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Lead PNT Systems Engineer - Colorado Springs, CO

Company: MITRE Corporation
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: April 3, 2021

Job Description:

Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That's because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation's toughest challenges-and we're committed to the long-term well-being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. The R&D centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We're making a difference every day-working for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world. Our workplace reflects our values. We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITRE-and make a difference with us. The N111 Space Enterprise Architecting Department's mission is to provide thought leadership and data driven analysis to enable the Department of the Air Force and the US Space Force to design, develop, acquire and integrate future warfighting space Force Designs, including space System-of-Systems architectures and space programs, in time to outpace accelerating threats.
As a Lead Position, Navigation and Timing (PNT) Systems Engineer, you will serve as a subject matter expert and senior MITRE technical leader to the US Space Force (USSF) Space Operations Command (SpOC). You will apply your technical knowledge of PNT, systems engineering expertise to help the USSF SpOC develop more capable and resilient space PNT capabilities. You'll be on the leading edge of delivering advanced space capabilities. Your leadership and innovation will be vital to making the sponsor successful.Responsibilities include:

  • Senior technical advisor on PNT to SpOC S5
  • Conduct analysis, develop options and recommend technologies, solutions, and requirements needed for future PNT capabilities
  • Provide systems engineering and JCIDS implementation expertise
  • Guide the development of PNT concepts, strategies, and system integration
  • Guide the technical development of future PNT systems
  • Identify PNT shortfalls, gaps, issues and provide recommended corrective actions
  • Identify PNT capability gaps and provide recommendations for infrastructure improvements and new capability development through science and technology investments
  • Provide recommendations on annual funding investment strategies and capability roadmapsMinimum Qualifications:
    • 8 years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree; or 6 years and a Master's degree; or a PhD with 3 years' experience; or equivalent combination of related education and work experience.
    • Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or applicants who are eligible for security clearances. Required Qualifications:
      • Bachelor's Degree in an engineering, operations research, or related STEM discipline
      • Expertise in the GPS Enterprise: Space, Control Segment, User Equipment--
      • Familiarity with operational-level requirements development and coordination (e.g., JCIDS process)
      • Familiarity with non-space PNT technical solutions
      • Familiarity with space-based PNT technical solutions
      • Understanding of the roles and responsibilities of USSF and space acquisition organizations
      • Ability to travel up to 5%
      • Possess and maintain a TS/SCI level security clearance and the ability to be cleared for other access.Preferred Qualifications:
        • Master's or PhD in technical discipline
        • 2 SOPS/GPS system operations experience
        • MAJCOM or Program Officer staff experience
        • Ability to focus on warfighter (and civil user) mission impact, vice purely system performance
        • Ability to conduct analysis and present findings to senior-level decision makers
        • Comfortable interacting with senior DoD and MITRE personnel
        • Ability to build, maintain and operate within a geographically dispersed/cross-organizational MITRE personal network
        • Ability to think critically with an enterprise view and employ a systems engineering perspective
        • Ability to respectfully shape sponsor's thinking and present dissenting perspectives
        • Self-motivating and self-managing: ability to identify and pursue key mission needs and their resolutionThis requisition requires the following clearance(s):Top Secret/SCIMITRE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. MITRE recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual identity, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status.
          MITRE intends to maintain a website that is fully accessible to all individuals. If you are unable to search or apply for jobs and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of MITRE's employment process, please contact MITRE's Recruiting Help Line at 703-983-8226 or email at recruitinghelp@mitre.org. Copyright -- 1997-2021, The MITRE Corporation. All rights reserved. MITRE is a registered trademark of The MITRE Corporation. Material on this site may be copied and distributed with permission only. At MITRE, we solve problems for a safer world. Through our federally funded R&D centers and public-private partnerships, we work across government to tackle challenges to the safety, stability, and well-being of our nation. As a not-for-profit organization, MITRE works in the public interest across federal, state and local governments, as well as industry and academia. We bring innovative ideas into existence in areas as varied as artificial intelligence, intuitive data science, quantum information science, health informatics, space security, policy and economic expertise, trustworthy autonomy, cyber threat sharing, and cyber resilience.

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