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Become A Mission Systems Engineer

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Working As A Mission Systems Engineer

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Getting Information
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $89,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Mission Systems Engineer Do At Rockwell Collins

* Support the pursuit, order, and capture process including proposal development, technical approach, and bids for PTS products on GS programs
* Coordinate efforts across multiple GS organization encompassing PM, engineering, business development, contracts, and support to align better with PTS products.
* Lead the PTS bidding, estimating and planning projects for training products including development and approval of the technical design approach, work breakdown structure, statement of work, cost targets, and schedules.
* Lead multiple projects which may include simultaneous design and development activities from detail planning kickoff through product delivery.
* Evaluates/documents/evolves current and defines future architecture to solve training business problems
* Support internal and external stakeholders as the primary technical point of contact including customers, end users, contracts, program management, and engineering.
* Assigns and provides technical guidance and oversight to engineering subsystem teams to ensure coordination of target and rehost environments, and integration of total solution.
* Promote product line solution by ensuring programs bid, plan and execute consist with a single path development vision encompassing both target and rehost products.
* Coordinate among the various subsystem rehost teams and rapid resolution of technical issues.
* Conduct Risk Management by creating a risk management plan inclusive of mitigations throughout program execution
* Generate project management bids for medium to high complexity development projects spanning HW, SW, and Systems.
* Often create the WBS and coordinates bid inputs for the entire engineering bid team
* Tracks, reports, and analyzes earned value metrics as required to understand program performance.
* Report overall engineering performance to plan as appropriate

What Does A Mission Systems Engineer Do At Leidos

* Perform full lifecycle support to the customer on complex data systems and networks.
* Provide solutions to the customer applying expertise with systems engineering and networks/components to support.
* Provide technical guidance to the customer in relation to SIGINT systems.
* Candidate must be able to support rotating 12 hour shifts (days, evenings, and nights) on regular days, weekends and holidays.
* Leidos is only considering candidates local to the Maryland/DC/Virginia metropolitan areas

What Does A Mission Systems Engineer Do At ASRC Federal Holding Company

* Perform mission assurance and fleet surveillance duties in accordance with the 30 LCG's Mission Assurance and Launch Verification processes.
* Assess the LSP's launch vehicle checkout and processing activities at the launch sites.
* Monitor and assess configuration changes at applicable space launch complexes, as compared to the approved certification configuration baseline, and make recommendations to the USG.
* Perform supporting functions to the launch site responsible engineer including assessing requirements, evaluating past procedures and documentation for current applicability, attending required meetings, assessing process verification, and developing independent risk assessments.
* Provide USG representatives with recommendations for required Launch Verification Database (LVDB) updates, item closure and risk assessment functions, and applicable lessons learned.
* Products include, but are not limited to, LVDB reports of mission assurance assessments, risk assessments, daily reports, and issue charts showing risk burn-downs.
* Provide technical recommendations for and summary documentation of EELV system TIMs/TEMs/Reviews.
* Products include but are not limited to position papers, assessment summaries, and risk assessment charts

What Does A Mission Systems Engineer Do At ICI Services

* Responsible for identifying Mission System engineering problem areas, analyzing various solutions and providing recommendations to the PMS 317 Technical Director, PMS 317 HM&E; Lead, and the onsite PMS 317 Test and Production divisions
* Review shipbuilder and vendor submitted Mission Systems documents (CDRLs, drawings, diagrams, calculations, etc.) and prepare draft responses
* Review design changes such as ECR, FMR, Level 2, RFS or AWIs
* Monitor production installation for drawing and specifications compliance
* Testing lead for Deck Systems (including elevators & dumbwaiters) along with some Aviation components (cranes, safety nets, Hangar door)
* Team leader for Deck systems during Sea Trial events
* Support Post Delivery work as directed by client
* Assess the progress of on-site construction work and make recommendations to the Government
* Provide production engineering services and construction status assessments
* Support System Testing as Program Witness verify proper operation of equipment/systems and conduct of the test
* Respond to Request for Information (RFIs) from PMS 317,NAVSEA Technical Codes, and ISEA and other warfare centers, SUPSHIP, and the shipbuilder

What Does A Mission Systems Engineer Do At LGS Innovations

* Lead and assist in the operational and technical management of tactical collection activities
* Coordinate tasking of collection resources with national and tactical customers and partners
* Provide advanced first instance troubleshooting of resource management assets with appropriate customers
* Execute independent judgement in selecting the proper troubleshooting tools and methods to utilize on a particular task
* Configure and troubleshoot resource management systems
* Coherently communicate mission management plans and procedures
* Provide advanced technical assistance to ensure the optimum allocation of resources
* Travel to other LGS Locations or Customer Sites as necessary
* Understand and adhere to all LGS Ethical and Compliance policies
* Proactively ensure a safe work environment and adhere to LGS EH&S; policies and procedures
* Perform other duties as required
* If required, obtain/retain a government security clearance at the level to perform the job

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How To Become A Mission Systems Engineer

Software developers usually have a bachelor’s degree in computer science and strong computer programming skills.


Software developers usually have a bachelor’s degree, typically in computer science, software engineering, or a related field. A degree in mathematics is also acceptable. Computer science degree programs are the most common, because they tend to cover a broad range of topics. Students should focus on classes related to building software in order to better prepare themselves for work in the occupation. For some positions, employers may prefer a master’s degree.

Although writing code is not their first priority, developers must have a strong background in computer programming. They usually gain this experience in school. Throughout their career, developers must keep up to date on new tools and computer languages.

Software developers also need skills related to the industry in which they work. Developers working in a bank, for example, should have knowledge of finance so that they can understand a bank’s computing needs.

Other Experience

Many students gain experience in software development by completing an internship at a software company while in college.

Some software developers first work as computer programmers and then are given more responsibility as they gain experience. Eventually, they become developers.


Software developers can advance to become information technology (IT) project managers, also called computer and information systems managers, a position in which they oversee the software development process.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Developers must analyze users’ needs and then design software to meet those needs.

Communication skills. Developers must be able to give clear instructions to others working on a project. They must also explain to their customers how the software works and answer any questions that arise.

Computer skills. Developers must understand computer capabilities and programming languages in order to design effective software.

Creativity. Developers are the creative minds behind new computer software.

Detail oriented. Developers often work on many parts of an application or system at the same time and must therefore be able to concentrate and pay attention to detail.

Interpersonal skills. Software developers must be able to work well with others who contribute to designing, developing, and programming successful software.

Problem-solving skills. Because developers are in charge of software from beginning to end, they must be able to solve problems that arise throughout the design process.

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Mission Systems Engineer Demographics


  • Male

  • Female



  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Chinese

  • Spanish

  • Korean

  • German

  • Japanese

  • French

  • Basque

  • Mandarin

  • Italian

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Top Mission Systems Engineer Skills

  1. Fault
  2. Architecture
  3. Missile
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Devise, develop, and implement automated protocols using Python to provide an autonomous recovery from a fault event.
  • Developed mission architectures for future Mars missions in support of scientific goals.
  • Conducted analyses of operational and functional requirements, developed and presented Systems Engineering work products, coordinated design and development activities.
  • Interpret data from the aircraft and pilot account, and use real life simulation to characterize systems.
  • Established reputation as go-to resource for analyzing situations, engaging all stakeholders, and developing effective solutions.

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