Senior Systems Engineer

Colorado Springs, CO 80901

Posted: 12/06/2022 Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Information Technology Job Number: 24924 Pay Range: $130,000-$150,000 Remote Friendly:

Job Description


Blackstone Talent Group, an award-winning technology consulting and talent agency is seeking a Senior Systems Engineer to join our team at our client’s site in Colorado Springs, CO.




This position provides systems engineering expertise and support to enhance the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Modeling and Simulation (M&S) enterprise.




Job Description:
  • The Senior Systems Engineer provides technical assistance to the Director of M&S Enterprise Engineering (M&S EE)
  • Responsible for chairing design reviews, establishing architecture and design standards, managing Enterprise Integrated Product Teams (IPTs)
  • Synchronizing M&S and digital engineering transformation across the Missile Defense Agency
  • Perform engineering duties to elicit stakeholder requirements and mission needs
  • Define functional requirements
  • Draft and review technical documents
  • Serve as executive agent for technical reviews
  • Facilitate M&S and digital engineering transformation initiatives
  • Represent M&S EE in agency tiger teams and working groups

Required Skills:
  • Master of Science in STEM field and 12+ years of relevant experience
  • Active Secret Clearance
  • Demonstrated understanding of systems engineering, software engineering, hardware/software integration, and data engineering disciplines across the system lifecycle (i.e. requirements, design, development, test, and deployment)
  • Demonstrated understanding of project management disciplines (i.e. scheduling, requirements management, risk management, budgeting, execution, monitoring, and reporting)
  • Understanding of DoD acquisition and budgeting processes and procedures
  • Ability to think critically (i.e. research, understand, analyze, synthesize, and critique), creating solutions to new and one-of-a-kind program challenges and issues as they arise
  • Ability to propose, negotiate, and execute technical project plans and solutions which align with customer strategic goals--proposing courses of action based on overarching leadership goals and objectives
  • Experience writing, presenting, and coordinating product and engineering plans, policies, and procedures
  • Experience successfully leading matrixed, geographically diverse technical product and engineering project teams with differing perspectives and roles and responsibilities
  • Ability to clearly communicate complex ideas and produce and present clear, concise, well-organized, and audience-relevant presentations and documents
  • Ability to create a positive, collaborative working relationship with representatives and stakeholders from external organizations
  • Skilled in using Microsoft Office products to communicate technical and programmatic information
  • Clearly communicates complex ideas; produces and presents clear, well-organized presentations, in relevant terms for audiences at all levels

Desired Skills:
  • Experience managing software intensive systems and system-of-systems
  • Experience with Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) processes and tools, such as IBM Harmony and IBM Rhapsody
  • Doctorate Degree a plus
  • Experience with DoDAF and modeling languages, tools, and products, especially with application to M&S
  • Demonstrated experience with data technologies such as data pipelines, data services, operational data stores, data warehouses, and data marts
  • Experience designing and implementing cloud-based, enterprise-wide architecture and data solutions
  • Knowledge of statistical and predictive modeling, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and other algorithms
  • Understanding of digital engineering and the DoD and MDA initiatives to transform from traditional to digital systems engineering
  • Ability to create and maintain data governance processes in collaboration with data users
  • Exposure to analysis, test, and systems engineering of M&S for one or more elements of the BMDS (i.e. Patriot, THAAD, GMD, Sensors, or C2)
  • Experience performing requirements analysis, trade studies, technology refresh and insertion planning and maturity assessments

Blackstone Talent Group is a division of Blackstone Technology Group, a global IT services and solutions firm that implements technological solutions across commercial industry verticals and the US Federal Government. Blackstone’s global talent augmentation practice was founded in 1998. Blackstone Talent Group has offices in San Francisco, Denver, Houston, Colorado Springs, and Washington, DC. We specialize in providing clients the best talent across a variety of industries and sectors.




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