Systems Engineer, Senior - FAA

Washington, District of Columbia, United States Full-time

Senior Systems Engineer



The position requires 6-10+ equivalent years of experience in systems engineering and analysis and 10+ total years of experience. Specific experience with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Defense, or other federal agencies is desired.  A Master’s degree or PhD is desired and may count for additional years of experience.


Bachelor’s degree in engineering, math, or related scientific field required.  A Master’s degree or PhD is strongly desired (advanced degrees may count for additional years of experience).


  • Individual will perform a wide variety of systems engineering analyses to include, Requirements development & analysis, investment, and other analyses for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other potential clients in support of mission-critical systems acquisition activities. 
  • Individuals must be able to perform systems engineering analyses on systems and software engineering documentation and artifacts (e.g. Systems Specifications Document, Software System Specifications, etc.).
  • At least 5 years of experience developing technical documentation such as white papers, briefings, program requirements documents, requirements specifications, concept of operations, and other documentation for air traffic control systems.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Support strategic mission, program mission and investment analysis activities.
  • Develop operational concepts and their translation into NextGen capabilities, operational improvements, and performance requirements.
  • Record and track system requirements and update requirements and other systems engineering documents
  • Develop, analyze, and decompose system requirements
  • Assist in requirements definition and decomposition
  • Develop and assess system and program alternatives
  • Support operational and development analysis, technology evolution plans and transition strategies and be able to identify and assess systems alternative solutions, gaps, shortfalls and risks.
  • Participate in project teams with process owners, developers and architects on design and implementation. 
  • Participate in design reviews, program reviews and technical interchange meetings. 
  • Work with program staff to ensure that requirements development is aligned with system development activities.
  • Contribute effectively to working groups through oral and written communication and foster cooperative working relationships.Expertise in all aspects of the Systems Engineering and Software Development Life Cycle relevant to FAA systemsHigh level of proficiency with MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Project and other MS Office Products.Strong analytical background and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  Must be comfortable making presentations, including to C-Level clients.Federal Government systems engineering, specifically related to large systems acquisition within the FAA.TRAVEL Must be a US citizen or a legal resident for three of the past five years.
  • Must meet eligibility requirements for a US Public Trust security clearance.
  • Must be available for occasional travel. (less than 5%)
  • Extensive experience managing client relationships.
  • Proficiency in performing accurate and well documented function point analysis
  • Extensive and detailed knowledge of FAA NAS systems, investment analysis, solution development & implementation, and engineering practices