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Sr. System Engineer

Location: College Park, MD
Job # 6628827
Date Posted: 02-23-2016
System Engineer Level 3
College Park, MD

Security Clearance:
  • A current government clearance, background investigation, and polygraph are required.
OPS Consulting is seeking an experienced professional to provide technical direction for the development, engineering, interfacing, integration, and testing of all components of complex hardware/software systems to include requirements elicitation, analysis and functional allocation, conducting systems requirements reviews, developing concepts of operation and interface standards, developing system architectures, and performing technical/non-technical assessment and management as well as end-to-end flow analysis.  High Performance Computing (HPC) experience is a must.
Duties include:
  • Develops comprehensive SOA solutions.
  • Develops operational view, technical standards view, and system and services view for architectures using applicable DoDAF standards.
  • Conducts and/or approves end-to-end system trade analyses to optimize system operations over its life-cycle through the proper balance of non-functional system performance areas.
  • Improves standard integration strategies based upon rationale for previous decisions that resulted in improved integration performance.
  • Fully defines interfaces in terms of origination, destination, stimulus, and data characteristics for software; and electrical and mechanical characteristics for hardware.
  • Uses validated models, simulations, and prototyping to mitigate risk and reduce cost of system development.
  • Maintains knowledge of current and evolving agency, national, and international standards applicable to the system development of interest. Applies and enforces use of suitable standards to ensure consistency and interoperability of developer hardware and software.
  • Ensures effective, periodic review and control of the evolving configuration of a system, both hardware and software components and associated documentation, during the life of the system.
  • As a participant within an Analysis of Alternatives (AoA) effort, recommends a preferred solution based on selection criteria adjusted for reasonableness and validity of assumptions, technology limitations, environmental impact, and life-cycle costs.
  • Develops system design alternatives that consider life cycle cost, reuse, complexity, risk, system expansion, and growth.
Required Skills:
  • Twenty (20) years experience as a SE in programs and contracts of similar scope, type and complexity is required. 
  • Demonstrated experience in planning and leading Systems Engineering efforts is required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related discipline from an accredited college or university is required.
  • High Performance Computing (HPC) experience.
  • Must be able to communicate with all layers of management.
  • Must be a fast study on topic areas that are new. Must learn the lingo and general concepts within weeks in order to be conversant on topics. 
Desired Skills:
  • Experience with quantum mechanics
  • Evaluating System Architectures with regard to viability, scalability, and implementation
  • An advanced degree Masters or PhD
  • A background /knowledgeable in Physics or mathematics
  • A background in Microelectronics manufacture, development, or production
  • Technical Certification as an Expert Systems Engineering Professional (ESEP) from INCOSE, DAWIA SPRDE Level 3, or other equivalent certification
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