Senior Systems Engineer

Cavan Solutions - Washington, DC

Full-timeEstimated: $94,000 - $130,000 a year
Job Description:
Provide full lifecycle systems engineering expertise to FAA NAS modernization initiatives and integration of operational improvements.

Responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to:
Develop, review, and validate operational concepts; define system architectures; perform functional analysis; and develop and manage requirements for ATM modernization or NextGen programs
Define system performance and design constraints
Develop and/or review specifications, drawings, and product descriptions
Conduct life cycle engineering assessments
Provide specialty engineering, configuration management, and systems engineering process management
Develop, review, maintain, and test air traffic automation and decision support system adaptation data
Analyze operational and developmental software baselines; support release planning; and identify and monitor quality and performance metrics
Perform benefits analyses for operationally deployed capabilities and NextGen initiatives
Provide technical leadership and mentoring within and across projects
Support risk management initiatives in collaboration with program management and operations

US Citizenship required
Minimum of 15 years of relevant experience
Experience with FAA automation and decision support systems (e.g., ERAM, ARTS/STARS, TFMS, TBFM, TFDM, SWIM)
Experience leading engineering teams to execute projects within cost and schedule constraints
Experience analyzing, developing, and testing system adaptation data and aeronautical reference data preferred
Experience with Unmanned Aviation Systems (UAS) preferred
Experience with the FAA Acquisition Management System artifacts preferred
Experience with FAA Enterprise Architecture artifacts preferred
Detail oriented, independent, self-motivated, and a proactive team member
Excellent oral and written communication skills effective with operational, technical, and senior management audiences

Engineering, computer science, operations research, mathematics, or physics degree
Master’s degree preferred

Project related travel, trade shows, and technical conferences as required
Applicants should email a resume to