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Systems Technology Forum Senior Systems Engineering Manager in San Diego, California

** Security Clearance Required

Company Overview

Systems Technology Forum LTD (STF) is an established industry partner with a passion for exceptional performance and an unwavering commitment to our clients. As a premier provider of management, engineering, information technology, and logistics services, STF is committed to delivering high-quality systems engineering, technical and professional support services that meet and exceed deliverable requirements.

STF offers superior out-of-the-box solutions to end-to-end problems and customer-centric support to the United States Government, Military, Department of Defense (DoD), and other federal agencies.

Job Summary

Experience in satellite communication systems with a knowledge of space-based satellite networks and communication links. Designs, delivers, and supports global satellite and terrestrial telecommunications systems with leadership responsibilities for design trades, cost analysis, and system-level architectures. Knowledge of space industry standards: Understands industry-specific standards and regulations related to space systems for compliance and operational efficiency. Analyzes requirements based on scientific and engineering guidelines, including hardware and software technical baselines. Provides recommendations on systems integration and engineering baseline changes and assesses development projects' technical maturity and risk. Assesses and integrates engineering activities across multiple projects and multiple program areas. Prepares, reviews, and edits reports and briefings. Attends project meetings and reviews, including technical interchange meetings, design reviews, and program management reviews. Experience with creating and providing analyses of program data by transforming information into reports to assist staff in programmatic and management decisions.

Telework is supported at 50%. Travel is required.

Responsibilities and Duties

Applies knowledge and expertise to perform technical engineering and program management support of satellite and ground network infrastructures for the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS). Works with the Program Office leadership in managing their technical road maps and operational improvements by converting their plans into executable tasks for new and existing contracts. Assists in the office’s International Outreach efforts and management.

Qualifications and Skills

Required knowledge and years of experience

Must have at least eight (8) years of experience. Must have experience in Systems Engineering.

Education Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or a related field. A Master’s Degree is desired.


PMP, DAWIA PM Level II, or Equivalent.

Clearance Requirement

Active DoD Secret clearance is required to start; however, an Active Top-Secret Clearance is desired.


The minimum salary starts at $160,000, and the max is negotiable based on experience.

Benefits and Perks

At STF, we recognize that talented employees are the foundation of our success .  STF provides benefits and compensation packages to help our employees meet the diverse and changing needs throughout their careers and lives.  

Benefits packages include the following:

  • Medical Plans administered through United HealthCare

  • Vision and Dental Plan Benefits

  • 401(k) Tax-Deferred Retirement Plan

  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

  • Dependent / Medical Care Flexible Spending Account

  • Direct Deposit

  • Health and Welfare Medical

  • Holiday Leave

  • Industry Competitive Salaries

  • Life Insurance (basic and supplemental) 

  • Paid Time Off / Annual Comprehensive Personal Leave

  • Performance / Award Bonuses

  • Professional Development Coursework

  • Technical Training 

  • Tuition Assistance Program

  • TotalChoice™ Voluntary Benefits

  • STF Cares / Paid Time Off to Volunteer 

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled



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