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Principal Systems Engineer

  • Location: Carrollton, 75006
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 4 months ago

We are currently searching for a Principal Systems Engineer to join our team in Carrollton, TX.

Collin Aerospace is seeking a Staff Systems Engineer in our Carrollton, TX office to support our Surface Transportation and Security Systems team in developing and deploying security solutions that facilitate protection of the nation’s critical infrastructure.

Job Responsibilities
• Technical lead engineer for complex Integration, Software and Hardware projects.
• Leadership and value added application of Systems Engineering practices.
• Analyze, trace, and ensure adherence to system requirements on all assigned projects through the development and maintenance of the requirements traceability matrix.
• Evaluate, analyze, and document all explicit and implicit system operational concepts through interaction with all stakeholders on assigned projects.
• Ensure system and subsystem design meet the system requirements through development of documentation, participation in design reviews, and constant communication with other functional disciplines on assigned projects.
• Develop a strong understanding of the technical solution within each functional discipline and maintain that understanding as the technical solutions are enhanced and mature.
• Follow all Collins ISO, CMMI, and engineering policies and procedures in performing day to day activities on assigned projects.
• Proven domain knowledge and knowledge of products, systems, industry best practices, and applicable regulatory requirements on assigned projects.
• Plan and develop engineering management plan for assigned projects, including engineering schedules, budget plans, and staffing plans.
• Identify and evaluate risks and opportunities on all assigned projects and work with the project manager to develop risk mitigation strategies.
• Work closely with the project manager on assigned projects to ensure project performance in regards to cost, schedule, and quality.
• Monitor and report project engineering performance to leadership through formal status reviews and develop project corrective action plans to improve project performance when necessary.
• Perform engineering trade studies on new technologies or new solutions.
• Organize and direct assigned project team members from other functional disciplines to ensure schedule adherence, timely issue resolution, and proper prioritization of tasks.
• Assist business development with bid and proposal opportunities through development of compliance matrices, technical solution, cost estimation, and proposal documentation.

Basic Qualifications:
• Candidates for this role should possess a Bachelor's degree and five years of prior relevant experience or an Advanced degree and three years of prior relevant experience.
• Five (5) or more years of engineering experience in project operations, including all phases of the system development life cycle.
• Five (5) or more years of experience managing system requirements or technical project management.
• Experience with requirements management tools, such as DOORS.
• Experience with scheduling tools, such as MS Project or Primavera.

Preferred qualifications:
• System and network architecture and design.
• Microsoft operating systems.
• Relational databases, such as Oracle.
• Microsoft Active Directory.
• Software Development Life Cycles.
• Systems Engineering V-Model.
• Cybersecurity policies and procedures.

Key skills for success:
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required.
• Ability to influence, inspire, and motivate all project team members.
• Strong sense of ownership in project deliverables, with initiative and entrepreneurial characteristics.
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
• Strong organizational skills and configuration management.
• Ability to work independently and in a cross-functional team environment.