Sayres & Associates
  • San Diego, CA, USA
  • Full Time

Sayres and Associates Corporation (Sayres) is a dynamic, Native American-owned, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business that has been providing excellence in service to the Federal Government since 2001. We offer a broad spectrum of security, management, technical and engineering services including Program Administration, Policy Analysis, Counterintelligence Cyber Security, Acquisition Management, Acquisition Logistics, Integrated Product Support, Production Management, Business Financial Management, Systems Engineering, Systems Integration, System Test and Evaluation. Sayres is headquartered in Washington, DC with offices throughout the United States and has a presence abroad.
Our success can be attributed first to a proven track record of performance excellence based on our customer-focused approach to services. We have demonstrated experience effectively managing large contractor teams across multiple functional areas for major programs. Perhaps most importantly, Sayres offers financial stability and organizational maturity comparable to a large company, coupled with the agility of a small business, providing cost effective solutions and best value to our customers.
Awarded the U.S. Small Business Administration, Washington Metropolitan District Office's 8(a) Graduate of the Year for 2017, Sayres and Associates Corporation continues to grow in a highly competitive environment while exceeding customers' expectations and providing a work experience conducive to personal and professional development. 

General Description:

The Senior Systems Engineer will be assigned as the Consolidated Afloat Network and Enterprise Services (CANES) MQ-25 Stingray Unmanned Carrier Aviation (UCA)/CANES Integration Project Engineer in support of PEO C4I, PMW 160.

The Senior Systems Engineer will be responsible to provide technical and programmatic analysis in support of Naval Systems Open Architecture and technology initiatives; tracking all project tasks, action items, deadlines and deliverables in support of CANES Application Integration Process on PMA 268's behalf. He/She will also oversee management of the CANES Land Base Test System (LBTS) currently installed in Pax River, MD. He/She will prepare briefings, review and author white papers, develop and track financial obligations associated with UCA/CANES integration efforts throughout the AI process. He/She will represent PMW 160 interests and liaison between PEO C4I and numerous other internal and external stakeholders concerning PEO C4I policies, network design, configuration and certification, installation and integration challenges, procurements and ILS.

This position requires a full understanding of shipboard CANES hardware architecture, network, and storage systems on CVN platforms. A familiarity with the design of connected systems, hosted systems and virtualization would be a plus. A basic understanding of carrier aviation would be a benefit.

Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Technical/Engineering Management
    • Perform technical, cost and schedule planning, and oversee comprehensive UCA/CANES system and System-of-Systems (SOS) integration for UCA based on PMA 268 acquisition/delivery schedule. Execute the day to day operational requirements by planning, monitoring, measuring, evaluating, technical CANES baseline management in support of UCA/CANES integration testing.
    • Establish relationships with the technical teams at NAVAIR, NAVSEA, shipbuilding facilities, various Program Executive Offices, and SSC PAC to facilitate the integration of mission control station of the MQ-25 Stingray shipboard system.
    • Assist with facilitation of all testing within the SSC PAC and NAVAIR testing laboratories. Evaluate test plans, participate in system testing planning and execution meetings.
    • Perform pre-delivery analysis and develop cost, schedule and scope for subsequent engineering efforts throughout the ECR and SETR processes as appropriate to facilitate comprehensive OCF platform considerations in all milestones and decision gates.
    • Perform technical and schedule planning, and oversee comprehensive UCA/CANES system and System-of-System (SOS) integration
    • Support PMA 268 to enter into and complete the Application Integration (AI) Process
    • Develop and mature AI SIT Documentation (Service Request Form (SRF), Operational Survey, etc.)
    • Coordinate and support meetings between AI SE IPT and PMA 268 stakeholders
    • Assist PMA 268 with technical details to enable their participation in appropriate AI SIT test events
    • Lead AI SIT event planning to include creating a Task management Plan using SSC Pacific Process Action Library template
    • Peer review test plans/procedures are appropriately scoped to meet test requirements
    • Identify all costs required for resolving integral interface problems associated with the UCA/CANES integration for each CANES HW/SW CVN baseline and any variances that exist in the operational fleet environment
  • Execution Management
    • Develop and manage Statement of Work (SOW) deliverables defining the MQ-25 Stingray/CANES integration project
    • Develop and maintain the project Integrated Master Schedule (IMS)
    • Coordinate and manage Program Objective Memorandum (POM) for project as defined by GOVT leadership
    • Plan, coordinate, and execute project briefs for internal and external customer as defined by GOVT leadership

This position description is only meant to be a representative summary of the major responsibilities and accountabilities performed by the incumbents of this position.  The incumbents may be requested to perform position-related tasks other than those stated in this description.  

Basic Qualifications:


  • 3-5 years of Navy tactical network engineering, specifically hypervisor, switching, and routing
  • 3-5 years of data links and various satcom and wireless technologies used in the unmanned aircraft space
  • 3-5 years of Navy Systems Command, Acquisition/Integration Program Office experience
  • 3-5 years of software installation/SOVT knowledge (SW install/SOVT experience a plus)
  • BA or BS degree in an engineering, communications, or IT field
  • MCSE/CCNA Certification desired
  • Working knowledge of carrier aviation and flight deck operations on board a CVN or LHD
  • Understanding of the System Engineering Technical Review (SETR) process
  • Understanding of Risk Management Framework (RMF) process
  • Experience with US Navy network installation on new construction afloat platforms is a plus
  • TS SCI active clearance required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and MS Project is desired
  • 10-15% travel required

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

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