Senior Systems Engineering Manager


Position Title:

Senior Systems Engineering Manager



Reports to:

STRATA SE Shareholders

Employment Status:


FLSA Status:


Effective Date:

Jan, 1 2024


We are seeking a Senior Systems Engineering Manager (SEM) with extensive experience in systems engineering across the lifecycle with an emphasis on requirements engineering and management of complex systems. The ideal candidate will have experience in the oil and gas (O&G) industry with domain knowledge in a particular sector Upstream, Downstream, Midstream. While specific O&G experience is not required the candidate will be expected to quickly learn the industry and related systems, interfaces, and dynamic interactions.

The SEM will work alongside other STRATA Architects, Engineers, and Project Manager as well as customer subject matter experts (SMEs) to ensure systems engineering deliverables are completed within the project schedule. The SEM will be expected to take a key leadership role helping to guide and mentor internal and STRATA employees as well as customer SMEs in systems engineering best practices. The SEM will be expected to take a predictive and proactive approach in identifying and mitigating risks and conflicts. The SEM will be among the key leaders in the organization driving strategic growth, setting direction, and ensuring the overall success of the organization.

The SEM will be expected to lead a team junior systems engineers to execute the requirements engineering process and complete assigned tasks on schedule and uphold to the quality metrics.


  • Lead team junior systems engineers working on requirements engineering, requirements analysis, and requirements management activities
  • Provide day to day management oversight of the systems engineering team
  • Regularly meet with systems engineering team face to face
  • Mentor, Train and Coach systems engineers to perform their tasks of rewriting technical requirements, assigning metadata, in the requirements management tool
  • Support Systems Engineering team in analyzing complex sets of technical requirements documents of varying levels of quality to recommend changes in alignment with the SEMP
  • Peer review systems engineers deliverables to uphold quality and consistency metrics
  • Lead team to analyze and restructure existing customer requirements to be compliant with INCOSE standards guidelines
  • Lead teams of Systems Engineers to collaboratively work with customer SMEs to revolutionize customer technical documents, SW tools and processes.
  • Coordinate with Scrum Master on resources allocation, availability, deliverables, and priorities
  • Take ownership of the Systems Engineering Management Plan (SEMP)
  • Hold the systems engineering team to high quality standards per the Document Quality Assurance (DQA)
  • Enforce the requirements engineering process outline in the SEMP and make necessary performance improvements
  • Lead reoccurring retrospective and lessons learned sessions to improve the performance of the systems engineering team
  • Analyze performance of systems engineering team and provide various quality and consistency metrics, trends, forecasts, staffing needs to meet customer demand
  • Lead team of systems engineers to adhere to tight project deadlines
  • Ability to prioritize continuous and varying customer requests
  • Proactively diffuse various customer situations that arise with deliverables
  • Proactively step in and pick up the slack if systems engineering team has delays in producing deliverables or lacking quality.
  • Regularly meet with customer SMEs face to face to build relationships
  • Take ownership of weekly status briefings to customer leadership
  • Own particularly challenging sets of customer requirements documents and execute the requirements engineering process along side the systems engineers
  • Coordinate with the SMEs and Architects to ensure the customer Technical Disciple plan for the requirements engineering phase is executed per the plan


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering field
  • Master’s degree in systems engineering
  • PMI PMP or Agile Certification
  • INCOSE CSEP Certification
  • 10 to 15 years’ engineering experience
  • 5 to 10 years’ experience leading teams (both system engineers as well as non-system engineers)
  • 10 years’ experience in working on complex systems development
  • 10 years’ experience with project and product life cycle in development of complex systems
  • 5 years’ experience with system architectures and associated metadata
  • 5 years’ experience in requirements engineering and management
  • 5 years’ experience with systems or sub systems decomposition and specifications
  • 5 years’ experience with requirements management tools and traceability


  • Doctoral degree in engineering field or MBA
  • Experience with model based systems engineering (MBSE)
  • Experience with Agile development methodologies (e.g., Scrum, Kanban)
  • Experience as Administrator of Requirements Management Tools (e.g., DNG, Jama, Codebeamer, Polarian)
  • Experience with Requirements Quality tools (QVScribe, Reuse Co, Requirements Advisor)
  • Developing data visualizations (e.g., PowerBI, Tableau)
  • Developing Project Plans and schedules, critical path, resources allocation
  • Experience in consulting role with various stakeholders and conflicting priorities
  • Applying INCOSE standards (NRM, GtWR, SE Handbook)
  • Applying requirements templates (e.g., EARS, GtWR)
  • Interpreting and conforming to industry standards (e.g., API, ISO, ASME, SAE)


  • Leadership and situational awareness
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of applications
  • Proficient in Technical writing
  • Self-motivated to predict a problem and take action
  • Excell in a dynamic team environment
  • Must be capable of working with limited direct supervision
  • Flexible to work on assignments based on the needs of the customer


  • This position is located in Spring, TX
  • Candidate will be able to work a hybrid schedule (remote and in office 3-4 days a week)


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.


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