Tapestry Solutions, A Boeing Company Systems Engineer IV in Maryland Heights, Missouri

Systems Engineer IV

Req ID#: 18-1533

Posting Location: Maryland Heights - MO


Tapestry Solutions, A Boeing Company, comes with over 30 years of industry experience designing, implementing, training and supporting logistics information systems. We have over 800 employees worldwide supporting our customers with high-quality, innovative, and cost-effective information technology and Business Intelligence solutions. Tapestry Solutions supports 85 defense, commercial and government customers from over 50 US locations and nine countries including, multiple forward operating bases in Afghanistan.

Position Title and Level: Systems Engineer IV

Req ID#: 18-1533

Working Location: Maryland Heights, MO

Position Summary:

The applicant will be part of a team responsible for the successful definition, development, and integration of the JMPS Mission Planning Environment for the F-15 aircraft. They will be responsible for effective coordination with all stakeholders including the US Government, Aircrew software users, F-15 Mission Systems, as well Developmental and Operational Test Agencies. The applicant should be able to understand tactical aircraft systems and how JMPS may need to support those systems and is responsible for all Systems Engineering aspects of the F-15 Mission Planning Environment from requirements analysis through system test.

The successful candidate will:

  • Apply an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to lead activities to plan, design, develop and verify complex software system of systems.

  • Evaluate customer/operational needs to define system performance requirements, integrate technical parameters and assure compatibility of all physical, functional and program interfaces.

  • Perform analyses to optimize total system of systems and/or system architecture.

  • Perform analyses for reliability, testability, human systems integration, survivability, vulnerability, system security, regulatory, certification, product assurance and other specialties quality factors into a preferred configuration to ensure mission success.

  • Develop, maintain and identify improvements to the planning, organization, implementation and monitoring of software requirements, tools, risks, and issues.

  • Develop the planning, organization, implementation and monitoring of requirements management processes, tools, risk, issues, opportunity management and technology readiness assessment processes.

  • Aid in the resolution of cross-functional technical issues.

Essential Functions:

  • Performs mission, usability, cost and effectiveness analyses to predict system performance, operational utility and life-cycle cost.

  • Develops operational problems to be solved and candidate solutions.

  • Develops and applies analytical methods including effectiveness and integrated cost performance models as appropriate to the purpose.

  • Conducts quantitative and qualitative assessment of the analysis and develops recommendations with rationale.

  • Plans and oversees the compilation of user needs through direct and indirect means (e.g., interviews, documents, research and field observations) to determine the current state of operations and potential solutions for desired capabilities.

  • Directs and reviews the operational envelope and cost and performance analyses of potential solutions for desired capabilities across that envelope.

  • Leads Trade study team, establishes Trade Studies environment by defining Trade Studies scope, developing methodology, identifying success criteria including appropriate weighting factors, and identifying needed models/tools.

  • Develops life cycle cost and cost-performance models and conducts best value analysis.

  • Analyzes trade study results.

  • Coordinates across organizations to complete analyses.

  • Develops trade study packages and framework.

  • Establishes data needs and resources.

  • Reviews and approves trade study results packages.

  • Plans, organizes and leads requirements analysis activities, including identification of staffing resources and scheduling of simulation facilities.

  • Works in conjunction with the customers to identify appropriate customer needs and operational requirements.

  • Leads a range of simulation activities and analysis studies.

  • Ensures that model usage and analysis processes produce valid, credible and traceable results and comply with approved practices and procedures.

  • Leads operational and performance requirements reviews for relevancy, completeness and consistency.

  • Assists in the identification of risks. Performs risk analysis, cost analysis and business case assessment of emerging requirements and technologies.

  • Identifies opportunities for evolutionary or revolutionary product concepts by predicting future customer requirements through operations analyses and development of high level models associated with operational scenarios when required.

  • Recommends design improvements to prevent product deficiencies and shortcomings and to meet and exceed required mission performance.

  • Coaches and mentors less experienced personnel.

  • Represents the Enterprise at User Groups and Conferences.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Typical Education and/or Experience Qualifications:

Degree and typical experience in engineering classification: Bachelor's 9 or more years' experience, Master's with 7 or more years' experience or PhD with 5 or more years' experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry.

  • Active DoD Secret Clearance required.

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • An understanding of Aircraft Systems, Avionics, and Operations is desired.

  • Defense industry is desired.

  • Engineering analysis background is desired.

  • Hands on Experience with JMPS Mission Planning Software is desired

  • Expertise with Jama requirements management is desired.

  • Familiarity with model-based engineering, UML, sysML or similar methodologies is a plus.

  • Familiarity with Software Development process is a plus

  • Prior Software Integration experience is a plus

  • Earned Value Management (EVM) techniques and processes is desired.

Tapestry Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.