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Senior Systems Engineering Consultant

PMO Support | Washington, DC | Full Time

Job Description

About Us: Innovating to solve real-world problems

Applied Insight enhances the ability of federal government customers to preserve national security, deliver justice and serve the public with advanced technologies and quality analysis. We work closely with agencies and industry to overcome technical and cultural hurdles to innovation, empowering them with the latest end-to-end cloud infrastructure, big data and cyber capabilities. Our expertise in cross-domain and boundary solutions, network analytics, DevOps and low-to-high development is unique in our industry. We develop and deliver innovative products and applications that are deployed in highly sensitive customer environments and have broad applications for federal missions.

On joining the Applied Insight team, you’ll be working to solve real-world problems on missions that matter with people who share your passions and encourage your ambition. It’s vital to us that we hire committed people who are great at what they do. We return that commitment by empowering them with the autonomy, the support and the tools they need to fulfill their true potential.

A day in the life (just a few of the things you may do on any given day):

In this position you will apply extensive systems engineering, acquisition, project and program management, and systems integration knowledge and experience. You would support Air and Marine Operations (AMO) in modernizing its aircraft, vessel, sensors, communications, and interfacing systems. Your daily activities would include but not be limited to:

• Developing system concepts and architectures.
• Facilitating collection of, developing, and refining operational concepts, operational requirements, and technical requirements.
• Researching, identifying, and assessing promising technology solutions.
• Developing and refining specifications and system interfaces.
• Acquiring and planning system solutions and related services.
• Planning and coordinating integration of system components.
• Supporting the planning and performing of alternatives and cost-benefit tradeoffs; Supporting the development of investment justification and other context information for leadership decision making
• Planning, coordinating, conducting testing; and analysis of test results.
• Performing various engineering and other analyses of technical, programmatic, and other related issues, as required.
• Providing expertise in satellite communications technologies that can be used to effectively improve AMO mission effectiveness
• Training/experience in aircraft cooling and power subsystems.

You will excel in this role if you are:

• Extensive experience with projects requiring integration of several disparate engineering disciplines (e.g., software, control systems, communications, electronic hardware).
• Extensive expertise and experience supporting Federal large- and medium-scale technology and systems integration efforts.
• Extensive subject expertise and experience in satellite communications, telecommunications, imagery, sensors, radar, and/or similar systems.
• Experience in test and evaluation for proof-of-concept, technology evaluation, system acceptance.
• Extensive experience with project management standards and practices, as applied in the Federal sector, throughout all life cycle phases of projects, including work breakdown structures, project scheduling, critical path management, and risk management.
• Experience supporting the Federal acquisition process as it applies to component and system procurement, and of related services.
• Experience with supporting the development of full life cycle costing and budgeting of systems.
• Extensive experience collaborating in and leading technical tasks in matrixed teams and integrated project teams of technical, programmatic, operational, budget, and other experts in the Federal sector.

What we are expecting from you (i.e. the qualifications you must have):

• Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering, systems engineering, or a closely related technical discipline.

• At least 10 years of experience in all or most of the above experience categories

What we are desiring from you (i.e. the nice-to-have qualifications):

• Master of Science in engineering, system management, or closely related discipline, such as the experience mentioned below.
• Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
• Extensive knowledge and experience in the breadth of technical and programmatic aspects of systems engineering and engineering management standards and best practices, as applied in industry and within Federal Government technology efforts; Experience with DHS and DOD technology efforts
• General engineering: extensive experience performing research and analysis in technical areas beyond their specific education and field of study.
• Experience within DHS, CBP, and AMO efforts and knowledge of their missions and operational environment.
• Experience supporting the development of investment management information. Experience with the DHS Systems Engineering Life Cycle and Acquisition Review Process.

What we will provide in return: Excellent compensation and amazing benefits

  • Multiple health insurance options which include a PPO plan with ZERO deductibles and an HSA plan.
  • 401k Immediate Vesting. Company matches 100% of the first 3% contributed and 50% of the next 2% contributed.
  • Fully paid long-term disability, short-term disability, and life insurance.
  • Flexible Spending Account options.
  • Generous paid time off that includes one bucket of leave to use how the employee sees fit; no separate holiday, sick, or vacation.
  • Flexible work schedules with the ability to bank extra hours for additional time off.
  • Government shutdown protection where employees don't have to use leave for up to 3 days out of the year for inclement weather or budget issues.
  • Employee centric culture and a belief that we should empower those who are good at what they do and then give them the tools they need to achieve success and grow their career.
  • A commitment to learning and growth and easy ways to achieve both including a training budget, education assistance, mentorship programs and collaborative learning sessions.
  • A collaborative environment that fosters communication and an open door policy. EEO/AA including Vets and Disabled.

COVID Policy: Prospective and successful candidates will be required to adhere with Applied Insight’s COVID-19 policy. All Applied Insight employees must be fully vaccinated or submit to regular testing as defined in the policy and must self certify to their vaccination status on their first day of employment.