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Lead Principal Systems Engineer

Company: Sierra Nevada Corporation
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: September 16, 2019

Job Description:

We are seeking an experienced Systems Engineer with a Bachelor's degree in Systems Engineering or a related Engineering field and at least 17 years of relevant experience. In this challenging, fast-paced environment, you'll have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and experience to design and create the most groundbreaking aerospace and defense technologies - those that exist today and those that will shape tomorrow. What to look forward to:As a Systems Engineer, you will be using your skills and expertise to design, plan, and develop new system requirements using logical and systematic conversions of our product requirements into total systems solutions. You'll be responsible for conceptualizing and delivering difficult and complex system designs. Your technical responsibilities during planning, organizing, and conducting projects involves the design and development of new system specifications, input/output processes, and hardware/software compatability.At SNC---s Electronic & Information Systems (EIS) team we bring together technology and innovation to develop, produce and manufacture a range of products from automated landing systems and precision approach systems for aircraft carriers to--electronic warfare and translation systems. Our solutions are affordable and high impact for our customers--- challenging requirements. We take great pride in the quality of work we do, supporting our mission to help keep our country, our allies, and our deployed personnel safe. Learn more about EISMust-haves:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or equivalent, Advance degree desired------
  • 17+ Years--- experience in system engineering design, development, Integration, and Test for DOD customers--
  • Active TS/SCI Security Clearance
  • MATLAB
  • Prior experience working on SIGINT (COMINT or ELINT) systems
  • Understanding of SIGINT detection, direction finding and geolocation algorithms
  • Experience with System Life Cycle and System Engineering methodologies
  • Experience with complex digital design, digital signal processing, and RF voice/data communication protocols/systems and corresponding real-time embedded SW/FW implementations.
  • Ability to take customer or internal requirements, decompose, and manage them through the product lifecycle
  • Demonstrated experience performing the following systems related activities:
  • Proposal writing, drafting CONOPS, system and subsystem requirements specification, RVTMs, model based system engineering, risk analysis, engineering change proposals, first article test plans, interface design descriptions, trade studies and white papers
  • Familiarity with test equipment (Signal Generator, Spectrum Analyzer, Network Analyzer)
  • Expertise in RF chain analysis and link budgets
  • Understanding of Statistic concepts (Mean, STD, Variance, RMS) and performing system error analysis
  • Strong understanding of both software and firmware code and unit test activities validating delivered functionality against identified requirements
  • Familiarity with Real Time Operating Systems (RTOS), Linux, and Windows
  • Verbal and written communication skills and proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with engineering best practices, established history of taking products from design & development to production, including troubleshooting, integration & test, and customer demonstration--------
  • Communication skills to work closely with PM to direct engineering technical scope and customer technical coordination
  • An active Top Secret with SCI eligibility U.S. Security Clearance required Learn more about the background check process for Security ClearancesPreferred:
    • Tools: DOORs
    • Languages: C, C++, Java, Python
    • Experience with test tool automation (MATLAB, LabVIEW)
    • Experience in designing and/or analyzing performance of Direction Finding antenna arrays
    • Familiarity with REDHAWK
    • Familiarity with Network Topologies and Security
    • Familiarity with open system architectures and standards: MORA, Victory, OpenVPX, SOSA, CMOSS
    • Familiarity with data interfaces: PCIe, Serial Rapid IO, GbE, Aurora, JESD
    • Working understanding of environmental, safety, and EMC standards and principles
    • MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-882, MIL-STD-810IMPORTANT NOTICE:
      • This position requires an active Top Secret with SCI eligibility U.S. Security Clearance. U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance for employment. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance.-- The Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DoD CAF), a federal government agency, handles the adjudicative aspects of the security clearance eligibility process for industry applicants. Adjudicative factors which affect the outcome of the eligibility determination include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and illegal drug use.At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) we deliver customer-focused technology and best-of-breed integrations in the aerospace and defense sectors. SNC has been honored as one of the most innovative U.S. companies in space, a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force, and as one of America---s fastest-growing companies. Learn more about SNCSierra Nevada Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer--- Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran, or any other protected statuspursuant to applicable local, state or federal law, ordinance or regulation.

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