Systems Engineer, Requirements and Interfaces

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Systems Engineer, Requirements and Interfaces
Huntsville, Alabama

The System Engineer in this position will support the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) in Huntsville, AL. The Systems Engineer will work as part of an integration team, providing support directly to interface/requirement development/documentation and will work as part of System Engineering Requirements Working Group activities. The Systems Engineer will provide support and coordination to Prime Contractor/Government activities required to develop and deliver a desired capability in accordance with the standard Systems Engineering Life Cycle of a program.


• Support development of component and subsystem interface requirements; maintain requirements traces to the Ground Based Interceptor (GBI) Requirement/Performance specification and to Product and lower level Government/Contractor specifications.
• Develop and document requirements allocation across the GBI program
• Develop and support GBI internal and external interface specification updates and traces.
• Develop and support GBI requirements specification updates and traces.
• Perform GBI Component level requirements and verification requirements generation, tracking and documentation.
• Support development of interface design documentation to include Interface Design Description (IDD) detailing agreement between interfacing entities.
• Review and evaluate requirements and interface documents to include performance specifications, Prime Item Development Specification (PIDS), Interface Control Documents (ICDs), Interface Control Specifications (ICSs) and IDDs, for both vertical and horizontal interfaces.
• Coordinate with interface teams and participate in the interface reviews and working groups, as well as Technical Interchange Meetings (TIMs)
• Apply critical thinking, analytical/engineering skills and problem-solving methodology to assigned tasks, to identify the problem, determine courses of action, develop paths ahead for task completion, and formulate recommendations to higher management, status, and follow-up on task completion.
• Support Working Group forums, TIMs, and other forums required by the customer.
• Prepare briefings, reports, and meeting summaries, including recommendations for corrective actions.

This position requires an active Secret Security Clearance 
Education and Experience:

Position requires a BA or BS in Engineering, Mathematics or Physics with at least 10 years of related experience; experience in MDA/GMD is desired.

Other Requirements:

• Demonstrated ability to deliver products on schedule.
• Experience in preparing/coordinating the development of interface and requirement specifications (including requirements flow down and traceability)
• Experience utilizing requirements management system tools such as DOORS preferred.
• Capability to develop and present program briefings to senior management-level personnel.
• Candidate must have a Secret Clearance.
• Travel as required to support oversight, meetings, reviews, etc.
• Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT.

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