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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

  • $137,431

    Average Salary

What Does A Chief Systems Engineer Do At General Dynamics Mission Systems

* General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS), a market leader and technology innovator, is seeking talented professionals to deliver cutting edge solutions to our customers.
* General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Chief Systems Engineer to join our team.
* The position provides an opportunity to develop the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation's fundamental defense services.
* General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed clients to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.
* The selected candidate will work with collaborative teams to create and manage various General Dynamics Mission Systems and client technologies.
* In addition to receiving a competitive salary and generous health and personal benefits, the Chief Systems Engineer will enhance their skill set among a talented and technically accomplished group of colleagues.
* The employee will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.
* Key Responsibilities
* This candidate will be the Chief Systems Engineer of a 50+ person integration program on a game-changing capability that will culminate with deliverable hardware to the field.
* The individual will lead a team to manage requirements, manage program risks, lead all design reviews, both internal & external, and lead all requirement verification activities.
* The Chief Systems Engineer will be responsible for providing comprehensive technical leadership in the development and integration of high-performance network communications systems.
* This includes serving as the lead authority supporting program execution, strategy development and business development.
* Additionally, this employee will be expected to communicate with the government customer on a regular basis, ensuring customer satisfaction is maximized.
* Not only are these communications vital to the job at hand, but the candidate will be expected to support the development of future technological growth with the customer, and identify Internal Research and Development (IR&D) opportunities to better support the customer.
* Additional Responsibilities
* The candidate must have experience integrating large scale systems, an understanding of signaling, network protocols, communications interfaces, networking systems, optical systems, and element or Network Management Systems (NMS).
* Experience in one or more of the following areas:
* System architecture design
* Multiplexing of voice, video, and data apps
* Has provisioned, operated, or—in some fashion-- worked with some or all of the following: TDM ADM’s, MSPP’s, IP routers and switches.
* Familiar with SONET/SDH, GFP, OTN, OCH at rates up to 200 Gbps, including advanced coherent optical modulation formats and protocols

What Does A Chief Systems Engineer Do At Harris Corporation

* Lead a highly qualified technical staff to develop, operate and maintain the Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) for the National Weather Service (NWS).
* Responsible for managing all technical aspects of the program
* Lead development of cost effective solutions to complex, multi-site systems and must able to establish relationships with the customer, AWIPS users, and other internal/external stake-holders to ensure AWIPS continues to evolve while maintaining strict availability goals.
* Perform architectural trades to balance cost and technical performance in support of new business pursuits and customer funded programs.
* Analyze customer needs and architect a solution with minimal guidance.
* Recommend engineering solutions & strategies to senior management as well as defend technical analysis to subject matter experts

What Does A Chief Systems Engineer Do At Leidos

* Provides overall technical, engineering, and thought leadership for the design and development of complex, high-reliability ocean hardware/software systems.
* Satisfies customer requirements with innovative, cost-effective, reliable solutions that appropriately leverage advanced technologies and are suitable for production in support of U
* S. Navy Programs of Record
* Works with internal and external stakeholders to elicit and document system requirements, and to identify, perform and document system trades related to system design, performance and manufacturing
* Develops and leads technology development and demonstration plans to mature system from concept design, through prototype development and demonstration, and into production
* Leads the identification of program technical risks and the development of risk mitigation and technology maturation plans to address those risks.
* Leads and/or supports sea test planning and/or execution
* Identifies, tracks and manages system requirements and requirements traceability
* Applies expertise in DoDAF and/or other architecture frameworks to document and communicate system designs
* Implements system engineering processes within the program consistent with company and ISO
* standards
* Develops and/or augments system documentation, specifications and drawings, as needed, to support design activities and program deliverable requirements appropriate to development stage, e.g., prototype, LRIP, FRP, with pro-active consideration of full life cycle needs starting at the prototype stage
* Specific task responsibilities include:
* Tracks, researches, evaluates and maintains cognizance of advanced technologies and science and technology (S&T) programs developing capabilities relevant to emerging ocean systems capability needs
* Leads technical interactions with current and future customers and other external and internal stakeholders to understand customer needs and requirements and to communicate Leidos solutions for those needs
* Leads multi-disciplinary team in developing and documenting hardware / software / system-of-systems designs that successfully address complex multi-level requirements and appropriately leverage advanced technologies
* Defines and directs system trade studies
* Allocates and manages resource / SWAP budgets
* Leads requirements management, measurement and metrics, and quality assurance
* Leads requirements and design reviews (SRR, PDR, CDR) for any modifications to system baseline
* Leads risk management and risk reduction activities including development and execution of technology maturation plans to achieve required performance, analyses and trade-offs to reduce performance and delivery risks; enhance manufacturability, and/or control costs
* Leads Production Readiness Review (PRR)
* Maintains all system documentation for system baseline, external and subsystem interfaces, and any modifications to the system baseline
* Coordinates design integration with Fleet operational environment
* Supports development of internal investment strategies including leading development and execution of Internal Research and Development (IRAD) plans consistent with Leidos business and intellectual property strategies and related business development activities
* Supports stakeholder acquisition processes

What Does A Chief Systems Engineer Do At DRS Technologies, Inc.

* Ability to manage a project capture through initiation, planning, execution, control/monitoring, and closure
* Ability to lead large and complex proposal efforts
* Ensure design compliance with all project requirements
* Ability to lead a team of engineers to complete a project or projects independently
* Review customer specifications and requirements, and lead a project team to develop designs to best support them, including cost as a key design variable
* Provide budget, cost and schedule input for assignments
* Communicate clearly (written and oral) with business development, engineering leadership, program management, manufacturing, supply chain, and the customer as required
* Interact with technical management, other professionals, technicians and support personnel to coordinate, recommend and confer regarding technical activities and progress
* Lead a project team or teams as assigned
* Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization
* Attend appropriate engineering, customer or business meetings
* Mentor and coach less experienced engineers
* Other duties as assigned

What Does A Chief Systems Engineer Do At Ascension Health

* Provides oversight for areas of responsibility to ensure achievement of goals.
* Oversees the development and continuous improvement of services, policies, processes, and programs.
* Provides leadership to management within areas of responsibility.
* Oversees operations, budget, financial targets, and human resources management.
* Formulates and implements operational strategies and initiatives

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Chief Systems Engineer Demographics

Gender

Male

86.6%

Female

11.1%

Unknown

2.4%
Ethnicity

White

61.4%

Hispanic or Latino

13.7%

Black or African American

13.2%

Asian

7.7%

Unknown

4.0%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

33.3%

Russian

13.3%

Arabic

13.3%

Swedish

6.7%

Portuguese

6.7%

Turkish

6.7%

German

6.7%

Korean

6.7%

Italian

6.7%
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Chief Systems Engineer Education

Schools

Community College of the Air Force

10.9%

University of Phoenix

9.1%

Webster University

7.3%

University of Maryland - University College

6.4%

American University

5.5%

Johns Hopkins University

5.5%

Air Force Institute of Technology

4.5%

Central Texas College

4.5%

Troy University

4.5%

Strayer University

4.5%

George Washington University

4.5%

University of Florida

3.6%

Rochester Institute of Technology

3.6%

Colorado Technical University

3.6%

Capella University

3.6%

University of Southern California

3.6%

University of Arizona

3.6%

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

3.6%

University of Texas at Austin

3.6%

Ashford University

3.6%
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Majors

Business

15.5%

Electrical Engineering

15.2%

Computer Science

10.5%

Computer Information Systems

9.3%

Information Technology

8.4%

Mechanical Engineering

5.0%

Systems Engineering

4.3%

Management

3.7%

Engineering

3.4%

Aerospace Engineering

3.1%

Computer Networking

2.8%

Physics

2.8%

Computer Engineering

2.5%

Criminal Justice

2.2%

International Relations

2.2%

Project Management

1.9%

Industrial Engineering

1.9%

Supply Chain Management

1.9%

Engineering And Industrial Management

1.9%

Computer Systems Security

1.9%
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Degrees

Masters

39.0%

Bachelors

29.8%

Other

14.0%

Doctorate

7.0%

Associate

6.2%

Certificate

2.5%

Diploma

1.2%

License

0.2%
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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 -
$220,000
Chief Systems Engineer Inovant, LLC Foster City, CA Jan 09, 2013 $180,500 -
$201,300
Chief Systems Engineer Inovant, LLC Foster City, CA Sep 01, 2013 $180,500 -
$201,300
Chief Engineer-Interior and Exterior Systems Tata Technologies, Inc. Gardena, CA Sep 19, 2016 $148,031
Chief Systems Engineer Inovant, LLC Highlands Ranch, CO Sep 22, 2013 $138,000 -
$156,000
Chief Systems Engineer Inovant, LLC Highlands Ranch, CO Sep 22, 2012 $136,250 -
$154,000
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 -
$147,000
Chief Power Systems Engineer Core Innovation, LLC Broomfield, CO Sep 20, 2013 $128,000
Chief Engineer, Controls System Integration Ecomotors, Inc. Allen Park, MI Dec 21, 2015 $125,000
Chief Systems Engineer Morphotrak, LLC Anaheim, CA Aug 25, 2014 $120,000 -
$155,000
Chief Systems Engineer Morphotrak, Inc. Anaheim, CA Sep 09, 2011 $109,650 -
$184,210
Chief Systems Engineer Morphotrak, Inc. Anaheim, CA Sep 15, 2011 $109,650 -
$184,210

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Top Skills for A Chief Systems Engineer

  1. Personnel
  2. Systems Engineering
  3. Architecture
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  • Developed and implemented a successful training program in field molecular diagnostics for Theater Army Medical Laboratory personnel.
  • Created Systems Engineering Management Plan (SEMP), aircraft specification, verification matrix and program risk management plan.
  • Developed an Enterprise Architecture for the National Security Agency's Corporate Business Services.
  • Led system engineering as the unifying technical authority for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).
  • Decorated for development of comprehensive, command-wide strategy for tracking and prioritizing modification and hazard management actions recommended by safety investigators.

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