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Engineering Scientist, Journeyman

ABSI Aerospace & Defense
California, MD
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Location: Patuxent River, MD

US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes

Clearance Type: Active Top Secret required

Work Schedule: Full Time, Exempt

Reports to: Senior Program Analyst

Positions Supervised: None

Travel: Up to 50% of the time


ABSI Aerospace & Defense is an innovative small business located in Southern Maryland near Naval Air Station Patuxent River. Operating in the quickly evolving areas of unmanned/manned systems integration, LVC simulations and training, test and evaluation, training, and autonomous systems. ABSI is growing rapidly. With a focus on maintaining a highly committed and well-compensated workforce, the company seeks to continue building opportunities within DoD and commercial venues.


PMA-271 Airborne Strategic Command, Control & Communications Program office at NAVAIR in Patuxent River, MD is in need of an  engineering scientist, journey systems and communications engineer. The engineer will provide support to E-6B & E-XX platform and IPT lead engineers in support of development, acquisition, modernization, and sustainment efforts across the PMA for the E-6B and E-XX Weapon systems. Responsibilities include support requirements generation, performing engineering design trade studies, drafting engineering documentation and artifacts, and assisting in the development of mission systems architecture solutions.



The Engineering Scientist will be responsible for:  

  • Review and or development of requirements definition, analysis, verification and architecture design
  • Reviewing and monitoring development of relevant engineering documentation and artifacts
  • Participating or assisting in relevant Systems Engineering Technical Review (SETR) events and PMRs
  • Performing functional analysis, timeline analysis, and detailed trade studies to translate Customer requirements into solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule cost and exportability constraints
  • Presenting necessary information to stakeholders within the NAVAIR program office environment
  • Participate in requirements generation, including performing traceability to the CDD, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) Operational Order (OPORD) 2-CY18, E-XX CONOPS
  • Develop Systems Engineering Plans, Requirements Management Plans, and other engineering documentation
  • Track engineering critical path inputs to the project and program integrated government schedule (IGS)
  • Facilitate meetings, take minutes, track schedules, and oversee engineering risk management


  • Bachelors degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or a related scientific discipline with at least 3 years of relevant experience in an engineering position
  • Familiarity with NAVAIR aircraft weapons systems


  • Experience working with the DoD/DoN
  • Demonstrated experience in NAVAIR Systems Engineering Process and Airworthiness
  • Experience working Pre-MS B and EMD efforts
  • Experience using Model Based Systems Engineering Tools
  • Prior E6 aircrewman or maintainer
  • Naval aviation operational or acquisition experience
  • Familiar with aircraft communications systems
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and web-based collaborative resources such as SharePoint and Microsoft Teams

ABSI Aerospace & Defense is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind: ABSI is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at ABSI are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, status as a covered veteran, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. ABSI will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

ABSI Aerospace & Defense


California, MD
20619 USA



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