LCSS is often referred to as a “System of Systems”, indicative of its breadth, complexity and the diversity of solutions incorporated. In addition to its established System of Systems (SoS) integration and test capability, the Canadian Customer has tasked the LEISC Systems Engineering team with a number of architecture and design tasks that need to be addressed at the SoS level.
Working closely with the existing product and system-level engineering teams, as well as with the SoS Integration and Test team, the SoS Systems Engineering team is seeking skilled and motivated individuals who will help support internal and Customer teams in making and documenting strategic architectural and design decisions.
Reporting to the SoS Systems Engineering Lead, SoS Systems Engineers’ general responsibilities will include:
- Analysis and development of LCSS Mission Threads;
- Refining of LCSS mission threads into SoS-level requirements, capabilities and use cases in support of SoS-level test cases;
- Support to the evolution of the LCSS Architecture;
- Allocation of SoS-level requirements and capabilities to the evolving LCSS Architecture;
- Provision of guidance and support to the SoS Integration and Test programs, including review of test cases, resolving test discrepancies, analysis of test results, recommendations to the LCSS stakeholder community at large (which includes DLCSPM, the Canadian Army and other Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs)) etc.
- Definition and maintenance of the LCSS System Configuration (System Baseline);
- Participation in integrated team activities with system engineering, systems integration, and development engineering teams;
- Support to regular and ad-hoc meetings with internal (GDC) stakeholders as well as with the LCSS Stakeholder community at large;
- Conducting themselves professionally at all times, in all meetings and activities, and when included in customer attended events.
REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
- A minimum of 3 years working experience as a Systems Engineer or Systems Architect. Alternatively, a proven track record as an intermediate-level engineer in a related domain area to Military C4ISR.
- Familiarity with the LCSS System and the LEISC program is highly desirable.
- Familiarity with General Dynamics Canada’s Systems Engineering and Architecture processes is desirable. This would include familiarity with UML/SysML, the production of specifications and interface documents per MIL-STD-498 and the Engineering Development Framework.
- Knowledge of Army operations in general, and Military Communications in an operational environment more specifically, would be an asset.
- Strong verbal and written communications skills are required.
- The ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment, with minimum supervision are required
- Bachelor's degree in Electrical/Electronic or related technical/scientific degree.
- Professional Engineering status preferred.
Applicants will be required to obtain/hold a valid and current Canadian security clearance to gain access to the classified spaces, information and equipment in order to perform the work associated with this position which requires a minimum 5 year consecutive residence in Canada.
The successful applicant must also be capable of International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) clearance for project related, Technical Assistance Agreement (TAA) controlled, information.
Travel: In order to support interaction with the LCSS Stakeholder community, occasional travel between Ottawa and Calgary will be required.
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