Senior Systems Engineer

Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
Posted Date 6 months ago(9/11/2017 10:57 AM)
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General Summary:

This position will provide support to our customer organization to meet present and future mission needs with respect to their mission systems engineering enterprise. The successful candidate will assist in the life cycle evolution of operational concepts using software, strategic thinking, and interpersonal facilitation while helping the customer manage technical, budgetary, and schedule constraints.


In support of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Systems Engineering (DASD(SE)), Director, Major Program Support, LMI is looking for senior systems engineers with deep experience in radar, electronic warfare, or infrared sensors disciplines to perform the below responsibilities:

  • Mentoring acquisition programs for technical aspects of acquisition (e.g., technical metrics, schedule, risks, engineering management, production, integration, and other engineering activities)
  • Valuating and assessing programs for technical aspects (e.g., PDR, CDR, Program Support Assessment);
  • Providing context for evaluations to decision makers on the status and issues associated with systems in preparation for acquisition decision meetings
  • Developing policy tools and techniques that will be useful going forward


Additional systems engineering tasks include requirements evaluation, configuration modeling, and organizational process improvement with respect to programs that develop surface and underwater sensor technologies. Experience in mission systems requirements development, process improvement, documentation, and system level testing is desired.




  • 10+ years of relevant Systems Engineering experience
  • Expert technical knowledge of radar, electronic warfare, or infrared sensors
  • Experience performing system engineer functions to include the planning and evaluation of design reviews (PDR/CDR), technical performance measures, program requirements, system engineering plans, risk, and schedules for DoD acquisition programs
  • Experience working in an acquisition program office or on Service/OSD staff overseeing acquisition programs
  • Understanding of the technical and programmatic elements of DoD acquisition lifecycle, activities, timeline, acquisitions, best practices, policies, dependencies, and interrelationships associated with DoDI 5000.02
  • Previously supported a senior-level staff in a Military Service or OSD (acquisition or otherwise)
  • Expert knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong analytical and statistical analysis capability
  • Strong critical analysis of technical data and associated development of next steps
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must have experience providing briefings and presentations to senior-level officials
  • Must have at minimum a SECRET clearance, and capable of obtaining a TS clearance
  • Experience applying system engineering principles for requirements development
  • Ability to think critically and strategically
  • Must demonstrate exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in an engineering or applicable field

 Preferred Qualifications:


  • Experience supporting Pentagon staff
  • Experience applying skills to mission critical programs
  • Graduate degree (MS / PhD) in Systems Engineering or closely related field
  • INCOSE CSEP or ESEP credential
  • Demonstrable testament to project team management or equivalent leadership experience
  • Familiarity with DoD data repositories such as DAES, DAMIR, JCIDS, KMDS, AIR, etc.
  • Creative with strong data visualization skills 

LMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Location

Alexandria, Virginia, United States

Local or CONUS travel as needed; less than 5%.

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