GPS Senior Systems Operations Engineer
- Military veterans preferred
2019-04-12 SAIC (www.saic.com)
Colorado Springs Colorado 80910 United States
SAIC is seeking a GPS
Senior Systems Operations Engineer with technical experience to join our team
of diverse Global Positioning System (GPS) Systems Engineering and Integration
(SE&I) experts. The GPS SE&I Team provides specialized
engineering, analysis, operations support, and subject matter expertise to the
GPS Directorate. Within the SE&I Team, the GPS Senior Systems
Operations Engineer will be responsible for supporting the GPS SE&I team
that interfaces with the GPS Systems Engineering, GPS Transition, and GPS
Sustainment teams at the GPS Directorate and future PNT Mission Thread.
This individual will
provide technical guidance and support across the GPS organization in support
of the GPS Systems Engineering, GPS Transition and GPS Sustainment teams.
In support of the GPS Systems Engineering team, includes helping to develop,
maintain, and evolve the GPS enterprise requirements baseline reflecting
Government-approved requirements at the external and inter‐program level of the Air Force Space enterprise.
In support of the GPS Transition and Sustainment team, this includes
support of the planning and executions of tests, development and operational
deployment of new GPS Control Segment software. A successful GPS Senior
Systems Operations Engineer will possess knowledge and experience with space
and ground systems engineering, system concepts of operations, requirements
development, test planning, integration of systems, and software development
and deployment activities. Major duties of the position include:
Shaping the implementation and broadcast of the
modernized military and civilian GPS navigation signals (i.e. M-code/MNAV,
L2 CNAV and L5 CNAV).
Providing technical guidance and support to the GPS
testing organizations by developing requirements, creating and reviewing
test plans and helping to execute operational and developmental on-orbit
and ground tests for the Legacy and Modernized Signals.
Reviewing implementation plans and requirements for
Legacy GPS Control Segment Programs, including AEP COps and MCEU.
Supporting the operational deployment of AEP 8.0 (COps)
and AEP 9.0 (MCEU) and AEP sustainment software deployments.
Supporting systems integration between all three
segments of GPS (Space, Control, and User) Integrated Project Teams (IPTs)
and/or outside agencies for the GPS Transition and GPS Sustainment
Supporting the GPS NAVWAR team with identifying
end-to-end MNAV message definition deficiencies and proposing solution,
working with the SV contractor to implement different power management
solutions, modernized upload strategies for all SV types, and defining SV
memory management and control element requirements.
Supporting the Legacy to Modernized Control Segment
Transition interface requirements, reviewing transition plans and
transition data exchanges.
Interfacing and collaborating with SE&I team
members, prime contractors, other team contractors, government civilians,
and members of the U.S. Air Force
Working with teammates, customers, and stakeholders to
identify and manage critical dependencies between programs and projects
within the GPS Directorate.
Ensuring all operational, enterprise, program, and interface
requirements regarding the Legacy GPS Control Segment and Next Generation
Control Segment are properly implemented and integrated.
Bachelor’s Degree in
Business, Science, Engineering, or Math
20+ years relevant
experience with space, ground or user segments of DoD or other Government space
Active Secret clearance
Candidate should have
Test Engineer with GPS systems/elements or experience working Space-based
Candidate should have
Systems Engineering experience with GPS systems/elements or experience working
Space-based systems/navigation systems.
Candidate should have
experience with requirements database tools to develop and manage requirements,
perform traces, and provide products to support members of a system development
Excellent verbal and
written communications skills with the ability to interface with different
personalities in a range of positions, including many at very senior levels
Current active or
ability to obtain Top Secret Clearance
Master’s Degree in
Business, Science, Engineering or Math
Experience with space,
ground or user segments of DoD or other Government space programs
Experience working with
Air Force/DoD customers in an acquisition environment
specifically on a Systems Engineering and Integration contract.