Senior Systems Engineer - Air Traffic Control Systems

Posted Date 1 year ago(4/16/2019 3:17 PM)
Requisition #
Security Clearance
Public Trust
Full Time
Job Category
Systems Engineering


Noblis is helping FAA manage large and complex Air Traffic Systems programs that use state of the art technologies to deliver Air Traffic Control services essential to the safe and efficient operation of the largest, safest, and most complex aviation system in the world.  We are seeking smart, passionate, and motivated people to join our proven team in a challenging and rewarding work environment where you will be actively engaged at the intersection of technology and operations enhancing our nation’s aviation system.  If you want to be involved in acquiring, implementing and managing the communications and information solutions to achieve our nation’s aviation vision, this is the job for you!


Noblis has opportunities for Engineers interested in supporting aircraft traffic flow management and Air Traffic Control automation programs.  Our Systems Engineers provide technical expertise for the FAA, including development and trade-off analysis for system architecture alternatives, requirements development and management, interface documentation, resolution of technical issues, and development of Enterprise Architecture artifacts. We provide technical advice and support to the Program Office and support other programs areas of cost, benefits, and risk management. In this role you will be responsible for:


  • Decompose operational requirements and develop system requirements
  • Review current systems’ maintenance concepts and sustainment strategies
  • Analyze and document existing shortfalls
  • Develop end-state business process models to identify process improvements
  • Identify/refine near-term and mid-term plans for existing system maintenance/sustainment
  • Develop high-level target architecture and evolution paths for each system
  • Perform as part of the larger program team to support program planning and investment decisions
  • Develop and analyze acquisition strategy alternatives
  • Perform high-level cost analysis of proposed solution alternatives, documenting basis of estimates to assess afford-ability
  • Develop and analyze proposed alternative solutions towards determining the replacement strategy
  • Support the Systems Engineering efforts as required to define future phases of development activities and assist the Program Office in successfully navigating major investment decisions
  • Conduct evaluations of vendor proposals in support of program acquisition activities
  • Deliver analysis and recommendations in both written and verbal (presentations) form

Client Engagement

· Support and lead evolving business development efforts by applying technical and functional expertise to develop business solutions.
· Lead proposal sections for small or limited competition proposals and actively participate in teaming strategy discussions


Required Qualifications:

  • B.S. degree and 10+ years of relevant professional experience supporting air traffic control systems
  • Experience supporting FAA Air Traffic Control or Traffic Flow Management automation programs
  • Knowledge of FAA Traffic Flow Management Capabilities
  • Knowledge of FAA Systems Engineering Manual and/or SE best practices
  • Experience in Systems Architecture and development of Enterprise Architecture artifacts
  • Experience in Concepts of Operations development
  • Experience with requirements management and requirements writing for federal government systems
  • Experience with FAA’s Acquisition Management System Engineering product requirements
  • Experience with IBM Rational DOORS and/or System Architect
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience directly interfacing with government clients up through senior-level staff to help achieve their objectives by providing management, technical and programmatic support.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Operational knowledge of Air Traffic Management
  • Experience working with FAA Traffic Flow Management System
  • Familiarity with FAA System Wide Information Management (SWIM) program, FAA Enterprise Information Management (EIM), and/or FAA Cloud Services/GovCloud
  • Experience with Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) and/or cloud computing


Noblis and our wholly owned subsidiary, Noblis ESI, tackle the nation's toughest problems and apply advanced solutions to our clients' most critical missions. We bring the best of scientific thought, management and engineering expertise together in an environment of independence and objectivity to deliver enduring impact on federal missions. Noblis works with a wide range of government clients in the defense, intelligence and federal civil sectors. Learn more at Noblis -About Us


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Our employees find greater meaning in their work and balance the other things in life that matter to them. Our people are our greatest asset. They are exceptionally skilled, knowledgeable, team-oriented, and mission-driven individuals who want to do work that matters and benefits the public. Noblis has won numerous workplace awardsNoblis maintains a drug-free workplace.


Noblis is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race (as well as because of or on the basis of traits historically associated with race, including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

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