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Systems Engineer - 1395

Date: Nov 23, 2020

Location: Flugplatz, RP, DE, 66877

Company: HII's TSD

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division provides a wide range of professional services through its Fleet Support, Mission Driven Innovative Solutions, Nuclear & Environmental, and Oil & Gas groups. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs more than 42,000 people operating both domestically and internationally.




Job Description

Huntington Ingalls Technical Solutions Division (HII-TSD) provides mission-critical engineering and technical service to Information Technology, Federal Civilian, and National Security, Aerospace & Defense and International government and commercial customers at over 100 locations worldwide.

HII - TSD is currently seeking a Systems Engineer for Special Studies, Analyses and Evaluations Subject Matter Expert to work out of Ramstein Air Base, Germany on the United States Air Forces in Germany (USAFE) Air Base Air Defense (ABAD) Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to bring the components for an ABAD system, along with the hardware and associated processes, together on a networked communications system.

The Contractor shall participate in the ongoing development activities at the Ramstein Air Defense Systems Integration Laboratory (RADSIL) to ensure the design of an effective and sustainable ABAD capability to be produced in subsequent phases for Ramstein and across the designated bases within the EUCOM/AFRICOM AOR. This shall be accomplished by the Contactor through the delivery of a documentation package covering the construction and maintenance of the ABAD systems exemplified by those of the RADSIL. Further, the Contractor shall develop and document, in partnership with the Government, the measures of effectiveness, concepts of operation, training, testing, and instrumentation needed to support ongoing, high availability operations of those ABAD systems. Documentation of the facilities and infrastructure required by these systems shall also be delivered.

The RADSIL will provide an initial, limited ABAD capability as new systems are integrated and made available to current base defense personnel. [‘Fight with the prototype.’] Phase 1 work and the RADSIL facility will ultimately deliver end-to-end air defense C2 but may not represent the full and final laydown of material and personnel to support permanent full-scale, 24/7 operations. Any additional systems needed shall be documented as part of this work.

Availability and flexibility for travel is a requirement.

Essential Job Responsibilities
  • Designs, and evaluates major components, or major portions of a functional system, or technically advanced prototype, promotional or specific products. Develop or improve products and collaborates in developing manufacturing operations and processes. Develops basic data and makes preliminary layouts, sketches, and notes necessary to present design proposal. Investigates pertinent design factors such as ease of manufacture, availability of materials and equipment, interchangeability, replace ability, strength-weight efficiency, and contractual specification requirements and cost. Coordinates with other organizations affected by design development. Makes layouts of assemblies and details parts of devices, mechanisms, structures, and products. Checks completed layouts and drawings for clarity, completeness, conformity to standards, procedures, specifications, and accuracy of calculations and dimensioning. Identifies design errors, omissions, and other deficiencies, and recommends revisions and/or improvements in design layout to responsible engineers or designers.
  • At the end of Phase 1, the contractor shall provide a documentation package for the RADSIL and its remote systems which shall include: As-built documentation of the layout of the RADSIL ABAD systems including network topology, and a compilation of sustainment metrics based on the operations in Phase I, such as expected failure rates, expected maintenance down-times, and overall availability
  • The Contractor shall provide a detailed plan of the future architecture of the ABAD system to include but not be limited to the phased approach to deliver capability, the approach to acquire that capability, and the risk/issues associated with the plan
  • Designs and develops system architectures, and defines key capabilities and performance requirements
  • Defines total systems design and technology maturity constraints in accordance with mission requirements
  • Develops system element architecture and design and interface definitions. Defines system implementation approach and operational concept
  • Develops models and architectural guidelines for current and future system development
  • Applies advanced technical principles, theories and concepts
  • Contributes to development of new principles and concepts
  • Responsible for the management of the Systems Design Engineering function for the program
  • Organizes project and task work loads and selects individuals most qualified for assignments on specific projects
  • Directs technical organization to ensure progress according to technical objectives 
Minimum Qualifications


  • Thorough knowledge of network design and maintenance, fault isolation, performance monitoring, configuration management standards, principles and techniques
  • Domain knowledge sufficient to assess and document the performance of modern air defense systems
  • Proficient in the use of desktop or personal computers with associated software (i.e., word processing, graphics, database, spreadsheets, etc.) or other computer products as required by the applicable discipline.
  • 15+ years relevant experience with Bachelors in STEM field; 13 years relevant experience with Masters in STEM field; 10 years relevant experience with PhD in STEM field
  • All candidates will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and drug screening per HII requirements.
  • Clearance:  Must possess and maintain a current TS clearance with SCI eligibility based on a Single Source Background Investigation (SSBI).



Huntington Ingalls Industries is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.