- Bachelor's Degree
- Master's Degree
Engineer – Satellite Ground Systems
The Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) is seeking a satellite ground systems engineer to help with the development, design, deployment, and operation of a new satellite ground segment, engineer ground segment modifications, and define operations paradigms as new satellite missions are funded.
The successful candidate must be able to apply technologies in novel ways to solve research questions; provide technical leadership to multidisciplinary teams; and have experience with public cloud technologies (AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud), cybersecurity engineering, COMSEC, and information assurance.
The ground segment will support satellite command and control and payload data processing. Once the ground segment is operational, the ground systems engineer will be responsible for ensuring availability of the systems for flight operations. The ground systems engineer will also assist the lead software developer in designing and implementing a SecDevOps infrastructure to manage ground and flight software development activities.
BS in engineering, computer science, or other related field
Strong background in systems engineering and architecture
Experience leading technical teams
Technical depth in software engineering, network engineering, and/or RF/communications engineering
Experience architecting cloud-based applications and solutions
Ability to use and uphold standard software development processes, including software analysis, design, testing, peer review, and continuous integration techniques
Agile/iterative systems development life cycle (SDLC)
Knowledge of team collaboration environments (JIRA, wiki, workflow and ticket tracking, build automation)
Ability to decompose complex problems and apply technologies in non-traditional ways to reach customer objectives
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work independently and with team members
Must have or be able to obtain a DoD security clearance
Must be a US citizen
Agree to work-related travel
Master’s degree in engineering, computer science or related field
Application of information assurance requirements (NIST 800-53) to novel solutions
Experience with containerized microservices development and/or serverless application development
Experience in TCP/IP-based networking, RF principles, and model-based systems engineering
Experience with automated deployment using Ansible and/or Puppet
Familiar with ITIL-based service delivery concepts
Experience with MBSE tool(s) (Genesys, Core, Astah, etc.)
Knowledge of satellite telemetry acquisition and processing
Knowledge of space dynamics algorithms/orbital dynamics
Knowledge of secure coding disciplines
CISSP or related certifications
AWS Solutions Architect or related certifications
Experience with Unix/Linux and shell scripting/automation
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico. The selected candidate will support the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Small Satellite Portfolio (SSP) program at Kirtland Air Force Base.
About SDL: SDL, a nonprofit unit of the Utah State University Research Foundation, has been solving the technical challenges faced by the military, science community, and industry since 1959. SDL offers flexible work schedules and competitive salaries and benefits. As a University Affiliated Research Center (UARC), SDL also offers unique benefits, such as company contribution of 14.2% of annual gross earnings for retirement for exempt staff and discounted USU tuition of 50% for employees and dependents.