Sr. Systems Engineer w/Active TS/SCI Clearance

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Sr. Systems Engineer w/Active TS/SCI Clearance

Roles and responsibilities
18 month contract position
**Contract Extension or Conversion Possible**
W2 with full benefits
Customer and contract specific training will be required and provided.

Job Description:
Will be a member of the Defense and Commercial Programs Systems Engineering Group (312H) in the Project Systems Engineering and Formulation Section. Will be a Systems Engineer in the End-to-End Information Systems (EEIS) Engineering Team responsible for leading, managing, and coordinating requirements, design, interfaces, and verification and validation (V&V) activities of system-level requirements. Will support the EEIS lead in management of risks, conducting trade studies, documenting design decisions, verifying interfaces, and providing insight/oversight for V&V of system requirements. Will generate and analyze concepts of operation from an EEIS perspective to validate compliance with requirements, design, and operations. Will manage, conduct, and document the verification testing of end-to-end system requirements. Will colead
multidisciplinary and multi-organizational working groups across government and non-government agencies on EEIS matters and will document decisions and results. Will generate and present milestone review materials, including inputs to Program-level schedules. Will interact with other
teams to develop and apply systems engineering policies, practices, requirements, plans, and schedules. Will serve in a review capacity across the project to assess the quality of the design, risks to achieving required performance, identifying potential problems, and recommending correction action and/or improvements.

Required Skills:
•Must be a US Citizen with an active Top Secret (TS) clearance based upon Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) within a 5 year scope and must be approved for Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) accesses.
•Offer contingent on ability to successfully pass a background check and drug screen
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Physics, or related technical discipline with typically a minimum of 9 years of related experience; Master’s degree in similar disciplines with a minimum of 7 years of related experience; or PhD in similar disciplines with a minimum of 5 years related experience.
Wide-ranging experience and advanced knowledge in one or more of the following areas: systems engineering of space and ground networks, space mission information systems, spacecraft communication systems.
•Extensive understanding and wide application of advanced principles, concepts, and techniques used in system engineering of space and ground networks and space information systems. •Extensive knowledge of industry and/or academic practices and standards across a range of applications related to the operation of space information systems, space/ground networks, space mission operations, and non-NASA missions.
•Proven ability to lead the activities of, and to synthesize the unique discipline knowledge of, a broad range of technical subject matter experts.
•Must have recent systems engineering experience and significant knowledge and experience in system-level verification and validation, integration and test, ground systems, and the function of spacecraft subsystems and instruments.
•Must be a self-motivated individual who can work independently and in a team environment. •Requires occasional availability for domestic travel. Must have excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills.

Desired Skills:
•Thorough understanding of systems engineering methods and applications.
•Recent technical task management and systems engineering experience.
•Experience in all phases of the design, development, system integration, test and operation of spacecraft and/or scientific payloads.
•Demonstrated skills in leading a multidisciplinary, multi-organizational team.
•Experience in conducting and/or participating in a large system-level verification program for a complex system.
•Ability to work on major project assignments without appreciable direction, with accountability for technical performance.
•Excellent problem solving skills.
•Proven ability to deal with multiple issues, tasks, and priorities concurrently.
•Proven ability to interact effectively across multiple disciplines with government and non-government agencies.
•Experience with development and delivery of system documentation, such as requirements documents, test plans, and design description documents.
•Experience with space telecommunication systems using CCSDS.
•Experience with model-based systems engineering, including the use of SysML tools such as MagicDraw.

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