Space Systems Engineer Senior

You are

Confident in your technical capabilities, willing to continue learning new technologies as mission needs morph, and desire to live in Colorado Springs, CO to work side-by-side with our teammates and customers on a small-agile team.

You will

Lead a System Engineering team in the technical definition and integration support for USSF Operational Test and Training Infrastructure (OTTI) program. The OTTI program is developing live and synthetic range capabilities across the Space and Cyberspace Domains which will interoperate with ranges from the Air and Land domains.  Develop and manage the enterprise level technical baseline of the OTTI effort using digital engineering tools including Model Based System Engineering (MBSE) tools for requirements, behaviors, architecture, and interface specifications, requirements tools such as Next Gen Doors or JAMA.  Guide the establishment of partnerships/ relationships at all levels of leadership within the OTTI organization.  Interact with USSF Field Command, HQ USSF, SAF, Mission Partners and Range customers across the DOD and other National Range customers.  Specific tasks Include but are not limited to:

  • Leading recurring meetings to establish cross architecture level trade studies and developing common interoperable architectures across the OTTI Integrated Program Office (IPO)
  • Engage in general systems engineering and integration efforts across the OTTI IPO
  • Recommend, develop, and integrate enterprise concepts and recommendations to capitalize on cross range best practices, efficiencies and standardization
  • Provide feasibility Studies and Concept Exploration
  • Develop engineering products and documentation including Design Reference Missions, Verification Plans, Operations Support Plans, MBSE products
  • Develop and configuration manage Interface Control Documents
  • Assess, align, and integrate programmatic considerations and provide technical support to Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPB&E)
  • Develop and document logistics goals, objectives, services, and programs, as well as the individual needs in order to meet mission requirements

You have

  • Experience leading teams in the development of complex enterprise level system engineering products and the integration of systems-of-systems.
  • Working knowledge of Scrum, Kanban or other agile development methods. Certification as a Scrum Master or Agile Certified Practitioner is desired
  • Strong writing, editing, analytical and team facilitation skills
  • Ability to interact with senior department of defense and other government officials as well as defense contractors at all levels
  • Strong background in Aerospace, Mechanical or Electrical engineering, math and/or physics.
  • Working knowledge of IT infrastructure, software development, and hardware development process. 
  • Range Experience with test, analysis, and/or experimentation of space systems or military systems including space operations or test control room experience is desired
  • Familiarity with Model Based System Engineering
  • US Citizenship
  • Ability to obtain a TS/SCI Clearance
  • The ideal candidate will have 15-20 years of experience

Compensation:  Base Salary: $185,000 – 220,000, 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, Vision, 401k, 3 weeks of accrued PTO, Paid Holidays, PFML, and a generous HRA105.

Palski & Associates accepts applications on an ongoing basis and there is no deadline to apply.

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