System Engineer – SSDS

PMAT Inc. is searching for System Engineer to join our team of talented IT professionals in support of Surface Navy combat system programs.

Ship Self-Defense System (SSDS) Combat System Engineering Agent (CSEA)

SSDS is the key integration and control element of the SSDS ICS for Carriers and Amphibious ships.

The Command & Control elements of Navy combat systems are open architecture software-intensive systems that integrate the available sensors, weapons, and networks on each platform and across a netted force, managing detect-thru engagement capability for Air, Surface, Undersea, Strike, and Command and Control Warfare, including Naval Self-Defense, and support secondary mission areas, such as Mobility, Amphibious Warfare, and Fleet Support Operations (e.g., Search and Rescue).

The Systems Engineer will perform requirements analysis, functional analysis and allocation, synthesis, validation and verification, system analysis control and risk management in support of the design, development, integration, test, and delivery of combat system command and control element upgrades and successful system-of-systems integration with the rest of the Integrated Combat System (ICS) and netted force. 


  • 5 years of experience in real-time system-of-systems development 
  • Experience in surface Navy combat system development is desired
  • Experience using DOORS, SysML, MATLAB, and ClearQuest
  • Experience with Ship Self Defense System (SSDS)

Education:   Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline – Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, or equivalent technical degree, or the equivalent combination of education, professional training, and work experience.


  • Provide engineering in support of requirements development, test evaluation, analysis, and reporting of baseline upgrades or new capabilities.
  • Perform requirements analysis during all system lifecycle phases – concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance, and disposal.
  • Perform functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation, and interface definition studies to translate customer top-level requirements and needs into system-level requirements and hardware and software specifications.
  • Contribute to engineering plans, design white papers, specifications, and design documents.
  • Define test procedures to verify system requirements. Recommend Technical Performance Measures (TPMs) for managing performance requirements during development.
  • Manage dependencies between requirements and trace requirements to design artifacts and test procedures using the Dynamic Object Oriented Requirements System (DOORS) database and SysML models.
  • Evaluate impacts, manage changes to requirements via program configuration management processes and approval boards, and report requirements change metrics.
  • Ensure appropriate methods are used to verify new or modified requirements and corrections to reported problems tracked via trouble reports.
  • Participate in interface working groups to develop cost-effective and robust interfaces. Evaluate design options and recommend solutions to identified multi-system interoperability problems.
  • Review and analyze Human System Integration (HSI) design and support evaluation of user performance.
  • Participate in Test Working Group and other test-related meetings at designated sites/labs in support of test events, including acting as an exercise participant or console operator.
  • Perform Failure Modes and Effects Causal Analysis (FMECA) to determine system availability (AO) and reliability. Maintain and use a system safety model to demonstrate system continues to meet critical safety requirements after updates.
  • Participate in working groups with other CS element developers (e.g., sensors and weapons) to evaluate end-to-end fire control loop and interoperability performance and update requirements, interfaces, and designs to meet current and evolving threats. Support the development and use of real-time performance models to drive requirements and validate the design and resulting system-of-systems performance.

Clearance: Active secret clearance is required.

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