Decisive Analytics

  • Senior Systems Engineer – Tactical Air Weapons (Air-to-Air and Air-to-Ground)

    Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
    Security Clearance Requirements
  • Overview

    DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation is seeking a Senior Systems Engineer for Tactical Air Weapons.  This position will assist in supporting our Office of the Secretary of Defense customer in Alexandria, VA.


    Senior Engineer – Tactical Air Weapons (Air-to-Air and Air-to-Ground)


    Responsible for providing contemporary technical insights, expertise, and analysis of Tactical Air Weapons (air-to-air and air-to-ground) for MDAP/MAIS programs in support of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Systems Engineering (DASD(SE)), Director, Major Program Support.


    Duties will include:

    1. Providing program, systems engineering, and acquisition support to the government team lead for the Fixed Wing and Weapons portfolio. 
    2. Conducting OSD-level technical reviews and assessments of DoD major acquisition programs (e.g., PDR, CDR, PSR). Evaluate and make recommendations to the Milestone Decision Authority on the readiness to enter/exit acquisition milestone in accordance with statutory (e.g. WSARA), regulatory (e.g. DoDI 5000.02), and DoD guidance (e.g. DAG).
    3. Aiding Service acquisition offices in developing (and coordinating) comprehensive Systems Engineering Plans (SEPs) for DASD(SE) approval
    4. Presenting to senior acquisition leadership on the technical status and issues associated with assigned Tactical Air Weapons systems in preparation for acquisition decision meetings.
    5. Maintaining objective insight into programs’ requirement performance, technical metrics, schedule, risks, engineering management, production, integration, and other engineering discipline heath and status via quarterly (at minimum) engagement with the program office and contractor sites for the assigned portfolio.
    6. Performing ad hoc analysis and generation of high quality technical reports and presentations for senior DoD leadership to support various public speaking engagements, symposium, conferences, and Congressional/OSD/Service reports.



    • Must have expert technical knowledge of many of the following programs: AGM-88E, AARGM, AIM-120, AMRAAM, AIM-9X, B61, HTM, JAGM, JASSM-ER, JDAM, JSOW C-1, OASuW, SDB II, or other classified weapons programs
    • Highly Desired: Expert technical knowledge of the weapon-aircraft mission systems integration/fusion for end-to-end effectiveness of these weapons from the following platforms: F-18, F-15, F-22, F-35, B-2, or other classified platform.
    • Desired: some expertise concerning Electronic warfare for any of the following programs: CIRCM, EA-18G, F/A-18 E/F, F-15 EPAWSS, JCREW, IDECM, LAIRCM, NGJ, or other classified EW programs
    • Experience performing system engineer functions to include the planning and evaluation of design reviews (PDR/CDR), technical performance measures, program requirements, system engineering plans, risk, and schedules for DoD acquisition programs. 
    • Highly desired: Chief Engineer and SEP development experience.
    • Experience working in an acquisition program office (ACAT 1D preferred) or on Service/OSD staff overseeing acquisition programs (preferably for Tactical Air Weapons)
    • In-depth understanding of the technical and programmatic elements of DoD acquisition lifecycle, activities, timeline, acquisitions, best practices, policies, dependencies, and interrelationships associated with DoDI 5000.02
    • Previously supported a senior-level staff in a Military Service or OSD (acquisition or otherwise)
    • Demonstrated expert knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint; Strong analytical and statistical analysis capability; Have performed critical analysis of  technical data with the goal of recommending corrective courses of action
      • Possess excellent interpersonal and proven communication skills: must have experience providing briefings and presentations to senior-level officials (samples of briefings and relevant analysis/report capability will be required);
      • Minimum of ten (10) years of Department of Defense (DoD) experience in acquisition, engineering, operationally relevant, and/or program management experience
      • Must have at minimum a SECRET clearance, and capable of obtaining a TS clearance.
      • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in an engineering/science field
      • Desire: DAWIA or INCOSE Systems Engineer or Developmental Engineer Certification
      • Desired: Familiarity with DoD data repositories such as DAES, DAMIR, JCIDS, KMDS, AIR, etc.
      • Desired: Previous Pentagon staff experience
      • Desired: Creative with strong data visualization skills
      • Desired: Master’s degree in an engineering field



    Keywords: Fighter weapons, Tactical Air weapons, Air-to-Air weapons, missile, Air-to-Ground weapons, bombs,  Lead Engineer, DoD 5000.02, B-2 DMS, AGM-88E, AARGM, AIM-120, AMRAAM, AIM-9X, B61, HTM, JAGM, JASSM-ER, JDAM, JSOW C-1, OASuW, SDB II, Systems Engineer, Acquisition Engineer, Chief Engineer, Fighter aircraft, Bomber aircraft

    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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