Wood Consulting System Engineer in Dulles, Virginia

The Systems Engineer supports the development of system capabilities from the identification of requirements through the deployment of capabilities through the requirements definition, designsand develops system-oriented products and prepares related installation, testing, operation, and maintenance specifications and instructions. Defines and analyzes architecture to establish operating conditions, conducts tests, define and analyze engineering proposals and related technical data to determine feasibility of developing new capabilities and/or modifying existing capabilities. The Systems Engineer is cognizant of Systems Engineering Lifecycle (SELC) processes and practices, Change Management practices, and collaborates with various Integrated Product Teams (IPTs), Project Teams, and Government entities.

  • Provide technical direction for development, engineering, interfacing, integration and testing of components of system.

  • Perform requirement elicitation, analysis and functional allocation.

  • Conduct systems requirement reviews.

  • Develop CONOPS, interface standards, system architectures.

  • Perform technical and non-technical assessment and management.

  • Perform end-to-end flow analysis.

  • Implements operational view, technical standards view, and system and services view for architectures using applicable standards (e.g., DODAF, FEAF).

  • Manage multiple projects of variable size.

  • Define, plan and manage work packages (WP). Includes defining task, WP duration, WP sequencing, critical path analysis, resource assignment, and input to the Integrated master Schedule (IMS).

  • Establish common processes across tasks, including configuration management (CM), risk management, quality assurance (QA), etc.

  • Provide internal and external customers with technical design support to system acquisition specification, design, proof-of-concept prototyping, development and evaluation of management information and decision support systems.

  • Perform team lead functions.

  • Analyze user requirements, CONOPS and high-level system architectures to derive, develop and decompose system-level specifications

  • Manage system requirements and derived requirements to ensure the system is compatible with defined architecture, and meets customer needs

  • Conduct trade studies, to determine possible system (hardware, software, architecture) improvements

  • Plan and/or support enhancement projects (Path 1 and Path 2) and Block Upgrade projects (Path 3) through requirements definition, implementation, development, operations, performance, testing,cost and schedule, training and support, and/or system disposal

  • Develop technical documentation, including CONOPS, user guides, test plans, and other CDRL items

  • Perform deployment services, including site surveys and site installation and test

  • Perform individually and as part of a team

  • Provide input to hardware (COTS/GOTS/capacity/etc.) recommendations, including support for Technology Insertion in Government Technical Reference Model (TRM)

  • Active participation in Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) and program Engineering Review Boards (ERBs)

US Citizenship required

Active Top Secret Clearance required

Candidate must be willing to be processed for a TS/SCI clearance

  • Eight (8) or more years of systems engineering experience required

[A Master’s degree in a related discipline may substitute for two (2) years of experience. A PhD may substitute for four (4) years of experience.]

  • Bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science or a related discipline is required

Required skills include:

  • Demonstrated experience or familiarity with Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS), compliant with ANSI/EIA Standard 748-B desired.

  • Agile development methodology experience required.

  • Experience and/or familiarity with software and system lifecycle methodologies, (e.g ISO, CMMI, ITIL)

  • Experience and/or familiarity with MS Office, including Word, Excel, Project required

Desired skills include:

  • Experience with Agile development methodology.

  • Experience with requirements management tools

  • Experience with automated testing tools (e.g., RSpec, Cucumber, etc.)


  • DoD 8570.1-M Compliance at IAT Level I required

  • Agile software development methodology certification (e.g. SCRUM Master) required

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

ID: 2019C-0416

External Company Name: WOOD Consulting Services

External Company URL: www.woodcons.com