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Acquisition and Development Systems Engineering Architect (Mid-level) (Government)

El Segundo, California

AT&T Global Public Sector is a trusted provider of secure, IP enabled, cloud-based, network solutions, and professional services to the Department of Defense. We are dedicated to recruiting, developing, and empowering a diverse, high-performing workforce that is passionate about what they do, committed to our shared values, and dedicated to our customers’ mission.

Our Air, Space, & Strategic Defense Division supports the warfighter by offering Systems Engineering, Cybersecurity, Logistics, Network, IoT, and other advanced capabilities to the United States Space Force (USSF).

AT&T has an opening for a Systems Engineering Architect for Acquisition and Development Systems to support the Space and Missile Systems Center / Innovation & Prototyping Directorate (SMC/DCIQ) in providing Prototype Development and Execution Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) support. This position works with SMC Senior Engineers to focus on developing roadmaps and architectures aligned with future science and technology capabilities. The candidate shall provide systems engineering, architectures, and road mapping support to shape the future of the United States Space Force (USSF) Enterprise Architecture. The candidate shall work side by side with SMC personnel in the performance of engineering tasks applying critical thinking concerning solutions to current threat environments for National Security Space (NSS) customers. The candidate shall provide active participation in critical technologies and defense industrial base management for NSS with experience in cross-domain architectures to meet the goal of Portfolio Architect’s cross-enterprise architecting and analysis efforts, providing high quality decision support products to the SMC and USSF senior decision makers for the space acquisition enterprise. The position is full time on-site at LA AFB.

Job Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Provide Systems of Systems (SoS) Engineering Management functionality guided by the SMC Chief Engineer or equivalent - this will provide for the SMC Director’s technical oversight of all processes and products within SMC
  • Conduct SoS engineering management “analysis” and provide the “control” of SMC engineering processes to ensure disciplined processes are in place and pedigreed and highly credible products are being generated within SMC
  • Perform cross-mission area architecture development through the identification of potential synergies and efficiencies across multiple mission areas based off existing roadmaps and System Program Directorate developed to-be architectures
  • Evaluate and characterize the known trade-space and ensure requirements mapping of newly developed enterprise-level cross-mission area architectures
  • Develop candidate architectures that resolve common functions into common/enterprise solutions and reduce the cost associated with acquiring and maintaining multiple systems to achieve the same function
  • Support defining strategic and operational-level strategy, developing associated architectures, and executing analysis processes to enable risk-informed investment decisions across the NSS enterprise to enable continued application of joint warfighter and National Command Authority effects in, through, and from space
  • Apply DOD acquisition and management policies, principles, and instructions
  • Analyze space enterprise future mission requirements; create technology road mapping, and identify and plan transition opportunities into programs of record and commercialization
  • Prepare draft briefings, reports, trip reports, or papers as appropriate to document meeting results, discussions or evaluation results
  • Provide Program Management support for the SMC/DCIQ PMO
    • Must be familiar with DoD Space Systems acquisition process
    • Capable of analyzing requirements for space systems
    • Integrate requirements into acquisition documents
    • Help streamline the acquisition process where applicable
  • Possess experience developing and managing S&T projects, capable of helping with writing acquisition documents, market research reports, acquisition strategy plans, acquisition strategy concepts, early strategy and issues sessions, Requests for Proposals (RFP), Statements of Work (SOW), Statements of Objectives (SOO), Performance Work Statements (PWS), Contract Data Requirements Lists (CDRL), data rights attachments, and proposal sections L&M, Delivery Order (DO) study processes and identifying risks, opportunities, and mitigation plans
  • Prepare briefings and technical reports
  • Support integrated product team meetings (IPTs), rideshare working group and hosted payload meetings
  • Assist in collecting information from or sharing information with principal investigators, payload and satellite providers, and other organizations involved
  • Analyze and identify science and technology developments that could facilitate or enable DCIQ to improve or expand its mission capabilities
  • Assess policy compliance with technical requirements, configuration management activities
  • Assist with acquisition activities within the spacecraft manifest process, and identify potential impacts to existing and future acquisition strategies; identify program risk and recommend risk mitigation strategies
  • The ability to work in a dynamic environment, under pressure with multiple deadlines and deliverables
  • Sit in customer location during core business hours (8 am – 4 pm)
Required Clearance:
TS/SCI active (#topsecret)

Required Qualifications:
  • Six (6) years’ experience in space systems and national security, with a focus in developing roadmaps and architectures that are clearly aligned with future science and technology capabilities
  • Understanding of the government systems engineering process for NSS systems
  • Experience with creation of new NSS technology development projects
  • Experience with business-case evaluation for NSS vendors
  • Active participant within the past 12 months in at least one current critical systems engineering, architecting, or road mapping project applicable to NSS with experience in NSS standards
  • Must have an active TS/SCI clearance to be considered for the position
  • Effective interpersonal and team-building skills, to engage at both the engineer and management levels to build confidence and collaboration
  • Ability to sort through complex issues and develop clear solutions
  • Clear and concise written and verbal communications
Desired Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering (EE), Mechanical Engineering (ME), or equivalent Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
  • Experience in systems engineering, systems of systems engineering, family of systems engineering, architectures, and road mapping for NSS systems
  • Experience developing acquisition strategies
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and participate in requirements development as part of the systems engineering, architecting, road mapping, and integration process
  • Familiarization with major space-faring agencies in the United States
  • Timeline tools & relational databases (similar in function to MS Project)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating systems (OS) administration and associated hardware
  • Must have the ability to work in a dynamic environment and effectively interact with numerous DoD, military/civilian personnel and industry partners
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)
  • Possess a high degree of originality, creativity, initiative requiring minimal supervision
  • Willingness to travel (note- will include both air and ground transportation)

AT&T is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we are committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

Job ID 2018767 Date posted 07/09/2020

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