Systems Engineering Team Lead - TPS

Huntsville, AL |Full Time
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Position Description

Dynetics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, is seeking a passionate, detailed-oriented problem-solver to serve as the Systems Engineering Team Lead to support the Thermal Protection System Production Program as part of the Advanced Materials Product Group. 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.

As an integral member of the TPS Production Team, the successful candidate will leverage systems engineering practices and tools to identify challenges and formulate candidate solutions within complex, highly interdependent hardware systems and programs. The Systems Engineering Team Lead will develop and implement the Systems Engineering Master Plan (SEMP), manage all deliverable documents and map requirements to test documentation. The Systems Engineering Team Lead will work closely with the Chief Engineer and Program Management to lead the Systems Engineering team in application of systems engineering standard processes and best practices to an existing workflow in order to efficiently:

- Lead derivation of System requirements from the TDP

- Provide verification and traceability of deliverables back to System Requirements

- Identify, track, plan and execute mitigations of program risks

- Guide the development of test plans and process improvements

- Facilitate configuration management of the technical data package

This position may support additional programs beyond TPS and will balance multiple activities including, but not limited to:

- Lead the Systems Engineering Team

- Lead planning and development of system architecture efforts

- Perform quality-checks of systems engineering activities

- Develop and track Key Performance Parameters (KPPs) to track allocated, current status, and projected values of critical Technical Performance Measurements

- Develop and maintain a clear understanding of overall system interdependencies and interfaces

- Work directly with Management and other functional teammates to include engineering, quality, finance, security, and planning and control

- Implement creative solutions to ensure program requirements are upheld

- Mitigate and resolve risks

- Perform other related job duties as required

- Travel to supplier sites as required (20% - 30%)

Basic Qualifications

- Bachelor Degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited institution with 15+ years or Master Degree with 10+ years applicable experience

- Demonstrated experience in team leadership

- Experience with hardware development programs

- Experience with system level requirements

- Experience with subsystem/system integration and test

- Detailed understanding of the top-down systems engineering process for architecture development and bottoms-up verification

- Experience applying systems engineering practices in flexible and creative ways to support programs with unique developmental constraints

- Demonstrates solid understanding and intuition of the functionality and interdependency of complex physical systems

- Ability to derive requirements for complex mechanical systems and production flows

- Ability to stay focused and succeed in high-stress, dynamic, and fast paced environments

- Strong communication and attention to detail

- Organizational skills to document work and interface with team members to ensure flow of information

- Candidate must be a resident of North Alabama area or willing to relocate to the Huntsville – North Alabama area

- Candidate must be a US Citizen and possess (and be able to maintain) a Final Secret/SSBI Clearance or meet the eligibility to obtain (and be able to maintain) a Final Top Secret Clearance

- Must be able to travel up to 30%

Other Qualifications

The ideal candidate would possess:

- A current DOD Top Secret clearance

- Thorough understanding of the DoD acquisition process and methods

- Experience performing risk management, test planning and/or proposal development

- Experience with prototype production efforts

- Experience in leadership of direct reports

Security Requirements

- Candidate must be a US Citizen and possess (and be able to maintain) a Final Secret/SSBI Clearance or meet the eligibility to obtain (and be able to maintain) a Final Top Secret Clearance

Job Number:
01.05.02-2021-31
Closing Date:
01/01/2022

COVID Response

Effective January 4, 2022, in order to enter Leidos/Dynetics facilities in the US and to attend Leidos/Dynetics business events outside our facilities, employees will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. All Leidos/Dynetics employees must be fully vaccinated (2 weeks past final dose) unless they are entitled to a legal accommodation. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC.

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