Ground Data Systems Engineer

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Posting title
Ground Data Systems Engineer

Roles and responsibilities
Estimated duration of 15 months with the potential for extension or conversion.
W2 with full benefits
Customer and contract specific training will be required and provided.

Job Description:
The Ground Data Systems Engineer is responsible for supporting the systems engineering and management oversight of the design, development, delivery, and maintenance of ground data systems for flight projects. The ground data system (GDS) is the hardware, software, and facilities used by the mission operations team as part of the process to fulfill mission operations activities.
The selected candidate will support the lead ground data systems engineer in developing and maintaining the ground data systems for the Juno and Lunar Flashlight missions. Tasks include:
1. Maintaining the existing Juno ground data system including software and document updates
2. Support of Juno operations activities such as data accountability and retransmission
3. Automation of routine ground data system operations tasks
4. Provide ground data system anomaly resolution
5. Development of the Lunar Flashlight ground data system architecture and design
6. Creation of ground data system design artifacts (such as system architecture document, functional design document, system requirements, release description documents, etc.)
7. Support of the integration and testing of the ground data system in various project test environments
8. Support of Lunar Flashlight ground data system operations activities

Required Skills:
1. Must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder
2. Offer contingent on ability to successfully pass a background check and drug screen
3. System architecture development
4. System requirements development
5. Ground systems design
6. Strong communication skills
7. Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) as the target OS for the GDS
8. Python programming language

Desired Skills :
1. Cybersecurity best practices
2. Ground systems operations
3. CubeSat development/operations
4. Sun Solaris 10 as the legacy OS for the GDS
5. Amazon Web Services

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