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COLSA Corporation Space Systems Engineer in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Space Systems Engineer

Tracking Code

5444-987

Job Description

This position provides support to the 45 Test Squadron – Space and Intelligence Command and Control Systems Test Flight. This position will be located at Peterson AFB, CO (Colorado Springs). This support includes:

  • Provides technical leadership and serves as the technical authority for Space Command and Control (C2) and Space Domain Awareness systems. These systems include: ATLAS, the Space Defense Operations Center (SPADOC), Single Integrated Space Picture (SISP), and Satellite Communications (SATCOM), and other systems that are part of the Combined Space Operation Center (CSpOC) portfolio.

  • Conduct data analysis and apply knowledge of engineering technology under the direction of engineering staff. These tasks include test and evaluation, test support, logistics, sustainment, operations analyses, technical studies, and various analyses and support activities including program/system security.

  • Interface with Space Command and Control Program-level working groups on inputs, and recommendations.

  • Assist in the development of system requirements, performance measures, test phase entry/exit criteria, and analysis of design constraints functional capabilities and metrics.

  • Support Developmental Test and Evaluation (DT&E), Operational Test (OT), Force Development Evaluation (FDE), Risk Reduction Testing (RRT) and certification for test readiness; identify deficiencies, verify compliance with specifications and standards, and assess stability of various system configurations.

  • Support or develop agile test strategies and methods

  • Support senior engineers when interacting with System Program Offices, other services, and development contractors.

  • Prepare, execute, review, and analyze test plans, procedures, metrics, and reports throughout the software development life cycle. Develop and write methods of tests, Concept of Operations (CONOPS), test cases, test objectives/procedures, test directives, technical or letter reports, analysis and review of requirements, and other test process documents as required in the conduct of testing.

  • Coordinate schedules, pre-and post-test activities, logistics of test planning, and test results.

  • Travel up to 20 percent of time to contractors' facilities, test sites, and other locations (OCONUS and CONUS).

At COLSA, people are our most valuable resource and centered at our core value. We invite you to unite your talents with opportunity and be a part of our “Family of Professionals!” Learn about our employee-centric culture and benefits here.

Required Experience

One of the following combinations is required: Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline and a minimum of 3 years of technical experience is required -OR- Associate’s degree in a technical discipline and 7 years of technical experience -OR- HS Diploma or Equivalent and 9 years technical experience.

  • Relevant technical experience in at least one of the following fields: space operations, astrodynamics and space sensors

  • Ability to interface with prime contractors developing the system under test (SUT) regarding test objectives, schedules, budgets, and methods of test.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively on a team and to lead and direct the work of others.

  • Effective oral and written communications skills.

  • Proficiency in the use and integration of MS Office applications.

  • A current and active Secret Security clearance required. Ability to obtain Top Secret security clearance.

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience with ATLAS, JMS, SPADOC, Space Command and Control (C2) and Space Domain Awareness, On Orbit Operations.

  • Experience with Combatant Commanders Integrated Command and Control System (CCIC2S), and space surveillance network messaging.

  • Knowledge of satellite observation association and orbit determination.

  • Experience with agile software development methods and practices.

  • Experience with automated testing and test scripts.

  • Experience with MATLAB and/or other data visualization and computational tools.

  • Knowledge of, or experience with Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center (AFOTEC) or other DoD operational test agency concepts, procedures and methodologies.

  • Familiarity with one or more programming languages (e.g., FORTRAN, Java, Python, C/C++), or with software development, most notably service-oriented architecture or web services and computer network protocols.

  • Experience related to DOD C4ISR system acquisition, systems engineering, and test engineering.

  • Experience interfacing with development contractors regarding test objectives, schedules, budgets, and methods of test.

  • A current and active Top Secret security clearance is highly desired

Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. COLSA Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

Job Location

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular

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