Principal Systems Engineer

Advanced Automation Corporation (AAC) is a Systems and Specialty Engineering-focused company. We maintain highly experienced and elite teams of analysts, engineers, logisticians, economists, and education specialists that serve government and industry clients within the aerospace-defense sector.

Our engineering and logistics focus is on the design and sustainment of mission-critical systems, with an emphasis on innovation and lifecycle optimization. As recognized experts in the Federal Acquisition System, we are Thought Leaders, helping our clients solve complex problems and develop leading edge solutions that are financially and logistically sustainable. AAC has been serving our customers in these areas for over 30 years.

AAC is currently looking for a Chief Systems Engineer to join an already high-performing team of engineers and architects. This position is a key member of the AAC Leadership Team and will be responsible for ensuring deliverable quality and mentoring engineers across all AAC business areas.

The successful candidate will:

  • Review deliverables for quality prior to submission to customers.
  • Have demonstrated expertise in requirements management; reliability, availability, and maintainability assessments;
  • Have demonstrated experience leading and mentoring other engineers and architects across multiple engineering disciplines
  • Have demonstrated expertise in DOE O 413.3B, Phase Six, or DODD 5000.01 Acquisition Lifecycle processes

This position may be performed remotely from anywhere in the continental US; however, candidates located within commuting distance of Oak Ridge, TN; Aiken, SC; or Amarillo, TX are preferred.


Minimum Qualifications and Skills:

  • A Bachelor of Science (BS) in an Engineering Discipline
  • US citizenship, with the ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance
  • Expert interpersonal skills
  • Prior experience managing acquisitions programs with DOD or DOE acquisition lifecycles (i.e., DOE O 413.3B or DODD 5000.01)
  • Extensive knowledge of Systems Engineering Lifecycle and Engineering Logistics disciplines
  • Available to travel up to 50% of the time
  • 15+ years of prior work experience showing progressively increasing responsibility

Desired Qualifications and Skills:

  • Advanced Degree in Engineering
  • Prior experience within National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) laboratories and sites
  • Familiarity with requirements tools such as IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation and simulation packages
  • Professional Engineering License


  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Retirement Plan – 401k (includes employer matching contribution)
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance (Basic)
  • FSA (Flexible Spending Account)
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays Off
  • AFLAC (Supplementary Insurance)
  • Work From Home
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program

EEO Statement

Advanced Automation Corporation is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.