Job Description

About us

Kitty Hawk Technologies is a fast growing service and technology innovator that assists in delivering lean and effective solutions to our customers. We work alongside our Government Partners in developing innovative technology to support some of our nation’s most important defense initiatives.

Kitty Hawk employees work closely with our customers to develop solutions that support national engineering and security missions. The ideal candidate will support our team in providing program support to the Department of Defense (DoD). In addition to receiving a competitive salary and health benefits, the HSI Engineer(s) will join a motivated, supportive, talented, and technically accomplished team. Kitty Hawk Technologies also offers a flexible work environment and culture where contributions are recognized and rewarded.

Candidates must be results oriented and have the ability to work in a well-organized, logical and systematic manner. They will set clear objectives, monitor progress, take corrective action and control performance levels to maintain high internal customer satisfaction. They will also possess deep insight into customer requirements and will maintain the ability to ethically influence those requirements. They will have the ability to clearly define and clearly articulate compelling solutions and will require an ability to quickly assimilate and apply complex technical information.

The Systems Engineer (Architecure) role(s) requires candidates to have three (3) or more years of professional experience supporting DoD related Systems Engineering (SE) activities.


Additional Requirements & Qualifications

– Bachelor’s degree in physical science, engineering, or mathematics.

– Active Secret clearance or ability to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance is required – U.S. Citizenship is required.

– Three years of systems engineering experience related to architecture development to include developing and reviewing SEPs, TEMPs, IRS, risk assessments, DoD architectures, or analysis of alternatives for DoD programs.

– Must be a quick learner who adapts easily to frequently changing requirements and thrives in an exciting environment.

Desired Skills

– Active Top Secret with SCI eligibility or active TS/SCI.

– Knowledge of US Navy programs and architectures

– Experience supporting cross-SYSCOM engineering efforts

– Experience supporting systems integration and/or interoperability test efforts.

– Knowledge of tactical data links

– Exercise independent judgment and work autonomously with minimal supervision

– Strong written and oral communication skills, the ability and willingness to multi-task, and capable of professionally addressing client questions and issues

Responsibilities in this position include, but are not limited to:

– Works as part of a team supporting the program office with Systems Engineering activities related to architecture development

– Develops and maintains architectures, specifications, and standards.

– Develops engineering documentation throughout the RDTE life cycle and support review and adjudication activities for items such as System Design Specifications, DoDAF architecture documents, TEMPs, IV&V plans, and software management plans.

– Assist in the development and update of AoAs determinations in support of program milestone requirements

– Support risk identification and assessments

– Reviews Request for Change (RFC) and Enterprise Change Requests (ECRs)

– Prepares technical presentations, briefings, and papers to address systems engineering status.

– Works independently with minimal supervision/oversight in a team environment.

Work Posture

– Must be committed to working on-site at Kitty Hawk Technologies, partner, or customer facilities in San Diego, California or Dahlgren, VA.


– Some travel may be required for this position (CONUS and OCONUS).

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