Senior Systems Engineer
Los Angeles, CA 
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Job Description
Senior Systems Engineer
ID 2022-4082 Category Engineering Type Regular Full-Time Location : Location US-CA-Los Angeles Telecommute No Clearance Requirements Secret

FTI is looking for people to join our team who are excited as we are to build a culture that embodies us today. Our culture revolves around the 4C's: Core Values, Commitment, Compassion, and Charity. It is very important to us to show our passions for our employees and customers, while showing love to our neighbors in the community. FTI is currently seeking an experienced Senior Systems Engineer SME to support the Space Systems Command Portfolio Architect Engineering (SSC/ZAE) in El Segundo, California. The candidate will have working system engineering knowledge and experience executing and assessing the adequacy of the various space systems, understanding of Systems Engineering processes/best practices and be able to manage/execute the acquisition of military and commercial space systems in accordance with DoD and SSC acquisition procedures.

This position requires a Secret clearance and the candidate must be eligible to obtain a TS/SCI.

    Serve on the FTI team of Systems Engineers directly supporting all systems engineering responsibilities as identified by the Space Systems Command (SSC) Portfolio Architecture Engineering (ZAE) staff
  • Identify and implement strategy to apply Systems Engineering methods and tools across SSC Corps and Programs. Identify cross-cutting requirements and facilitate coordination across technical stakeholders
  • Work with all SSC capability directorates to support center level engineering tasking as required to support an integrated SSC Systems Engineering approach
  • Provide Specialty Engineering expertise and guidance across SMC, including the disciplines of Digital Engineering (DE), Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA), Enterprise Architecture, Agile Processes, DevSecOps and others
  • Leverage space systems expertise to support SSC and Programs with early acquisition efforts and development of Standard Space Training (SST) training for testers
  • Lead SSC Specifications and Standards (S&S) development and maintenance, ensuring adherence to significant initiatives/guidance (i.e. Section 804 Rapid Prototyping/Rapid Fielding of Systems)
  • Influence decisions of the SMC customer community to ensure mission success of programs
  • Investigate and test FTI SBIR-developed tools to include but not limited to Integrated Cost as an Independent Variable (I-CAIV), Integrated Cost Estimation Tool (ICE), Readiness Assessment Engine (RAE), NormNet Prognostic Health Management, Integrated Sensor Analysis Tool (I-SAT), and the Extensible Load-Adaptive Processing Service (ELAPSE).
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering (i.e. Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, etc.) required
  • Masters of Science degree in Engineering (i.e. Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, etc.) desired
  • Must possess an active government Secret security clearance, TS/SCI preferred
  • 15+ years actively working as Systems Engineer (background in Space Systems preferred to include space vehicles, payloads, ground stations and communication networks)
  • 5+ years Space Systems acquisition specializing in satellites, control and ground segment, communications systems
  • Previous experience at Space Systems Command (SSC) is strongly preferred
  • Experience with Systems Engineering tools and space system architecture development
  • Familiarity with the DoD Architecture Framework (DODAF) and related architecture guidance
  • Experience with architecture development and requirements tracking tools such as Rational Tool Suite and DOORS
  • Experience developing and executing test and evaluation process
  • Experience structuring Course of Action (COA) assessment, facilitating performance vs cost trades and conducting business case analyses (BCA)
  • Familiarity with software configuration management processes to include source control management
  • Familiarity with MS Excel and other MS Office tools
  • Ability to work with cross functional team (i.e. project manager, logisticians, engineers, program analyst)
  • Ability to work independently with geographically dispersed team
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to travel (~10% of time)

For this role, the compensation range for candidates in Colorado is ($120K- $175K) . Note: Starting pay will be based on a number of factors and commensurate with qualifications & experience. FTI has a location based compensation structure; there may be a different range for candidates in other locations.

FTI is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, protected Veteran status or any other factor protected by law.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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