• Systems Engineer, Sr.

    Location US-MD-Columbia
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/2/2018 8:51 AM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Experience (Years)
    Systems Engineering
  • Overview

    WOOD is currently hiring a Systems Engineer to join our team in the Columbia, MD area. The Systems Engineer (SE) will provide systems engineering support for the customers high-level end-to-end IT requirements. Support the Pre-design step of the customer's Technical Solution process.


    • The SE shall support the writing Mission Need requests (high-level functional system requirements)
    • Providing analysis of the mission needs in development including initial scoping, identification of deficiencies to be be resolved by the solution, identification of affected domains and potential remedies to be evaluated.
    • Support the initial scoping and categorization of the effort required to provide the solution which shall be graphically depicted and presented to decision-making boards



    *All Candidates must have a TS/SCI clearance with a Polygraph

    • Twenty (20) years' of overall Systems Engineering experience
    • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Engineering from an accredited college or univerisity
    • Within the last fifteen (15) years, a minimum of ten (10) years relevant, interdisciplinary experience with cognitive systems engineering, industrial engineering, human factors engineering, or similar system engineering fields
    • Within the last seven (7) years, a least three (3) years' successful experience with knowledge elicitation to include direct interaction with customers or system users
    • Within the last seven (7) years, a minimum of three years' successful experience with requirements development and documentation for domain-specific cognitive work

    Individual Capabilities Desired:

    • Familiarity with the customer's environment, domains, programs and projects
    • Significant experience with Intelligence  Community customers their missions and infrastructures
    • Clear customer interface experience and skill with Cognitive Task/Work Analysis (CTA/CWA) or similar user-centered knowledge elicitation techniques
    • Demonstrated ability to translate user interviews/observations into domain descriptions, workflow diagrams, and identify problem areas within them
    • Employ sound system engineering and human-machine interaction principles to develop, vet with customers, and refine high-level conceptual designs in response to identified problems
    • Comfortable with visual representation design and interactive prototyping
    • Use of Visio, PowerPoint, or other presentation software to develop clear graphical representations of "current" and "to be" views of the Mission Needs and their solutions
    • Excellent analytic, problem definition and problem solving skills
    • Strong writing and communication skills



    WOOD Consulting Services is headquartered in Fulton, Maryland with an office in Washington, DC. WOOD embraces a simple philosophy… take care of our people and they will take care of our customers. We seek to hire and retain high caliber-talent to meet the needs of our customers with excellent services. For over 20 years, WOOD has followed that philosophy and built a reputation as reliable mission-enablers helping U.S. agencies achieve mission success.


    WOOD is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.



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