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MET-I, Systems Chief Integrator

Lockheed Martin

Huntsville, AL
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MET-I Description: The Missile Defense Agency Engineering Team – Industry (MET-I), also called the National Team, provides systems engineering solutions to the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) for the development and evolution of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). The BMDS is an integrated, layered architecture that provides multiple opportunities to destroy missiles and their warheads before they can reach their targets. MET-I system engineers perform system-level assessments of the existing BMDS architecture and study the impacts of new technologies and concepts being considered for future BMDS architectures. The National Team engineers work closely with the MDA, FFRDCs, and various contractors and suppliers to shape the future of missile defense.

Missile Defense National Team – Systems Chief Integrator: This position reports directly to the National Team Program Director. As a National Team Lead with accompanying engineering integration staff, the successful candidate will work as Technical Advisor and Deputy to the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Engineering Directorate System Integrator. This role enables the execution of system level integration of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). It includes understanding capability needs and critical system interdependencies at allocated integration points throughout the system engineering development process. The successful candidate will comprehend, assesses and develop industry engagement(s) to include industry reachback to drive integration issues to closure from system concept through declaration assessments for all technical baseline behaviors, functionalities, capabilities and performance. The BMDS Chief Integrator provides technical oversight of the team’s activities coordinating integration of BMDS capabilities. The candidate will be required to interface with MDA’s Directorate of Engineering (MDA/DE) and associated MDA Element programs to facilitate and guide integration collaboration, review of integration disconnects and/or issues and their settlement through resolution while remaining aligned with the National Team’s Program Chief Engineer, Chief Architecture and IPT Lead’s in the domains of System Requirements & Concepts (SC&R), Integrated Discrimination (IDT) and Integration, Verification and Test (IVT). This position leads technical engineering efforts (analysis, evaluation & assessments) to include preparation of engineering products and briefings for MDA Engineering system level milestone reviews, design reviews, and/or monthly BMDS Working Group meetings. Additionally, the candidate will lead engineering product updates and approval of products through the established MDA approval process, while identifying and tracking issues and action items to resolution while developing and presenting technical and programmatic briefings to the National Team and MDA management/leadership, on an as needed basis

Basic Qualifications
This position requires previous leadership experience with systems engineering processes and their implementations to include requirements development and analysis, architecture databases/tools (e.g., DOORS and System Architect), and documentation (e.g., specifications and interface control documents). Also, requires experience in project planning and scheduling, EVMS cost and schedule management. Must have experience working in close coordination and partnership with Govt sponsors while understanding the dynamics of developing products within a diverse team of multiple contractors and customers. Broad Systems Engineering background with strong coordination, communication and horizontal integration skills are required. Experience in leading a systems engineering team in collaboration and approval of engineering products through engineering reviews and engineering milestone events is required. Requires demonstrated leadership experience integrating the BMDS or other large scale DoD weapons systems. Ability to develop, coordinate, and communicate plans and actions; including ability to lead and perform analysis across multiple sub-systems; experience applying sound systems engineering practices to integration of a system while thoroughly identifying critical system focus areas, interdependencies and technical/schedule disconnects and their proposed resolution

Desired skills
Experience with BMDS elements (e.g., DE, BC, GM and AB) and weapon system development capabilities is highly desired. System experience and versatility in several BMDS functional areas (i.e., BMDS related sensors, weapons, battle management and command, control, communications (including Link 16)) are desirable. Technical experience with BMDS Elements and their integration including: defining integration objectives, writing integrations plans and strategies, resolving technical systems integration issues and reporting integration results

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Job Location(s): Huntsville Alabama