Sr. Principal Investigator

Full time Full day
Plano, TX


Job Title: Senior Principal Investigator

Position: AS20200405-45139

Location: Plano, TX

Job Description:

As a Senior Principal Investigator, you will be responsible for providing oversight and technical leadership to a multi-disciplined team in the development of innovative design solutions. This position supports the Advanced Systems & Technologies (AS&T) division, which specializes in developing disruptive, next-generation technologies for advanced Unmanned Air Systems (UAS / UAV), advanced radar systems, next-generation weapon systems, and other RF sensor technologies using small company agility and big company experience.

  • Assess complex missions, user needs, and operational objectives to identify capability gaps and drive the development of solutions.

  • Work with customers and leadership in contribution to Business Development initiatives and strategy implementation.

  • Responsible for developing and executing Capture Strategies and Technology Roadmap in collaboration with the Business Area Vice President.

  • Ability to effectively lead and manage a team of engineers in a fast-paced environment through all phases of the project lifecycle to include planning, execution, implementation, and delivery.

  • Responsible for preparing project cost-estimates and managing projects to completion within budget and schedule constraints.

  • Ability to constructively engage with all levels of management to communicate the technical approach, trade-offs, and technical decisions.

  • Participate in technical and cost proposal writing teams providing technical solutions, development plans, technical write-ups, cost and schedule estimates and the documentation of the basis of estimate.

  • Other duties as required


  • U.S. citizen

  • Existing DoD clearance with a current 5-year update; must be able to obtain additional clearances as required

  • BS degree in engineering discipline

  • 10-15 years of relevant experience in weapon system requirements development, analysis, design, inteacgration, verification and test

  • Experience in technical leadership of technology development programs

  • Experience working in system architecture development

  • Strategic Roadmap Planning with Business Case

  • Generation of Concept of Operations and Operation Views of Weapon Systems

  • Strong leader with customer focus – Weapon Systems Concept of Operations

  • Strong Systems, Weapon Systems, or Weapons Systems Seeker background

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products

  • Must be able to travel 20%

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • MS degree in disciplines such as Management Systems, Systems Engineering or Technical Engineering desired

  • Top Secret clearance

  • DOORS, Matlab, MS Project

  • Familiarity with Weapon System components Control Actuation, Rocket Motors, Warheads & Guidance Electronics (antenna, receiver, exciter, and processor, etc)

  • Weapon School Experience as Instructor or Flight Crew

  • Excellent people skills, with experience leading and collaborating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse, and dynamic team environment.

  • Outstanding work ethic and commitment to organizational success

  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, & presentation)

MS degree in disciplines such as Management Systems, Systems Engineering or Technical Engineering desired

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