We seek a Senior Systems Engineer to function as a capture lead manager within the Advanced Programs Group. The candidate must possess a strong combination of technical, business and communication skills: payload system engineering breadth, creativity, business development skills, market understanding, customer communication skills and presentation abilities, both written and oral. Candidate will report to the Director of Advanced Programs and support concept developments and new business pursuits, primarily in the area of space based electro-optical (EO) sensors and payloads, with some additional work in airborne systems and space or airborne subsystems. Candidate will support full technical program capture, including technical concept generation and development, customer interface, strategy, proposal writing, customer presentation, and concept development phase management.
* Define EO payload designs and architectures in response to customer and market needs, objectives, and solicitations. * Lead a team of engineers to develop those concepts, both in support of proposals and as initial customer-funded efforts. * Bring market and competitor knowledge to help craft technical and programmatic win strategies. * Lead customer interactions throughout pursuit and program capture activities. * Lead proposal efforts, including technical proposal writing, oversight of proposal teammates, costing, and review. * Manage study contracts, seed-contracts, prototype demonstration efforts, and initial customer-funded activities, and transition those activities to full production flight hardware teams * Provide technical expertise, knowledge, pursuit strategy, and business opportunities relative to the above tasks. * Create and establish teaming relationships with customers and subcontractors. * Position the company as a preferred or exclusive partner with customers based on both technical and programmatic capabilities and performance.
* Minimum of a BS in a relevant technical field (physics, optics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering) with 5-8 years of experience in a related aerospace industry. Advanced degree preferred. MS or above can be substituted for 2 (MS) to 5 (PhD) years of experience. * Competent, broad technical knowledge of optical sensor systems, as well as the flight EO payload marketplace, competitors and opportunities. * Experience in business development and program capture, including customer relationships, concept development, and proposal writing. * Excellent written and oral presenting skills, with the ability to clearly and competently convey technical system designs and trades to customers. * Technical creativity and originality. Must have the ability to define concepts from a blank sheet of paper based on customer needs, to identify the key aspects of those concepts, and to lead a team to develop those concepts to a preliminary level. * Leadership and interpersonal skills and the experience to lead a design team and small group in a similar business environment. * Active TS/SCI (SSBI) security clearance required.
L3 SSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage minorities, women, veterans and disabled individuals to apply. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.
U.S. Citizenship status required.
NOTE: This position can be a Salary Grade T04 or T05 based on the candidates qualifications as they relate to the skills, experience and responsibility requirements for the position.
L3 Technologies is a prime contractor in Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C3ISR) systems, aircraft modernization and maintenance, and government services. L3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on military and commercial platforms. Our customers include the U.S. Department of Defense and its prime contractors, U.S. Government intelligence agencies, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Justice, allied foreign governments, domestic and foreign commercial customers and select other U.S. federal, state and local government agencies.
L3 SSG specializes in the development, manufacturing and qualification of remote E-O sensing payloads, instruments and major sub-systems primarily for space as well as unique airborne applications. Space mission areas include major science investigation, situational awareness, launch detection and weather analysis. Primary markets served include NASA, DoD, intelligence communities and commercial space. Primary airborne contributions include hyperspectral payloads for specialized overseas missions and critical line-of-sight control sub-systems for targeting systems.
About L3 Technologies
L3 Technologies (formerly known as L-3 Communications) is a company developing pilot training, aviation security, night vision, weapons, maritime systems, and space solutions.