CWL Mid-level System Engineer (System Safety Focus) (552320)


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Job Description

Progeny has an opening for a Mid-level System Engineer in Manassas, Virginia. The selected candidate will join a highly talented team responsible for developing the state of the art Common Weapon Launcher (CWL) for both the U.S. and Australian Submarine Navies. The team is responsible for the system engineering and functional design of the system under development, addressing topics such as payload integration, weapon launch interlocks, message exchanges, user interfaces, and cybersecurity.  As a member of the system engineering team, the candidate will help ensure functional and technical specifications and standards are complete and accurate, delivered as required to support customer review and approval, to support system development and test.

While this position will mostly have regular business hours, some compensated overtime hours and travel will be required.

Duties and Responsibilities 

From a system safety perspective:

  • Coordinate with other contractor and Navy activities for any potential requirements changes that could impact the CWL design, or are being considered as a future capability
  • Assist in the development of new system engineering documentation
  • Participate in various technical and program meetings on a weekly basis
  • Support the Development, Test, Safety and Logistics teams for any questions of issues associated with CWL requirements development
  • Communicate project/program issues to management, as necessary
  • Review various weapon/payload interface design specifications
  • Support various weapon/payload coordination and demo events
  • Provide updates to existing weapon/payload interface design specifications as part of integrating various proposed changes to the interface with CWL
  • Attend various technical working groups as required for interfaces, subsystems and component reviews associated with the CWL program or with those programs that interface to the CWL

Skills & Requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

·       Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills

·       Experience with computer system architectures, cybersecurity, Linux or embedded operating systems are desired

·       Experience with weapon systems and system safety concepts is desired 

 ·       US Navy submarine experience is a plus


B.S. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, System Engineering and a minimum of 10 years engineering experience, or a minimum of 15 years of Submarine Combat Control Weapon System experience is required.

This position requires the applicant to obtain and maintain a DoD Clearance.


Physical and Mental Requirements for all positions: 
Prolonged stationary periods at a desk
General ability to operate computer and other productivity machinery such as calculator, copy machine, printer, etc.
Ability to lift and transport up to 15 pounds at times 
Effectively communicate with others
Ability to stay focused and provide attention to detail. 
Ability to think analytically and apply problem solving skills to scenarios throughout the course of the workday



If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please contact our recruiting department at or call 703.368.6107. We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.



To learn more about the Benefits offered by Progeny Systems, including a minimum $1,000 sign-on bonus for all new hires, please visit our website at

About Progeny Systems

Progeny Systems is a privately held, high-tech small business that provides premium systems, services, and products for the Department of Defense, government agencies and commercial clients. We are a technology leader in numerous areas including: technology insertion; acoustic sensors; signal processing; combat systems; torpedoes; cyber security; biometrics; knowledge management; undersea vehicles; open architecture; electromagnetic maneuver warfare; electronics packaging; and image/video processing/analysis.

Progeny System's ability to leverage flexibility, rapid turnaround, customer responsiveness, and encourage an environment for experimental research has been critical to our success in developing, producing and supporting numerous mission critical national defense systems.

Progeny has provided highly complex products/programs to the United States Government in collaboration with the following agencies, among others:

-       United States Navy

-       United States Air Force

-       United States Army         

-       Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

-       National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)