• Space Systems Engineer

    Location US-CO-Colorado Springs
    Job ID
    # of Openings Remaining
    Information Technology
    Residency Status
    U.S. Citizenship Required
    Top Secret/SCI
    Employee Type
    Time Type
    Full Time
  • Overview

    Vencore is a proven provider of information solutions, engineering and analytics for the U.S. Government. With more than 40 years of experience working in the defense, civilian and intelligence communities, Vencore designs, develops and delivers high impact, mission-critical services and solutions to overcome its customers most complex problems.

    Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, Vencore employs 3,800 engineers, analysts, IT specialists and other professionals who strive to be the best at everything they do.

    Vencore is an AA/EEO Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


    This is a senior engineering position supporting all aspects of space systems engineering requirements with a focus on RF systems and support to the space situational awareness mission. This engineer researches, designs, develops, analyzes, and/or tests spacecraft systems. Performs a variety of technical tasks including development/maintenance of engineering models, performing engineering analyses (modeling and simulation), reviews of engineering data/requirements, and/or verification & validation of complex space vehicles and systems. Analyzes space product or equipment specifications and performance requirements to determine designs, which can be produced by existing manufacturing or processing facilities and methods. Analyzes project engineering data and proposals to determine feasibility, predictability, cost, and production time of pace products and systems.


    Develops design criteria for space products or systems, including testing methods, production costs, quality standards, and completion dates. Plans and conducts experimental, environmental, operational and stress tests on models and prototypes of aircraft and aerospace systems and equipment. Evaluates new technologies for application in improving design of space systems. Plans, coordinates, directs, and evaluates testing of space systems.


    This position will have emphasis in conducting analysis on RF and RADAR system supporting SSA mission areas.  The contractor shall evaluate RF system impacts and mitigation options for given designs within the broader systems engineering context including ionospheric modification, RF antenna design, algorithms that optimize source detection & location, relationships between noise, sensor cadence, and location error, and analysis of other Government- defined performance metrics.



    Qualifications Required  summary:

    * Bachelor's Degree in related engineering discipline (space systems, aero, EE, some others)
    * At least 5 years of experience in space system engineering
    * Recent work on DoD space situational awareness and/or defensive space related programs
    * TS/SCI cleared
    * Experience in system and operational requirements development and analysis
    * Ability to work with minimal supervision on highly technical projects
    * Excellent at routine multi-tasking, priority balancing, and dynamic planning
    * Excellent interpersonal skills and communications capabilities
    * Experience with RF link modeling process and application
    * Experience with EM/RF modeling and simulation

    * Extensive AoA, Military Utility Analysis (MUA), and trade studies for space warfighter missions

    * Proficient in several of these systems:  Advance Framework for Simulation, Integration and Modeling (AFSIM), System Effectiveness Analysis Simulation (SEAS), Space Brawler and Satellite Trajectory and Attitude Kinematic (SATRAK). 


    * Current or recent SAP access

    * Experience in RF systems and/or optical systems analysis and design for space architectures desired

    * Leadership experience and support to integrated product teams desired

    * Experience in AGILE development processes
    * Recent experience in advanced hardware and software development environments
    * Experience with JAVA, SQL, cloud applications
    * Experience with JIRA
    * Signal processing experience
    * Experience using MATLAB
    * Experience with RF lab and testing equipment


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