Ground/Mission Planning SME

8 months ago
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About Engility

Engility delivers innovative solutions to critical challenges facing the nation and the world. As a premier provider of integrated services for the U.S. government, we support the Department of Defense, intelligence community, space communities, federal civilian agencies and international customers. Engility is dedicated to making lives better, safer and more secure.


Engility is looking for an expert in Ground Systems Software and Mission Planning to support a critical customer program. This position is vital to the success of the program and provides tremendous opportunity for technical leadership as a contractor.  Position duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Work as a Subject Matter Expert as part of a world class Technical Services team. 
  • Provide mission critical support to a fascinating technical capability throughout all phases of the program. 
  • Develop and test complex ground mission planning software and auto routing systems. 
  • Evaluate system performance against key development parameters. 
  • Perform system flight tests, record and analyze test data, and provide test results and feedback to development team. 
  • Develop optimal routing algorithms to most effectively accomplish mission objectives. 
  • Oversee ground software requirement decomposition, coding, and testing. 
  • Track development progress, document deficiencies and recommend corrective actions. 
  • Review system requirements and designs. Perform analysis of targeting systems. 
  • Conduct tests and analyze data to assess performance. 
  • Develop accuracy requirements for payload and ground processing subsystems.
  • Develop accuracy assessments and recommend improvement techniques. 
  • Study and research performance capabilities and limitations of the system.
  • Provide actionable recommendations during operational debriefs and planning sessions.

Required Qualifications

  • Must have a current/active TS/SCI
  • Requires a Bachelor's Degree and 15 years of relevant experience OR a Master's Degree and 12 years of relevant experience with mission planning systems, auto routers and flight testing.
  • In-depth understanding of mission planning software and auto routing systems 
  • Demonstrated experience in developmental and operational flight testing
  • Demonstrated experience in all phases of algorithm and software development
  • In-depth understanding of targeting systems, payload requirements, and accuracy assessments
  • Experience as an combat pilot
  • Ability to quickly identify and respond to anomalous system behavior
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work in high-pressure environments
  • Experience authoring technical documentation and training materials
  • Working proficiency using MS Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Outlook, Project, etc.) Minimum


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