Systems Engineer - SEAL

Warner Robins, GA 31093

Project/Unit Description

This person will support the Over the Horizon Radar Programs at Robins AFB

Job Purpose

Systems Engineers lead technical teams through systems definition and requirements engineering, design synthesis, and systems analysis and the design, implementation, operation and technical management of systems projects.

Key Responsibilities

  • Create product or system definitions and conduct initial requirements analysis.
  • Develop technical reports and diagrams detailing product or system attributes.
  • Analyze product or system functionality as defined by requirements.
  • Interface with and learn how to work with disparate engineering teams for technical tasking.

Additional Responsibilities

Work with the Government to coordinate all aspects of the system design, siting, performance requirements, cost considerations, and sustainment.

Ensure that program participants are employing sound Systems Engineering practices
Provide systems engineering technical management of programs and/or subordinate projects within a program from the contract award through the final disposition of deliverables and closeout.
Assist with the standup of programs utilizing the USAF Acquisition processes and permutations such as Section 804 Rapid Acquisition,
Manage the logistical, financial and technical aspects of the program.
Facilitate and communicate program goals, including cost, technical performance deliverables and schedules.
Work with the GTRI Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) team to ensure that all relevant aspects of the program are fully captured in an MBSE tool such as Cameo.
Promote use of the MBSE model by stakeholders to establish, trade-off, verify, change, accept, and sustain functional capabilities, design characteristics, affordability, schedule, and quantified performance parameters at the chosen level of the system hierarchy.
Ensure that documentation produced at each stage of the program conforms to regulatory, statutory, sponsor and stakeholder requirements and expectations.
Monitor and control program cost, schedule, performance, change control, and risk (technical, cost, schedule).
Interact regularly with program sponsors and stakeholders.
Develop appropriate systems engineering and program management strategies for implementing requirements across a broad range of programs and initiatives.
Conduct technical program management activities such as communicating with resource managers, team leads, etc. in order to track program milestones and keep the focus on delivering program commitments.
Facilitate and lead the creation of program definitions, budgets, work breakdowns, rough order estimates, program plans, communication plans and program schedules to determine scope of work for assigned programs.
Interact regularly with program teams for enterprise-wide, multi-year programs.
Research and recommend program management policies, principles, and practices.
Participate in the development of domain-relevant and effective processes and procedures.
Coordinate, resolve, or assist in resolution of conflicts and other issues within and between program teams and recommend/provide solutions.
Facilitate and/or conduct feasibility studies for programs and requests for proposals, and make recommendations on selections.
Prepare reports and other associated programs or program documentation.
May serve as liaison with industry and various other groups to disseminate appropriate information.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree with one or both in Computer Science, Systems Engineering, or related field of study and fifteen (15) years of relevant full-time experience after that degree
  • Experience in development methodologies and structured approaches to system development
  • Strong coordination, organization, teaming, and communication abilities
  • In-depth knowledge of the scope of projects within DoD and industry
  • Works well individually and in a group setting
  • Ability to work under pressure and time constraints
  • Strong technical presentation skills
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Office software tools for project management
  • Ability to obtain Secret Clearance upon hire

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active TS/SCI Clearance
  • Work with many levels of staff to lead program efforts based on government Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certification and industry Program Management Improvement (PMI) best practices.

Travel Requirements

10% - 25% travel

Education and Length of Experience

This position vacancy is an open-rank announcement. The final job offer will be dependent on candidate qualifications in alignment with Research Faculty Extension Professional ranks as outlined in section 3.2.1 of the Georgia Tech Faculty Handbook

  • 9 years of related experience with a Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Human Relations (Management)
  • 7 years of related experience with a Masters degree in Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Human Relations (Management)
  • 4 years of related experience with a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Human Relations (Management)

U.S. Citizenship Requirements

Due to our research contracts with the U.S. federal government, candidates for this position must be U.S. Citizens.

Clearance Type Required

Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain an active security clearance.

Benefits at GTRI

Comprehensive information on currently offered GTRI benefits, including Health & Welfare, Retirement Plans, Tuition Reimbursement, Time Off, and Professional Development, can be found through this link:

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at Georgia Tech Research Institute aims to enhance the Institutes mission of solving the worlds most complex technical problems by creating a workforce with a shared appreciation for diversity, raising awareness around inclusiveness, and fostering a sense of belonging and appreciation for all members of our community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.


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