Combat-Fire Control, Weapons, Platform Systems Engineer/Technician

Posted: 05/28/2024

Rite-Solutions, Inc. is seeking Combat Systems/Weapons/Platform Systems Engineer/Technician candidates who will provide direct support to the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC). This position is located on-site at NUWCDIVNPT Newport, RI.

Principal duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design system modernization and capabilities expansions to meet emerging Navy needs
  • Analysis for and development of Engineering Change Instructions and Engineering Change Proposals
  • Assess installation and system requirements to determine equipment layout
  • Perform and presentation of gap, fault/failure, and performance analyses
  • Support/perform modeling, simulation and prototyping for enhanced and new systems
  • Provide recommendations for process improvements to existing systems and operational processes
  • Troubleshoot, recommend solutions for maintenance and enhancements to Non Propulsion Submarine/Ship systems including Combat Systems and associated Weapons (Torpedoes, Missiles, Other Payloads) in particular, as well as, Launchers, Sonar, Radar, Periscopes, EW, Navigation systems interfaces at NUWCDIVNPT and/or on-site platforms
  • Conduct test and evaluation and quality assessments for system requirements compliance, interoperability, reliability and cyber invulnerability
  • Develop reports and recommendation papers describing results of analyses, testing and problem investigations
  • Coordinate with Team Lead and work with the engineering team to support upgrades to existing weapon systems to meet data requirements
  • Collect and assess technical data associated with planned, active, and concluded platform Modernization and TEMPALT installation activities, including Pre-Installation Check-Outs (PICOs) and Post-Installation System Operational Verification Tests (SOVTs)
  • Develop, update, and deliver individual and cumulative reports to document the installation activities including status, test results, and issues.
  • Document and present trade studies as to the risks, benefits, feasibility of future systems
  • Develop and Review drawing packages
  • Coordinate and support platform technical data package development and delivery
  • Develop and review test plans, test procedures, and requirements traceability matrices
  • Developing Concept of Operations (CONOPS) documentation, performance specifications, interface documentation, operational procedures
  • Perform and/or support, functional, integration, system, factory acceptance and environmental testing events
  • Develop program status reports such as technical assessments, risk assessments, technical recommendations, or technical information
  • Assess current system capabilities against current and near-term needs and provide technical recommendations to resolve gaps by evaluating and resolving system failure reports, obsolescence and material support issues, and other inputs from the Fleet


  • Bachelor's degree in an Engineering Discipline (Electrical, Mechanical, Systems, etc.) preferred, will consider a BS in STEM fields with sufficient direct Engineering Experience.
  • In lieu of a degree, candidates with significant, demonstrated experience operating one of more of DoD and Navy Non-Propulsion Electronic-Mechanical Systems especially, Combat Control, Weapons (Torpedoes, Missiles, Payloads), Launcher, USW Sensor, Electronic Warfare, Imaging, and/or Radar systems (especially Submarine specific equipment) will be strongly considered.
  • Experience and knowledge associated with engineering functions related to design, troubleshooting, analysis, reporting, and/or testing of aforementioned complex systems
  • Candidates must be able to work independently, collaboratively, and interface regularly with a wide range of client personnel.
  • Proficiency with MS office applications, especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as Adobe Acrobat and MATLAB.
  • Mentor technical team members and provide direct technical team tasking/scheduling guidance.
  • Support scheduling, funding, and resource needs in conjunction with Program Manager
  • U. S. Citizenship and ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense secret security clearance. An active security clearance is preferred.

Previous Experience in the following elements/technical areas is required:

  • AN/BYG-1, SWFTS architecture, (hardware/software/tactical equipment ) for predecessor, current and future Combat Control Systems; Knowledge of Launcher Systems Equipment; Torpedoes, Missiles, Payload Control/Strike Operations and associated Platform Non-Propulsion Electronics Systems (NPES) equipment
  • Ability for analysis and design/development/debug for Combat Systems, Platform NPES equipment
  • Detailed Knowledge of Submarine Operational Documentation; Ability to Write, Edit, Maintain, especially Submarine Firing Craft Procedures
  • Knowledge of Navy/DoD acquisition processes including, Rapid Prototyping, COTS Insertion, and Spiral Development Processes
  • Knowledge of US Navy Submarine land-based laboratory testing and evaluation environment for Combat Systems and associated interfaces network
  • Combat Systems/Torpedo and Missiles Operations and Functions; NPES testing methodology at the developmental, functional, integration, systems and platform level
  • Basic knowledge of team management, team building, and reporting
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to interface with technical personnel, managers, and customers
  • Experience in building customer relationships and communicating with integrated product teams
  • Experience with process improvement methods, practices, and procedures (i.e., CMMI)

Who are we?

Rite-Solutions, Inc. is a growing and innovative CMMI Level III software and systems engineering company. We value the experience of the employee, their wellbeing, and their experience on a personal and professional level as part of the key fabric in building and maintaining an innovative and culture rich experience for the employee and their family. This commitment to our company and our employees has been recognized as we were awarded: Providence Business News "Best Places to Work" for 2021 and 2023; "Great Place to Work" Certification in 2022 and 2023; and Hire VETs Medallion Award in 2021, 2022, and 2023!

All positions require a pre-employment background check.

As an EOE/AA employer, Rite-Solutions will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and veteran or disability status

Public Information

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

Two Corporate Place
Middletown, RI 02842
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