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Systems Engineer
Posted on 11/2/2022
Bridgewater, VA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Product Design
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering (e.g. Aerospace, Mechanical, etc.) and four (4) years of relevant experience; additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree
  • 2+ years of Experience contributing to and participating in product design/development evolutions, including review milestones (PDR, CDR, TRR, etc)
  • Ability to access various areas of different aircraft types, which may involve kneeling, stooping, and standing
  • Technical understanding of or experience in:
  • OMechanical design, analyses, and test (including static, dynamic, and fatigue principles)
  • OElectrical design, analyses, and test (including electrical power and EMI/EMC principles)
  • OManufacturing and integration principles (e.g. composite, sheet metal, and machined parts)
  • OSafety analyses and risk management
  • ORoot Cause Analysis
  • O Requirements management, including verification and validation
  • Excellent communications skills to interface with stakeholders, including the customer and project team
  • Eligible to obtain and maintain a minimum of Secret security clearance
  • Document, decompose, and derive requirements along with verification and validation (V&V) methods (including performance metrics) to ensure system performance and safety is achieved throughout the entire project lifecycle, from conception to decommission
  • Work with functional teams (e.g. Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Integration Technicians, Pilots, Mission Operators/Analysts, etc.) to develop and manage system architecture based on the defined requirements and V&V methods, including performing trade studies and technical assessments
  • Perform and manage defined V&V methodology throughout the project, by hosting/attending technical reviews (e.g. System Requirements Review, Preliminary Design Review, etc.), reviewing technical documents (e.g. drawings, plans, reports, etc.), and managing the technical data package along with Project Engineering/Management staff for completeness/cohesiveness using Requirements Verification Traceability (RVTM) methodologies
  • Manage technical risks and mitigations via a Hazard Tracking System (HTS) based on industry and applicable certification standards, primarily related to airworthiness and flight safety
  • Collaborate with Project Engineering/Management staff in regards to schedule, budget, resource, and configuration management
  • Support the development and maintenance of engineering processes, including the management of process metrics and support in quality audits
  • Perform and/or facilitate aircraft-level and system-level performance analyses and simulations
Desired Qualifications
  • Aerospace background with a technical understanding of or experience in:
  • Aerodynamic principles and analyses
  • Mechanical design, analyses, and test (including static, dynamic, and fatigue principles)
  • Electrical design, analyses, and test (including electrical power and EMI/EMC principles)
  • Aircraft weight and balance (AWBS preferred)
  • Airworthiness certification (both civil and military)
  • Manufacturing and integration principles (e.g. composite, sheet metal, and machined parts)
  • Safety analyses and risk management (IAW MIL-STD-882E)
  • Ground and flight testing
  • Failure Modes, Effects, and Critically Analysis (FMECA) and Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
  • Quality management (of both products and processes)
  • Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)
  • Aircraft and system-level performance analysis and simulation
  • Relevant certifications, such as INCOSE, PMP, or Six Sigma certifications

10,001+ employees

Scientific & engineering systems integration service
Company Overview
Leidos’s mission is to make the world safer, healthier, and more efficient through technology, engineering, and science. The company is a leader in systems integration and technical solutions while working closely with all branches of the U.S. military, the U.S. Department of Defense, other U.S. government civil agencies, and also customers in select markets across the globe.
  • Medical, dental, & vision insurance
  • Health Savings account
  • Income protection
  • PTO
  • Paid parental leave
  • Jury duty pay
  • Bereavement leave
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Family Benefits
Company Core Values
  • Integrity: Is having the courage to make tough ethical decisions, taking pride in our work, being transparent with our team, and being respectful of everyone.
  • Inclusion: Is fostering a sense of belonging, welcoming all perspectives and contributions, and providing equal access to opportunities and resources for everyone.
  • Innovation: Is not limited to our engineers and scientists. It is acting as a catalyst. Being tenacious and curious to help us excel and be a part of a learning organization.
  • Agility: Is being flexible, creative, and resilient. It is our ability to think and act small while using the size and strength of our balance sheet to our advantage.
  • Collaboration: Is being team-oriented and proactively engaging to meet shared objectives. It is about building relationships and staying connected with each other.
  • Commitment: Is being accountable, taking ownership, modeling servant leadership, and operating with a sense of urgency to our customers and teams.