Senior Director of Systems Engineering in Portland bei Curtiss-Wright

Veröffentlicht: 9/27/2021



Pacific Star Communications, a Curtiss-Wright company, designs, manufactures and integrates hardware and software systems that enable rapid deployment of enterprise-class communications anywhere in the world. Intuitive and wizard-based, IQ-Core Software simplifies setup and enables management of these complex deployed networks by users with limited training. Our systems are used in mission-critical environments including military and disaster recovery - that demand the highest possible levels of quality. Innovation, creativity, and quality are built into our DNA here at PacStar and we look for the same in our employees. In return, we offer a rewarding environment in which our employees can thrive.

Curtiss-Wright invests in the development, recruitment, and retention of critical skills as part of its model for business success. We offer a competitive wage, a comprehensive benefits package including medical and prescription drug coverage, dental benefits, life and disability insurance, 401k retirement, tuition reimbursement, and paid vacation/holidays.

Be the leader that keeps PacStar at the forefront of the tactical communications market. Lead the team that will develop the systems and solutions that allow PacStar's customers to communicate, stay informed and rapidly respond to today's and tomorrow's challenges in tactical and vehicle mounted communications, computing, storage, security, AI/ML and more.

This position is an executive leader who must possess a deep technical understanding of our products and in key circumstances be capable of representing the company and demonstrating our products' capabilities to executive leadership in key programs. As our Senior Director of Systems Engineering you will work closely with our executive team, including the CTO, Director of Hardware Engineering, and Director of Software Engineering.

Our Senior Director of Systems Engineering is responsible for ensuring that PacStar's staff, products and solutions are prepared to meet the current and future needs of our customers and execute the management team's vision in new and expanded markets.

Location: Portland OR

Your Challenge:

  • As a member of the Executive staff, contribute to operational and engineering direction for PacStar.
  • Build and lead a team of engineers to evaluate technologies for technical capability, security, and suitability for DoD requirements and inclusion in future PacStar Integrated Solutions; taking best of breed solutions through development to delivery.
  • Work closely with and mentor the existing Network Engineering Manager to manage existing projects and team.
  • Manage PacStar's Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) and Modular Data Center (MDC) line of products and solutions.
  • Represent PacStar as a subject matter expert and present PacStar's offerings to customers and partners through a variety of venues in diverse technical areas including Networking, CSfC, Security, Edge Computing, Storage, AI/ML, etc.
  • This is a hands-on position; as Senior Director of Systems Engineering you will be expected to contribute directly to the integration of technologies from 3rd parties with PacStar technologies to create compelling demonstrations. 3rd party technologies may include hardware, software applications, virtual network functions, hypervisors, radios and other wireless transport technologies, peripherals, cybersecurity tools, and more.
  • Develop and manage demonstration system development to hit scheduled targets, report on progress routinely, identify roadblocks or needed resources early to ensure schedule success.
  • Evaluate customer needs, ROI, and competitive factors for new product development; champion innovative new offerings and ensure that development aligns with PacStar hardware and software offerings.
  • Establish and manage partner relationships with key software vendors: VMware, Cisco, Aruba, Palo Alto, etc.
  • Conduct demos at trade shows, customer visits, and online.
  • Collaborate with Mechanical and Electrical Engineering to ensure product designs meet customer requirements and are aligned with PacStar's Integrated Solutions roadmap.
  • Collaborate with Software Engineering and QA to ensure that PacStar IQ-Core software supports customer needs and supports ease-of-use for PacStar Integrated Solutions.
  • Work with Sales, Engineering, and Professional Services to productize our offerings
  • Manage department budgets and project development roadmap for PacStar integrated solutions.
  • Maintain product quality and customer satisfaction with PacStar products and solutions.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Your Expertise:

  • 10+ years Systems Engineering, Network Engineering, or Product Development experience required.
  • 5+ years managing and mentoring engineering staff experience required.
  • 5+ years independently leading projects experience required.
  • Must possess at least a DoD Secret clearance.
  • Experience partnering with 3rd parties to create integrated hardware and software solutions.
  • Experience with government/DoD customers and prior military experience is highly desired.
  • Experience with security requirement frameworks such as: STIG, PCI, HIPPA, NERC-CIP, CMMC is highly desired.
  • An advanced understanding, or the ability to quickly acquire an advanced understanding of Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) capability packages, implementation and registration is required.
  • Expert level engineering experience with network engineering concepts including virtual private networking (VPN), public key infrastructure (PKI), and encryption is required.
  • Advanced understanding of virtualization, storage, hybrid cloud systems, and network and systems integration is desired.
  • Fluency in Hyperconverged Infrastructure, virtualization, and traditional NAS and SAN operating systems is desired.
  • Experience with Microsoft Windows and Windows Server required.
  • Experience with PC hardware and troubleshooting required.
  • Experience with Networking Devices required (Switches, Routers and Firewalls).
  • Experience with VMware Vsphere (ESXi) in a production environment required.
  • Experience with Linux and Linux based applications required.
  • Industry recognized certifications strongly desired:
    • VMware VCP
    • Cisco CCNA/CCNP
    • Microsoft MCSE
    • Security+, CISSP
  • An understanding of mechanical, electrical, and software engineering disciplines, and an understanding of development processes and lifecycles for these disciplines, is a plus.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Independent Professional that can perform job assignment with limited supervision.
  • Ability to lift and carry 35 pounds of test equipment at least 40 feet.
  • Attention to detail and quality orientation a must.

This position may require exposure to information which is subject to US export control regulations, i.e. the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of U.S. regulations.

Curtiss-Wright values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request. #LI-HP1 #IND

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