Staff Systems Engineer - Supportability

    • Redondo Beach, CA

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Job Description

Our Aerospace Systems Survivability Department is looking for LO Engineers to help us shape the future of the sector, the company, and our customers. In this role, you will be asked to work LO design, integration, and supportability. Your responsibilities may include any or all of the following:

  • Perform Supportability Reediness assessments (SRA) of low to mid TRL systems/technology
  • Oversee LO repair and maintenance techniques and operation, perform LO inspections, and verifications (Tier-0-2)
  • Perform and lead LO materials and logistical support in the field.
  • Apply previous experiences in design, fabrication, indoor and outdoor test, and data post-processing to verify survivability designs for survivable edge systems and components
  • Lead a diverse group of junior LO Engineers from a variety of backgrounds toward a single goal. Translate overall system or company goals into discrete tasks in support of that goal, often guiding or steering the team toward the completion of the tasks. Share your knowledge and expertise with junior engineers to help them grow in their career.
  • Communicate across the engineering disciplines and technology areas to integrate capabilities, and communicate technical capabilities and analyses with internal stakeholders and external customers (government customers and company leadership).
The Staff Survivability Engineer will be a part of an integrated product team (IPT), supporting multi-discipline advanced development programs and technology research and development (R&D). As well, this position may have project leadership responsibilities and include support of proposal efforts.


Basic Qualifications:
  • BS Degree in a STEM discipline with 14 years of relevant experience; OR MS Degree with 12 years of experience; OR PhD with 9 years of experience
  • Familiarity with current LO repair and maintenance techniques and operations
  • Proficiency with LO inspection and verification technologies (Tier-0-2)
  • Knowledge with LO material systems and logistics/support required for use in the field.
  • Effective project management skills, strong leadership qualities, and good communication
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Powerpoint and Excel
  • Must have an active DoD Secret clearance
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with RCS data processing tools, such as Knowbell or Pioneer (highly desired)
  • Experience proposing and running successful R&D efforts to develop survivable components and technology, including budget, schedule, tasking, and review of technical products
  • Experience with in-house or commercial Method of Moments codes such as SENTRi or HFSS
  • Experience working with model fabrication teams and test facilities
  • Experience with Tier-3-5 Inspection techniques and technology
  • Prior experience in related survivability components such as propulsion and airframe technologies
  • Project lead/management experience
  • Knowledge of domain specific radar principles, including signal processing, target acquisition, target tracking, resource management, discrimination, and battle management interfaces
  • Technical leadership experience, translating stakeholder or customer requirements into executable project plans and managing to successful completion
  • Military aircraft maintainer experience
  • Active DoD Top Secret clearance with SSBI, or Active DoD Top Secret with SCI
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