System Engineering

W5 Technologies’ System Engineers

  • Understand the end user/customer needs. “What is the true purpose of the system?”
  • Understand the functioning of the entire system
  • Perform activities from the perspective of the contract, never losing sight of the product’s total lifecycle



  • System architecture design, partitioning into CSCIs/CIs, interface definition, CONOPs generation, communications planning, link budgets
  • Use case development, UML and SysML modeling, design narratives, formal requirements definition
  • Design for robustness, redundancy and fault tolerance
  • Network topology definition, design and architecture (enterprise, LAN, WAN)
  • Database architectures for “big data”, database modeling, definition and selection of database appliances and software
  • Information Assurance, key management,  enclave definition, intrusion avoidance and detection
  • Network management design, design for situational awareness, system and user trending and performance analysis
  • Selection of COTS hardware and software and definition of custom devices
  • System performance under load, latency, jitter, BER