Lead Systems Engineer

Lead Systems Engineer Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Lead Systems Engineer to join our team.


  • Agreement Process Area—Acquisition and Supply;
  • Triage anomalies and track/mitigate risks, as applicable;
  • Working with LSE and/or ISE and the customer organizations on the development of short and long term acquisition strategies;
  • Developing, documenting and/or analyzing operational and system architectures in standard frameworks (e.g., DoDAF, MoDAF, UAF);
  • Execute trade studies and make design decisions across the program;
  • Assist in program management tasks such as schedule development and tracking;
  • Working with multiple organizations to develop formal validated mission and capability needs, and defining the requirements that meet these needs;
  • Develop on-orbit operations plans and participate in on-orbit operations;
  • Develop and manage key program documentation, such as requirements and verification artifacts, vehicle-level ICDs, and ConOps documents;
  • Various analyses using Matlab/Python and STK.


  • Advanced proficiency in Windows and MS Office, particularly Excel and Access;
  • Ability to work with APIs;
  • Experience in decommutation and analysis of test and telemetry data;
  • System Test Support experience;
  • Experience with alerting and monitoring systems (Collectd, Nagios, Graphite);
  • Expertise with the ELK stack;
  • A strong background with the Apache Hadoop Project (Zookeeper, Kafka, HDFS, Hive, Spark, Storm);
  • Outstanding troubleshooting skills;
  • Proficiency in one or more scripting languages (BASH, Python, Perl);
  • 7+ years working as a Systems Engineer/Administrator at a software company;
  • Flight test and operations experience, with real-time operations and console experience preferred;
  • Experience with M&Sapplications and integration of models and applications to perform morecomprehensive simulations;
  • Proven ability to work independentlyto learn new technologies, techniques, processes, software languages, platformsand systems;
  • System Engineering oversight;
  • Deep knowledge in Linux (CentOS or Ubuntu).