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Systems Engr - EO/IR, LADAR

PDS Tech is seeking a candidate for the Sr. Principal Systems Engineer with SCI Clearance located in El Segundo, CA.  
  • Client is seeking an enthusiastic engineer who is comfortable and adept at seeking new and innovative methods to improve engineering and test efficiency while maintaining high required levels of system reliability and performance.
  • Strong technical skills and interests in optical sensing systems is required.
  • An active interest in challenging the status quo with sound ideas and plans for improvement is critical.
  • The ability to apply modern quality and engineering efficiency lessons-learned from within and outside the aerospace industry is a strong plus.
  • The successful candidate will be a voice for product and process improvement, and will effectively implement positive changes while ensuring current contractual verification tasks are properly completed.
  • The successful candidate must have the ability to effectively maneuver and negotiate through multiple layers of established organizations using solid logic, technical analysis, and innovation to improve long-standing practices.
  • Aptitude, ability, and an active interest in productively transforming engineering processes is required.
  • A major responsibility of this position requires the ability to positively influence the design and test efforts of future products through involvement in the preliminary design and bid processes.
  • A candidate who works effectively in both system design and verification is highly desired

The Principal Engineer provides technical guidance and direction to a team that includes engineers and other disciplines that are required to ensure successful execution of the IV&V plan.
The Principal Engineer will work with this team to:
  • Develop test strategies, plans, and requirements based on product design and system requirements
  • Determine test equipment requirements and test configurations, interfaces, and engineered fixtures necessary to meet test requirements
  • Provide overall technical definition of test program activities, budgets, and schedules for complex sensor systems assembly, integration, and verification
  • Communicate test results, impacts, and recovery plans to senior management, customer test representatives, and engineering teams
  • Lead system engineering reviews, including test readiness reviews
  • Lead engineering analysis of test results and resolve anomalies, including test floor involvement

Required Skills and Experience:
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance
  • Minimum of 12 years of experience in imaging sensor engineering, including EO/IR, LADAR or laser systems for space, airborne, or ground applications
  • Multidisciplinary experience in the engineering design and/or test of optics systems, including mechanical systems, software and firmware, data transfer/buses, or specialized test equipment
  • Demonstrated interest in the range of optical system engineering processes, including requirements definition, design, test planning, test execution, data analysis, and operations support
  • Experience in proposal development, such as strategy development, section writing, or Basis-of-Estimate creation
  • Experience in preparing and delivering briefings to senior management and customers
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Capable of effectively working in a team environment, often under tight deadlines
  • Active interest in leveraging verification lesson-learned into product development improvements
  • Demonstrated desire to successfully pursue new challenges, improve and broaden technical skills, seek greater responsibilities, and increase individual value to the organization

Desired Skills:

  • Demonstrated experience in conducting IV&V planning, procedures and strategies
  • Experience in numerical modeling and simulation, and performing analysis using MATLAB, Fortran, or similar language
  • Experience in systems engineering functions, including requirements development, analysis, and tracking
  • Knowledge of test methodologies and test requirement development
  • Knowledge of environmental test methods and practices
  • EVMS CAM Experience
  • Classified program experience
  • Ability to obtain a SSBI clearance
  • Required Education:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Math, Science or Engineering
  • Desired Education: Master’s Degree (highly desired) in Engineering, Sciences, or Computer Science

Job Number: 1610054864
Job Location: El Segundo, CA
Duration: 6 months
Input Date: 08/26/2016
Attention: David Goodman
Address: 1839 S ALMA SCHOOL RD STE 250
City, State: MESA, AZ 85210
Phone: 480/929-9922
800 Phone: 800/657-0997
Fax Phone: 480/929-9779

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