Launch Architect Systems Engineer - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States


Job Description

• Provides development of strategic requirements for mission integration and launch infrastructure across the OSL and NRO enterprise.

• Responsibilities includes cradle-to-grave mission integration planning for strategic future programs.

• Provides advice, risk assessments, and technical evaluations on complex and critical launch systems and processes.

• Addresses cross- program integration, future NOPS planning, and launch infrastructure planning with strategic solutions to support enterprise architecture

Specific duties include:

• Provides space vehicle to launch vehicle integration, manifesting, and launch expertise

• Provides Launch mission management process continuity across the Launch Enterprise

• Coordinate new requirements, capture emerging risks and recommend plans of action consistent with OSL strategic goals

• Interface with key mission personnel from NRO mission partners including launch vehicle contractors, satellite contractors, AF program offices, NASA and other mission stakeholder groups

• Review, document, and trace functional and interface requirements for OSL missions and coordinate with external entities when necessary to resolve issues

• Retain cognizance over all launch related studies and provide leadership with timely and relevant assessments

• Maintain familiarity with the NRO strategic roadmap and updates to US space policy

• Generates reports and presentations for launch enterprise internal and external reviews

• Manages coordination process for planning and readiness meetings and standardizes readiness activities where possible

• Performs quality assurance of all launch mission integration products assuring quality products are properly developed, coordinated and delivered

• Provides launch Mission Integration expertise for manufacturing, quality assurance and business management meetings/reviews

• Monitor and assess fleet wide issues affecting mission assurance

• Assists in the development of consistent mission certification requirement process and provides support for launch certification activities

• Assists in the development of launch and mission integration requirements in support of the OSL CBJB and IPBS development

• Reconciles launch requirements against mission execution plans

• Supports collaboration efforts with external launch partners and organizations, including NASA and USAF, to assure common understanding and sharing of resources of certification activities

• Assesses new entrant’s capabilities and processes

• Attend Launch Scheduling/Manifest Meetings as required

• Review and verify new user requirements and support integration into operational baseline

• Prepare and deliver system and operations studies and analyses along with associated risk and impact assessments

• Provide strategic analysis and mission requirements recommendations to update the OSL Infrastructure Roadmap



Required Education, Certifications, Skills, Expertise, Years of Experience:

• Bachelor’s Degree (STEM)

• 10 years of space launch experience

• 5 years government acquisition experience

• Extensive knowledge of NRO/OSL launch policy and procedures

• Thorough understanding of satellite vehicle launch interface requirements, launch transportation and processing requirements

• Ability to perform thorough analysis and quick issue resolution simultaneously

• Substantive experience providing risk assessments and risk management recommendations to program managers in support of successful mission accomplishment

• Must communicate effectively with senior management as well as employees at all levels and demonstrate effective writing skills

Desired Education, Certifications, Skills, Expertise, Years of Experience:

• Master’s Degree

• PMP Certification