National Security Program Office - Mission System System Engineer
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The NSPO project is seeking a Mission System Engineer who is an energetic and multi-disciplined mission engineer and is customer-focused, articulate, reacts well to changes, can multi-task, and work well independently and within a team environment.
Team member for the Mission System Engineering Group and will report administratively to the Technical Group Supervisor and programmatically to the NSPO Mission System System Manager.
As a member of the leadership team you will be responsible for planning, developing and deploying the mission system. Provide technical leadership in the implementation, I&T and transition of operations products.
- Functional architecture design description
- Mission System internal and external interface definition
- Development of mission operations processes and procedures
- Development of the mission system timelines and operational activities
- Leading design efforts as needed to conduct trades or resolve technical issues
- 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.
Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related technical discipline with a minimum of 12 years of related experience; or Master's degree in similar disciplines with a minimum of 10 years of related experience; or Ph.D in similar disciplines with a minimum of 8 years related experience.
- Direct experience in DoD systems engineering lifecycle
- Knowledge and experience in applicable DoD policies and procedures pertaining to Ground Systems and Mission Operations
- Experience in working DoD external technical interfaces
- Experience in complex ground systems
- Experience with Linux and Python
- Has experience leading teams to develop effective mission systems.
- Wide-ranging experience and advanced knowledge in mission system products including mission operations system architecture; trade studies; requirements definition, flow down, and validation; developing interface definitions; and developing mission operations processes and procedures.
- Proven record in developing [two or more of the following areas]: operations concepts, scenarios, requirements, processes, and procedures.
- Proven ability to work effectively with program space system engineers.
- Demonstrated ability to perform highly complex and unique job functions and activities, including working in concert with system engineers to provide solutions that meet their needs.
- Proven ability to develop innovative CONOPs leveraging from available capabilities
- Must have proactive team building strategies, excellent communication skills, including the ability to write and review technical documentation, and to productively interface with all levels of management.
- An active TS/SCI security clearance is required for this position.
- Extensive ground system experience.
- Multi-discipline technical knowledge relating to space system, ground system, and operations development.
- Knowledge of operability issues and space-ground trades.
- Extensive understanding and wide application of advanced principles, theories, concepts and techniques in system engineering.
- Demonstrated ability to make trades involving spacecraft operability, mission science return, and risk.
- In-depth knowledge of risk management.
- Prior experience working in a 24x7, high-availability, operations engineering environment.
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