Systems Engineer 1

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Catalyst Solutions, LLC is currently looking for a qualified Systems Engineer with a distinguished portfolio of work to join us.

Overview: This position requires a person who is motivated to excel in a dynamic environment as a member of a Program Team. The employee will plan and oversee the development of complex systems and infrastructure designed to address project needs.

Job Tasks:
· Identify future needs and plan system development to address them
· Identify and manage program requirements and infrastructure in accordance with DoD defense acquisition guidelines
· Analyze and present alternative courses of action to achieve program requirements
· Identify, analyze, mitigate, and monitor program risks
· Establish and maintain consistency of product performance through effective configuration management
· Study current and new systems to identify areas of improvement

· Utilize the Systems Engineering Technical Review (SETR) Process to review program operations
· Develop, maintain, and utilize Systems Engineering Plans to create a technical foundation for the program
· Design and implement testing methods and procedures in accordance with DoD standards
· Design and manage requirements trace-ability matrix
· Coordinate and perform engineering changes to systems
· Identify client needs and mission goals to create innovative system solutions to meet them
· Optimize systems to increase operational efficiency and address identified problems
· Train users to properly operate and maintain systems
· Write reports that document system performance and present recommendations for improvements
· Establish and manage obsolescence management for periodic hardware upgrades and system overhauls to ensure systems remain up-to-date
· Perform testing of networked devices to ensure the proper quality of service
· Provide direct support in the day-to-day operations of systems
· Document and troubleshoot system problems to ensure program operations run smoothly

Work Activities:
· “Translate” program needs into clear statements that can be addressed with systems solutions
· Identify potential issues and proactively ensure the highest levels of systems and infrastructure accessibility
· Collect information from varied relevant sources
· Effectively communicate information and ideas in written, oral, and visual presentations
· Develop and maintain constructive and cooperative working relationships with others
· Develop plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish work
· Think creatively about problems as they arise

Tools and Technology:
· Assorted programming languages and MATLAB
· Microsoft Office Suite software-particularly MS Excel and MS Access
· Windows 10 – Configuration and Imaging
· CM PRO – Product Life-cycle Management software
· SharePoint
· Web-based collaborative tools

· Ability to think critically
· Ability to adapt and learn something new overnight
· Interpersonal skills
· Ability to work on interdisciplinary projects
· Ability to understand complex systems and their components
· Ability to manage multiple, concurrent assignments, including technical projects and initiatives
· Ability to learn from constructive criticism in a quality focused environment
· Commitment to process adherence
· Professional manner and strong work ethic
· Ability to manage work/track deadlines
· Ability to work successfully both independently and collaboratively
· The above list is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the position. It is NOT an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required

Preferred Experience and Other Qualifications:
· Ability to obtain a DoD security clearance required
· Willingness and ability to surge in support of program requirements
· Experience with DoD systems acquisition practices-such as SETR and testing- preferred

Career Level: Early Career
Years of Experience: 1+
Residence Location: U.S. Virginia
Citizenship: U.S.
Degree:  B.S. in Engineering, mathematics, physics, or another similar field

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