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Systems Engineer

PDS Tech is seeking an experienced System Engineer to contribute to the development of next-generation autonomous aircraft. 

The ideal candidate will help lead the design and development of our aircraft, including requirements definition, safety analyses, and certification processes.  They may also support verification testing and flight-testing activities for those aircraft and their subsystems.

The program:
  • Employs a combination of both traditional and model-based systems engineering approaches as needed, matching the approach to the needs of the program.
  • Applies an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to plan, design, develop and verify a lifecycle balanced system of systems and system solutions.
  • Evaluates customer and /operational needs to define and coordinate system performance requirements, integrate technical parameters and assure compatibility of all physical, functional and program interfaces.
  • Performs various analyses to optimize total system of systems and/or system architecture.
  • Performs analyses for affordability, safety, reliability, maintainability, testability, human systems integration, survivability, vulnerability, susceptibility, system security, regulatory, certification, product assurance and other specialties quality factors into a preferred configuration to ensure mission success.
  • Develops the planning, organization, implementation and monitoring of requirements management processes, tools, risk, issues, opportunity management and technology readiness assessment processes.
  • Resolves cross-functional technical issues.

Required Skills:
  • 3-5 required technical skills:
  • Define concepts of operations (CONOPS) for various new proposed programs and refine existing CONOPS for existing programs
  • Define top-level requirements for systems and systems-of-systems, as well as subsequent levels of requirements for subsystems and track defined requirements against testable and verifiable milestones as the program evolves
  • Familiarity with Model-based Systems Engineering practices, including use case and behavioral diagram development
  • Support the generation of safety related artifacts (FHAs, FTAs, FMEAs, FMECAs) per SAE ARP4761 and MIL-STD-882E
  • Excellent written and spoken English communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and with limited direction
  • Team player and active contributor in meetings.
  • Familiarity with aircraft design and development process and the broader FAA aircraft certification process is helpful, but not required.
  • Familiarity with model-based systems engineering (particularly Cameo) and IBM Rational DOORS.

Job Number: 2110138606
Job Location: Manassas, VA
Duration: 6 months
Input Date: 09/06/2021
Last Updated: 09/24/2021
Attention: Stephanie Spolzino
Address: 50 FOUNDERS PLAZA STE 304
City, State: EAST HARTFORD, CT 06108
Phone: 860/289-2643
800 Phone: 866/636-4723
Fax Phone: 800/556-5284

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