Systems, Engineer, Project Manager, Project, RF, Program Manager, Physics, Engineering, Aerospace, Matlab, Python, Microsoft Project, Management
Full Time
Work from home available

Job Description

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Maxar is seeking a Lead Systems Engineer to join an existing team on an exciting and challenging technical collection project. The Lead Systems Engineer will also act as the onsite Project Manager serving as a "trusted agent" for the customer while providing technical and programmatic oversight of the project and insight to the Project Lead regarding project progress and risks. In this role, you will provide SIGINT engineering with project management expertise as part of a cross-functional team for terrestrial-based technical collection. Hands-on experience with small-scale hardware or sensor development projects; RF systems development; full lifecycle systems engineering (including statements of work, the concept of operations, requirements development, and system design and deployment); and operational expertise is a great asset for this role. You will need to be able to work independently, quickly understand complex technical concepts and make assessments, and articulate recommendations to the customer. This position will support the development, integration, testing, and deployment of complete multi-modal sensor systems that will be used to monitor events in variable environments.

  • Advise the customer on the development process for specialized technology.
  • Provide technical oversight for the Project Lead.
  • Provide field engineering support for sensor development.
  • Advise the project lead on technical risk mitigation strategies.
  • Facilitate TEMs and manage deliverables.
  • Technical sub-component development progress and assessment.
  • Assess technologies and components, and track selection and development to assure they meet requirements for employment.
  • Provide acquisition support.
  • Develop and maintain a master schedule, accounting for timelines, inter-dependencies, and risks (schedule, cost, capability, employment, etc.).
  • Receive, document, and execute customer requirements.
  • Identify technical, cost, schedule, and performance risks early and develop risk mitigation plans.
  • Develop Requests for Proposals (RFPs).
  • Integrate sub-contractors into the technical team.
  • Inform the Program Manager of resource requirements.
  • There will be occasional out-of-area travel.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Current/active TS/SCI security clearance and be willing and able to obtain CI Polygraph.
  • Bachelor's degree in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or related field.
  • 8 years of relevant, engineering experience.
  • 5 years of experience supporting the DoD/IC (1 year on-site).
  • 5 years of project management experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of sensor metrics data.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of RF propagation theory with the ability to put together link budgets.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of EO / IR and other phenomenological sensors and respective propagation.
  • Experience with EO and RF technical collection sensors, or with RF and EO data processing techniques and tools.
  • Demonstrated knowledge with tools and languages such as STK / SIMDIS / Matlab / Python
  • Experience with the full life cycle of systems engineering, systems test, field engineering, and engineering management.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Critical thinker with proven problem-solving skills.
  • Experience with reporting, project tracking, and collaboration tools, such as SharePoint and Microsoft Project.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
  • DAWIA Level III certification.
  • Experience working in a SETA environment.
  • Experience with quick reaction acquisition processes.
  • Understanding of modeling, simulating,,and analyzing tools.


Maxar Technologies values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Dice Id : 91094828
Position Id : R08098
Originally Posted : 1 month ago
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