Lead Systems I&T Engineer w/Active TS/SCI Clearance

Job opening ID
2676

Posting title
Lead Systems I&T Engineer w/Active TS/SCI Clearance

Roles and responsibilities
US Citizenship and an active TS/SCI & Polygraph Eligible is required to be considered for this position
Estimated duration of 18 months with the potential for extension or conversion.
W2 with full benefits
Customer and contract specific training will be required and provided.
Travel required. 
Labor Category: Software Systems Engineer IV

Job Description:
Unique opportunity for a multi-disciplined Ground Data Systems I&T System Engineer for Special Programs. You will be a member of the Ground Data Systems (GDS) Integration, Test, & Deployment Group reporting administratively to the Technical Group Supervisor and programmatically to the GDS Lead. As the GDS I&T Systems Engineer, you will develop and execute a detailed plan to test the mission operations system in an integrated ground environment. This is a position for an energetic and multi-disciplined ground engineer who is customer-focused, articulate, reacts well to changes, can multi-task, and work well independently and within a team environment.

Will be responsible to:
• Develop and execute system level test procedures.
• Dry-run test procedures, scripts and products using test resources.
• Trouble-shoot and document anomalies.
• Lead anomaly resolution teams.
• Support and participate in the execution of element level mission operations V&V.
• Lead in the execution of the Integrated Ground V&V campaign.
• Lead coordination and execution of End-to-End Testing.
• Lead teams that support and maintains the mission system software and hardware environments.
• Lead implementation of task plans as they pertain to the GDS.
• Support program milestones.

Required Skills:
• The candidate must be a citizen of the United States of America
• Candidate must have a minimum of a Top Secret/SCI clearance
• A United States Government administered polygraph examination will be given to the selected candidate; he/she must pass it to maintain employment in this position
• Offer contingent on ability to successfully pass a background check and drug screen
• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, EE, or related technical discipline with 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.
• Systems Engineering knowledge and lifecycle experience in one or more of the following areas: Mission Operations Systems (MOS), Ground Data Systems (GDS), and system Verification and Validation (V&V).
• Strong Virtual Machine (VM) skills in configuring, maintaining, and deploying multiple VM instances in an environment.
• Strong Information Technology skills and proficiency in: Linux Operating Systems, database applications such as FileMaker Pro and MySQL; scripting languages such as Python and STOL; cloud computing; and JAVA
• Leadership abilities to manage a team of System Administrators to support the working IT environment.
• Experience using requirements management systems such as DOORs.
• Demonstrated experience in planning and execution of ground test campaigns.
• Direct experience in working effectively across multiple organizations.
• Ability to quickly grasp new concepts and incorporate innovations.
• Demonstrated experience working with source control applications and workflow applications such as GitHub and JIRA.
• Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills required for customer interface.
• Must be a U.S. Citizen with an active Top Secret (TS) clearance based upon Single Scope Background investigation (SBBI) within a 5-year scope and must be approved for Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) accesses.

Desired Skills :
• Direct experience in DoD systems engineering lifecycle.
• Knowledge and experience in applicable DoD policies and procedures pertaining to Ground Systems and Mission Operations.
• Demonstrated knowledge in software systems I&T and deployment.
• Prior experience working in a 24x7, high-availability, operations engineering environment.
• Experience in maintaining program external technical interfaces.
• Understanding of JPL Flight Project Practices and Design Principles.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with evolving software/hardware infrastructure
• Ability to work with multiple customers on premises and remote


Number of positions
1

Location
Pasadena

State
California