• Systems Engineer

    Location US-MD-Columbia
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/22/2018 12:16 PM)
    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 will deliver systems engineering services to plan, execute, test, deploy and sustain processing and analytic capabilities.




    • Work as a member of a team tasked to inventory and capture the components (e.g., Systems, Services, Functions, etc.) comprising the system under study including some or all of the following: requirements, involved logical and physical interfaces, relevant data flows, and anticipated systems behavior
    • Utilize a Model-Based System Engineering (MBSE) tool to generate appropriate system documentation (Interface Definitions, Functional Flow Block Diagrams, Physical Internal Block Diagrams, etc.)
    • After review by program subject matter experts (SME), the team will update MBE-generated models as required
    • Analyze the Solution MBSE-generated models, together with supporting technical documentation, to determine a most reasonable set of test scenarios and associated test cases sufficient for verification and validation of integrated capability threads


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

    • Fifteen (15) years' systems engineering experience
    • Bachelor’s degree in a Qualified Engineering field or a related discipline: (Chemistry, Computer Science, Information Systems, Mathematics, and Physics) from an accredited college or university
      • A Master's degree or PhD in a qualifying engineering field plus thirteen (13) years of experience

    The candidate must have:

    • System-level experience with complex systems
    • Experience with SE tools
    • Be able to describe specific engineering products that the candidate has developed
    • Have produced and interpreted Use Case Diagrams with specifications
    • Understands and is able to describe system architectures
    • Experience with SME engagement (how to prepare, meeting objectives, questions to ask) to elicit information necessary for producing system models

    Other highly desired qualifications:

    • Experience in Model Based Systems Engineering (may include behavioral analysis, system architecture, requirement traceability, performance analysis, simulation, value modeling, or testing)
    • Demonstrated experience developing or assessing specifications, interface requirements, system design, analysis and tradeoff, thread engineering test plans and test scenarios
    • Demonstrated ability to scope a problem, determine required model fidelity, and criteria for success
    • Have used Model Based Systems Engineering to capture:
      • function, behavior
      • structure, components, objects
      • information flow, interfaces, ports
      • interactions, scenarios
    • SIGINT experience, useful if also familiar with Compliance and/or Cyber
    • Familiar with SysML (modeling syntax) and IDef (presentation symbology)
    • Highly Desirable to have experience with one or more of the following tools: SAP Sybase PowerDesigner, IBM Rapsody, Mathworks Simulink/MATLAB, MagicDraw, CORE, CAMEO, System Architect and Innoslate
    • Ability to review and analyze user requirements, concept of operation documents, system architecture and requirements specifications
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including demonstrated ability to comfortably interact with all levels of organizational management, be willing to operate in a dynamic environment with minimal supervision, and possess strong interpersonal, problem solving, and decision-making skills
    • Technical and people skills necessary to collaborate with customers, SME, and senior technical and programmatic leadership
    • Experience with SE software tools is highly desired but not required

    Individual Capabilities Desired:

    • Data modeling experience.
    • Experience with one or more of the following tools:  SAP Sybase PowerDesigner, IBM Rhapsody, Mathworks Simulink/MATLAB, MagicDraw, CORE, CAMEO, System Architect and Innoslate.
    • SIGINT experience, useful if also familiar with Compliance and/or Cyber



    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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