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Systems Engineer 3

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Contract Job ID: 2110131837
Estimated Duration: 6 months


PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Systems Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK.

  • Applies an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to plan, design, develop and verify a lifecycle balanced system of systems and system solutions.
  • Evaluates customer and /operational needs to define and coordinate system performance requirements, integrate technical parameters and assure compatibility of all physical, functional and program interfaces.
  • Performs various analyses to optimize total system of systems and/or system architecture.
  • Performs analyses for affordability, safety, reliability, maintainability, testability, human systems integration, survivability, vulnerability, susceptibility, system security, regulatory, certification, product assurance and other specialties quality factors into a preferred configuration to ensure mission success.
  • Develops the planning, organization, implementation and monitoring of requirements management processes, tools, risk, issues, opportunity management and technology readiness assessment processes.
  • Resolves cross-functional technical issues.
Position Responsibilities:
  • Maintain the Italy KC-767 Verification Plan (the over-arching plan that defines how continued airworthiness is achieved on the International Tanker Program).
  • Research the original certification basis for KC-767 International Tanker and determine which civil and military airworthiness requirements are applicable to post-production configuration changes
  • Establish and maintain certification and compliance plans for post-production configuration changes
  • Develop familiarization briefings for the Italian customer describing planned configuration changes and the certification and compliance plan associated with them
  • Coordinate regularly (e.g. monthly) with the Italian airworthiness office regarding current status as well as any issues or concerns
  • Conduct project closure meetings with the Italian airworthiness office to ensure all requirements have been met and the design is in accordance with all applicable airworthiness requirements
  • Coordinate and document proposed methods of compliance
  • Effectively negotiate resolution to differences of opinions between Systems Engineering and AW SMEs regarding proposed methods of compliance and sufficiency of certification data artifacts.
  • Exercises critical thinking and innovative problem solving
  • This position requires the ability to obtain an active U.S. Security Clearance. (A U.S. Security Clearance that has been active in the past 24 months is considered active.) An interim and/or final U.S. Secret Clearance Post-Start is required.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):
  • Strong collaboration skills and the ability to navigate conflict effectively
  • Experience with Federal Aviation Requirements (FARs). Experience with MIL-HDBK-516 a plus.
  • Must be able to handle multiple projects (time management skills)
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with a diverse audience (including foreign customer(s)).

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):
  • Bachelor's degree or higher

Typical Education & Experience:
  • Education/experience typically acquired through advanced education (e.g. Bachelor) and typically 10 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience in Systems Engineering and/or certification/compliance on civil derivative platforms.
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PDS Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

Founded in 1977, PDS Tech, Inc. is one of the nation's premier specialty staffing firms with 31 offices nationwide. We offer a full range of benefits including:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Weekly payroll
  • Immediate 401(k) eligibility
  • Completion Bonuses
  • Training
  • Please note availability of benefits may vary by position

PDS specializes in Engineering and IT arenas including Aerospace, Defense, Electronics, Telecommunications, Automotive, and Energy just to name a few. Our reputation, track record, and years of continuous growth reflect the commitment to quality that our employees and clients experience first-hand. To find out more about PDS, please visit

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PDS Tech, Inc. is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities.
If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please click here or call 1-800-270-4737 to contact us. We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

The law requires PDS Tech, Inc. to post a notice describing the Federal laws prohibiting job discrimination. For information regarding your legal rights and protections, please click on the following links: EEO is the Law and EEO is the Law Supplement

PDS Tech, Inc. will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay. Please see the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision for more information.

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