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Sr. Systems Engineer - Secret Clearance Required - 27840 in Arlington, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 3/20/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description


This position provides Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) and acquisition support to Program Executive Officer Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO IWS) 3A, the STANDARD Missile program office in the area of surface Navy weapons systems development and integration. This position has a fair level of autonomy to take a new development project under a government manager and help get it off the ground.  The position is located in Crystal City, VA.


Works directly with technical personnel, industry, and government project managers in the planning and execution of technical and programmatic activities on projects related to system and product development. Employs existing guidelines and instructions, guidance from higher-level engineers and managers, experience, and independent judgment to plan and accomplish task objectives.

Applies advanced technical concepts, techniques, and procedures to support a project team in the development of technical systems. Identifies and documents project functional requirements. Organizes a proposed project into the tasks and activities needed to solve the problems being addressed. Manages schedules to meet completion dates and technical specifications. May provide technical guidance and oversight to lower level technical staff. Prepares and reviews input to technical reports, status reports, letters, technical memoranda, contract reports and formal briefings.  Support project financial planning and execution.

Prepares and provides formal briefings to the staff and project sponsors. Leads technical discussions at project review sessions and in negotiations with the project sponsor.

Complies with applicable quality and security procedures in the performance of duties.

Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline and 5-7 or more years’ systems engineering & integration and/or DoD acquisition experience required.

Active Secret clearance within two years of time of hiring is required. Top Secret clearance eligibility is desired.

Experience with systems engineering and DoD acquisition in support of surface or undersea systems and/or weapons required.

Knowledge of Navy surface weapons systems is strongly desired.

Experience supporting a DoD acquisition program is desired.

Test and Evaluation (T&E) understanding/experience is desired.

Effective customer and organizational level communication, presentation and interpersonal skills as well as strong standard office application software skills is required.

Diversity Statement

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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