COLSA Corporation Space Systems Engineer - TMAS Scientist/Engineer 3 in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Space Systems Engineer - TMAS Scientist/Engineer 3

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Job Description

This position provides support to the 46 Test Squadron – Command and Control (C2) Flight at Eglin AFB. This position will be located at Peterson AFB, CO (Colorado Springs). This support includes the following:

  • Provides technical leadership and frequently serves as the final technical authority for the Astrodynamics Support Workstation (ASW), BMEWS/Pave Paws mission systems, Space Directed Energy Confliction (DECON), and other Space Command and Control (C2) systems, encompassing the whole Space Situational Awareness (SSA) portfolio, such as Space Fence, JSpOC Mission Systems (JMS), Space Surveillance Telescope (SST), Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN, Upgraded Early Warning Radar (UEWR), Cobra Dane, PARCS, among others.

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

  • Assist in the development of system requirements, performance measures, test phase entry/exit criteria, and analysis of test 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 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 reports.

  • Travel up to 40% of time to contractors' facilities, test sites, and other locations (OCONUS and CONUS).

Required Experience

BS Degree in a technical field and 3-10 years of applicable experience is required. Six years of applicable technical experience may be substituted for the technical BS Degree requirement or four years of experience with an applicable Associates Degree.

  • Relevant technical experience in one of the following fields: space operations, astrodynamics, space sensors, service oriented architecture software, testing.

  • 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 BMEWS/Pave Paws mission systems, UEWR, PARCS, Cobra Dane, Combatant Commanders Integrated Command and Control System (CCIC2S), and the Space Situational Awareness (SSA) mission.

  • 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., Matlab, 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.

Job Location

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

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