senior systems engineer resume example with 16+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Talented senior Systems Engineer, Project Manager and decorated retired U.S. Navy officer with 16+ years of dedication in rapid development and delivery of cutting-edge solutions. Adaptable and driven with strong work ethic; ability to thrive in team-based or individually motivated settings. Adept at managing concurrent objectives to promote efficiency and influence positive outcomes.

  • Systems engineering
  • Project management
  • Process improvements
  • Attention to detail
  • Self-starter
  • Teamwork
  • Problem-solving
  • Collaboration
  • Innovation
  • Decision-making
  • Critical thinking
  • TS/SCI
02/2021 to Current Senior Systems Engineer Peraton | Rosslyn, VA,
  • Led systems engineering in hypersonic efforts for Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) as key member of Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) team for OpFires and Hypersonic Airborne Weapon Concept (HAWC) programs.
  • Supported system engineering activities on joint U.S. Air Force and Australian Future Hypersonics (FHYP) program.
  • Directed specification development and requirements verification of 6500+ system requirements across three major performers.
  • Developed and implemented performance tracking metrics to effectively monitor and manage verification progress to meet time sensitive engineering demonstration and flight milestones.
  • Oversaw software engineering processes and activities to ensure software builds achieved required system functional operability.
  • Familiarity with digital engineering concepts.
  • Conducted and participated in planning and execution of systems engineering technical exchanges and reviews to include Technical Interchange Meetings, Critical Design Reviews, Test Readiness Reviews, Flight Readiness Reviews, Engineering Change Boards, Configuration Change Boards, Material Review Boards, and Risk Management Boards.
  • Collaborated with key stakeholders and chaired monthly reviews to effectively identify, assess, mitigate, track, and report program risks and issues.
  • Performed onsite technical support with performers to inform Government decision-making ahead of critical milestones.
  • Led data management planning efforts and coordination across key stakeholders in preparation of final delivery of significant, sizable electronic data.
06/2009 to 02/2021 Assistant Program Manager for Systems Engineering Department Of Navy | City, STATE,
  • Led diverse, cross-functional, Government-Contractor technical teams across multiple geographic sites and DoD/IC agencies in systems engineering and integration efforts designing, developing and fielding advanced airborne Maritime Domain Awareness capabilities.
  • Directed airworthiness assessments and evaluations of sensor design changes and enhancements incorporated into U.S Navy's P-3 airborne platform as program's Class Desk.
  • Defined and developed system integration strategies, plans, and objectives leading to rapid design and delivery of affordable and sustainable airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Targeting sensor capabilities with high levels of availability, reliability, performance, and security.
  • Directed continual systems engineering process improvements enhancing productivity and streamlining technical efforts.
  • Managed multiple high-value contracts as experienced Contracting Officer's Representative developing Requests for Proposal, Statements of Work, and Performance Work Statements; overseeing compliance on contract deliverables; supervising budget allocation, cost execution, and contract performance; coordinating contract modifications; and performing technical evaluations.
  • Directed planning, resourcing, and staffing of engineering and technical personnel in support of life cycle activities.
  • Spearheaded planning and transition of program's engineering and business strategies to performance-based and agile-developed products.
  • Led systems engineering technical reviews, configuration management, data management, risk and opportunity management, requirements management, system security engineering, test and evaluation, software engineering, and specialty engineering processes.
  • Identified program technical needs and implemented solutions to include development of Program Objective Memorandum submissions, inputs to budget planning process, and defense of budget plans.
  • Adapted engineering resources and funding resulting from program adjustments and reprogramming to achieve and maintain technical performance and objectives.
  • Oversaw consolidation of individual project plans into overarching integrated program schedule to efficently track progress, identify risks and opportunities, promote program synergy, and ensure on-time execution of engineering tasks to meet critical milestone events.
  • Evaluated software development plans, recommended adjustments, and promoted agile software engineering efforts and tools.
  • Directed and fostered strong teaming relationships between competitive major contractors and external partners in role of Lead System Integrator; reducing program and engineering risks to planned development and integration activities.
  • Kept project teams on-task with proactive control of technical budgets, schedules, activities, and resources through rapid prototyping and fielding initiatives.
11/2005 to 05/2009 Aerospace Engineering Duty Officer Naval Air Systems Command | City, STATE,
  • Avionic Systems Project Officer for multi-million dollar Research, Development, Test and Evaluation program within Naval Air Systems Command.
  • Led team of 24+ Government-Contractor personnel in all technical aspects of advanced aircraft systems, sensors, and capabilities involving airworthiness and safety of flight oversight and approvals.
  • Implemented ground-breaking technologies to meet critical over-the-horizon, real-time, high bandwidth data dissemination requirements for U.S. Navy's P-3 maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft.
Education and Training
Expected in 12/2019 to to Master of Science | Applied Information Technology George Mason University, Fairfax, VA GPA:
Expected in 04/2010 to to Master of Science | Systems Engineering Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD GPA:
Expected in to to Bachelor of Arts | Political Science University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA GPA:
  • DAWIA Systems Engineering Level III Certification
  • DAWIA Program Management Level III Certification
  • DAWIA SPRDE-PSE Level II Certification

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School Attended

  • George Mason University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • University of Pittsburgh

Job Titles Held:

  • Senior Systems Engineer
  • Assistant Program Manager for Systems Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering Duty Officer


  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts

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