DRG is seeking a Senior Systems Engineer (SSE) to join our team to support our KC-135 BOSS Program. The KC-135 BOSS is a high fidelity, squadron level continuation simulator that replicates the KC-135R, Block 40 boom pod. The SSE position will be located at McGhee Tyson ANGB, TN (Knoxville Area); however, this position supports 16 geographically separated locations in both CONUS and OCONUS.
Essential Duties of the Position
This position will support our Corporate Program Manager and DRG Team by providing systems engineering to the Training System Support Center (TSSC). The SSE will be a degreed engineer with a minimum of a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (or an equivalent in an appropriate discipline from an accredited university). The SSE shall support system integration requirements to support the system integrator in accordance with the contract and any subsequent contract changes.
The SSE will support software installation(s) performed by COMS personnel by coordinating and working with the TSSC to troubleshoot any issues that may arise. The SSE will integrate subsequent program changes into the hardware and software configuration baselines while not degrading the functionality of the system at large to ensure the systems remain an effective training tool for the warfighter.
The SSE will support configuration management activities and will support the development and execution of ECP/CCP activities to ensure the changes meet the requirements and to decompose and allocate system/sub-system/functional requirements appropriately. The SSE will support Diminishing Manufacturing Sources (DMS) and tech refresh activities by working with the DRG Integrated Program Team (IPT) and TSSC to identify suitable replacements for DMS items and ensuring that all tech refresh products meet the specifications called out in all KC-135 BOSS design requirements.
The SSE will also support the Help Desk by providing Subject Matter Expert (SME) support to aid in the troubleshooting of field issues by reviewing and recommending changes to KC-135 BOSS technical data.
The SSE will perform other duties as required and directed by the Program Manager
Education and Experience
The SSE will be a degreed engineer with a minimum of a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (or an equivalent in an appropriate discipline from an accredited university). Must have experience supporting DoD contracts and systems engineering practices and policy. Must have skills in problem solving and analysis. Must be customer/client focused and be able to manage projects in a timely manner. Must possess interpersonal skills and leadership attributes.
IAT Level I/II Certification
Prior military operational experience
Candidate must have a valid DoD SECRET Security Clearance
Must have the ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex word and technical documents/diagrams. Will be required to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries and complaints. Must be able to generate effective oral and written presentations and proposals on complex subjects.
Must be able to calculate figures and amounts, prices, commissions, and percentages, and to draw and interpret graphs.
Must be able to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. An ability to interpret complex customer requirements and attitudes from verbal, non-verbal, and written communication is desirable. Ability to read and understand electrical schematics and drawings.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Must be able to lift and/or move at least 50 pounds.
- Must be able to walk and/or climb stairs and ladder into a simulator or airplane cockpit.
- Must be able to stoop, bend, and crawl on top or under the device.
- Must be able to detect odors or hear noises, bangs, etc., or other sounds to detect problems or flaws in the functioning of simulators and its surrounding environment.
- Must be able to distinguish colors.
- Domestic and international travel as required.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Shop floor environment.
- Will be working in areas with risk of electrical shock from moving mechanical parts driven by hydraulics under high pressure.
- Will at times be exposed to the following conditions: extreme heat, airborne particles, and loud noises.
*This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities. Duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee may adjust frequently to ensure flexibility with changing environment.