Systems Engineer

Job Locations US-MA-Bedford / Hanscom AFB
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/9/2024 10:58 AM)
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Systems Engineer

Be the Difference

Astrion offers comprehensive services that boost preparedness, optimize performance, and ensure success across various domains, from Cyber to Digital, Mission and Systems, servicing our nation's Civilian, Defense and Space communities. We support customers with Centers of Excellence in Washington DC, Huntsville, AL and Burlington, MA with an additional 36 locations across the U.S.


Astrion has an exciting opportunity for a Systems Engineer to support the Tactical Data Networks Enterprise (TDNE) program office, which is within the Aerial Networks Division (AFLCMC/HNA) and located at Hanscom AFB, MA.

The Tactical Data Networks Enterprise (TDNE) contributes to the development, delivery and deployment of the next generation aerial layer network through a portfolio of legacy and advanced waveforms and airborne network management/development efforts that advance interoperability and connectivity



JOB STATUS:  Full time; salaried

TRAVEL:  CONUS travel up to 10% may be required

SECURITY CLEARANCE: An active US security clearance is required



  • Plan and conduct systems engineering, engineering analyses, trade studies and feasibility assessments in support of systems engineering activities
  • Perform program reviews to evaluate alternative proposed plans, systems engineering programs, design and test results to assure that required subsystem and system performance is achieved  
  • Participate in system design and architecture development of tactical datalink communication systems
  • Prepare technical documents which define, specify, and recommend system/subsystem characteristics
  • Review and provide technical comments on tactical data link specifications and interface documents
  • Conduct technical investigations in systems design
  • Provide systems engineering and integration support services and inputs to program and project risk management activities in compliance with AF SEAM processes
  • Support Program Management Reviews (PMR), Technical Interchange Meetings (TIM), Test Meetings
  • Perform engineering drawing reviews for conformance with requirements, specifications, regulations, and quality control
  • Provide system engineering solutions based on systems analyses, advanced technology processing techniques, engineering research, and evaluation of all aspects of system engineering
  • Develop technical reports, make recommendations to Project/Program leadership.



  • Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of experience (5 DoD), OR 15 years of directly related experience (8 DoD)
  • Knowledge of Air Force tactical data waveforms, networks, and radio systems.
  • Knowledge of defense acquisition policies outlined in DoDI 5000.02 is highly desired.
  • Ability to assimilate information quickly, communicate effectively, and remain organized in order to monitor progress toward the accomplishment of various taskings and initiatives.
  • Work proactively, with minimal supervision, and effectively communicate orally and in writing, providing quality acquisition and program documentation (briefings, documents, plans, etc.).



What We Offer 

  • Competitive salaries
  • Continuing education assistance
  • Professional development allotment
  • Multiple healthcare benefits packages
  • 401K with employer matching
  • Paid time off (PTO) along with a federally recognized holiday schedule


Who We Are


At Astrion, we innovate, elevate, and shape the world of tomorrow. At our core is our purpose to “Be the Difference”. This means we encourage our employees to take action and be the driving force for positive change. We foster an environment where innovative solutions flourish and our company continuously evolves.


We have a culture of care, empathy, and making a tangible difference within our organization and communities. We embrace continuous learning, growth, and innovation, and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. We promote collaboration and empowering our teams is at the core of our success.


Join Astrion and Be the Difference in your career and the world!


Astrion is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.


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