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CACI International Principal Systems Engineer in Fort Meade, Maryland

Principal Systems Engineer

Job Category: Engineering

Time Type: Full time

Minimum Clearance Required to Start: TS/SCI with Polygraph

Employee Type: Regular

Percentage of Travel Required: None

Type of Travel: None

What You’ll Get to Do:

  • Serve as a Subject Matter Expert in one or more Systems Engineering Process Areas.

  • Independently resolve important engineering issues requiring the use of advanced technology.

  • Plan and develop engineering projects with unique or complex aspects that impact major capabilities of high priority to the enterprise.

  • Approve delivery of Systems Engineering work products

  • Supervise or coordinate the work of other contractor engineers or technicians on a project.

  • Lead contractor systems engineering activities for a project to include supervising the work of the project engineering staff and technicians.

  • Leverage Model Based Systems Engineering to support requirements capture, system design, and system testing.

  • Serve as a Subject Matter Expert in developing a new or innovative approach to a technical or engineering issue

  • Conduct evaluations to determine its suitability for project implementation.

  • Identify and propose appropriate engineering standards and processes for a project.

  • Direct quantitative analysis in non-functional system performance areas such as Reliability, Maintainability, Vulnerability, Survivability, Produceability

  • Use validated models, simulations, and prototyping to conduct trade analysis to optimize system operations, mitigate risk, and reduce cost of system development

  • Develop alternative courses of action to mitigate program technical risks and monitor and re-evaluate risks.

  • Lead an Alternatives (AoA) effort to identify a preferred solution based on selection criteria adjusted for reasonableness and validity of assumptions, technology limitations, environmental impact, and life-cycle costs

  • Coordinate the resolution of action items from Configuration Control Board (CCB) meetings, design reviews, program reviews, and test reviews that require cross-discipline coordination

  • Oversee the technical integrity of the system baseline over time, continually updating it as various changes are imposed on the system during the lifecycle from development through deployment and operations & maintenance

  • Ensure effective, periodic review and control of the evolving configuration of a system, both hardware and software components and associated documentation, during the life of the system

  • Provide Subject matter expertise in the development of a system design solution that satisfies the system requirements and fulfills the functional analysis.

  • Capture all interface designs in a common interface control format, and store interface data in a commonly accessible Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) repository

  • Prepare time-line analysis diagrams illustrating the flow of time-dependent functions

  • Develop operational view, technical standards view, and system and services view for architectures using applicable DoDAF standards and UML/UPDM

  • Develop system design alternatives that consider life cycle cost, reuse, complexity, risk, system expansion, and growth

  • Assist in developing program and contract work breakdown structure (WBS), work packages and the integrated master plan (IMP)

  • Assess each technical risk to the program and determine the probability of occurrence and quantified consequence of failure in accordance with an approved risk management plan

  • Establish a process to control and manage unambiguous and traceable changes to requirements considering stakeholder buy-in formally and proactively

  • Manage system requirements and derived requirements to ensure the delivery of production systems that are compatible with the defined system architecture(s) – Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF), Service-oriented Architecture (SOA), etc.

  • Develop system requirements, functional requirements, and allocation of the same to individual hardware, software, facility, and personnel components

  • Participate in Integrated Product Teams to design new capabilities based upon evaluation of development and operational considerations

  • Participate in interface configuration definition, design, and changes to meet external system needs and technology changes.

  • Derive lower-level requirements from higher-level allocated requirements that describe in detail the functions that a system component must fulfill, and ensure these requirements are complete, correct, unique, unambiguous, realizable, and verifiable

  • Develop derived requirements for Information Assurance Services (Confidentiality, Integrity, Nonrepudiation, and Availability); Basic Information Assurance Mechanisms (e.g., Identification, Authentication, Access Control, Accountability); and Security Mechanism Technology (Passwords, cryptography, discretionary access control, mandatory access control, hashing, key management, etc.)

  • Provide technical direction for the development, engineering, interfacing, integration, and testing of specific components of complex hardware/software systems to include requirements elicitation, analysis and functional allocation, conducting systems requirements reviews, developing concepts of operation and interface standards, developing system architectures, and performing technical/non-technical assessment and management as well as end-to-end flow analysis

  • Lead the development of scenarios (threads) and an Operational Concept that describes the interactions between the system, the user, and the environment, that satisfies operational, support, maintenance, and disposal needs

  • Develop systems engineering documentation (e.g., System Engineering Plans, Initial Capabilities Documents, Requirement’s specifications, and Interface Control Documents)

  • Review and/or approve system engineering documentation to ensure that processes and specifications meet system needs and are accurate, comprehensive, and complete

  • Lead the Development and review of Joint Capability Integration Development System (JCIDS) documents (i.e., Initial Capability Document, Capabilities Description Document, IA Strategy)

  • Define the methods, processes, and evaluation criteria by which the systems, subsystems and work products are verified against their requirements in a written plan

  • In conjunction with system stakeholders, plan the verification efforts of new and unproven designs early in the development life cycle to ensure compliance with established requirements

  • Support the planning and test analysis of the DoD Certification/Accreditation Process (as well as other Government Certification and Accreditation (C&A) processes)

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering discipline, Engineering Management, Chemistry, Computer Science, Information Systems, Mathematics, or physics from an accredited college or university plus twenty (20) years of systems engineering experience

  • Or a High School Diploma or GED plus twenty-four (24) years of general systems engineering experience.

  • Or a master’s degree in an Engineering discipline or a related discipline mentioned above from an accredited college or university plus eighteen (18) years of systems engineering experience

  • Or a PhD in an Engineering discipline or a related discipline mentioned above from an accredited college or university plus eighteen (18) years of systems engineering experience.

  • Experience with Project or Technical Management desired

  • Experience with Cameo Enterprise Architecture and SysML or UML desired

What We Can Offer You:

  • We’ve been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.

  • Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.

  • We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.

  • We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation’s highest priorities.

  • For over 60 years, the principles of CACI’s unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.

Company Overview: At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected characteristic.

As a federal contractor, CACI is subject to any federal vaccine mandates or other customer vaccination requirements. All new hires are required to report their vaccination status.