Orbital ATK Staff Systems Engineer- Secret Clearance Required in Chandler, Arizona

Staff Systems Engineer- Secret Clearance Required

Locations:Chandler, AZ

Categories: Engineering and Sciences


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Job ID:PED20182303-44627

With projected annual revenues of $4.5 billion, approximately 12,500 employees, and operations in about 20 states, Orbital ATK is a company on the move. Our mission is to ensure that our customers accomplish their mission ? whether it?s a technological breakthrough, a satellite launch, or protecting our nation. The company is the world?s leading supplier of solid rocket motors, a leading provider of launch vehicles, satellites and other space systems, and the nation?s largest manufacturer of ammunition. United in pride and shared goals, Orbital ATK employees come from diverse backgrounds and work together to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable solutions. Work with the best and unleash your potential. If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, Orbital ATK is the company that will further your experience and career growth. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement, and much more.

Orbital ATK is currently seeking aStaff Systems Engineerto join our team in Chandler, AZ.

Role description & Responsibilities:

  • Staff Systems Engineer will play a key role in support of new strategic missile development efforts within the Specialty Engineering group. Must be proficient in Nuclear Hardening & Survivability design and test methodologies. Project will require experience in dose-rate, total ionizing dose, displacement damage dose, and single effects environments (including GCR/HI environments), as well as experience in parts testing for neutron upset and displacement damage, total ionizing dose, and dose rate effects across a broad spectrum of energies (1 keV to 100 MeV). Must have experience with radiation transport calculations, and with mitigation strategies for severe radiation environments and effects on EEE parts, and test experience is preferred. Prefer a broad experience base in man-made radiation effects, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation forms. Knowledge of non-ionizing radiation effects particularly at high E/M field strength, as well as system-generated effects EMP forms (SGEMP/IEMP) is preferred.

Job Summary

Create and manage system requirements, specifications and the requirements verification data base. Negotiate requirements with the customer. Plan the verification program. Develop CONOPS. Perform System Analysis. Implement changes to system and subsystem architecture models and run existing models and simulations to assess system performance. Provide SE guidance to the team. Manage projects. Review and approve SE developed artifacts.

Job Responsibilities

  • Designs improved System Requirements Management databases and process and manages the requirements development process under self direction using established guidelines for a large project or product line.

  • Creates original and revised specification/interface definition documents for a large project and manages specification document processes.

  • Creates and manages the requirements verification database provided to the customer, to ensure, as the system design/build matures, that it satisfies each system requirement.

  • Creates and manages project level management tracking reports.

  • Directs and supports proposal-writing efforts or authors sections/volumes for Systems Engineering for a large project or product line.

  • Manages the risk management and trade study processes for a project (identifies potential risks and develops mitigation strategies and implements mitigation strategies in with Program Management).

  • Creates and manages changes to Functional/Logical/Physical Model of System Architecture descriptions under self direction using established guidelines.

  • Creates and manages System Representations under self direction using established guidelines.

  • Technical Resource Budgets and Configuration Control Board participation.

  • Provide program management office and mission planning/operations support.

  • Leads a team for larger scale system design, analyses, interface verification, testing, failure/anomaly resolution or mission operations.

  • Creates and manages changes to larger scale system or subsystem analytical models under self direction.

  • Creates and manages large scale system and subsystem architectures(s),system physical views - system elements (blocks) and critical interfaces (internal and external).

  • Leads and directs the testing and/or evaluation/validation of complete system and subsystem analytical models or actual system implementation. Knows how to troubleshoot the system behavior.

  • Directs and Manages application of using system or subsystem analytical models and simulations to validate large-scale system behavior.

  • Leads, prepares and presents system engineering materials during System Requirement Review, System Functional Review, Preliminary Design Review, Critical Design Review and System Verification Review and other formal program reviews.

  • Leads and prepares trade studies, system sensitivity studies, design optimization studies, system performance assessments, system design assessments, Operations Analysis work such as mission analysis and timelines and conops development.

  • Provides IPT leadership and primary interface to customer for System Engineering and product development activities.

  • Attends Systems Engineering Technical and peer reviews as independent reviewer.

  • Performs and manages cost estimates and project planning for a significant portion of larger project.

Acts as CAM and performs EVMS tracking for a large project.

Education and Experience

Requires BS in Engineering & 15 years or Masters in Engineering & 10 years or PhD in Engineering & 7 years.

Required Experience:

  • Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Physics or related field with a minimum of ten years of related experience. PhD desired.

  • Active Security Clearance required (SECRET or higher) which generally requires US Citizenship as a prerequisite

  • First-hand NH&S design and/or test experience on weapons systems programs is a must

  • Ability to work in a team environment, and travel occasionally (approx. 20%)

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to present to large customer community

  • Ability to solve problems, analyze test results, drive tasks to completion

  • Experience performing requirements flowdown through specifications

  • Experience writing and executing test procedures

Orbital ATK is applying entrepreneurial thinking and commercial practices to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable products and services to our customers and grow our core areas while harnessing new technologies that will take our products ? and your ideas ? into the future. When encouraged to think beyond the ordinary, you?ll be amazed at what you can do!We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Job Type:Full Time

Desired Travel:less than 25%

Years of Experience:+10 Years