Satellite Systems Engineer

Herndon, VA

Posted: 05/13/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Industry: Defense/Government Job Number: 23-00470

Job Description

Candidate will have the opportunity to conduct mission/program-specific operations during readiness, execution, and evaluation phases. You will develop detailed plans and procedures to provide maximum mission support in areas such as orbit dynamics and performance analysis, provide technical direction for mission support, plan for critical activities, and provide alternate operating techniques.

You will have the opportunity to work with different organizations and sites to implement various efforts across the IC. This includes resiliency test and tactics development as well as ops development. During the initial training period, the successful candidate will learn the system and may concurrently support tools creation, data analysis, and maintenance. This Position requires the completion of a formal training program and certification to perform duties.

Candidate must have an active TOP SECRET Security Clearance prior to hire to be considered for this role.

This position will require periodic off-hour shifts in support of program activities as well as on-call support. Some positions will require 24x7 rotating shift support.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Experience or understanding of spacecraft operations
  • Experience supporting critical operations
  • Experience in any of these Engineering functions:
    • System integration
    • Planning
    • Software testing
    • System modeling or analysis

Desired Skills:
  • Experience with astro-dynamics and orbital mechanics including classical orbital (Keplerian) elements
  • Understanding of Satellite maneuver tools/techniques
  • STK/orbital analysis program experience
  • Microsoft Office proficiency (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint)
  • Matrix mathematics, vector analysis, and an understanding of physics
  • Knowledge of feedback control and classic mechanics
  • Knowledge of basic coding skills in one or more programming language
  • Experience with MATLAB, SQL, HTML, Python, UNIX/Linux
  • Experience establishing customer intimacy
  • Problem solving, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to work across sites

Education Requirements:
Bachelor of Science plus 11 years' experience OR Master of Science plus 9 years' experience.

Candidate must have an active TOP SECRET Security Clearance prior to hire. All applicants selected will be subject to a US Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, US citizenship is required.

No third-party applicants will be considered. If you are a third-party contracting company, please do not respond to this position.

Meet Your Recruiter

Jason Briggs
Team Leader - Defense Solutions

A seasoned recruiting and sales professional with more than 7 years of industry experience, Jason Briggs joins the Contract Professionals, Inc. (CPI) team as the Director of Business Development, Information Technology Division in Scottsdale, Arizona.

With a talent for creative problem solving and coalition building, Jason started his career at Oxford and Associates in 2013, generating $2.3 million in sales by targeting the hardware, software, IT, and science & technology industries.

Subsequently, Jason joined KT Consulting as a Federal Department of Defense (DoD) Senior Recruiter focusing on winning and staffing One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS-SB) Proposals and Contracts for the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines.

Relocating to Arizona in 2017, Jason is originally from Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin Stout with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business with a focus in Risk Management. 

Jason attended St. John's Northwestern Military Academy in Wisconsin where he was exposed to JROTC leadership education training and military sciences. He has served on alumni executive board for the University of Wisconsin Stout's National social philanthropy fraternity, Phi Sigma Phi.  Jason also continues to provide support for local dog rescue organizations in the Phoenix area by donating time and participating in local adoption events.

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