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JHNA Senior Systems Engineer in Patuxent River, Maryland

Patuxent River, MD, USA | Full Time

Senior Systems Engineer

JHNA is currently seeking a talented Senior Systems Engineer to join our NAVAIR support team in Patuxent River, MD. This position will require on-site support at NAVAIR, with some allowance for telework/remote work. The ideal candidate will live within a commutable distance from NAS Pax River.


  • Apply systems engineering processes to the analysis, development, testing, deployment, and sustainment of TMPC mission planning software and technical documentation for the Tomahawk missile system for FMS programs.

  • Coordinate closely with the Foreign Disclosure Office (FDO) to ensure that software and technical documentation is appropriately sanitized and properly documented for FDO release approval to partner FMS countries.

  • Engage with customers to collect input and feedback to improve and enhance Theater Mission Planning Center (TMPC).

  • Review, analyze, and document TMPC emerging requirements.

  • Analyze the impact of changes to TMPC system requirements and interfaces.

  • Participate in vendor technical interchange meetings and review vendor technical recommendations.

  • Lead working groups to address engineering and technical challenges that require analysis of alternatives.

  • Participate on change management and configuration management processes and review boards.

  • Review vendor produced MBSE models, and contribute to MBSE descriptions of the system.

  • Coordinate with test and evaluation activities for assessment of TMPC software.

  • Conduct technical Risk Management and tracking.

  • Provide technical input and review to project plans, project schedules, project roadmaps

  • Support project planning and technical cost estimates.

  • Author reports, briefs, provide progress reviews, and brief Senior NAVAIR Leadership on status, metrics, and technical analysis

  • Assist with vendor tasking, guidance, and oversight in the development of technical SOWs, participation with TIMs, PMRs, and review of CDRLs.

  • Participate in the development of strategies to apply Agile development practices to TMPC FMS.

  • Participate in Agile software development processes including backlog grooming, backlog prioritization, sprint reviews, program increment reviews, and capability evaluation.

  • Advise and assist NAVAIR executives, managers, and supervisors in the planning and implementation of systems engineering and digital engineering policy and guidance.

    Job Requirements

  • Active DoD Secret Clearance. US Citizenship required.

  • Bachelor's degree in a Technical Discipline.

  • 10+ years of relevant engineering experience with at least five (5) years of experience in Software/Systems Engineering supporting DoD aircraft or weapons systems, consisting of the design, development, integration, and system testing of computer hardware and software.