Cosmic AES Systems Engineer II in Hanscom, Massachusetts

Company Overview

Cosmic Advanced Engineered Solutions (Cosmic AES) is a small innovative company tackling the most difficult technical challenges in signals, space, and cyberspace. We design and develop high-end signal processing solutions for Department of Defense(DoD) in the Counter-Space, Special Operations, Homeland Security, and other specialized mission areas. Our strong team of scientists, engineers, and operations experts specialize in exploring emerging technologies, system development, and rapid prototyping to solve the most difficult national security concerns.

Job Summary

Cosmic AES is looking for a Mid-level Systems Engineer supporting the AFLCMC/HBQ division. Under this contract, Advisory and Assistance Services will be provided in support in the Strategic Warning and Space Surveillance Systems Division (AFLCMC/HBQ), Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC).

Responsibilities and Duties

  • 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, producibility, 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 (ICDs)

  • Capability Development Documents (CDDs),

  • Capability Production Documents (CPDs)

  • Analysis of Alternatives (AoAs)

  • Military Utility Assessments (MUAs)

  • Concepts of Operation (CONOPs)

  • 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)

Qualifications and Skills

  • Valid DOD Security clearance

  • US Citizenship

  • Has the knowledge, experience and demonstrated ability to perform tasks related to the technical/professional discipline.

  • Has the ability to work independently and apply the proper procedures and process related to their area of expertise.

  • Has ability problem solve and troubleshoot various situations to develop successful outcomes within established program/project guidelines.

  • Education and Experience: BA/BS, 10 years of experience in the respective technical/professional discipline being performed, 3 of which must be in the DoD- OR, 15 years of directly related experience with proper certifications 5 of which must be in the DoD.

Additional Information

  • Travel will be required up to 10% of the time.Benefits and Perks

Benefits and Perks

  • Competitive salary

  • Great benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, and more! (Cosmic contributes 85% of the medical plan cost for employees and 75% for dependent coverage)

  • 401K and Profit Sharing

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Vacation (benefits based on professional experience, not time with the company)

  • Work/Life balance

  • Employee Referral Incentives

  • 7 paid holidays and 3 floating holidays