21 days old

Communications Systems Engineer

Barksdale Air Force Base, LA

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Provide technical leadership to Nuclear Command, Control and Communications (NC3) systems engineering in support of the Air Force (AF) Global Strike Command at Barksdale AFB in Shreveport, LA. This is an excellent opportunity to provide the AF with system of systems engineering, and technical leadership to shape the requirements, development and implementation strategy to modernize critical strategic warfighter capabilities.

Key Functions:


Conducting system-of-systems analysis, technology assessments and performance trades critical to the success of the Nuclear Deterrence Operation and identifying innovative solutions to improve warfighter capability and mitigate future threats.  Provide timely and actionable data-driven recommendations to DoD decision makers in development of AF NC3 Weapon System Initial Capability Document, Concept of Operations, and strategic implementation plans.  This includes mission needs analyses for requirements, roadmaps, and technical visions development. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Expertise in performing concept and requirements development, mission analysis, market research, technology feasibility and strategic planning to transition the current set of systems into a modernized integrated weapon system
  • Experience in technical research, system-of-systems analysis, and technology assessment
  • Broad communication systems engineering expertise
  • Strong interpersonal, communications, and technical leadership skills to interface with AFGSC and effectively collaborate across multiple organizations and engineering disciplines
  • Demonstrated ability to develop a trusted advisor relationship with a government sponsor
  • Possess a collateral SECRET clearance and the ability to obtain a TS/SCI

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of AF NC3 mission, and a broad understanding of the communications capabilities of Global Strike assets transiting the globe as well as supporting forces transiting to and from a theater of operations
  • Experience with integrating solutions from across multidisciplinary engineering domains
  • Experience with system security engineering and modeling/simulation
  • Understanding of DoD acquisition processes


Minimum Qualifications:
BS and 5 years related experience.


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