200181 - Sr Project Engineer
CA-Southern California - San Diego
Chipton Ross is seeking a Senior Project Engineer (Electron Optics/InfraRed) for a direct position in Poway, CA

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Project Engineer to join our Mission Payloads and Exploitation (MPEx) Project Engineering (PE) team
MPEx is looking for experienced, cross-functional technical leaders with a strong background in Electro-Optical and Infrared (EO/IR) and related turreted sensor systems for a Project Technical Lead position. In this role, the selected candidate will be part of the Advanced Sensors and Payloads Project Engineering group with responsibilities that include technical leadership and direct contributions to programs, proposals, and planning efforts.
Further, the candidate will support the development and integration of airborne turreted and gimbaled optical subsystems, including laser designation and laser illumination applications. Related efforts will include EO/IR sensor payload integration into the aircraft and ground control elements to include power, network, datalink and software Command and Control (C2) applications. In this role, the Project Engineer will contribute to both domestic and international programs and business opportunities within these technologies. The candidate will lead efforts on EO/IR sensor data integration to Autonomy, Automation and Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications. Additional responsibilities include turreted system sustainment to address field issues and related domestic and international customer coordination.

Manage complex software projects and cross functional engineering teams as primary Engineering point of contact. Execute to cost, schedule, and performance
Manage a cross functional team of experienced engineers in the development and integration of complex systems including Aircraft, Payload, Ground Station, and Operation Center Software and Hardware components
Work effectively with program management, senior leadership, customers, and functional engineering leads to plan and execute software programs from cradle to grave
Work with functional departments to assign technical leads, and managing those matrix assigned resources to help meet the program objectives
Demonstrate proficiency in software development technologies, architectures, methodologies, processes, and the application of Systems Engineering principles to software development
Must be able to lead top-down and bottom-up requirements development, SW architecture, reviews, development and testing, and coordinate these activities with cross functional support teams
Able to function in a technical leadership role, as well as contribute directly to system architectures and requirements development
Create technology development strategies in alignment with product/strategic roadmaps
Adhere to development processes; Organize and lead technical reviews and gain
Performs other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications :
Typically requires a bachelors degree, masters degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience as follows; nine or more years of experience with a bachelors degree, seven or more years of experience with a masters degree, or four or more years with a PhD. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.
Must have previous experience in Project Management or similar role, and experience in technical leadership with an emphasis on project execution as well as product innovation
Must have an excellent understanding of software development technologies and concepts
Prior experience in the following technologies: Electro-Optics and Infrared, optical physics and related applications, laser designation/illumination application, payload Command and Control (C2), Human Machine Interface (HMI), Mission Systems, Open Architecture Concepts, Avionics, Electrical Systems, Computers and Networks, Product Exploitation, Human Machine Interfaces, network routing and protocols, message-oriented interfaces
Working knowledge of software development lifecycles with demonstrated software development experience
Must have excellent communication skills to effectively interact with staff and senior management verbally and in writing
Experience leading large cross functional engineering teams is desired.
Candidate is desired to have experience with Product Management, Systems Engineering, Proposal Development, Basis of Estimation, Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS); Commercial and/or DOD Product development

Work Schedule
1st Shift, 9/80 schedule

Employment will be contingent on clearing a drug screen and background check. Both must clear prior to start date.

Robert Davis
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x305 or (800) 927-9318 x305

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Employment will be contingent on candidate clearing pre-employment drug screen and background check.

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