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Systems Engineer - Foreign Military Sales

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Job ID: 218653
Location: PATUXENT RIVER, MD, United States
Date Posted: Nov 9, 2021
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
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Job Description


About the Position: SAIC is seeking a Systems Engineer for an FMS Program supporting the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) in Patuxent River, MD.  In this role you will provide engineering support to customer Foreign Military Sales (FMS) teams, and provide direct support and technical recommendations to FMS Class Desk.
Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Provide technical inputs in the creation and review of all engineering documents (ex. SOW, CDRL, technical proposals, SETR planning, technical maturity, etc.) for accuracy and compliance with requirements as defined by the FMS Case.
  • Coordinate SETR events with the Contractor(s) as assigned by the APMSE.  
  • Coordinate meetings as requested that require participation from Contractor(s) and/or the PMA domestic team.
  • As required, participate in PMRs, technical reviews, technical coordination meetings, Test Planning Working Groups (TPWG), CSWG, System Safety Working Group (SSWG), Systems Engineering Technical Reviews (SETRs)/Model Based Systems Engineering Activities, conferences, briefings, and other significant program activities. This consists of any preparation work (ex. briefing material) and tracking engineering action items associated with the aforementioned items.  Identify and analyze the issues discussed, record action items, recommend courses of action, input action items and recommendations into the Program Management Database
  • Coordinate with multiple disciplines as required to prepare or review the technical documentation, proposals, investigations, analyses, needed to support the baseline FMS program, ECPs, requirements/requirement changes, Product Test Verifications, and other appropriate documentation for all systems applicable to the FMS customer, as well as for FMS unique systems.
  • Review, analyze and track specifications and data packages; review suitability/supportability documentation; review and provide technical recommendations on ECPs and Technical Directives; and participate in technical working groups to resolve any engineering issues. Assist with the development of appropriate engineering documentation, formal letters, informal memos and other general correspondence.
  • Facilitate communications across all stakeholders (PMA IPTs, FMS, USN, Contractor, FST, etc.)
  • Maintain any unique schedules or action trackers as dictated by the APMSE.
  • Some international travel may be required.


Required Education & Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline and 5+ years of relevant FMS experience.
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of stakeholders both verbally and in writing. 
  • Ability to understand technical content of engineering documentation.
  • Understanding of FMS or ITAR requirements, familiarity with NAVAIR a plus.
Clearance Requirement: US Citizen with the ability to obtain a DOD Secret clearance.
Desired Skills & Experience:
  • Experience supporting foreign military sales (FMS) or engineering leadership.
  • Prior Systems Engineering APMSE support experience desired.
  • DAWIA Systems Engineering plus.
  • Experience with one or more of NAVAIR's Systems Engineering Technical Reviews (SETR), Systems Engineering Transformation (SET) initiative, Engineering Change Proposal (ECP) processes, and Airworthiness/Cybersafe processes.


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