Reference #: 19-2764
Open Date: 12/5/2019
Location: Greenbelt, MD
US Citizenship Required: Yes
Science Systems and Applications, Inc (SSAI) has an opening for telecommunications engineering support to the Space Network (SN). SSAI, is seeking a part time Senior Systems Engineer to support an ongoing Space Network (SN) effort in Greenbelt, MD for the Electrical Systems Engineering Services III (ESES III) contract at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC).
The ESES III contract is tasked with providing a broad range of engineering and related services to the GSFC Electrical Engineering Directorate as required, for the formulation, design, development, fabrication, integration, testing, verification, and operations of space flight and ground system hardware and software, including development and validation of new technologies in support of NASA’s current and future space flight and ground system projects.
SSAI has a long history at NASA GSFC as a leading provider of science and engineering services throughout all phases of the program life cycle and across the entire space systems architecture, including space and ground assets.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Senior Systems Engineer will provide telecommunications engineering support to the Space Network, which primarily involves helping the SN with tactical and strategic planning, scoping of architectures, designs and implementation plans for new projects, generating requirements, analysis, and other related documents that are delivered to the SN Project for implementation/consideration, and by directly supporting the government in reconciling products generated by contractors that support the SN.
Work will be performed primarily onsite at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD or at the White Sands Complex, NM, and may also include travel to other ground systems facilities. This support is to ensure continuity of key in-progress SN efforts and planning, and may include but not be limited to the following:
Contribute to the logical and systematic capture and refinement of concepts into total system solutions that are considerate of constraining factors.
Support requirement definition/analysis, specifications/design of ground segment/component key interfaces.
Contribute to the design and/or analysis of subsystem interfaces to ensure that subsystems are integrated and work together to form a viable complete system.
Develop technical documentation and procedures for installation, maintenance, operation, troubleshooting and repair of equipment.
Contribute to operational improvements recommendations to ongoing mission operations.
Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or Engineering from an accredited institution, or equivalent years of practical experience.
Extensive experience in a technical/leadership role supporting NASA/TDRS Mission Operations and Communications.
Possess technical expertise and leadership abilities to interact with senior NASA management at GSFC and NASA HQ.
Possess significant working knowledge of mission operations, developing studies, and recommending operational improvements.
Extensive experience with ground systems and the systems integration of hardware and software used to evaluate and meet TDRS mission requirements.
Knowledge of Command and Control Systems in support of real-time operations (command and data connections configuration).
US Citizenship required. Must be able to pass a Government background investigation.
Security Clearance – Secret
Minimum of 15 years with TDRS system engineering and operations.
Excellent organizational and leadership skills.
Working knowledge of GSFC engineering development practices is desirable.
Working knowledge of telecommunications theory and the SN customer’s systems and interfaces.
Familiarity with NASA Spectrum Management policies and guidelines.
Knowledge of previously completed and on-going SN projects, and operational familiarity with NASA and NIST IT security standards and processes.
Working knowledge of SN Configuration Management and Sustaining Engineering practices.