Acquisition Systems Engineer (CBP)

Job Locations US-DC-Washington, DC
Posted Date 2 months ago(5/16/2024 2:08 PM)
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LMI seeks a Acquisition System Engineer to support a federal program management office within Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in the National Capital Region. Join our team of collaborative self-starters focused on delivering practical and efficient solutions to help our client keep U.S. borders safe and facilitate travel and trade. As part of our high-performing team, you will augment our vital work to provide “eyes and ears” technology to protect our nation.


LMI is a consultancy dedicated to improving the business of government, drawing from deep expertise in advanced analytics, digital services, logistics, and management advisory services. Established in 1961, LMI is a trusted third party to federal civilian and defense agencies. We operate completely free of political and commercial bias, and we are entirely aligned with the goals of our clients. Our clients value our specialized services in logistics, intelligence, homeland security, health care, and energy and environment markets. We believe government can make a difference, and we seek talented, hardworking people who share that conviction.


We offer a generous compensation package with excellent benefits that start the first day of employment. Business casual dress, flex time, remote work opportunities, and tuition reimbursement are a few of our many work-life benefits available to our employees. Come join the organization that is consistently ranked as a top workplace!


This individual will work with other systems engineers and subject matter experts to support the client’s program management office (PMO), which is responsible for developing programs of records (POR) and the acquisition, deployment, and sustainment of technologies, systems, and services to protect the nation’s borders. From program planning and market research to trade studies, requirements definition, engineering analysis, decision support, cost-wise readiness, lifecycle logistics support, and program execution assistance, this individual will apply sound systems engineering and logistics principles and ensure that DHS and CBP directives, policies, and processes are followed to meet the client’s objectives.


Your responsibilities may include:

  • Provide full lifecycle systems engineering support to programs and projects, ushering programs through their acquisition lifecycle from Program of Record (PoR) establishment to program awards, deployment, operation, and sustainment
  • Lead or support the development of engineering and project plans
  • Provide technical support including assessments and briefings in support of SELC technical gate reviews
  • Participate in IPTs and Systems Engineering and Logistics work groups
  • Perform trade studies and other technical investigations as required
  • Participate in program-level review boards, including engineering, configuration, risk, and test review boards
  • Support or lead the planning, execution, data collection, evaluation, and assessment of system acceptance tests, technical demonstrations, and other technology and/or systems evaluation efforts
  • Assess contractor deliverables against requirements
  • Maintain comprehensive awareness of the programs and contract’s progress with respect to cost, schedule, and performance as an enabler to informed decision making
  • Function and data requirements analysis documentation preparation
  • Provide Executive Management Decision Makers with timely, complete and accurate information to make informed decisions
  • Support the oversight of program lifecycle logistics planning and implementation support
  • Assist with the development and implementation of logistics policies


  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience and a BS degree in systems engineering, logistics or a related discipline.
  • Expert understanding of the DHS acquisition life cycle framework
  • Experience with the full Systems Engineering Life Cycle (SELC) and its processes and practices
  • Self-motivated, proactive, independent performer who can perform well in a collaborative, team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a highly functioning systems engineering team and develop/execute complex tasks
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams
  • Experience in developing engineering and project plans
  • Outstanding communication, presentation, and leadership skills
  • Understanding the following topics:
    • Enterprise Architecture
    • Sensor and Surveillance Support
    • Modeling and Simulations Support
    • Test and Evaluation Support
    • Information Systems Security Support
  • Possess the ability to be flexible in a fast-paced environment
  • Possess strong organizational skills to enable working with project teams, service providers and various stakeholders
  • Ability to think strategically
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills, including an ability to collaborate well with others and build strong relationships 10+ years’ work experience in System Engineering and a Master’s degree in engineering, computer science or related STEM field.
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project and SharePoint
  • Ability to effectively solve problems with minimal guidance
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail through effective prioritization strategies
  • Ability to pass a government background investigation, including financial, criminal, residential, educational, foreign affiliation, prohibited substance abuse, and employment verifications; active U.S. Customs and Border Protection background investigation preferred. Please note that only U.S. citizens are eligible for a suitability determination.


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LMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. LMI is committed to the fair treatment of all and to our policy of providing applicants and employees with equal employment opportunities. LMI recruits, hires, trains, and promotes people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, pregnancy, disability, age, protected veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. If you are a person with a disability needing assistance with the application process, please contact accommodations@lmi.org

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