Senior Systems Engineer

Job Locations US-TX-San Antonio
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 week ago(5/15/2024 4:56 PM)
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Senior Systems Engineer III


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 Senior Systems Engineer III for the Engineering, Professional, and Administrative Support Services contract, supporting the Air Force Division. This position provides systems engineering services to the Trusted Systems and Networks (TSN) initiative at the USAF Cryptologic and Cyber Systems Division.  The TSN initiative protects the integrity of the information and communications technology supply chain.



LOCATION: San Antonio, TX





  • Masters degree and 12 years of directly related experience, of which 5 years must be in DoD; or 15 years of directly related experience in lieu of masters degree, of which 5 years must be in DoD; or 20 years’ experience in lieu of degree.
  • Current Secret clearance


  • DoD weapon system development or acquisition experience


  • Coordinate TSN, program protection and supply chain risk management (SCRM) evaluation of program information, software, and hardware throughout the program life cycle.
  • Implement TSN and program protection guidance identified in DoD and AF policy and guidance for all pathways in the AAF.
  • Remain current with all applicable TSN and Program Protection policy including (but not limited to):
  • DoDI 4140.01 “DoD Supply Chain Materiel Management Policy”
  • DoDI 5000.02 “Operation of the Adaptive Acquisition Framework”
  • DoDI 5000.80 “Operation of the Middle Tier of Acquisition (MTA)”
  • DoDI 5000.81 “Urgent Capability Acquisition”
  • DoDI 5000.82 “Acquisition of Information Technology”
  • DoDI 5000.85 “Major Capability Acquisition”
  • DoDI 5000.87 “Operation of the Software Acquisition Pathway”
  • DoDI 5000.87_DAFI 163-150 “Operation of the Software Acquisition Pathway”
  • DoDI 5000.80_DAFI 163-146 “Operation of the Middle Tier of Acquisition (MTA)”
  • DoDI 5000.81_DAFI 163-147 “Urgent Capability Acquisition”
  • Air Force Instruction 63-101/20-101 “Integrated Life Cycle Management”
  • Air Force Pamphlet 63-113 “Program Protection Planning for Life Cycle Management”
  • Proactively ensure that the TSN CoE office is aware of all/any policy updates (DoD, AF, Agency) as it pertains to the TSN mission.
  • Conduct reviews on program portfolios to evaluate and/or recommend alternative plans, improve systems engineering programs/processes, manage/sustain program technical baseline, and design/perform system level tests to assure that subsystem and system performance is achieved in accordance with approved specifications.
  • Perform program reviews to evaluate alternative proposed plans, systems engineering programs, design, and test results to assure that subsystem and system performance is achieved in accordance with program specifications.
  • Prepare technical documents which define, specify, and recommend system/subsystem characteristics. Prepare management reports and conduct technical presentations for planning, implementation, and corrective action using application of engineering economy principles.
  • Perform validation of systems, including development of criteria and procedures. Analyze and/or evaluate results of major engineering systems.
  • Provide system/program engineering, technical support and technical training to support programs/initiatives, including but not limited to: acquisition, development, integration, sustainment, continued evolution, deployment/fielding and installation, and operations oversight.
  • Provide engineering support services and inputs to program and project risk management activities in compliance with Air Force SEAM processes.
  • Perform problem/gap definition, trade space analysis, science and technology roadmap analysis, “set based design” for concept development, multi-objective decision analysis (MODA) and cost versus capability trade off analysis.
  • Implement digital engineering, digital thread, and digital twin techniques across system lifecycle.
  • Implement program protection planning (PPP) guidance from DoD Instruction (DoDI) 5000.83 “Technology and Program Protection to Maintain Technological Advantage”, to assist Air Force programs that employ system security engineering methods and practices, including cybersecurity, cyber resilience, and cyber survivability in design, test, manufacture, and sustainment.
  • Implement TSN guidance from DoDI 5200.44 “Protection of Mission Critical Functions to Achieve Trusted Systems and Networks (TSN)” to assist Air Force programs through both program protection and cybersecurity implementation constructs to provide both uncompromised weapon and information systems.
  • Identify, review and assess TSN and program protection documents required by DoD and AF policy for all pathways in the adaptive acquisition framework (AAF).


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!


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