Decisive Analytics

  • SME, Special Programs System Engineer

    Job Locations US-OH-Dayton
    Security Clearance Requirements
    Top Secret / SCI Eligible
  • Overview

    DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation is seeking a Senior, Special Programs System Engineer to join our team supporting a government customer in Dayton, OH.


    The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Special Programs Office develops, tests, and rapidly fields Air Force aeronautical capabilities. Executing a significant budget, the Wright Patterson AFB conducts studies to identify new capabilities; transitions laboratory technologies to operational platforms; executes demonstrations; and develops, tests, and rapidly fields new capabilities for the warfighter.


    Unit Mission Goals:

    1. Execute Air Force special programs, with superior schedule and cost discipline as well as technical performance, using streamlined management policies and procedures.
    2. Work with operational users to define feasible, relevant requirements to support demonstrations and rapid fielding of classified capabilities.
    3. Operate an organizational culture that develops and challenges employees to achieve high performance in a minimally manned, fast-paced, high-morale workplace.


    • Apply knowledge of and expertise in DoD, AF and common engineering and scientific principles, criteria and procedures to improve planned and existing AF and joint service weapon system manufacture, operations, re-manufacture and de-militarization operations and oversight.
    • Assists in translating user requirements into system requirements, which will be used to design, develop, fabricate, test and evaluate systems, subsystems and equipment for deployment.
    • Assist with the development of requirements and technology needs into action plans and policies necessary to improve and retain world class manufacturing, operations, re-manufacturing and de-militarization of weapon system capabilities.
    • Perform technical/mission analyses of existing and potential operational requirements, assists in developing system concepts and performs technological/trade-off study assessments of proposed designs.
    • Develop and review the overall system design baseline (architecture and interoperability requirements).
    • Assist with developmental planning support in evaluation of military mission to be accomplished and related requirements documentation; define the set of military missions to be performed. Reviews and analyzes proposals, including regulatory and other policy driver changes or proposed modifications for design feasibility and system compatibility.
    • Review specifications, including system, system segment and equipment specifications, and Interface Control Documents (ICDs) involved in programs. Supports and conducts engineering performance, effectiveness, cost effectiveness, cost performance, lifecycle cost, producability, maintainability, supportability, reliability, technical and schedule risk assessment and scheduling trade-off studies.
    • Support and conduct systems analyses to include, but not limited to, system design/design feasibility and state-of-the-art assessment.
    • Support the development  and evaluation of Integrated Master Plan (IMP), Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) and Systems Engineering Detail Schedule engineering cost estimates. Evaluates systems test plans and Test and Evaluation Master Plans and participates in the  conduct of system, subsystem and component testing.
    • Provide systems/subsystems integration support for the acquisition, development and verification of systems and equipment. Support weapons systems lifecycle including but not limited to analysis of alternatives, creation of investment strategies, manufacturing, support and end-of-life processes.


    • 10 years of relevant experience
    • Top Secret Clearance with SCI eligibility
    • Must have 12 months or more of experience in a SAP environment within the last five years
    • A Bachelor of Science degree in an engineering field related to the specific discipline described for the position

    EEO statement

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.

    VEVRAA Federal Contractor


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