Senior Systems Engineer, SSDS

Job Category: Senior Systems Engineer
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Moorestown New Jersey Remote

Senior Systems Engineer, SSDS

Thunderbolt Solutions is seeking to hire a Senior Systems Engineer to support the US Navy.

Thunderbolt Solutions is a small, flexible company where are our motto is ‘find a way or make one’ and it permeates in every facet of our business. When faced with a technical challenge, we aim to exceed expectations by developing and fielding innovative solutions for defense and commercial markets in a manner unencumbered by bureaucracy.

Thunderbolt Solutions operates in an environment that fosters transparency, innovation, collaboration, inclusion and a learning mindset focused on solutions that enhance employee engagement.

As a Thunderbolt Solutions team member, you will use your creativity and innovation to perform a variety of system test engineering tasks to support our Ship Self Defense System (SSDS) program and others in the greater Philadelphia area.  Your role will focus on performing a variety of systems engineering tasks and activities that are concerned with system modeling, requirements development, design, hardware/software integration, failure analysis, test and verification of electrical components, and naval systems integrated with SSDS. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Work with the US Navy to realize emergent SSDS capabilities from concept through to implementation
  • Generate SysML/UML models to refine and document new SSDS capabilities
  • Synthesize existing SSDS requirements, extending them to address new capabilities  
  • Perform integration activities including analysis, design, prototyping, integration testing, and documentation.
  • Perform system verification, validation and manage system engineering processes.
  • Conduct risk management for all engineering deliverables.
  • Perform trade studies, analysis, and documentation to supplement the development of Engineering Change Proposals.
  • Support technical lead in preparation for and conduct of technical interchange meetings (TIMs) to discuss engineering/technical issues

We want YOU on our team if you have:

  • Minimum of four (4) years demonstrated experience with System and Subsystem Requirements analysis, development, documentation, and validation of integrated systems Aerospace/Defense systems or commercial systems.   
  • Familiarity with naval systems including surface systems, SSDS or Aegis experience is a plus
  • Exposure to requirements engineering and management of requirements using Rational Dynamic Object-Oriented Requirements System (DOORS) 
  • Experience with Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) using SysML
  • Modeling with Rational Rhapsody a plus
  • C++ or Java programming experience a plus
  • Familiar with Atlassian tools including Jira and Confluence
  • Education Req: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Electrical Engineering or related field.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills as demonstrated by a record of influencing internal leadership and external customers on design decisions.
  • Understanding of electronic, electrical, computer, and networking systems.
  • Ability to obtain a U.S. Security Clearance.
  • U.S. Citizenship required.

Other desired qualifications include:

  • Knowledge of systems engineering development methodologies.
  • Knowledge and implementation Product Line Engineering (PLE)
  • Experience with airborne sensors and surveillance systems.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills as demonstrated by a record of influencing internal leadership and external customers on design decisions.
  • Current U.S. DOD Secret Security Clearance.

Thunderbolt Solutions offers competitive pay, paid time off (PTO) and benefits (health & 401(k).

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Thunderbolt Software LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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