• 02-Oct-2021 to 01-Nov-2021 (CST)
  • Huntsville, AL, USA
  • Based on experience
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Company offers a comprehensive benefits package


A small, innovative technology business that focuses on providing their Department of Defense (DoD) customers with efficient, cost-effective, innovative solutions in the areas of data management, software engineering, system engineering, test and evaluation support, information technology, and information system security, is seeking to hire a SR SYSTEMS ENGINEER to support operations in Huntsville, Alabama.

Position Description:

  • Provides technical and management support to the Directed Energy Project Office Chief Engineer
  • Develops plans and provides technical expertise in formulating data driven decisions about the progress of prototype Directed Energy (High Energy Lasers and High Power Microwaves) weapon system technical maturity
  • Applies broad, comprehensive knowledge of functional policies, procedures, and techniques and reviews and recommends revisions for engineering processes, policies, and standing operating procedures, ensuring full integration with RCCTO policies and procedures
  • Assists the Chief Engineer in the following mission areas:
    • Planning, developing, executing, and controlling DEPO programs by providing researched and detailed advice
    • Prioritizing issues for the Chief Engineer and filter issues as assigned
    • Preparing briefings, information papers, and talking points for the Chief Engineer and presenting them as assigned
  • Supports and represents the Chief Engineer at internal and external meetings


  • Assist senior program specialists with assessing, preparing, and providing mission short- & long-range goals, objectives, and initiatives to be presented to senior leadership
  • Provide acquisition strategy development and analysis during pre-solicitation through contract execution
  • Provide guidance on regulatory requirements governed by the FAR/DFAR/DoD Directive 5000 series
  • Analyze contract requirements, special provisions, terms and conditions to ensure compliance with appropriate laws, regulations, corporate policies and business unit procedure
  • Support the development & review of acquisition and program management documentation, briefings and white papers
  • Assist with the development of Statements of Work/ Performance Work Statements, CDRLs, source selection plans, determinations and findings and other programmatic related documentation
  • Provide review and comment on contractor technical evaluations &/or independent government estimates
  • Assist with daily office operations and prioritization of events based on known activities or guidance provided such as synchronization and integration of events and activities for the Project Office through coordination, consolidation, and collaboration of information
  • Assist with organizational staff calls, stand-ups, office tag-ups, working groups, ad hoc, IPTs or similar venues; assess action items from meetings and engage in the resolution process; and, propose responses to inquiries based on actions assigned
  • Prepare notes or after-action summaries, track actions items, and making recommendations on response for closure
  • Assist with the establishment of long-range procurement objectives for requirements to be executed each fiscal year
  • Utilize independent judgment to plan, prioritize, and organize a diversified workload in a high, up-tempo, and detail-oriented work environment
  • Create, compose, consolidate, and review documentation, e.g., correspondence, briefings, response to inquiries, and talking points for correctness, format, spelling, and grammar before sending out for approval or signature
  • Draft response to taskers, RFIs, Congressional delegations and other key stakeholders
  • Support program updates and assist in developing executive-level briefings, including accomplishments, impacts, risks, issues, and challenges; coordinate documents, e.g., white papers; conduct pre-meetings to prepare and distribute read-aheads; and secure approval of documents within read ahead timelines prior to submission for executive forums
  • Assist with special projects where multiple functions are involved, coordinating actions, clarifying responsibilities and timelines for completion, and consolidating data, as necessary, and reviews to ensure accomplishment of objectives, timeliness, and acceptability
  • Participate in definition of assignments, including identification of work to be done and deadlines for completion; plans and organizes the work; interprets regulations; and coordinates with others as necessary
  • Completed work is generally reviewed by the supervisor for compatibility with goals and for effectiveness in meeting objectives

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline with 10 years direct experience as a DoD Acquisition Professional
  • OR Master's degree in an engineering discipline with 8 years direct experience as a DoD Acquisition professional
  • US Citizen with a current DoD Secret security clearance
  • Experience developing information papers and decision briefings
  • Experience serving and managing mission/ information demands of executive members of the Army or DoD staff
  • Ability to work in dynamic environment
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent Organizational Skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • DoD Acquisition Workforce Certification Level III in Systems Engineering
  • Previous experience in Directed Energy Science and Technology &/or Army Program Office Engineering Team is preferred
  • Must possess strong communications and analytical skills, be a self-starter, and detail oriented


Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.


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