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Senior Systems Engineer

ABSI Aerospace & Defense
California, MD
  • Posted: October 27, 2022
  • Full-Time

Location: Patuxent River, MD

US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes

Clearance Type: Active Secret Required

Work Schedule: Full Time, Exempt

Reports to: Director of Government Services

Positions Supervised: None

Travel: Up to 15% of the time


ABSI Aerospace & Defense is an innovative small business headquartered in the St Mary's County Innovation District located in Southern Maryland, a short distance from Naval Air Systems Command. At its core, ABSI is a technical solutions company committed to rapidly delivering emerging technologies that create asymmetric advantages for our customers. This is only made possible by employing and retaining world-class subject matter experts and personnel equally committed to our mission. To support our workforce, ABSI offers highly competitive salaries, flexible work schedules, excellent benefits, instant 401K vesting and a full cafeteria plan that employees can tailor to their individual needs.

The Senior Systems Engineer will provide support to PMA-281 in identifying, formulating, designing, and/or testing practical solutions to engineering problems and guiding the engineering development of modern complex systems. The incumbent will employ systems engineering methods and tools in the development of advanced complex systems and when appropriate, conduct research in applied systems engineering to advance the field.


The Senior Systems Engineer will be responsible for:

  • Coordination, development, and road mapping of System Architecture throughout the acquisition and engineering life cycle.
  • Systems and digital engineering leadership, system information management, technical management, and information technology service coordination among stakeholders
  • Understanding of Navy weapons systems and system of systems to develop and maintain a system level architecture
  • Translating Design Reference Missions (DRMs) into logical descriptions of the physical and digital systems
  • Communicating abstract concepts both verbally and in technical documentation
  • Providing input to Operational, Capability, System, and Information views - OVDiagrams
  • Correlating system functions to operational objectives
  • Recommending digital solutions to rapidly validate autonomous system behavior
  • Developing high-level descriptions and views of the system networks and interfaces
  • Recommending architecture alternatives which enhance lethality and agility
  • Providing input to system functional decomposition and allocation to systems and sub-systems
  • Providing inputs to capability gap analysis
  • Developing of Technical Performance Measures
  • Providing inputs to Technical Readiness and Technical Risk Analysis
  • Performing other duties as assigned


  • Master's degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or related technical discipline with at least 10 years of relevant experience in an engineering position, 3 of which must be directly related to naval systems
    • ALLOWABLE SUBSTITUTION: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or a related scientific discipline and an additional four (4) years of recent and relevant experience may be substituted for a MS or MA degree.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in are of engineering expertise is required
  • Experience with Naval Aviation Operations
  • Experience taking a system through the acquisition lifecycle as it matures through Technical Readiness Levels.
  • DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF) experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively work and collaborate with a team, both internally and with industry partners that are remotely located.
  • Independently motivated and able to produce products and react quickly to a rapid changing, continuously evolving environment.
  • Experienced with NAVAIR/NAWCAD processes and policy pertaining to things such as Airworthiness, Weapon Systems Integration, Testing in a System Integration Lab Environment, Software Engineering, Build Architecture Diagrams, Technical Readiness Level (TRL) experience.
  • Knowledge of how the Navy shares data.

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.

Employment Type: FULL_TIME

ABSI Aerospace & Defense


44191 Airport Road

California, MD
20619 USA



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