Softworld Surface Ship Navigation Systems Engineer in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Surface Ship Navigation Systems Engineer

Pittsfield, MA

Posted: 01/03/2019

2019-01-03 2019-02-18

Employment Type: Contract

Industry: Engineering

Job Number: 228167

Job Description



Performs requirements analysis, requirements definition, requirements management, functional analysis, performance analysis, system design, detail trade studies, systems integration and test (verification), validation and interface definition studies of subsystem or system elements under supervision of the lead systems engineer Performs technical planning, cost and risk analyses, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for subsystems and system elements Performs customer requirements analysis, develops system requirements and defines allocations to lower levels (elements and components) Performs detailed technical analyses for a subsystem or system elements Develops and evaluates systems, networks and information systems to ensure designs meet applicable governmental specifications Participates in Modeling and Simulation Researches and analyzes data, such as vendor products, COTS components, GFE/CFE, specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application Supports the generation of technical engineering products by using the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development life cycle May provide leadership and/or direction to lower level employees Independently determines proposed approach to solutions Contributes to the completion of major programs and projects Plans and executes project tasks for activities described above Creative, innovative responsibilities requiring advanced decision-making skills. Defines processes for technical platforms, system specifications, input/output and working parameters for hardware and/or software compatibility. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Designs a complete and complex framework, system or product. Identifies, analyzes and resolves system design weaknesses. Regular contact with senior levels of internal work groups Works under limited direction Contact with Deputy Program Managers Engineering (DPME) and other professionals within the Engineering department and with project teams across the company Frequent contact with external customers Travel may be required (Approximately 25%) Security clearance may be required Provides resolution to a diverse range of complex problems Independently determines approach to solutions Keeps abreast of technology trends Contributes to the achievement of business objectives

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Fully proficient use and understanding of systems engineering concepts, principles, and theories Fully proficient knowledge of other related disciplines Fully proficient with requirements management & system modeling tools Recognizes various architectural patterns Fully proficient in Microsoft Office applications Fully proficient written and verbal communications skills Ability to sell concepts and ideas Creative thinker Ability to multi-task Fully proficient ability to grasp and apply new information quickly and effectively handle complex assignments Shows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgment and professionally executes projects with little direction Fully proficient ability in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions Fully proficient ability to clearly report relevant to sound systems engineering design


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer SystemsEngineering, Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, or a related technical field.

  • 10+ years of experience in a related engineering field is preferred.

  • Prior Department of Defense experience

  • Prior surface ship experience

  • Experience with Navigation Systems

  • Experience with Inertial Navigation, Gyrocompasses, GPS, Echo sounders, etc.

  • Experience with Certification Requirements (NAVCERT, ECDIS)

  • Experience with Internal and External Change Processes

  • Experience with Cable Block Diagrams, Wire Connection Lists, and other Drawing Types

  • Experience with Requirements Development and Management

  • Experience with Problem Report tracking

  • Experience with IBM Rational tools such as DOORS and Change

  • Very strong technical writing skills

  • Very strong presentation skills

  • Very strong problem solving skills

  • Very strong testing and troubleshooting skills

  • High level familiarity with software development lifecycle and experience interfacing with software developers

  • High level familiarity with other shipboard systems such as Seaframe Control, Aviation, Infrastructure, etc.