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Sensor Systems Engineer - HSV

Company: MITRE
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Job Description:

Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That's because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation's toughest challenges—and we're committed to the long-term well-being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. The R&D centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We're making a difference every day—working for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world. Our workplace reflects our values. We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITRE—and make a difference with us.

MITRE Missile Defense Agency Portfolio and Program Division – Huntsville, AL is seeking a stellar engineer to join our team in support of the Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA’s) Sensors Directorate (MDA/SN). The Sensor Systems Engineer Requirements Lead provides support to the AN/TPY-2 Product Office with radar systems engineering, integration, and modeling and simulation development engineering. The Army/Navy Transportable Radar Surveillance and Control Model-2 (AN/TPY-2) is an integral part of the Missile Defense System as a highly mobile, multi-functional X-band radar capable of long range surveillance, object tracking, and threat discrimination. The AN/TPY-2 operates in both Forward Based Mode (FBM) by interfacing with the Command and Control Battle Manager Center (C2BMC) and in Terminal Mode (TM) by interfacing with the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Fire Command Control (TFCC) system.

The AN/TPY-2 Systems Engineer requires considerable initiative and creativity in solving complex radar performance issues and managing challenging priorities to include integration with C2BMC, requirements management, contracts development, coordinating with other MDA stake holders, and leading contractors, multiple agencies, industries and FFRDCs toward integrating capabilities into the MDA architecture. The Sensor Systems Engineer will focus on providing Product Office integration and coordination for MDA/DE to include testing, tiger teams, requirements, communications, and fielding packages.

Secret Clearance Required

Key Responsibilities:

Performing systems integration and coordination between AN/TPY-2 product office and MDA/DE

Coordinating technical interface development and maintenance with other Missile Defense elements (e.g. C2BMC, GM)

Working Modeling & Simulation software development

Working formal design and technical reviews, to include development of entrance and exit criteria and review of objective evidence

Assisting Continuous Development and Integration test planning and testing

Proactively identify long term technical radar systems design, test, integration and development plans

Working the development of boarding process for fielding packages and coordination with MDA stakeholders

Evaluating the technical Program Objective Memorandum (POM) content, Statement of Work (SOW) development, technical evaluation, and delivering contract negotiation technical subject matter expertise

Minimum Qualifications:

Technical knowledge of systems engineering principles

Demonstrated ability to clearly communicate technical ideas to colleagues, customers, and senior leaders

Technical knowledge of radar engineering principles and radar fundamentals

Ability to skillfully communicate and work effectively across organizational boundaries

Excellent interpersonal skills to support regular interaction with senior customers, up to and including Senior Executive Service level

Minimum Bachelors Degree in Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, Systems, etc) and 5 years work experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with Missile Defense radar systems

Knowledge of Missile Defense Interoperability and Missile Defense Sensor Interfaces

Experience conducting independent assessments and technical reviews

MITRE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. MITRE recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual identity, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status.

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