Lead Systems Engineer

Job Locations MD-Aberdeen Proving Groun
Work Region
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Top Secret/SCI

Position Summary



MAG Aerospace is seeking an experienced Senior Systems Engineer to provide Systems Engineering and subject mater expertise in ensuring PL SSW delivery of Critical intelligence and electronic warfare capabilities. This position is in support of ongoing and future prototyping efforts.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a fast-growing team with multiple opportunities for upward advancement supporting EW&C. The EW&C program delivers critical capabilities to counter current and future threats, enabling the next generation of warfighting capabilities from sensor to Soldier worldwide. By applying game changing cyber technologies through agile development methodology, we enable battlefield dominance for our Warfighters.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Duties include, but not limited to:

  • Exercise a strong knowledge of ELINT systems and subsystems to develop system and subsystem specifications necessary for meeting performance metrics against a given set of threat signals of interest.
  • Conduct analysis, subsystem analysis, architecture/subsystem decomposition, requirements and algorithm design, implementation, integration, verification, and maintenance of ground based ELINT and EW systems.
  • Use your experience and knowledge to inform and improve the hardware and software specifications and back-end signal processing of next generation RF systems including ELINT, Intelligence/Surveillance/Reconnaissance (ISR), radar, and Electronic Warfare (EW) sensors.
  • Working with intel and electronic warfare analysts to characterize adversary electronic orders of battle to include specific analysis on threat radar systems and blue force system’s ability to detect and intercept a given set of threats.
  • Coordinate and support all aspects of SIGINT and EW operations, including planning, collection, processing, analysis, dissemination, and reporting associated with PL SSW products.
  • Translate Army Capability Manager requirements into actionable goals and system requirements necessary to develop effective collection strategies.
  • Responsible for the leadership of design, development, and implementation of multiple platforms, peripherals, and applications using a range of applicable technologies software engineering methodologies.
  • Applies strong analytical problem solving for complex issues.
  • Effectively leads interactions with key stakeholders to drive the design, implementation, integration, and deployment of capabilities.
  • Serves as an expert and assists lower-grade personnel and provides technical guidance and information to meet requirements. Review, assist and mentor lower-grade employee’s work for quality, accuracy of work.
  • Applies technical experience and leadership skills throughout all phases of acquisition.
  • Effectively manages and leads cross-functional teams, addressing complex programs, issues, and problems.
  • Remains abreast of all applicable technical advancements and participates in technical advising with key stakeholders.
  • Develops approaches to solve analytical problems and documents methodologies.
  • Submits suggestions for new opportunities and reports user/customer problems.


Minimum Requirements


Knowledge and Skills· 

  • Recent engineering assignments supporting design, development, and acquisition of EW systems.
  • Familiarity with systems engineering technical and technical management processes.
  • Ability to work on multi-functional teams.
  • Experience with developing and Concepts of Operations (CONOPS) and/or Concept of Employment (CONEMP)
  • Experience with developing systems engineering requirements, to include, but not limited to Systems Requirements Documents (SRD), System/Subsystem Specifications (SSS), and System/Subsystem Design Descriptions (SSDD).
  • Experience with participating in critical program information (CPI) assessments and Risk Management Framework (RMF) activities.


  • Active TS/SCI clearance.


  • Years experience: 15+ years of experience in SIGINT and EW operations.


  • BS in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, physics, or similar field.


     Desired Requirements

  • Experience with GEOINT, MASINT, technical signals exploitation, modeling, and simulation.
  • Expertise in geolocation, intelligence reporting, and commonly used analysis tool suites.
  • Experience with JEL, JICD4.2, remote ops, and systems integration.
  • Proven ability to develop and implement innovative solutions.
  • Experience working with government and military customers.
  • MS or Ph.D. education level preferred) in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, physics, or similar field.


     Other Qualifications

  • Ability to travel a minimum of 25% travel required to Army and contractor locations within CONUS.
  • Ability to work in office/lab/field environments


Special Note

The position is contingent upon candidate’s ability to meet physical and medical requirements as needed by the position; including compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local jurisdictional requirements.

Government or customer site-specific requirements may include, but are not limited to, proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status, except in circumstances where a candidate is legally entitled to an accommodation.

Company Policy


MAG Aerospace (MAG) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to Diversity and Inclusion. We encourage diverse candidates to apply to our positions.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.
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MAG provides reasonable accommodation to applicants under the guidance of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam-Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, and certain state and/or local laws.


If you need assistance due to a disability, please contact the MAG Aerospace Recruiting email:
Applicant.Assist@mag.us or call (703) 376-8993.





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