Interfaces with customer or government representatives as required during length of project. Responsible for producing/coordinating system design and/or product definition. Prepares multiple design alternatives with trade-off analysis. Applies knowledge across product lines. Serves as an authority on new product directions and solutions, keeping current with technology. Provides leadership in the definition, implementation and continuing evolution of a product or product family. Assists and directs other members of the organization through consulting, assistance with design issues at the subsystem/module as well as product and architectural levels, technical problem solving, training and planning associated with new product development as well as maintenance and enhancements to existing products. Works closely with Lead Applications Engineer, GUI Developer, and Information Engineer to ensure methods and standards are adhered and meet program requirements. Works at the direction of Technology SBU Manager. Travels frequently by air or vehicle as required.