Senior Space Systems Engineer

Job title: Senior Space Systems Engineer

Company: Galaxy Technology Hires

Job description: Senior Space Systems Engineer

Colorado Springs, CO or Chantilly, VA – Relocation Assistance Provided

The Company

Our client is one of the largest, successful aerospace, defense and technology innovators in the world. They operate in over 100 countries and provide strategic solutions to the US, in order to protect and defend our freedoms worldwide, with advancing space access, supporting national security, civil service, and transportation safety. Their employees are passionate about their customers and their mission, as they enjoy working with cutting edge technologies and advancements that are positively impacting our society.

The Job

*Active DoD Top Secret/SCI Security Clearance required*

The company is currently seeking experienced Systems Engineers to join our team. This individual will be members of the Systems Engineering team on a space battle management-C2 project and collaborate with other diverse teams. The team will develop a common technical approach and harmonize the architecture of the various government provided equipment/SW for the program and other space enterprise C2 efforts. The SE team will also be responsible for developing a target architecture and migrating the current systems to that architecture, and will integrate with third party applications and services into the target architecture. Additional responsibilities will include facilitating close collaboration with the customer and key stakeholders throughout all phases of the system lifecycle for the program mission space through regular and continual communication with stakeholders. The ideal candidate will have experience in the space surveillance, space C2 and have an in-depth understanding networking and Information Assurance technology and techniques. This individual will work in Northern Va. Travel around CONUS will be required.


  • Performing hardware/software requirements definition, decomposition, allocation, management, verification, and validation
  • System specification development, creation and enforcement of interface control documents, system risk management, and system configuration management
  • Responsibility for verifying all requirements are met using the approved verification method and documenting the verification results
  • Support programs by creating models, simulations, and analysis tools to support national security space analysis activities.
  • Perform technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, evaluations alternatives including cost and risk, supportability and analyses for total systems. Analyses are performed at all levels of total system product to include: concept, design, and operations
  • Use modeling and simulation analyses to support design validation and mission benefit analyses
  • Develop new algorithms and processes, enhance current tool capabilities, and perform analyses
  • Interaction with customers and provides input to project managers on programmatic and technical deliverables under guidance of senior technical personnel
  • Contribute to the development of new principles and concepts to enhance mission operations
  • Support the development of technological concepts which improve system performance and mission capabilities
  • May act as a technical lead for limited aspects of a project
  • Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications: * Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering discipline, Physical or Computer Science and 6+ years of related professional experience, OR, Master’s Degree in an Engineering discipline, Physical or Computer Science and 4+ years of related professional experience

  • 6+ years of Systems Engineering experience and knowledge of Systems Engineering processes
  • Experienced in decomposition of govt requirements to system, subsystem and component requirements
  • Experienced with Space Situational Awareness (SSA), Space Control, Space Superiority Mission Areas
  • Experienced with projects heavy in SW development and integration into a larger enterprise

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with Space Situational Awareness (SSA) or Space Control Mission Area
  • Experience with the Space Command and Control Systems
  • Experience with the application of orbital mechanics to Space Situational Awareness (SSA)
  • Experienced with Space Base SDA operation and system architecture
  • Experienced with command and control system operational CONOPS
  • Experienced with Unified Modeling Language (UML) and System Modeling Language (SyML)
  • Experienced with radar and/or electro-optical SDA operations and system architecture
  • Familiarity with radar and electro optical sensors used to detect and track space objects
  • Familiarity with geosynchronous, highly elliptical, low, and medium earth orbit mission operations and analysis
  • Familiarity with Combatant Commander Integrated Command and Control System (CCIC2S) or Integrated Space Command and Control (ISC2) Programs
  • Familiar with JSpOC Mission System (JMS)
  • Flexibility to travel for customer purposes

Security Clearance:

Please be aware this position requires TS/SCI Security clearance. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Expected salary:

Location: Chantilly, VA

Job date: Thu, 23 Jun 2022 22:43:03 GMT

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