• DVE/Helmet-Senior Staff Systems Engineer

    Location US-TX-Fort Worth
    Posted Date 2 months ago(3/9/2018 3:54 PM)
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  • Overview

    The position is for a Snr Staff Systems Engineer to become the Lead System Engineering authority for the development of solutions related to operation in Degraded Visual Environments with Helmet Mounted Display Systems at the Elbit Systems of America (ESA) Fort Worth site. This position requires the successful candidate to demonstrate at least 10 years’ experience in Systems Engineering for Aerospace or Military Applications.


    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Required (Unique and Measurable):

    • Development and Verification of Operational Requirements to utilize sensors (e.g. digital terrain data, GPS, RADAR, LiDAR, and IR), flight controls and pilot cueing to fly without non-sensed visual references.
    • Integration and testing of flight automation technology, specialized sensors and sensor fusion efforts
    • Design and development of Helmet Mounted Display Systems, including but not limited to:
      • Certification of helmet mounted systems, including safety of flight and Operational Software certification.
      • Helmet mounted tracking systems, cockpit magnetic mapping characteristics, functions and anomalies, algorithm mapping and development, degraded visual enhancement capabilities, and weapon slaving accuracy.
      • Hardware and software integration, checkout, test, and debug from laboratory through aircraft installation, ground and flight test.
      • Helmet Optics
      • Field Support for all “non-standard” system issues.
      • Providing training at Government facilities in country or overseas.

    • Knowledge of AH-1W, V-22, AH-64, UH-60 and CH-47 military helicopter platforms preferred


    Responsibilities & Tasks:

      • Ability to deal with complex problems in an international environment of cultural diversity.
      • Lifecycle Product development from concept through verification and delivery to the customer including integration onto the specific platform.
      • Technical leadership during the design/implementation phase.
      • Technical briefings to management and customers.
      • Excellent planning, management and communication skills.
      • Development of technical & product roadmaps and competitive assessments.
      • Lead and/or review of proposals and participate in customer presentations.
      • Analysis of Customer Documentation to create System Level Concepts of Operations (CONOPS), Specifications, Architectural Design and Interface Control Drawings (ICDs).
      • Lead the sophisticated analysis, design and testing of complex systems
      • Technical interface between ESA’s external customers and sub-contractors.
      • Provide technical support to customer and user lab and on-aircraft testing
      • Develop and analyze highly complex algorithms.
      • Support proposal development activities, including proposal text development, cost estimating and presentation activities.
      • Proficiency in the use of Requirements Management and Model Based Systems Engineering tools, preferably DOORS and Rhapsody
      • Work independently and with internal/external organizations
      • Willingness to travel Domestically and Internationally.  


    • Technical lead on the program
    • May assume the Project Engineering Manager responsibilities.
    • Operates under the direct supervision of his supervisor.


    Business Relationships:

    • Works closely with the business unit program manager.
    • Leads other functional resources on program tasks.
    • Frequent customer interactions


    Minimum Qualifications:

    Backelor's Degree is required. 5-10 years functional experience may substitute.


    Specific Degree Field: Aeronautical, Computer Science, Electrical, Electronic, Mechanical, Software or Systems Engineering.





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