B52, UAI, B1 Systems Integration Engineering Support Division L (13:ID-ACC-010) Dayton, Ohio
Solidus is searching for Systems Integration Support engineers to support the Development, Integration and Transition Division, which provides a single point for the Fighters and Bombers Directorate to acquire unique technologies and development efforts to transition new capabilities to the warfighter, as well as closing out completed acquisition programs within the Program Executive Officer (PEO) portfolio. The current focus of the Division is ongoing oversight of the B-52 modernization programs as well as transitioning B-1 mod programs to Tinker AFB. The Division is currently managing several Acquisition Category II and III programs for the B-1 and B-52 that will significantly improve the supportability, flexibility and lethality of numerous weapons systems. Positions include support to Light Air Support (LAS), Universal Armament Interface (UAI), Directorate functions and other Division programs as required.
In particular, these positions require the ability to:
- Independently accomplish systems engineering analysis on a broad range of aeronautical systems and capability planning to drive timely and cost-effective materiel solutions for existing fighter and bomber programs (e.g. A-10, B-1, B-2, B-52, LAS, F-15, F-16, F-22, and F-35) and future programs (e.g. Next Generation Bomber and 2030 Air Dominance programs), with MAJCOM, Center, Air Force Research Laboratory, and industry partners, from concept identification to system fielding and ensure they are properly aligned with crosscutting capabilities across the Aeronautical Enterprise. Institute a collaborative process bridging warfighter (sponsor) identified capability needs (requirements) to planning for the acquisition of materiel solutions which satisfy the need. Also includes researching program information, providing systems engineering insight, conducting analyses, and briefing preparation.
- Independently manage interfaces and processes with the development planning, technology, intelligence, acquisition, sustainment, and user communities.
- Independently apply knowledge and experience to the scope of enterprise activities which spans requirements/acquisition and sustainment and includes: understanding doctrine, assisting in identifying and defining requirements, developing horizontally integrated acquisition, sustainment, and investment strategies, integration of technologies, integration of intelligence, and development of sustainment strategies. Capability requirements and option sets are architecture-based to ensure the necessary interoperability and appropriate linkages to other capabilities. The integrated option sets developed may cut across multiple platforms, programs and phases as well as across multiple enterprises.
- Support development of strategies for crosscutting capability requirements. Assist with initiating, writing, reviewing, developing, implementing documentation activities such as TEMPs, SEPs, RFPs, SOOs, Contracting items and Data Items, Test Plans, LCMP, Pre-MS A and Pre-MS B documentation, etc. as appropriate.
- Support the identification, assessment, and analysis of the future capability solution sets required to support capability requirements. These activities will be critical subject areas during Program Reviews (PRs), Integrated Baseline Reviews (IBRs), etc. Review systems engineering initiatives brought about by policy changes to buying commercial items (such as acquisition of NDI, COTS items, and FAA certified items) and commercial practices (e.g., Performance Based Business Environment).
- Assist in managing capability and systems engineering studies that involve multiple divisions.
- Assist in communicating system engineering solutions, risk analysis, and future solutions within the AFLCMC to include programs as well as MAJCOMs, other enterprises, and the Air Staff.
- Assist in transition of programs into and the termination of programs out of the Fighter/Bomber Directorate for use in the field enhancing the warfighters capabilities.
- Assist in planning across FOS and Systems of Systems (SOS) especially in the development of Capability Manager Strategies, e.g. airborne electronic attack and others.
- Assist in establishing a capability architect function with each Division to ensure integrated architectures are developed and used as a standard underlying vehicle for cross-enterprise comparison, analysis, and integration for the Fighter-Bomber Directorate.
- Develop, improve, and administer technology processes to include Applied Technology Councils, Small Business Innovative Research, and/or other initiatives to identify, assess, and submit proposals to the technology community to pursue further.
- Review planning documents (e.g. Mission Need Statement /Operational Requirements Document/ICD/CDD/CPD) for realistic industrial base execution.
- Promote the use of Modeling Simulation & Analysis (MS&A) throughout the acquisition lifecycle process and foster the development and maintenance of common use M&SA tools useful to the government/industry. Assist in integration of intelligence information and infrastructure to ensure cross-enterprise capabilities planning and system acquisition.
- Provide a wide range of recommended solution sets for capabilities integration planning. Organize large and small group briefings for discussions gaining cross-Divisional engineering expertise. From these meetings a draft of the permanent record, record discussion content, debrief, and accomplish overall planning shall be developed.
- Support collaboration with Division Senior Functional Leads and manage higher headquarters and internal tasks from the AFMC SOCCER database, establish, coordinate, and implement responsibilities of the program control and functions to include reporting and baseline and schedule management, integrate the Division's business processes, as well as, accomplish assigned special projects.
Engineer Minimum Education/Experience Requirements:
- US Citizenship and a DoD Top Secret Clearance and be eligible to be special access required briefed within 30 days of the start of the contract.
- Bachelor's Degree in professional engineering (preferred to be from an American Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)-accredited [www.abet.org] educational program) in the applicable engineering discipline area, no credit given for experience.
- Senior: 10 years engineering experience in the required task area of which 5 years shall be in the recognized specialty area
Applicants selected must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. U.S. Citizenship may be required. Solidus is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.