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Space Systems Engineer with Security Clearance

Company: MITRE Corporation
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: January 27, 2023

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. Congratulations on taking control of your career! We''re pleased you''re exploring opportunities to evolve and adapt your professional life. MITRE''s diversity of sponsor missions, research areas, and cross-corporate capabilities translates into hundreds of meaningful projects at any given time. We invite you to discover how your unique combination of strengths and experiences can benefit our work program in new ways. MITRE''s Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Program seeks seeking an experienced engineer to join our technical team. As an experienced space systems engineer, you will apply engineering principles and expertise to bring technical solutions to bear on the government''s toughest challenges in the acquisition and design of space capabilities. The MDA Sensors & C4ISR Department (N262) provides technical leadership to MDA Program across the Battle Management, Command, Control, and Communications (BMC3), Ground Sensors, and Space domains. This is a Colorado Springs, CO-based position; this work location is required to effectively foster sponsor relationships and shape the work program. Job Responsibilities: * Lead government and contractor technical team to develop Space Network Architecture and assess performance* Lead government and contractor technical team to deliver space-to-ground segment* Contribute to and/or oversee broad parametric technical trade space analyses to define future space transport layer force designs and architectures.* Link mission area force designs together with a holistic view of the entire space enterprise to ensure that a multi-disciplinary view is taken across the enterprise and refine force designs with a cross-mission enterprise perspective.* Develop technical white papers and briefings on communications and satellite system design and development issues. Basic Qualifications: * Typically requires a minimum of 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: * Experience in space ground segment development* Experience in space network architecture development* Experience in constellation management* Technical skills to understand and analyze communications problems, define potential solution to these problems, and conduct in-depth technical analysis, assessments and trades and explain results of technical studies in a systems engineering context.* Experience with traditional space mission areas, including an understanding of how we operate those missions across the space enterprise.* Demonstrated ability to independently bring new, innovative solutions to sponsor challenges and strategically advocate for new approaches.* Knowledge of advanced threats to space systems and mitigation methods.* Ability to clearly document and present ideas and findings.* Bachelor''s Degree in engineering, Physics, Mathematics or similar scientific, engineering, or technical degree PreferredQualifications: * Experience in communications architectures & network modeling such as digital communications theory, detection and estimation theory, RF modulation techniques, error correction coding, spread spectrum techniques, multiple access methodologies, and signal processing* Knowledge of space and ground crypto methodologies* Master''s Degree in engineering or similar field and with at least 10 years of experience* Current TS/SCI This requisition requires the candidate to have a minimum of the following clearance(s): This requisition requires the hired candidate to have or obtain, within one year from the date of hire, the following clearance(s): Salary compensation range and midpoint:$127,500 - $159,500 - $191,500 Annual Subject to all federal and state laws, rules and regulations, MITRE requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Newly hired employees must be fully vaccinated prior to their employment start date. MITRE will provide reasonable accommodation to individuals who are legally entitled to an exemption under applicable laws so long as it does not create an undue hardship for MITRE and/or does not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of the employee or others in the workplace. MITRE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. MITRE recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of age; ancestry; color; family medical or genetic information; gender identity and expression; marital, military, or veteran status; national and ethnic origin; physical or mental disability; political affiliation; pregnancy; race; religion; sex; sexual orientation; and any other protected characteristics. For further information please visit the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission website EEO is the Law Poster , EEO is the Law Poster-Supplement and Pay Transparency . 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