Systems Engineer SME

Job Locations US-CA-El Segundo
Clearance Required
Full Time - 40 hours per week
Minimum Education Required
Bachelor’s Degree

Position Summary

This position will provide technical, project, and managerial leadership of a systems engineering team defining the next generation of space communication systems supporting Air Force Military Satellite Communications. This position supports Systems Engineering & Integration activities in a multidisciplinary and collaborative environment.


We support the Air Force’s acquisition of state of the art Military Satellite Communications systems, providing global secure, survivable, and protected communications for our nation’s warfighters.

Duties & Responsibilities


-Apply Model Based System Engineering to support development of the program technical baselines
-Analyze system requirements that define the technical baseline and verification of the technical baseline
-Work with Government and contractor personnel to close gaps in flow of customer requirements down through the system and component levels
-Lead and supporting Government/Contractor Working Group meetings—by creating briefings, leading discussion, and writing minutes to resolve risks, requirement gaps, and action items
-Review proposed changes to the technical baseline for impacts to capabilities and to cross-stakeholder integration concerns
-Facilitate review of program documents by providing comments, compiling other reviewer comments, and working with contractor to adjudicate the comments
-Serve as a subject matter expert to assess technical issues and to prepare briefings to U.S. Air Force management
-Support management of risks, issues, interdependencies, identifying schedule disconnects and conflicts, developing action plans for resolution, and assisting the Government in executing selected solutions


Required Skills:
BS in engineering or computer science or equivalent experience; MS Preferred
Knowledge of the MILSATCOM LDR and XDR waveform and protocols
Proficient in using Dynamic Object-Oriented Requirements System (DOORS)
Strong interpersonal skills, communication (oral and written), and presentation skills
Proficient in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)


Preferred Skills:
MS and/or PhD in Engineering
Management qualifications, such as MBA or PMP
Systems engineering certifications, such as ESEP, CSEP, OCSM


Required Experience:
15+ years of relevant technical experience in aerospace
15+ years’ working in a collaborative team environment developing technical baseline/systems specification, verification or analysis using engineering applications and simulation models
10+ years’ experience with MILSATCOM, such as MILSTAR, AEHF, EPS, TSAT, WGS, FAB-T terminal programs
Experience working with military or DoD civilian clients

Preferred Experience:
Experience with ground and airborne systems, such as terminals and networks
Experience with communication satellite/terminal performance analyses, link budgets and interfaces


Millennium offers a comprehensive benefits package. Millennium is An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Millennium does not discriminate on any basis prohibited by applicable law including race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, citizenship status, or Vietnam era or special disabled veteran's status in recruitment, employment, promotion, compensation, benefits, or training. It is also Millennium's policy to maintain a work environment free from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

Millennium participates in the E-Verify program.


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