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Systems Engineer

Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

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ARCTOS is a fast-growing, technology-oriented small business providing aerospace, defense, and digital solutions, with offices and work sites across the United States. We're looking for team-oriented innovators eager to tackle interesting challenges, work on important problems, and receive great benefits and employee support.
ARCTOS is currently seeking a Systems Engineer to support sustainment activities for a diverse portfolio of strategic and tactical MILSATCOM space systems and infrastructure. The candidate will provide systems engineering and integration expertise in support of legacy space constellations including, but not limited to, Milstar, Advanced Enhanced High Frequency (AEHF) and Enhanced Polar System (EPS) and associated ground infrastructure, warfighter terminals and software applications such as Family of Beyond Line-of-Sight Terminal (FAB-T), Milstar Messaging System (MMS), Global Broadcast Service (GBS) and Ground Multiband Terminal (GMT) along with various other systems, subsystems and devices in a multidisciplinary environment. The candidate will also have a direct impact on new MILSATCOM space systems transitioning from the acquisition community to operational stakeholders.
This opportunity is an engineering management position with growth potential. We seek a self-starter who is capable of autonomous, on-the-job learning/growth. We seek technical individuals who will thrive by working, and occasionally leading, in a collaborative work environment of small teams tackling the challenges of sustaining complex, space-based, telecommunication systems. The candidate will have a positive, tangible effect across all aspects of the space system (spacecraft, uplinks/downlinks, command & control, networks, users) while improving overall combat readiness.

  • Provides the government customer with MILSATCOM systems engineering advisory assistance, including daily engineering consultation in support of sustainment activities
  • Engages the Joint space warfighting community, supporting sustainment tasks through established space systems engineering processes and procedures for requirements development, technical solution generation (hardware and software) and fielding to space warfighters
  • Evaluates and produces products of a technical nature using technical rigor, adequacy, completeness, and appropriate application of the specialty engineering disciplines as standard process
  • Assists with technology readiness assessments; identify risks and issues with proposed technologies while collaborating with other teams (i.e., Test & Evaluation, Integrated Logistics Support, etc)
  • Supports waiver, deviation and deficiency reviews, system allocations, and compliance assessments
  • Conducts system/enterprise level engineering analysis to identify sustainment problem areas; provide impact analysis, forecast potential failures, and present options with potential to mitigate these problems
  • Performs engineering analysis on organizational technical processes; suggests process improvements that increase efficiency and/or effectiveness of operations as required
  • Supports formulation of relevant information of sustainment objectives and performs engineering analysis and system-level assessments for decision support at various meetings and sustainment forums
  • Perform studies and analyses of military air, surface, maritime, space and cyberspace missions to assess integration, system-of-systems factors, system vulnerability and survivability, system commonality, new technologies, enhancements, commercialization, cost effectiveness, and mission assurance KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
    • 6+ years of experience working with military or DoD civilian clients and managing professional relationships
    • 6+ years of experience working in a highly competitive multi-contractor environment
    • 6+ years of experience in architecture/requirements definition/analysis, acquisitions, engineering/design, fielding/integration, and verification or analysis
    • 6+ years of relevant systems engineering and integration experience
    • 6+ years of relevant experience engaging government customers to advance projects and initiatives at varying degrees of complexity through engineering management Preferred:
      • 8+ years of experience in a DoD program office with understanding of DoD acquisition processes and compliance with government instructions; especially prior military/civilian experience working with space systems
      • 8+ years of experience working with strategic & tactical MILSATCOM space systems (spacecraft, uplinks/downlinks, command & control, networks and/or user communities)
      • Knowledge of Digital Engineering (DE) or Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) applications (i.e., SparxEA, Cameo, etc)
      • Current International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) certification (i.e. ASEP, CSEP)
      • Knowledge of Agile software development processes and applications (i.e., Jira/Confluence) EDUCATIONAL, CLEARANCE AND CERTIFICATION:
        • Bachelor of Science degree in an engineering discipline from an accredited institution; will consider other Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) degrees from accredited institutions
        • Must be able to demonstrate engineering principles and concepts
        • Expertise with requirements development and analysis, and the development of systems engineering-related documents including requirements/specifications, interface control documents, and validation & verification plans
        • Solid analytical and problem solving skills; able to sort through complex issues and develop clear solutions, provide in-depth technical assessments and identify issues and risks
        • Effective interpersonal and team player skills in order to engage at both the peer and management levels
        • Ability to coordinate with numerous stakeholders/customers from DoD agencies to commercial industry
        • Proficient in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)
        • Clear and concise written, verbal communications and presentation skills; able to clearly articulate ideas, recommendations and options to the customer
        • Highly-organized individual, capable of handling multiple competing priorities; able to multi-task, prioritize tasks, and quickly adjust in a dynamic environment PHYSICAL/WORKING ENVIRONMENT
          • Primary work environment is a standard office setting. TRAVEL
            • Occasional travel is anticipated, to be performed will be under the guidelines of Federal Travel Regulations and/or Joint Travel Regulations.
              ARCTOS and its subsidiaries are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Keywords: ARCTOS LLC, Colorado Springs , Systems Engineer, Other , Colorado Springs, Colorado

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