Air and Missile Defense Systems Engineer

Huntsville, AL |Full Time
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Position Description

Dynetics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, is seeking a talented Air and Missile Defense Systems Engineer to join a diverse team responsible for the development of a next-generation air defense system. With offices across the United States engaging in the defense, space, cyber and commercial fields, Dynetics provides responsive, cost-effective engineering, scientific and IT solutions.

The Product Engineering Department is a design-focused group of engineers specializing in advanced hardware systems. The individual selected for this position will be an engineer with experience working on missile system development programs. The individual must be a self-starter with experience working with inter-disciplinary teams to solve challenging technical problems.

The engineer will be expected to execute in a fast-paced, team environment through all phases of the system development life cycle from conceptual development and detailed design through manufacturing, qualification testing, range testing, and post-delivery support. The engineer will work closely with a major subcontractor responsible for developing significant components of an air defense system. The engineer is expected to actively partner with the Subcontractor, Dynetics' engineers, project managers, and the customer to ensure the Subcontractor products meet all technical requirements per the Subcontractor Statement of Work. The engineer will support resolution of Subcontractor technical issues by ensuring all relevant stakeholders are actively engaged in the root cause corrective action process. The engineer will serve as a liaison between the Subcontractor and the Dynetics technical teams to ensure Subcontractor deliverables contain the required information to satisfy Dynetics and Customer requirements. The engineer will assess all system-level engineering changes to determine the potential impact to Subcontractor products. The engineer will be responsible for conducting technical trade studies, attending flight test events, and supporting evaluations of technology improvements. The engineer will ensure Subcontractor models and simulations represent the required level of fidelity to meet model-based system engineering and hardware-in-the-loop test objectives. The engineer will work with all stakeholders to ensure the Subcontractor test and evaluation program is adequately planned and work with all stakeholders to accomplish system test objectives.

Basic Qualifications

  • Candidate must possess a Bachelor's of Science in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, or equivalent degree from an ABET-accredited institution
  • Candidate must have 10+ years of relevant experience in missile system development
  • Candidate must have demonstrated knowledge of tactical weapon systems and components
  • Candidate must have experience in air defense system development
  • Position requires candidate to be capable of performing in a collaborative engineering environment working closely with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Candidate must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Candidate must have excellent customer interaction and presentation skills
  • Candidate must we willing to travel up to 25% of the time to support the duties and expectations of this position at a Subcontractor facility
  • Candidate must be a resident of the North Alabama area or willing to relocate to the Huntsville - North Alabama, AL

Other Qualifications

Preference shown to candidates who possess a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, or equivalent degree from an ABET-accredited institution with a 3.0 or higher GPA

Preference shown to candidates who have experience and/or working knowledge of:

  • Integrating major components of a Short Range Air Defense System (SHORAD)
  • Resolving technical road blocks in order to meet an aggressive development schedule
  • Subcontractor management
  • Test engineering for aerospace or military systems
  • Custom electronics development and test from board to system-level
  • Leading technical teams including defining technical direction and estimating cost/schedule
  • Systems engineering principles and methodologies

Security Requirements

Candidate must be a US Citizen and possess (as well as maintain) a Final Secret Clearance.

Job Number:
01.01.02-2021-63
Closing Date:
09/30/2021

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