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Odyssey Systems Consulting Group, Ltd. Journeyman Systems Engineer in Bedford, Massachusetts

Odyssey Systems has an exciting opportunity for a Journeyman Systems Engineer providing support to the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center/PEO Digital Directorate (AFLCMC/HB). The Air Force Program Execution Office for PEO Digital (AFPEO/HB) has the collective Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) mission responsibility to manage and execute the modernization, development, testing, production, fielding, and sustainment of the PEO Digital portfolio, which includes over 130 programs for the United States Air Force (USAF) and foreign allies. AFLCMC/PEO Digital Directorate is headquartered at Hanscom Air Force Base, MA with geographically separated operating units CONUS and OCONUS.

The candidate will provide Systems Engineering assistance that applies a broad theoretical and practical knowledge of system engineering to the acquisition process. The candidate will also provide engineering support in the design, operation, and sustainment of systems and components that cover tasks throughout the acquisition life cycle (requirements analysis through system disposal). Tasks may also include supporting Foreign Military Sales.

This is a full time position located at Hanscom Air Force Base, MA

Duties include, but not limited to:

  • Conduct reviews on program portfolio to evaluate and/or recommend alternative plans, improve systems engineering programs/processes, manage/sustain program technical baseline, and design/perform system level tests to assure that subsystems and system performance is achieved in accordance with approved specifications

  • Perform program reviews to evaluate alternative proposed plans, systems engineering programs, design and test results to assure that subsystem and system performance is achieved in accordance with program specifications

  • Prepare technical documents which define, specify, and recommend system/subsystem characteristics. Prepares management reports and conducts technical presentations for planning, implementation and corrective action using application of engineering economy principles

  • Perform validation of systems, including development of criteria and procedures. Analyze and/or evaluate results of major engineering systems

  • Provide system/program engineering, technical support and technical training to support programs/initiatives, including but not limited to: acquisition, development, integration, sustainment, continued evolution, deployment/fielding and installation, and operations oversight

  • Provide engineering support services and inputs to program and project risk management activities in compliance with AF SEAM processes

  • Provide engineering support to conduct formal trade studies based on engineering performance, effectiveness, cost effectiveness, cost performance, life cycle cost, productivity, reliability, maintainability, risk, and schedule

  • Provide technical recommendation support services, including reviews, studies, audits, evaluations and analyses, scientific and procedural guidance, documentation, technical analysis, and support of associated engineering IPTs

  • Provide proposal analysis support services that compare and quantify proposed systems, components, approaches for technical feasibility, compatibility, and cost effectiveness

  • Provide concepts and requirements analyses support services including, but not limited to, reviewing and analyzing:

  • Initial Capabilities Documents (ICD)

  • Capability Development Documents (CDD)

  • Capability Production Documents (CPD)

  • Analysis of Alternatives (AoA)

  • Military Utility Assessments

  • Concepts of Operation (CONOP)

  • Technology Development Strategies

  • FCAs/PCAs

  • Technology Standards Profiles

  • Review and analyze system concepts and user requirements that have been approved and entered into a system requirements baseline (functional, allocated, and product)

  • Assist with material solution analysis, technology, engineering, and manufacturing development, production and deployment, and operation and support

  • Support engineering technical and technical management processes associated with version/configuration control, to include:

  • Requirements definition and analysis

  • Architecture design, implementation, integration, verification, validation, transition, decision analysis, technical planning, technical assessment

  • Requirements management, risk management, configuration management, technical data management, and interface management

  • Assist with planning and execution of technical reviews and assessments (e.g. System Requirements Review, Technology Readiness Assessment), as well as associated documentation development (e.g. Systems Engineering Plan, Risk Management Plan) that are an inherent part of the activities and processes listed above

  • Development of systems engineering documentation, an understanding of the linking interactions between systems of systems, configuration management, technical data packages and acquisition and sustainment engineering processes.

  • Support engineering technical and technical management processes associated with version/configuration control, to include: a) Requirements definition and analysis; b) Architecture design, implementation, integration, verification, validation, transition, decision analysis, technical planning, technical assessment; c) Requirements management, risk management, configuration management, technical data management, and interface management

  • Assist with planning and execution of technical reviews and assessments (e.g. System Requirements Review, Technology Readiness Assessment), as well as associated documentation development (e.g. Systems Engineering Plan, Risk Management Plan) that are an inherent part of the activities and processes listed above

Design & Architectures

  • The Contractor shall provide engineering support in the design, operation, and sustainment of systems and components that cover tasks throughout the acquisition life cycle (requirements analysis through system disposal). Tasks may also include supporting Foreign Military Sales.

  • Conduct and support all engineering and technical activities required during the material solution analysis, technology, engineering, and manufacturing development, production and deployment, and operation and support phases of the systems acquisition process. Develop/prepare engineering and technical documentation inherently part of the activities listed above (e.g. Analysis of Alternatives (AoA), Systems Engineering Plan (SEP)…), systems review and analysis with written reporting, briefing, and artifact development as required for all of the technical specialty areas defined in this section; and the planning and execution of all necessary technical reviews, assessments, and interchange meetings (e.g. Critical Design Review(CDR), Manufacturing Readiness Assessment (MRA), Reliability Technical Interchange Meeting (TIM)) and associated artifacts (e.g. Critical Design Review entry and exit criteria).

  • Conduct systems architectural analyses to include system design/design feasibility and state-of-the-art assessment

  • Produce architectures, document planned and existing systems, determine deficiencies, develop alternatives, recommend solutions, and support development of a plan to implement the chosen solution per acquisition and sustainment system engineering processes. This may include traditional architecture development or Model Based Systems Engineering processes.

  • Track and ensure system architecture and interoperability requirements for the baselined system is maintained.

  • Detail operational requirements and functional interactions within the system and with other systems, considering life cycle costs, logistics supportability, human factors, et al, to determine if the basic building blocks of the system are defined in sufficient detail to support a development program effort

  • Translate DoD user requirements into system requirements for designing, developing, testing and evaluating systems and subsystems using USAF and DoD approved acquisition methods.

  • Provide engineering analysis of system training, training equipment and simulator requirements; prepare technical documentation; and provide engineering evaluation of equipment and simulator designs

Acquisition

  • Understand and implement robust DoD acquisition and sustainment systems engineering processes to address the life-cycle requirements of each product support area

  • Prepare and review program specifications for items, processes and materials. Develop and utilize analytical, simulation, MBSE and digital engineering analysis techniques to optimize system performance and/or system effectiveness; establish system sensitivities, define system parameters, evaluate hardware and validate flight test results in terms of overall system relationships and applications.

  • Develop, prepare, review, and integrate selected milestone review documentation, periodic reports, and certifications as identified in current DoD and AF acquisition policy

  • Review, evaluate and monitor acquisition Contractor drawings for completeness, currency, technical accuracy and conformance to requirements, specifications, regulations and quality control to ensure compliance with ASME technical Data Package format and requirements

Technical Management

  • Complete and support requirements definition and analysis, architecture design, implementation, integration, verification and validation, transition, decision analysis, requirements management, risk management, interface management, and configuration management

  • Facilitate the transfer of information, lessons learned and best practices across all customers and contractors serviced under this task order within constraints of proprietary rights

  • Perform market research and trade studies to assess current and future systems to ensure they that meet mission needs/requirements. Conduct, define and evaluate system cost, schedule, and technical performance. Perform reviews, studies (including root cause analysis), audits, evaluations and analyses and provide technical recommendations to the Government.

  • Conduct engineering performance, effectiveness, cost effectiveness, cost performance, life cycle cost, producibility, reliability and maintainability, risk and scheduling trade-off studies

  • Develop USAF approved Test and Evaluation Master Plans (TEMP), test plans and procedures, prepare test readiness reviews and associated test documentation using DoD and USAF standard processes, execute developmental tests and assist in operational test planning/execution, and evaluate tests in support of acquisition and sustainment programs.

  • Participate in integrated logistics support efforts, provisioning and source coding, maintenance data collection, technical order management, configuration management, evaluation of quality deficiency reports, and/or identification of alternate sources of supply for diminishing manufacturing/materiel sources preferred

Minimum Required Qualifications:

Citizenship: Must be a US citizen

Clearance: Must have and be able to maintain a Secret level Clearance

Education: High School Diploma

Years’ experience: 7 years of directly related experience 5 of which must be in the DoD

  • Experienced in requirements development, production and deployment, and operation and support, architectures development & implementation, modeling & simulation including but not limited to Model Based Systems Engineering principles, verification & validation, technical data package development and sustainment, and principles of configuration management

  • Experience with network architectures, embedded systems and application deployment across a variety of systems and hardware, to include cloud deployment and virtualization

  • Familiarity with DoD Acquisition processes including Technology Maturation, Risk Reduction, Engineering Manufacturing and Development, Production and Deployment activities

  • Familiarity with Electronic Warfare and/or Air Combat operations including live aircrew training/development of tactics, techniques, and procedures and Range Infrastructure architectures and systems are desired

  • Familiarity with foreign ground radar

Preferred Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor's or Master's Degree in a professional engineering discipline from an ABET-accredited educational program

Years’ experience: 3 years of professional experience in the respective technical/professional discipline being performed and must be within the DoD

Additional Information:

Location: Located at Hanscom AFB, MA

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Odyssey Systems Consulting Group, is an innovative small business committed to providing world-class technical, management, and training support services to government and public sector clients. We focus on people, processes, and performance to deliver superior results. Since our inception in 1997, our commitment to mission success and customer satisfaction has been recognized with exponential growth and exceptional past performance ratings. We accept challenging assignments and drive projects from the planning stages, through implementation, and into operations and support.

Please note: Final compensation for this position will be determined by various factors such as the Federal Government contract labor categories and contract wage rates, relevant work experience, specific skills and competencies, geographic location, education, and certifications.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

ID: 2023-3385

Hours/Week: 40

External Company Name: Odyssey Systems Consulting Group, Ltd.

External Company URL: https://www.odysseyconsult.com

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