Position Summary :
Applies an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to plan, design, develop and verify a lifecycle balanced system of systems and system solutions.
Evaluates customer and / operational needs to define and coordinate system performance requirements, integrate technical parameters and assure compatibility of all physical, functional and program interfaces.
Performs various analyses to optimize total system of systems and / or system architecture. Performs analyses for affordability, safety, reliability, maintainability, testability, human systems integration, survivability, vulnerability, susceptibility, system security, regulatory, certification, product assurance and other specialties quality factors into a preferred configuration to ensure mission success.
Develops the planning, organization, implementation and monitoring of requirements management processes, tools, risk, issues, opportunity management and technology readiness assessment processes.
Resolves cross-functional technical issues.
Essential Functions :
Defines the operational envelope and analyzes the cost and performance of potential solutions for desired capabilities across that envelope.
Reports, through various forums, to user community options, alternatives, level of technical feasibility and the current state of technology required to achieve the desired capability to acquire potential business.
Assists in the identification of risks. Performs risk analysis, cost analysis and business case assessment of emerging requirements and technologies.
Conducts trade study analysis and validates results. Prepares trade study results package for review.
Configures and, as necessary to suit the application, adapts or modifies the tools, models and simulation facilities needed to perform requirements analysis and validation.
Leads the production and verification of simulation and analysis results and performs traceability and compliance reviews and crosswalks with stakeholder teams.
Consolidates and publishes study results and briefings.
Typical Education and / or Experience Qualifications :
Degree and typical experience in engineering classification : Bachelor's and 5 or more years' experience, Master's degree with 3 or more years' experience or PhD degree with experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry.