Senior Advanced Systems Engineer - Sda O&i/gm Job In Scottsdale, Arizona

Published 2023-09-19
Expires 2023-10-19
ID #1848785396
Senior Advanced Systems Engineer - Sda O&i/gm Job In Scottsdale, Arizona
United States, Arizona, Scottsdale,
Published September 19, 2023


Secret Clearance Required

U.S Citizens (Department of Defense Requirement)

*Make the world's most advanced SDA O&I/GMI platform/capability even smarter*

As a systems engineer for SDA O&I/GMI program, you'll be a member of a cross functional team responsible for developing and deploying the state of the art ground operational system.

We encourage you to apply if you have any of these preferred skills or experiences:

Satellite communications knowledge

Ground to Satellite communication knowledge

Ground operations experience

What sets you apart:

Creative thinker with demonstrated success leading the systems development life cycle

Collaborative team player eager to provide technical leadership and position others for success

Thorough knowledge of technology trends and willingness to champion new ideas and process improvements

Strong presentation and communications skills with experience in the art of negotiation and the ability to meet challenging customer requirements with win-win solutions

Commitment to ongoing professional development for yourself and others

Workplace Options:

This position is Hybrid/Flex as desired

While on-site, you will be a part of the Scottsdale based SDT O&I/GMI team


Performs requirements analysis, requirements definition, requirements management, functional analysis, performance analysis, system design, detail trade studies, systems integration and test (verification), validation and interface definition studies of subsystem or system elements under supervision of the lead systems engineer

Performs technical planning, cost and risk analyses, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for subsystems and system elements

Performs customer requirements analysis, develops system requirements and defines allocations to lower levels (elements and components)

Performs detailed technical analyses for a subsystem or system elements

Develops and evaluates systems, networks and information systems to ensure designs meet applicable governmental security specifications

May provide system accreditation/certification evaluation and test support to ensure all technical security features (e.g., identification, authentication, access control, labeling, and auditing) of the system are considered and function properly

May develop system security documentation on both new and fielded information systems

Participates in Modeling and Simulation

Researches and analyzes data, such as vendor products, COTS components, GFE/CFE, specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application

Supports the generation of technical engineering products by using the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development life cycle

May provide leadership and/or direction to lower level employees

Independently determines proposed approach to solutions

Contributes to the completion of major programs and projects

Plans and executes project tasks for activities described above

Creative, innovative responsibilities requiring advanced decision-making skills

Defines processes for technical platforms, system specifications, input/output and working parameters for hardware and/or software compatibility

Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions

Designs a complete and complex framework, system or product

Identifies, analyzes and resolves system design weaknesses

Regular contact with senior levels of internal working groups

Contact with Deputy Program Managers Engineering (DPME) and other professionals within the Engineering department and with project teams across the company


Coordinating external interfaces and ICDs

Multi-level security domain expertise (and cross-domain)

Quickly (with a more agile light-weight approach) decomposing requirements to a level that can avoid requirements bloat (and communicate/track impacts)

People that may have a working relationship with related people from Iridium, SDA, Northrup, York, and Lockheed

System-level networking person that can face off with the GFE WAN provider and coordinate detailed network design

Someone that can understand what is in scope and what is out of scope and manage that complexity

People with agile program experience

Educational Requirements:

Requires a Bachelor's degree in Systems Engineering, or a related Science, Engineering or Mathematics field. Also requires 8+ years of job-related experience, or a Master's degree plus 6 years of job-related experience. Agile experience preferred.


Department of Defense Secret security clearance is preferred at time of hire. Applicants selected may be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.


No third-party applicants will be considered. If you are a third party contracting company, please do not respond to this position.

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Per annum
Occupation: Senior advanced systems engineer - sda o&i/gm

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