As a Platform Integration Engineer you will provide project management, system engineering, and platform interface support to the office of the Product Manager (PdM) Vehicle Protection System (VPS) to assist in fielding vehicle survivabilitly technologies to the Army.
Essential Job Functions:
Conducts, monitors, directs, and coordinates research, design, engineer development, and engineering activities for PdM VPS, which are applied across vehicle system lines for fielded components, subsystems, and total systems.
Conducts research and trade off analysis; executes market surveys; investigates technology transfer/insertion opportunities, requirements, and specification development.
Performs contract and test monitoring, failure analysis, cost reduction analysis, production engineering, configuration management, and technical field support.
Participates in the preparation of program plans, documentation, schedules, budgets, and milestones necessary for the overall planning and execution of the assigned program.
Develops, reviews, evaluates, and makes recommendations concerning acquisition documents, priorities, schedules, cost estimates, budgets, milestones and other program matters bearing on project/program assignments.
Provides input to the application and integration of improved designs into the system.
Reviews and advises on preliminary design studies for new or improved items, components, structures, and major subsystems, as well as engineering changes affecting system characteristics.
Assists in the preparation of test planning, observes tests, and analyzes test results to determine adequacy of system and subsystem performance, recommending corrective actions for deficiencies.
Assures that system and sub-system components, structures, software, electronics, vulnerability/survivability elements are compatible with each other and the host platform.
Ensures that necessary engineering trade-offs in the vehicle/system design are beneficial to overall system performance.
Performs and evaluates engineering studies, such as operational and functional characteristics pertaining to assigned systems/ components.
Due to the sensitivity of customer related requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance.
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science or Electrical Engineering plus a minimum of 8 years of experience.
Working knowledge of integration activities required for DoD ground combat vehicles.
Project management experience.
Self-starter with the ability to work without direct supervision.
Ability to daily provide high quality support and customer service to the Government customer in a high visibility position.
Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
Strong interpersonal abilities, including ability to tactfully negotiate resolution to competing programmatic demands and requirements.
A strong customer service mentality.
Comfortable with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, and Project.
Electrical, computer, and/or systems engineering experience on DoD ground combat vehicles and/or DoD survivability systems.
Experience working with DEVCOM GVSC, PEO GCS, DEVCOM C5ISR, and/or related PM offices within the Army Futures Command and/or Army Materiel Command.
Understanding of the Army acquisition process.
Experience with in-vehicle data networks.
Experience with U.S. DoD communications equipment or communication equipment integration.
System integration experience on DoD vehicles systems