Senior Systems Engineer

Req Number: 2062
Location: VA- Crystal City
Program/ Contract Title: PEO IWS 11


Cydecor is a premier Federal Government solutions provider, delivering differentiated innovations in mission systems and business platforms.  We leverage leading-edge secure systems and software development, backed by industry-leading subject matter expertise, and business intelligence to enable decision-support and remain ahead of ever-evolving national security challenges.  Our success rests squarely on three bedrock principles: People, our center of gravity; Mission, what inspires us; and an unyielding commitment to Excellence, what separates us.

Job Description: 

We are seeking a Senior Systems Engineer in Arlington, VA to support our NAVSEA PEO IWS 11 Terminal Defense Systems support contract.  This position will provide support to the Terminal Defense System (TDS) PEO IWS 11.

Responsibilities include:

  • Participate in Day-to-day communication and provide technical support to the NAVSEA PEO IWS 11 Terminal Defense Systems Engineering Development Team and stakeholders.
  • Provide support for execution of design, development, production and in-service activities. Support will include system analysis, combat system integration, modeling and simulation, and participation in requirements development and maintenance.
  • Provide technical expertise for top-level test strategy and policy development. Participate in development of overall test objectives, test scenarios and data collection/reduction/analysis plans. Support the integration of technical, programmatic, and operational requirements, and assist in traceability analysis and test requirement verification.
  • Participate in program reviews, technical reviews.
  • Participate in strategic planning, including development of technology roadmaps, budget strategies, future upgrade evolutions and program infrastructure plans.
  • Develop guidelines for documenting and managing program requirements, establishing goals and objectives, and establishment of processes and procedures to enhance overall program control and execution.
  • Actively participate in the program meetings including Interface Working Group, Safety Working Group, Technical Management Team and System Analysis Working Group meetings. 
  • Prepare technical documentation, senior level briefings and other reporting requirements.
  • Review and provide technical comments on pertinent specifications, program plans, test plans, contractor documentation, work plans, failure diagnoses, and proposals.
  • Support in the planning, documentation, generation of schedules and other documentation required to initiate system upgrades. This includes remaining current on threat information, potential tactics.
  • Provide technical input, in the areas of effectiveness, risks, and programmatic planning when reviewing potential avenues for countering new threats.
  • Provide technical inputs to integration methodologies according to various ship classes, combat system capabilities, and available sensors. Review and provide comments on firing policies, interface changes, and operator workloads.
  • Participate in integration studies and meetings as required. Provide technical review and comments on simulation planning, proposals, and results.
  • Assist in the management of digital efforts including development, security, and operations (DevSecOps) and Agile development-related efforts.
  • Ensure compliance with DoD/DoN procedures and policies.
  • Management of duties, training, and mentoring of technical support team.

Here's what you need:

  • Strong technical skills and understanding of engineering principles
  • Experience with technical analysis, design, and development
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team. 
  • Ability to lead a team.
  • Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Project proficiency

Bonus points if you have:

  • Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) knowledge a plus
  • Knowledge of Agile SW Development preferred
  • MS Power Business Intelligence (BI) experience preferred

Security Clearance:

  • Active Secret in DISS required


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related field or equivalent with 7+ years experience in DoD/DoN programs

Work Schedule:

  • Hybrid


Cydecor offers a comprehensive compensation package including Health and Dental Insurance, Vision and Life Insurance, Short-Term & Long-Term Disability, 401(K) + company match, Paid Time Off (PTO), Paid Company Holidays, Tuition Assistance Program and more. 

What We Believe 

We have an unwavering commitment to diversity with the aim that every one of our people has a full sense of belonging within our organization. As a business imperative, every person at Cydecor has the responsibility to create and sustain an inclusive environment.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Cydecor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that no one should be discriminated against because of their differences, such as age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, religion, or sexual orientation. 


Cydecor is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer (EEO/AA). All employment and hiring decisions are based on qualifications, merit, and business needs without regard to race, religion, color, sexual orientation, nationality, gender, ethnic origin, disability, age, sex, gender identity, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


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