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Space Systems Engineer - Ground Systems SME

Company: Perspecta
Location: Chantilly
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Job Description:

Business Group Highlights DefenseThe Defense group supports the Department of Defense (DoD) mission to keep our homeland and its citizens safe. We provide solutions to improve the Nation's defense by providing software, systems engineering, IT, training and logistics and fleet management solutions.ResponsibilitiesResponsibilities:The successful Ground Systems Engineer will support the Ground Segment Team on a new program at Perspecta, focused on systems engineering and integration of new Space Domain architecture. Tasks include assessing the capabilities planned for the satellite vehicle Tracking and Transport segments, and how these interact with the ground architecture. The Systems Engineer will support development of an implementation plan to ensure compatibility and interoperability of the combined system.The ideal candidate will have experience integrating space systems with ground mission systems, and experience with GEOINT OPIR missions, mesh network capabilities, low-latency high-bandwidth optical link capabilities, network management, tactical data links (Link-16 and IBS) mission planning, and the DoD elements already conducting critical warfighter missions.The Ground architecture is in the early stages of development with only high-level requirements and interfaces defined at the System level and by the mission use cases. The selected candidate will support further development of the Ground system in the following ways:* Support efforts to perform System-level requirements development, requirements flow-down, interface design, integration, and verification* Work with the Ground Segment and partner and vendor engineers to develop solutions incorporating the requirements of space vehicle satellite segments and externals such as:* Custody algorithm hosting* Link-16 and IBS message generation, encapsulation, and routing* Ground segment interface into mission data processing enterprise* External interface management* Payload planning, scheduling, and tasking.* Determine where gaps exist and perform trades to determine options including potential performing or subcontracting for the work* Support development of a detailed Mission Operations Integration Plan in coordination with mission stakeholders* Work with stakeholders (Segments, Users, Partners) to define operational details, lower-level use cases, requirements, interfaces, and mission threads.* Evaluate the demonstrations, simulations, and testing required to demonstrate mission capability and document the interfaces, internal and external operations and resources required to successfully accomplish them* Provide Ground equity input for the development of a System Concept of Operations (CONOPS)* Provide input to Systems Architects to develop architectural and technical schematics showing interactions (e.g., operational functions, data, physical connections, and timing) among the segments and their various elements* Support Risk reduction activities and end-to-end demonstration plans coordinated with the Transport Segment and elements* Provide data to support information mapping mission capabilities to System and Segment requirements and verification activitiesQualificationsRequires 10 to 12 years with BS/BA or 8 to 10 years with MS/MA or 5 to 7 years with PhD.* Experience required supporting similar Space Domain architectures * Requirements management experience and experience writing system level requirements, allocating requirements to segments, performing trace assessment of implementation-level requirements to system requirements, and supporting verification & validation activities * Space systems experience with specific experience supporting ground systems, ground architecture, and experience with Mission Management, Constellation Management, and/or Network Management software* Ability to travel as needed to Government sites, Ground sites and development contractor locations* Minimum TS Clearance requiredFor Colorado ResidentsAbout PerspectaWhat matters to our nation, is what matters to us. At Perspecta, everything we do, from conducting innovative research to cultivating strong relationships, supports one imperative: ensuring that your work succeeds. Our company was formed to bring a broad array of capabilities to all parts of the public sector-from investigative services and IT strategy to systems work and next-generation engineering.Our promise is simple: never stop solving our nation's most complex challenges. And with a workforce of approximately 14,000, more than 48 percent of which is cleared, we have been trusted to do just that, as a partner of choice across the entire sector.Perspecta is an AA/EEO--Employer - All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.As a government contractor, Perspecta abides by the following provisionPay Transparency Nondiscrimination ProvisionThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of the other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).

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