Satellite Ground Systems Engineer

Employer
The Aerospace Corporation
Location
Suitland, MD
Posted
Apr 20, 2017
Closes
Apr 21, 2017
Industry
Engineering
Hours
Full Time
Requisition ID: 5041 All Locations: Suitland, MD (Maryland) ResponsibilitiesThis position will support the NOAA NESDIS Office of Satellite Ground Services (OSGS) at one or more of the following locations in the metropolitan Washington, DC area: the NOAA Satellite Operations Facility (NSOF) in Suitland, Maryland; Silver Spring, MD; Greenbelt, MD. Duties: Perform systems engineering tasks, including requirements analysis, traceability, verification & interfacesSupport key systems engineering tasks towards development of the next generation ground systems enterprise architecture and the transition of current ground systems to common services/enterprise architecture. Experience and or knowledge of management of transitioning developed systems into operations.Support Design, Integration & TestBe responsible for direct customer technical support on ground services sustainment, including systems engineeringProvide direct support to government decision makers regarding acquisition strategyProvide technical leadership between customer's and Aerospace technical management.Establish strategic technology direction to improve the system quality and reduce maintenance costs.Work with multiple agencies (eg NASA, DoD), as requiredQualificationsRequired:Ability to provide systems engineering and technical support leadership in the areas of ground systems (satellite command and control & data processing and distribution), architecture, and software life-cycle. Experience with Satellite ground systems such as the NOAA NESDIS systems. Proven skills in the understanding of software and hardware system interactions and related technologies; real-time systems; performance analysis; systems integration issues; development methodologies (spiral, prototyping, agile, object-oriented, modeling, etc.); technology recommendations; and evaluating the impact of candidate technical approaches on all parts of the system. Expertise/knowledge in the entire software lifecycle from concept of operations to end of life for satellite ground systems including architecture, program management, risk assessment, and process improvement Proven expertise to provide technical support for engineering studies and evaluations of proposed and existing software architectures.Ability to support several smaller projects in concurrent operation or on portions of larger multi-phase/multi-disciplinary projects.Proven experience in long term legacy system migration and ground system development/integrationAbility to work with multiple organizations within NESDIS, NOAA, and outside agencies/departments (eg NASA, DoD)Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a diverse customer set to derive consensus on best practice technical approachesBachelor's degree in Engineering/ScienceEight or more years of progressively responsible professional engineering/scientific experience, including space and/or ground systems and a background in systems engineering, technical and project leadership in an engineering organization or program officeUnderstanding and previous procurement management support expertise for moderate to large systems acquisitionsExperience with federal acquisition policies and practicesApplicant must be able to communicate with a broad range of customers, technologists, program managers, system engineers, and senior government leadershipExcellent interpersonal skills, including a demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of customers is required. Excellent technical written and oral communication skills are essential. Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance Preferred:Advanced Degree in Engineering/ScienceExperience with commercial, NASA and/or NOAA space systems from an end-to-end perspective Transcript RequirementTranscripts are required for this position. Additional Requisition DetailsSystem Job Title: PROJ ENGINEER Clearance Requirement: Secret Access: None Polygraph: None Relocation Available: Yes Employment Type: Regular Work Schedule: Full Time Company StatementThe Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to provide critical solutions to technologically complex systems in such areas as communications, shipping, law enforcement, and cyber, among others.From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world. Equal Opportunity CommitmentThe 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, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status.You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement..