Systems Engineer

SDI System Dynamics International, Inc.
Huntsville, AL
Added: April 25, 2024
Job Summary

Contract Award is now fully executed/active

System Dynamics International (SDI) has an immediate opening for a Systems Engineer in Huntsville, AL, to help perform Systems Engineering supporting the U.S. Army PEO Aviation Solider Unmanned Aircraft Systems Product Office (PdO). In this position, you will use and grow your expertise to ensure systems/subsystems hazards are fully analyzed, documented, and modeled using MBSE (Cameo EA) in accordance with MIL-STD-882E. In this role, you will have a pivotal role in the analysis of new prospective Small Unmanned Aircraft (sUA) capabilities, including assessing prototype aircrafts, applying MBSE tools to validate requirements and ensure system logic is consistent, performing requirements analysis and development, supporting flight test events, and the potential to perform prototyping of new products. Safety considerations will be analyzed and built into any hardware and software products with a focus on ensuring controls are incorporated and remain effective while assuring compliance to safety requirements.

The candidate that will thrive in this position will be a person who works well as a team, but someone who can also work independently on tasks. If you are the type of engineer that has worked on projects for years, and never got to see any of the products in person/operating, this may be the opportunity for you. At SDI we believe it is essential for our team to see the products you’ve spent your time working on in person, which helps us all better understand our mission, the aircrafts, and our customers.

This Engineering position is for immediate hire

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Role entails an interdisciplinary field of engineering and engineering management controlling techniques and processes involved with design, integration, and sustainment of complex systems over their life cycles. Focus is on work-processes and optimization methods. Purview includes all life cycle efforts with an objective to incorporate process improvements throughout, increasing efficiency and maximizing effectiveness, by analyzing for root cause to known issues, prioritizing to the most probable or highest impact failures that can occur, and incorporating corrective actions or mitigations, as feasible. Ensures that all likely aspects of a project or system are considered and integrated into a whole. Requirements management including definition, derivation, and verification. May require extensive use and project-tailored adaptations with a myriad of tools available for requirements management, scheduling, modeling & simulation, and risk management. Coordination amongst different teams and other disciplines are routine and required for successful system design, development, implementation, sustainment, and ultimate decommission.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in an engineering (Systems, Aerospace, Mechanical, Software, Electrical) or related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education, with 5 years of professional experience; or 3 years of experience with a related Master’s degree.
  • Experience developing and reviewing technical engineering documents
  • Professional experience in a Systems Engineering role
  • Ability to translate requirements into system/subsystem functions and configuration logic
  • Ability to identify and define potential system hazards to various forms of analysis
  • Prior experience working with Department of Defense (DOD) customers
  • US Citizenship required to start with the ability to acquire a Secret security clearance
  • Willingness to learn new skills and processes

Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Experience in System Safety Engineering processes as outlined in MIL-STD-882E with strong technical skills in performing hazard analyses, identifying safety requirements, developing fault trees, and recommending risk mitigation.
  • Experience performing Model-Bases Systems Engineering (MBSE)
  • Experience with DoD/Military/Commercial Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
  • Experience developing, formatting, analyzing, tracing, decomposing, refining, and modeling requirements. Specific interest in experience using MBSE and Requirements Management Software to trace and validate requirements
  • Technical writing experience
  • Experience performing Trade Studies
  • Current Security Clearance
  • Experience designing, developing, and/or testing software and hardware
  • Experience Programming in C++
  • Experience with MATLAB and Simulink
  • Knowledge of Aircraft Worthiness Certification Process
  • Professional work Experience Programming in C++
  • Recent experience using PTC Windchill
  • Experience with PTC CREO and/or Solidworks
  • Experience performing Modeling and Simulation
  • Professional work experience in Aircraft Worthiness Certification Process
  • Knowledgeable in wireless communications (e.g., Ultra-Wideband (UWB))

System Dynamics International, Inc. is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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