Systems Engineer, Senior - 31696 in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 1/5/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Alion Science  & Technology is looking for an Systems Engineer with both software and hardware experience to support the F-22 Program Office located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.   Must have experience working within a Special Access Program (SAP). 


  • Agile or Lean development of both hardware and software in a development ops environment
  • Domain experience in aerospace systems to include flight operations, intelligence, sensors and displays. 
  • Familiarity with cyber security issues and crypto requirements including JSIG and Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • Understanding of applying MIL-HDBK-516C, Airworthiness Certification Criteria, to aircraft systems and subsystems.
  • Assist in translating user requirements into weapon system requirements, which will be used to design, develop, fabricate, test, and evaluate weapon systems, subsystems, and equipment for eventual fielding and deployment.
  • Assist with the development of requirements and technology needs into action plans and policies necessary to improve and retain world-class manufacturing, operations, re-manufacturing, and de-militarization/disposal of weapon system capabilities within the USAF.
  • Perform technical/mission analyses of existing and future operational requirements, assist in developing system concepts, and perform technological/trade-off assessments of proposed designs/modifications.
  • Provide rapid response engineering service and support as augmentation to organic resources through in-depth problem identification, impact assessment, and development of corrective actions for critical supportability problems.
  • Perform material solution analyses leading up to design reviews.
  • Support development of draft documentation and presentation materials as requested or necessitated by programmatic constraints based on cost, schedule, and performance.
  • Support, provide the development or review of technical evaluations/plans; engineering studies, reports, and analyses; and acquisition strategies/plans, including but not limited to: ICD; ORD/CDD; CONOPS; CPD; System Requirements Documents; System specifications; Weapon System Prime Contractor/Subcontractor RFPs; System Engineering Plans (SEPs); TEMPs; Acceptance Test Procedures (ATPs); Qualification Test Procedures; program Environmental, Safety, and Occupational Health (ESOH) evaluations; information support plans; Program Protection Plans (PPPs); Information Assurance Strategies; Security Classification Guides (SCGs); alternative live fire T&E plans; Clinger-Cohen Act compliance; Consideration of technology issues; Data management strategies; Chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear survivability assessments; Net-centric data strategies; Spectrum supportability determinations; Technical data rights strategies; Technology readiness assessments; and Manufacturing readiness assessments.
  • Develop and collect technical data and inputs for staff summary packages and executive briefings to support coordination and signature of all associated documents for milestone approvals.
  • Support project team meetings, working groups, and all technical reviews upon request, including, but not limited to: SRR, PDR, CDR, TRR, TCM, TIMs, FCA, PRR, PMR, and other meetings/working groups/reviews as applicable.
  • Analyze equipment and software deficiencies, make recommendations for equipment and software deficiency corrections, and monitor the development, integration, and testing of equipment and software deficiency solutions.
  • Assist the Government in the engineering evaluation of prime and subcontractor recommendations for operational and support issues, such as: Evaluations of Advance Change Study Notices (ACSNs), Engineering Change Proposals (ECPs), Contractor Change Proposals (CCPs), FAA bulletins, modification proposals, Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS), program risk, and related documents.
  • Support the development and evaluation of the IMP, IMS, and systems engineering detailed schedule engineering cost estimates.
  • Perform, as required, an advisory role for program Weapon System Prime Contractor source selections on all engineering-related requirements.
  • Support the F-22 Division in the performance of disciplined engineering activities to assure Operational Safety, Suitability, and Effectiveness (OSS&E) for all products.  Follow the Life Cycle Systems Engineering (LCSE) and OSS&E-related AFIs and all lower level supplements and related documents including applicable OIs.
  • Assist with establishing, implementing, and adhering to LCSE processes to ensure OSS&E compliance is achieved and maintained.  
  • Support the mechanical systems integrity program, maintain and update the critical safety item list, and monitor airworthiness certification for F-22 Division aircraft.


Engineering Education Requirements

Degree must be in engineering from a college or university with an Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited engineering program(s) for the degree requirements of the position (e.g., electrical, mechanical, aerospace, etc.). Degrees in engineering technology do not qualify for these positions.

Advanced Degree (Master of Arts (MA)/Master of Science (MS)) with twelve years of experience in the respective technical/professional discipline being performed, five of which must be in the DoD, or

  • BA/BS degree with fifteen years of experience in the respective technical/professional discipline being performed, five of which must be in the DoD, or
  • Twenty years of directly related experience with proper certifications as described in the functionally aligned job descriptions, eight of which must be in the DoD

Security Clearance: Secret

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