Jul 17, 2024

Systems Engineer (JSE)- Journeyman (Patuxent River, MD; Washington, DC)

  • AMEWAS American Electronic Warfare Associates, Inc.
  • Patuxent River, MD & Washington D.C.
Full-Time Defense Engineering Government Information Technology Other

Job Description

The position:
AMEWAS, Inc. is seeking a highly motivated and talented Systems Engineer (JSE)-Journeyman to support Advanced Aircraft Research, Development, Test & Evaluation. This position is classified as AMEWAS labor category Engineer. This position is not eligible for remote work; on-site support is required.

About the location: 
Washington, D.C. and Patuxent River, Maryland #1 City Hiring the Most High-Tech Workers (California-Lexington Park, Maryland). To learn more about our surrounding location, please visit: Visit St. Mary’s.https://www.visitalbuquerque.org/. To learn more about Washington, D.C. please visit: https://washington.org/.

A typical day as a Systems Engineer (JSE)-Journeyman may include:

  • Provides analytical, technical and administrative support to the Joint Simulation Environment (JSE) Integrated Product Team (IPT) Lead within the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office (JPO); With an emphasis on engineering development and execution of JSE the system to support DT&E, OT&E and training requirements
  • Provides reach-back to Subject Matter Experts from the M&S competency based on JSE team needs and gaps in knowledge or expertise
  • Assists in coordinating JSE team activities which include; Subject Matter Experts (SME) responsible for JSE development, weapon model development, threat model development, red and blue air model development, M&S environment development, multi-spectral imagery data acquisition, scenario development and independent analysis of simulation model capability
  • Provides technical and analytical support to the JSE IPT program management team during the planning, documentation and execution of all F-35 Ownship, sensor, weapons, threat, air and environment model development/integration activities
  • Coordinates with Government model managers, intelligence agencies and program offices to identify and obtain the latest models, simulations, tools and databases for use by the F-35 program
  • Coordinates technical development of models and aligns program schedules for development work to meet capability requirements in areas where models do not exist or upgrades are required
  • Coordinates periodic Government Systems Engineering Technical Reviews (SETR) of JSE development and readiness for test and operations
  • Assists in the planning and development of artifacts required for SETR entry and exit criteria
  • Identifies and manages technical issues, risks and opportunities to provide guidance and input to JSE IPT program management team

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More about Us:
AMEWAS, Inc. a Department of Defense (DoD) contractor, has provided support to our Federal customers for over 35 years. One of our missions is to find the best available talent to meet our organizational objectives. We closely measure performance, provide varying incentives, and strive to develop top performers. We value diversity. We celebrate the differences and uniqueness each employee brings to help us accomplish our goals. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

AMEWAS participates with E-Verify to confirm eligibility to work in the United States.

Be sure to check out the rest of our website at www.amewas.com for more information about our company.

Our excellent benefits and perks:
Staying connected to our core values sets us apart from our competition! AMEWAS recognizes and rewards performance, dedication, and longevity. We are committed to investing in our employees and their future by providing them with competitive compensation, career development, optimum working conditions, and unique benefits; some of which are listed below:

  • Medical, dental, vision, 401(k), Life/AD&D/STD/LTD insurance
  • Paid vacation, holiday and sick leave
  • Generous tuition & training assistance program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Sign-on bonuses
  • Employee longevity recognition
  • Community involvement & outreach
  • Team building events
  • Recognition program
  • Wellness program
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Mobile service discount
  • Fitness reimbursement program

Department: AARDT&E- Advanced Aircraft Research, Development, Test & Evaluation
This is a non-management position
McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act (SCA): No
Remote Work Eligibility: Not eligible for remote work


Systems-Process Engineering



Security Clearance

Active Top Secret

Job Requirements


  • BS Degree
  • 4 years of relevant work experience
  • 4 years of experience in engineering and program management of M&S programs
  • Experience with Mission Systems M&S
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Top Secret Security Clearance

Desired Skills:

  • Prior knowledge of the F-35 and F-35 systems
  • Prior experience with a Major Acquisition Program

Skills crucial to success at AMEWAS, Inc.:
Customer-focused attitude with high level of professionalism and discretion. Ability to work effectively with management and part of a team to meet targets.  Is reliable, possesses initiative, and works well as an individual or part of a team.

Physical environment and working conditions:
The physical environment requires the employee to work in an office, sitting in a cubicle or at a desk, looking at a computer for most of the workday.  Work is physically comfortable. The employee has discretion about sitting, walking, standing, etc.

The employee may be required to travel short distances to offices/conference rooms and buildings on site.  In some occasions, the employee may be required to report to offices or buildings near the work site. Overnight travel may be required.

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