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Systems Engineer - Integrated Weapons - Secret Clearance

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Systems Engineer - Integrated Weapons - Secret Clearance
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Arlington,  VA
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Systems Engineer - Integrated Weapons

Arlington, VA

Secret Clearance Required


Talent Orchard LLC, a boutique talent acquisition consulting firm, has been contracted by a large defense contractor in their search for a Systems Engineer in the Arlington, VA area. This is an ongoing long-term opportunity.


In this role, your responsibilities will look like this:


An Engineer (from any discipline area) with a background of integrating weapon systems, ideally on a ship. Primary role is to integrate new technology in the ship. Experience would preferably be with ship combat and integration weapon systems. Will incorporate laser systems onto ships. The laser is currently being developed. This individual will give input on how it will be put on the ship, where it will fit and what type of testing needs to be done, as well as proactively consider everything you need to think related to integrating these systems when working with ship builders. 


Using a holistic approach, designs, develops, evaluates and modifies end-to-end systems and systems-oriented products through their entire life cycle. Generates quantifiable requirements based on customer description, system planning and design, and acquisition logistics. Ensures requirements comply with client requirements and government standards through formal verification methods. Translates high level product development strategies into system requirement specifications and works with other engineering disciplines to develop lower level detailed implementation requirements. Establishes and coordinates development of standards, practices, and procedures as related to the overall product development. Designs interfaces and brings system elements together so they work as a whole. Assesses performance using evaluation criteria and technical performance measures. Customer liaison and support for business development activities and to understand and shape requirements. Participates in system conceptual design and documentation of the design concepts. Translates high level product development strategies into system requirement specifications and works with multi-discipline engineering teams to develop lower level detailed requirements. Participates in design reviews of components (hardware and software) to ensure applicability to the current system and traceability of requirements through compliance verification and validation. Generates system level requirements verification procedures and customer acceptance test procedures. Reviews test plans/procedures and ensures they meet the objectives of the contractual requirements and participates in the testing process to validate requirements.


Background requirements for the role:

  • Requires Active DOD Secret Clearance (will consider Interim Secret)
  • Requires 8-10 years of experience with BS/BA; 6-8 years with MS/MA; or 3-5 years with PhD
  • Solid engineering background in integrated weapons systems
  • Ability to travel - travel to Dahlgren 2/3 days a week


Talent Orchard LLC is an SBA (8A), Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business, and Woman Business Enterprise Certified firm that provides the following services to clients in the commercial and public service sectors:

  • Human Capital
  • Professional Services
  • Accounting/Audit Readiness
  • Network/Cyber Security & IT Infrastructure
  • Software Development/Engineering


Established in 2010, Talent Orchard has an exceptional reputation, providing staffing solutions to time-sensitive, talent scarcity issues to deliver better talent management ROI.  Our specialty lies in the critical area of program talent acquisition and resource management, not in one narrow skillset, but across many areas of technical and functional delivery.

To learn more about our exciting opportunities, please visit our jobs page at www.talentorchard.com.

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