The Advanced Solutions Group of Leidos has a career opportunity for a talented Senior Systems Engineer in Abingdon, MD to support a critical modernization effort of the Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS) in order to satisfy the vision of Program Executive Office (PEO) Command Control Communications - Tactical (C3T) and Project Manager Mission Command.
The AFATDS is a multi-service, automated command, coordination, communication, and computing system that provides automated fire support and coordination to all echelons, from firing unit through theater level, at Army, Marine Corps, Naval Firing Platforms, Navy Command and Amphibious Assault Ships, Air Force Operations Centers, and Joint Command and Control Centers. AFATDS enables the automatic application of the Force Commander’s guidance in the Fires Warfighting Function to plan, execute, and deliver effects at all levels of command within the current and future force. AFATDS can automatically tailor the selection of fire support assets (field artillery, mortars, close air support, naval gunfire, attack helicopters, and offensive electronic warfare assets) based on the Commander’s guidance, thereby enabling maximum effective use of all available fire support assets across the full spectrum of conflict.
This effort is to meet the government’s objective to modernize the underlying AFATDS architecture, redesign the AFATDS front-end to a fully web- and role-based user interface, integrate common services made available through the Army’s Common Operating Environment (COE), and incorporate advanced embedded training technologies to aid in operator-initiated system instruction and refresher training.
•Applies engineering principles to investigate, analyze, plan, design, test, or evaluate military weapons systems.
•Reviews and prepares engineering and technical analyses, reports, change proposals, and other technical documentation.
•Develop architecture (DoDAF), requirements (INCOSE) and interface artifacts for complex software systems.
•Perform systems engineering activities within an agile program environment.
•Applies engineering experience to perform functions such as systems requirements analysis, functional analysis, timeline analysis, trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition, technical management, system integration, configuration management, quality assurance testing, or acquisition and resource management.
•Analyzes designs, develops, implements, tests, or evaluates software, components, or systems related to engineering or functional requirements of military weapons systems, associated support systems, or management information systems.
•Evaluates alternatives including cost and risk, supportability and analyses for total systems.
•Other duties as required.
•BS degree in related technical field and minimum of 8 years prior relevant experience OR Master’s degree with minimum of 6 years of prior relevant experience
•Experience developing requirements, user stories (Agile), test cases and / or architecture to satisfy mission objectives and integrate into a system of systems environment
•Experience working with users to understand operational conditions to synthesize system and software requirements and user interfaces
•Experience with development tools such as Jira, Confluence, Nexus, and Stash-Git/Subversion
• Experience with the development and maintenance of Interface Control Documents/Interface requirements specifications
•Experience in authoring documents (CONOPS, reports, briefings, etc,) to support customer missions
•Demonstrated ability to apply the engineering design process to discover innovative methods to solve technical problems and meet client requirements
•System analysis and consolidation of redundant functionality
•Test product development representing end item capabilities (manual, automated)
•Excellent presentation preparation, briefing skills and project management experience
•Demonstrated strong performance as a Systems Engineer, developing or implementing information systems with a broad experience base across the entire project lifecycle including testing and support to DT amp;E/OT amp;E
• Experience with Army and/or Navy communications systems documentation and verification
•Demonstrated ability to independently determine and develop approach to solutions
•Excellent analysis and critical thinking skills
•Able to multi-task, self-assign work, and function in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
•Good verbal and written communication skills
•Proficiency with MS Office Products (Word, Excel, Visio, amp; PowerPoint)
•Ability to obtain a DoD SECRET security clearance
•US Citizenship is required
•Experience with automated unit test and test driven development concepts, tools, and languages
•Demonstrated strong background in Safety Engineering and application of Safety Standards (MIL-STD-882; Joint Software System Safety Handbook).
•Demonstrated strong performance as a technical leader working in a multi-contractor, on-site and virtual environment
•Ability to convey technical designs, ideas and results to non-technical audiences and provide briefings to high-level government personnel
• Participation/familiarization with Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) and Army Interoperability Center (AIC) evaluation events
•Experience with Weapons Control Systems
•Experience with AFATDS, Army Common Operating Environment (COE) or other PM MC systems
•Currently possess an active DoD SECRET security clearance