the end-user/customer.  The Lead Systems Engineer will be expected to regularly interface with and coordinate the efforts of multi-disciplinary teams of software, digital, hardware, mechanical and product engineers.

The System Engineer must have experience deriving system level requirements from customers and flowing down requirements to each sub-system. Additionally, the Lead Systems Engineer will perform model and simulation of complex embedded systems, integration on hardware, interface with external vendors and customers, attend customer tests and demonstrations, and contribute to the mentoring of younger engineers.  The Lead Systems Engineer will be expected to provide inputs to labor estimates, white-paper submissions, and technical writing sections for proposals.

Characteristics of a successful candidate include attention to detail, creativity, focus on customer expectation, willingness to work outside comfort-zone, effective written and presentation skills. The Lead Systems Engineer will receive mentorship from Principal Engineers who will aid in career growth and development.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Bachelor’s degree in the field of Electrical Computer Engineering or similar with 10+ years of industry experience.

A team player with the demonstrated ability to participate in cross-functional teams and communicate and coordinate work as one team with common goals

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including a demonstrated ability to interact effectively with customers, suppliers, management, and peers.

Experience in requirements derivation, traceability matrices, developing Unit Test procedures.

Experience working with embedded systems with FPGA-based architectures. Experience with both the analog and digital domains of complex RF and control systems. Experience using lab equipment to aid in design and integration and test.

Experience with MATLAB for modeling and simulation with Simulink experience as a plus.  Familiarity with Python or LabVIEW for rapid prototyping features and automating testing.  

Ability to analyze complex functions, procedures, and problems to find creative, logical and effective solutions. 

Knowledge in the area of electo-mechanical design, environmental analysis, concept creation, rapid-prototyping, and fabrication a plus

Ability to provide task break-down, duration estimates, project milestones during project planning.  Ability to provide inputs to technical leads and project managers on programmatic and technical deliverables during program execution.

Security Clearance Requirements: Must be a U.S. citizen. Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Existing SECRET clearance is a plus.  

Security Clearance: None


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