Systems Engineer Technical Specialist

Job Locations US-VA-Chantilly
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 5 months ago(7/6/2022 3:00 PM)
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Systems Engineering / Development / Architecture / Integration

Arcfield Overview

Arcfield is a leading provider of full lifecycle, mission-focused systems engineering and integration capabilities to the U.S. government and its allies. The company has more than 60 years of proven experience providing advanced engineering and analysis, IT and C5ISR capabilities to support our nation’s most critical national security missions. Headquartered in Chantilly, VA and with 16 offices around the world, Arcfield employs approximately 1,200 engineers, analysts, IT specialists, and other professionals who put our customers’ missions first, helping them solve their most complex challenges through innovations in modeling, simulation and analysis, digital transformation and C5ISR. Visit for more details.


Standard position description:  Using a holistic approach, designs, develops, evaluates and modifies end-to-end systems and systems-oriented products through their entire life cycle. Generates quantifiable requirements based on customer description, system planning and design, and acquisition logistics. Ensures requirements comply with client requirements and government standards through formal verification methods. Translates high level product development strategies into system requirement specifications and works with other engineering disciplines to develop lower level detailed implementation requirements. Establishes and coordinates development of standards, practices, and procedures as related to the overall product development. Designs interfaces and brings system elements together so they work as a whole. Assesses performance using evaluation criteria and technical performance measures. Customer liaison and support for business development activities and to understand and shape requirements. Participates in system conceptual design and documentation of the design concepts. Translates high level product development strategies into system requirement specifications and works with multi-discipline engineering teams to develop lower level detailed requirements. Participates in design reviews of components (hardware and software) to ensure applicability to the current system and traceability of requirements through compliance verification and validation. Generates system level requirements verification procedures and customer acceptance test procedures. Reviews test plans/procedures and ensures they meet the objectives of the contractual requirements and participates in the testing process to validate requirements.


Program Description:  

This program provides SETA (Systems Engineering Technical Advisor) & SE&I (Systems Engineering & Integration) services to an IC customer with a focus on acquisition and operations of a system providing assured space communications and supporting IT infrastructure.  The contract support is part of the customer core team focused on all aspects of the systems life cycle including conops development, capturing requirements, working with developers to deliver capability, testing to ensure capabilities meet requirements, transition to operations and operations support.  The program also supports innovations/technology development, provides acquisition and project management support to government program managers and IT information assurance security support. 


Job specific description (SE position): The opportunity is for a position supporting a government customer in Chantilly, VA whose mission is to provide highly reliable and secure communications for other government users.  The enabling technology is primary focused on RF space communications and digital signal processing capabilities.  This systems engineering position is part of the Engineering Support Team which works with enterprise partners to evaluate planned changes that might impact our classified missions.  Leads various enterprise projects that span multiple efforts.  Works with the agency's Systems Engineering Directorate (SED) on new initiatives such as Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and Digital Engineering.  Individuals will become familiar with various systems architectures and eventually act as subject matter experts in advising the government clients on systems engineering and acquisition related decisions.  Duties could include occasional travel to various CONUS and OCONUS locations around the world. 



10 to 12 years with BS or 8 to 10 years with MS or 5 to 7 years with a PHd. 

(4 years of relevant experience in an RF space communications development/acquisition program can be substituted) 

Technical BS in Engineering, Computer Science or related technical degree. 

The ability to work well within a team of engineers 

Demonstrated success in working with government customers. 




5 years of experience with Commercial/Government acquisition of communications satellite/ground segment hardware/software 

BS in Electricial Engineering, Systems Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or Computer Science. 

Prior experience as a SETA with NUO IC agency customer working with requirements and other related readiness processes. 

Experience with Systems Engineering Life Cycle (SELC)

Experience in Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and related tools like Cameo

Prior experience with RF based satellite communications. 

Prior experience with digital signal processing. 

Prior agile development experience. 


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