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Working As A Chief Systems Engineer

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $85,240

    Average Salary

What Does A Chief Systems Engineer Do At Leidos

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* The CE will establish and maintain the technical roadmap for the program, emphasizing industry best practices and opportunities to bring innovation to the contract and will:
* Guide the agile development approach using Oracle/PeopleSoft applications, database and tools
* Ensure the Integrated Management Schedule (IMS) is maintained across all project activities, and the integration of technical activities, i.e. software development, database architecture, integration, testing, information assurance, configuration management and deployment.
* Ensure completeness, accuracy, timely submission, and compliance for all contract deliverables.
* The CE communicates orally and in writing with the customer in technical interchange meetings and program reviews with government and corporate managers.
* Monitor engineering and technical activities and projects and applicable cost accounts/schedules to minimize costs, meet schedule requirements, and manage risks/opportunities.
* Continually identify and implement engineering and development improvements and efficiencies

What Does A Chief Systems Engineer Do At Los Alamos National Laboratory

* Leading and developing a team of systems engineers, test directors and radiation and reliability analysts to apply best practices and lessons learned across ISR programs.
* Tailoring LANL policies and customer and industry standards for use by specific ISR programs running the gamut from high reliability, long duration systems through concept exploration experiments and everything in between.
* Working and coordinating with line and program management to ensure the team is resourced appropriately and provided high quality, timely and technically independent support to projects and programs that satisfy customer requirements.
* Performing systems engineering and coordination activities to support the design and development of ISR systems to ensure the system-wide integration of hardware, software, reliability, maintainability, safety and other requirements in the total engineering effort.
* Interfacing directly with stakeholders including LANL, partner and customer management as needed to propose new work, advance program objectives, clarify requirements and resolve issues.
* Coordinating across projects to execute system integration and testing plans.
* Fostering a mutually respectful work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment
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What Does A Chief Systems Engineer Do At Harris Corporation

* Navigating and driving ambiguous customer desires and concepts into a defined system architecture with a clear requirement set.
* Ensuring the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.
* Communicating and leading the implementation of these requirements across a cross-functional team of software, network, provisioning, and deployment engineers and technicians, and developing baseline system architectures while meeting cost and technical requirements.
* Providing overall technical direction to the operational support team to help strengthen processes and procedures required for reducing issues in the field and providing effective troubleshooting for deployed solutions.
* Providing technical management of multiple engineering subcontractors through regular interactions, development of technical documentation, and coordinating cost review and design review activities.
* Also, working with them to strengthen joint operational procedures for deployed solutions.
* Performing functional analysis, timeline analysis, detailed trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.
* Developing and articulating high level CONOPS and Use Cases from customer information.
* Assisting with the development of top level specifications and managing requirement flow down to lower level specifications.
* Managing risk and opportunity with internal and external customers.
* Working with the technical team to identify, mitigate and close program risks.
* Excellent interpersonal communications skills, an assured and commanding presence during briefings, and clear writing skills are mandatory.
* Must be able to travel domestically and internationally

What Does A Chief Systems Engineer Do At SAIC

* Translate, mature, and map user and operational needs into system requirements.
* Provide recommendations and consultation on engineering approaches and practices being considered by the Sponsor
* Assess the relationship between systems engineering and the elements associated with the sponsor's systems integration, systems architectures, and systems requirements.
* Identify and communicate system engineering risks, issues, assumptions, mitigations, and dependencies.
* Support the coordination of project activities with Sponsor stakeholders in preparation of product deployment.
* Support the Sponsor's independent assessments during the Sponsor's technologies
* Provide technical support during hardware and software installation or configuration to include end user training as needed.
* Provide technical support to systems preparing for deployment, as well as, actively deployed systems.
* Support management in the identification, deployment and maintenance of applications, equipment, tools, or systems to ensure proper functionality.
* Conduct engineering trade studies to asses multiple engineering approaches being proposed to meet system objectives.
* The Contractor shall collaborate with Sponsor stakeholders to identify and seek to resolve systems engineering gaps, especially as it concerns end-to-end product compatibility.
* Support strategic initiatives for the Sponsor and/or the Intelligence Community (IC) to meet present and future mission needs.
* The scope of strategic initiatives may include the coordination of design, development, analysis, and deployment of equipment, projects, technologies, or operations for the use of collection capabilities, or solutions

What Does A Chief Systems Engineer Do At Harris Corporation

* Provide in-depth analysis of BMEWS/ PAVE PAWS – UEWR phased array radar system performance in a variety of system scenarios.
* Develop Radar System models to evaluate performance tradeoffs.
* Develop Radar System architectures and perform requirements analysis and development.
* Provide technical leadership to hardware and software radar system development teams.
* Perform trade studies and analysis on system architectures and operational concepts in the SSA and MW/MD domains.
* Develop system level performance test and evaluation concept and support data analysis.
* Author technical white papers and studies for future concepts and investment areas.
* Work without appreciable direction, exercising considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment.
* Reverse engineer legacy system algorithms and architectures.
* Participate in proposal Gate and Engineering Review Board reviews during execution of select portfolio projects.
* Experience in the preparation of technical papers, systems engineering processes throughout all phases of the development lifecycle and proposal lifecycle development
* Accomplished presentation skills and the ability to present technical concepts well in front of customer
* Strong leadership and communication skill
* Prepare and brief technical presentations at informal and formal meetings
* Assess project execution risks and recommend mitigation plans and actions
* Support the review of new missions and requirements as required to support staff and project deliveries
* Provide technical peer review of key deliverables and milestones
* Write technical white papers, memorandums and reports
* Interact with engineering teams and customer to identify problems, perform failure analysis to root cause, and develop solutions to correct deficiencies
* Support critical operations during standard and non-standard working hours
* Other duties as assigned.
* Travel will be required to worldwide sites

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Real Chief Systems Engineer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Chief Systems Engineer Inovant LLC Foster City, CA Aug 06, 2015 $200,000 -
Chief Systems Engineer Inovant, LLC Foster City, CA Jan 09, 2013 $180,500 -
Chief Systems Engineer Inovant, LLC Foster City, CA Sep 01, 2013 $180,500 -
Chief Systems Engineer Inovant, LLC Highlands Ranch, CO Sep 22, 2013 $138,000 -
Chief Systems Engineer Inovant, LLC Highlands Ranch, CO Sep 22, 2012 $136,250 -
Chief Systems Engineer Inovant LLC Highlands Ranch, CO Oct 20, 2015 $133,100
Chief Systems Engineer Inovant, LLC Highlands Ranch, CO Sep 21, 2011 $130,050 -
Chief Power Systems Engineer Core Innovation, LLC Broomfield, CO Sep 20, 2013 $128,000
Chief Systems Engineer Morphotrak, LLC Anaheim, CA Aug 25, 2014 $120,000 -

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Top Chief Systems Engineer Skills

  1. Systems Engineering
  2. Personnel
  3. System Architecture
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  • Created Systems Engineering Management Plan (SEMP), aircraft specification, verification matrix and program risk management plan.
  • Supervised and directed personnel on maintenance and installation of communications equipment.
  • Defined promising programs and technology studies recommended to develop potential solutions for the future NC3 System architecture.
  • Established inspection procedures for the Management and Systems Division.
  • Provided information and communications products, solutions and services for intelligence agencies and DOD.

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