Parsons Corporation Systems Engineer (SEIT) in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Minimum Clearance Required to Start:
TITLE: Senior Systems Engineer
REPORTS TO: Program Manager
FLSA: Non-exempt full-time
Division: Parsons S&GS Mission Solutions
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Parsons is looking for a Senior System Engineering Integration and Test to provide support for the NTS-3 ground system. Candidate should have significant experience in satellite ground system architecture, composition, integration, software functions and flow. Candidate should demonstrate strong system engineering practices, understand how different software systems work need to work together, and hare familiar with all ground system testing from software development testing to operations acceptance test, and individual component testing to end-to-end system tests. Significant experience in hardware in the loop and software only test methodologies is a must. This candidate must be able to create engineering documentation including diagrams, software user manuals, test plans, test procedures, data flow diagrams in a thorough, complete, concise, and easy to understand manner. Candidate must be able to explain the flow of data from a spacecraft through all equipment and software to the operator and similarities and difference of data flow back to the spacecraft. Candidate must be able to work with software developers, cyber/security engineers, system administrators, network engineers, system engineers, testers, technical writers, and other SEIT personnel.
Minimum of 10-15 years of operational experience and knowledge in space-to-ground communications, daily maintenance, mission planning, installing and configuring complex ground system software is a must.
Understanding of model based system engineering practices, software development processes, virtual and cloud-based software integration, and experimental spacecraft satellite subsystem knowledge is a plus.
MAJOR FUNCTION: Provide system engineering integration and test activities to install, configure, and test highly complex satellite ground control software.
Responsibilities - Essential Functions
Systems Engineer (SEIT)
Identify upgrades and fixes for the spacecraft ground control system and coordinate the needed software and hardware updates with the development team in order to meet mission requirements
Subject matter expertise in space and ground system readiness, planning, preparation, execution, and evaluation
Engineering documentation development, updates, and maintenance
Perform unit, integration, and regression tests
Subject matter expertise in payload mission, scheduling, data trending and analysis, real-time operations, and spacecraft anomaly identification and resolution
Subject matter expertise in operational procedures, automation, technical data, test plans, test reports, training materials, and daily reports as required
Support and coordinate with Parsons leadership in the daily coordination of the ground system deficiencies and interaction with appropriate product owners to ensure proper function of the ground system
Required Skills/Abilities - Competencies
Understanding of the Program Managements and Systems Engineering development lifecycle and change management process, operations concept development, System and product design, requirements management, technical risk management, interface definition and control
Familiarity with orbital operations and mission management
Demonstrated ability to effectively work with and communicate with all levels of management and individual contributors on the program team
Excellent written and oral communication skills, including presentation skills
Experience with Microsoft Office suite of tools
Experience with spacecraft ground systems
Experience in integration and/or verification and validation
Experience with complex satellite ground systems, particularly previous deployment of developed systems to ground station operations
Experience working in an Agile or DevOps development environment, being part of a highly integrated team working closely with the spacecraft, software, hardware, integration and development is a plus
Required Education and Experience
No degree and 20+ year related technical experience
Associates and 15+ years, or
Bachelor's and 10+ years
Minimum Security Clearance
Clearable to Secret
Shift & Travel
- Candidate will need to perform SEIT activities in a lab environment on premises work and/or travel as needed by customer
Benefits for this position include: medical, dental, vision, paid time off, 401k
The anticipated annualized full time target compensation (median) for this position is: $130,000.00.Benefits for this position include: medical, dental, vision, paid time off, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) and 401K.
Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by all applicable laws.