Space Control Subject Matter Expert


You Are

Confident in your technical capabilities and leadership abilities, willing to continue learning new technologies as mission needs morph, and desire to live in Colorado Springs, CO to work side-by-side with government counterparts on small agile teams to ensure our countries’ space assets are safe & effective.

You Will

Provide leadership, engineering and analytics support to the space control mission including engaging with an engineering team in development and construction of a digital environment which will be used to evaluate, test, and train on new and existing space capabilities. In addition, you will translate the analysis results from the digital environment into requirements for improvements of existing systems and for baselining new systems.

This position will involve some training with a small, highly technical team at our facility in Colorado Springs, while awaiting security clearances. You will learn about all aspects of space control that are relevant to the mission, including how to detect and respond to threats, operate systems, and tune them to obtain best performance. Once cleared, you’ll split time between working with an engineering team in the development of simulation capabilities and analysis of space control systems at our facility and consulting with customers at their facilities to:

  • Provide SME support to the government in procurement of experimental space control systems
  • Provide analysis oversight to the development team, defining analysis questions and helping summarize results
  • Translate analysis results into requirements and approaches to demonstrate, test, and evaluate the capabilities of these systems based on analytical results
  • Define best methods to integrate and operate these systems
  • Train satellite operators to use systems and educate them in space control topics
  • Support test and training range operations

You Have

  • Extensive experience in leading engineering teams in the design and development of software systems to support space mission using modern software methodologies and tools.
  • Strong knowledge of satellite systems, orbital mechanics, and estimation and control theory.
  • Demonstrated experience with satellite system operational concepts, with experience in the space control domain highly desirable.
  • Strong background in Aerospace, Mechanical or Electrical engineering, math and/or physics.
  • An ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI Clearance.
  • The ideal candidate would have 7-10 years of experience.

Base Salary: $115,000-$140,000, however this is commensurate with experience. Annual bonuses can be significant because they are based on the extent to which the employee drives profitability for the company.

Palski & Associates offers full time employees Medical, Dental discount plan, Vision, 401k, 3 weeks of accrued PTO, Paid Holidays, and a generous HRA105.

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