DCGS-A-S: Systems Engineer, Int, Interoperability Testing
QED Systems, LLC
Fort Hood, TX
Systems Engineer, Intermediate (Interoperability Testing)
QED Systems, LLC, is currently recruiting for an Intermediate System Engineer to join our team in APG, MD to support our customer, Project Manager Distributed Common Ground System – Army (PM DCGS-A) contract.
Contingent upon customer acceptance and exercising of the surge requirement.

Job Description:
  • Support the requirements analysis/definition, design, implementation, integration, and verification of the interoperability interfaces for other supported systems such as DCGS-A, and other Army, Joint, Interagency, and Multinational requirements
  • Evaluation of existing and emerging standards for use within DCGS-A interoperability interfaces
  • Support and clarify interoperability certification requirements (for example Army Interoperability Certification)
  • Finalize agreements related to interoperability testing with the Joint Interoperability Test Command
  • Provide engineering and technical assistance to support the system objectives and ensure an integrated approach to product delivery into the DCGS-A enterprise
  • Develop and review specifications, plans, analyses, modeling, simulations, and reports; and shall provide technical opinions to the Government
  • Provide specialized system engineering, program management, risk management, and process-based methodology
  • Provide technical support in the planning, authoring, and implementation of the DCGS-A Service Oriented Architecture
  • Apply a systems engineering approach to ensure that mission objectives and system criteria requirements are met
  • Review DCGS-A overarching requirements and provide input into the establishment of hardware and software requirements
  • Provide specialized system engineering and process-based methodology involving configuration support and process refinement
  • Perform verification and validation of architecture information to promote consistency, interoperability, and integration
  • Analyze system concepts and designs
  • Identify interoperability issues/gaps/shortfalls
  • Provide recommendations for optimization
  • Generate architecture-based analysis plans, technical assessments, white papers, and technical reports
  • Review and analyze System of Systems (SoS) and C4ISR architecture artifacts and baselines as well as participate in program reviews and make independent evaluations of technical adequacy and completeness of the evolving program architecture and architecture related activities
  • Prepare, review, and update existing engineering and technical documentation, as required, to support timely and effective acquisition milestones
  • Prepare/contribute and update the Systems Engineering Plan (SEP) as appropriate
  • Attend meetings and conferences to support knowledge transfer and to maintain the currency of technical documentation; meetings will be with national and executive agencies; higher headquarters; staffs; combatant commands of strategic interest, Joint Coalition, and Multinational partners
  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical, Electronic, System or Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering or related field
Skills and Detailed Experience Required:
  • Ten (10) years of direct experience in development of interoperability mission threads between Army and Joint systems
  • Ten (10) years of direct experience working with user representatives, and Army and Joint programs to develop and execute interoperability testing between systems
  • Ten (10) years of direct experience with intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance software systems
  • Ten (10) years of direct experience in the design, integration, configuration, and analysis of complex software systems, military electronics, computer networking, and digital and graphic display systems
  • Includes direct experience with Department of Defense System Engineering processes
Additional Qualifications:
  • Security Clearance: Top Secret/SCI
  • Detail-oriented with technical, verbal, and written communication skills
  • QED offers a competitive compensation package for employees. Salaries are based on skill level and experience
QED Systems, LLC provides equal employment opportunities for all persons and prohibits discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or non-disqualifying disability. QED Systems LLC is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer - M/F/D/V

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