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Ground Systems Engineer

Company: Aerospace Corporation
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Job Description:

In an era of dynamic change in space, Aerospace is addressing a generation of complex challenges. We operate the only federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) committed exclusively to the space enterprise. Our technical experts span every discipline of space-related science and engineering. Join our team and thrive in a career that matters to the world and you personally.Responsibilities:Aerospace is seeking a skilled Ground Systems Engineer to sit in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This individual will report to the Command, Control, and Communications (C3) Engineering & Operations Department (CEOD), which provides operationally-focused engineering solutions for space enterprise C3 systems. CEOD efforts include providing systems engineering support for missions and C2 system development; leading system and software test planning and execution campaigns; supporting ground system and architecture modernization efforts; providing software development expertise; influencing future electronic warfare and satellite communications (SATCOM) investments; providing operational command and control (C2) expertise for future systems; and, supporting traditional and non-traditional customers to ensure C3 programs have adequate levels of assuredness to maximize opportunities for operational success. This role will provide technical and programmatic support to Space and Missile System Center (SMC) program offices, US Space Force, and other organizations in the space enterprise. This support will influence future mission and C2 prototypes/systems, guide system and software test planning and execution campaigns, develop and validate requirements, operate in an agile environment, and help modernize ground systems and architectures for the space enterprise. The individual will support the government in acquiring and testing next-generation capabilities by providing programmatic oversight, technical/operational expertise, and acquisition guidance. The individual will work both independently and in teams as a technical/operational authority, consultant, primary investigator, or project leader. The individual will lead or organize technical efforts or project teams, as required, and organize interfaces between space enterprise customers, mission partners, and Aerospace technical and management staff.Key Functions:

  • Influence the development of future mission and C2 prototypes and systems
  • Plan system and software test campaigns; conduct tests; and, review test artifacts
  • Develop and validate requirements related to future ground C2 systems
  • Help modernize ground systems and architectures for the space enterprise
  • Actively participate in a range of technical and project engineering activities including, but not limited to, requirements development, software reviews (requirements, design, and implementation), software delivery (test, installation, checkout) and integration
  • Work across space mission and program boundaries to ensure common program challenges and risks are identified, and appropriate teams are assembled to formulate recommendations to address challenges, risks, lessons learned, and engineering best practices
  • Serve as a key technical contributor on space prototype/system readiness review teams and provide impartial technical assessments to decision authorities
  • Work closely and effectively with external stakeholders in integrated product teams that include government, FFRDC, and contractor members
  • Maintain positive working relationships and customer satisfaction
  • Communicate effectively with all levels of Corporate management through timely reporting of technical issuesQualifications:Required:
    • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in engineering, mathematics, or technical science from a recognized institution
    • Strong technical reputation and track record of technical achievement
    • 8 or more years' experience in satellite operations, ground systems engineering, modernizing ground architectures, software test, verification, validation, and sustainment along with general systems engineering and integration for ground or space systems desired
    • Experience operating in an Agile, DevSecOps, or other advanced software development processes and associated tools
    • Experience with software systems engineering processes including requirements development, configuration management, testing, and documentation
    • Experience working on multi-discipline and multi-organizational teams
    • Ability to work effectively with the Government customers, contractors, and Aerospace team members
    • High level of creativity, initiative, and innovation
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Active Secret security clearance; eligible for Top Secret SCI clearance
    • Ability to accommodate a flexible schedule including occasional weekends and overtime
    • Ability to support occasional travelRequired Qualifications for Sr. Ground Systems Engineer
      • All of the above the requirements for Ground Systems Engineer
      • 12 or more years of experience in satellite operations, ground systems engineering, modernizing ground architectures, software test, verification, validation, and sustainment along with general systems engineering and integration for ground or space systems desiredPreferred:
        • Advanced degree in engineering, mathematics, or technical sciences from a recognized institution
        • Experience working with Enterprise Ground Services (EGS)
        • Experience supporting the SBIRS constellation
        • Experience supporting the AEHF constellation
        • Supported projects that used automated testing or continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD)
        • Software development experience on Unix, Linux, or Windows operating system
        • Demonstrated software development proficiency in object-oriented programming languages (C++, Java, Python, etc.)
        • Experience supporting programs that include SATCOM C2 scheduling
        • Experience working with projects that incorporated digital engineering or model-based systems engineering
        • Experience with US Space Force, SMC, and NRO customers
        • Experience supporting ground system modernization efforts
        • Previous working relationships with other Aerospace ETG Divisions
        • Active Top Secret security clearance with SCI access
        • Program office or project management experience desiredGrade-Based Pay Range(Min - Mid - Max)$98,294 - $159,916 - $221,537Ways We Reward Our Employees During your interview process, our team will provide all the details of our industry-leading benefits and career development opportunities. A few highlights include:
          • A work environment built on teamwork, flexibility and respect
          • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career, as well as tuition reimbursement
          • Variable pay program for exceptional contributions
          • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans for your entire family
          • Flextime and virtual work options (if applicable)
          • 401(k) Savings Plan featuring a company match, regardless of whether you contribute
          • Paid holidays and paid time off
          • Flexible spending accounts
          • Relocation assistance (if applicable)We are all unique, from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, yet one thing bonds all of us to each other-the belief that we can make a difference. This core belief empowers us to do our best work at The Aerospace Corporation.Equal Opportunity Commitment The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you're an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone ator by email at . You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law and the supplement , as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement . - provided by Dice

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