Propulsion Systems Engineer


Full Time


Electronic warfare
Network design
Hardware development
Cyber security
Big data
Systems design
System integration
Verification and validation
Functional analysis
Computer hardware
Systems analysis
Test plans
Systems engineering
Security clearance
Adobe AIR
Design analysis
Artificial intelligence
Machine Learning (ML)
Business administration
Microsoft Exchange

Job Details

Requisition Number: 18942

Required Travel: 0 - 10%

Employment Type: Full Time/Salaried/Exempt

Security Clearance: Secret

Level of Experience: Mid

This opportunity resides with Cyber & Electronic Warfare, a business group within HII's Mission Technologies division. HII works within our nation's intelligence and cyber operations communities to defend our interests in cyberspace. Our deep expertise in network architecture, software and hardware development, cybersecurity and the electromagnetic environment uniquely enables us to support sensitive missions for federal agency partners.

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Job Description

HII Mission Technologies Division's Fighters, Advanced Aircraft, Bombers, and Propulsion Systems Team has an immediate opening for a mid-level systems engineer, with experience in aircraft propulsion systems. In this role, the candidate will directly support the Propulsion Acquisition Division at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and provide system design, development, integration, and test products and subject matter expertise of a wide variety of aircraft engines for the US Air Force. The candidate will perform technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total aircraft propulsion systems.

Essential Job Responsibilities

As part of the candidate's primary duties, they will:
  • Ensure the logical and systematic conversion of requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical and engineering principles
  • Perform functional analysis, requirements allocation, and interface definition studies to translate requirements into hardware and software specifications
  • Apply Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) principles to speed innovation, increase operating efficiencies and assist in development, integration and certification of complex systems
  • Participate in the System Engineering life cycle, including requirements development, architecture development, system analyses (reliability, maintainability, etc.), integration and test planning, and system verification
  • Employs various testing, analysis, and modeling and simulation tools to estimate or calculate system performance
  • Apply requirements for propulsion systems, auxiliary power systems, and vehicle fuel and tank systems

Minimum Qualifications

  • 5 years relevant experience with Bachelors in related field; 3 years relevant experience with Masters in related field; 0 years relevant experience with PhD or Juris Doctorate in related field
  • Demonstrated skills in planning, implementing, and reporting on Systems Engineering activities on previous propulsion related efforts
  • Experience in a variety of aspects of aerospace design development processes including design, analysis, testing and integration
  • Candidate will be required to work with other engineering disciplines
  • Must possess a Secret security clearance

Preferred Requirements

  • Experience with MBSE tools, such as Cameo, Enterprise Architect, and/or Rhapsody
  • Working knowledge of MATLAB, PYTHON, and other programing languages
  • Knowledge of engine test facilities and capabilities available within the U.S. Air Force or industry
  • High-Speed Airbreathing propulsion experience
  • Solid rocket propulsion experience
  • Multidisciplinary Design, Analysis, and Optimization experience

Physical Requirements

Standard office environment. Lifting and moving light materials may be required.

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