Space to Ground Integration Lead - Military veterans preferred

Kellogg Brown & Root (


  full-time   employee

Colorado Springs
United States

Space to Ground Integration Lead

Location CO - Colorado Springs

Req # 5983

Minimum Clearance Required Secret

Thank you for your interest in joining the KBR team. Together, we can leverage the next generation of advanced technologies to deliver industry-leading capabilities across land, air, sea, space, and cyberspace. Our goal is to deliver innovative solutions using an agile, mission-first approach to address the most difficult technical challenges facing our customers. The only way that we can tackle these challenges is by recruiting the brightest minds in the industry to join our team.

Our Systems Engineering & Integration (SE&I) team has an immediate need for a Systems Engineer to lead the space to ground integration effort for the next generation of Space Force Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) satellites. Candidate will be an expert on the space to ground interface requirements including both the SV and ground processing side of the Interface Control Document (ICD). Candidate will have familiarity with a suite of systems engineering tools to support interface development, requirements traceability, configuration management, architecture analysis, configuration management and engineering reviews using Agile practices in a Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) environment. Candidate should have experience with various phases of the systems engineering lifecycle that include architecture, operational concepts, requirements and interface development activities for space and ground systems.


  • Evaluating current space and ground systems and integrity of draft space to ground ICD
  • Evaluating changes to Command and Control technical requirements documents for both SV and Mission Payloads
  • Evaluating interface impacts from changes to secondary payloads
  • Using MBSE tools (i.e. Sparx EA, Cameo) to input and generate ICD updates for change assessment and board processing.
  • Evaluating and refining technical requirements to accurately state interface capabilities.
  • Supporting Modeling & Simulation activities, performing trade analysis and presenting recommendations.
  • Collaborating with prime contractors, other team contractors, government civilians, and members of the U.S. Space Force.
  • Evaluating and refining DoDAF views to accurately incorporate interface definitions.
  • Evaluating and refining CONOPS/OPSCONs to ensure alignment with interface requirements.
  • Conducting formal reviews of interface documents and incorporating feedback.
  • Controlling, baselining and managing interfaces in accordance with CM/DM Processes.
  • Using DI2E to implement Agile practices and participate in Agile development activities.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Math, Science or Engineering with 12+ Years of demonstrated systems engineering experience with space, ground, operations and sustainment segments of DoD or NRO programs with a proven delivery record, or a Bachelor’s Degree in Math, Science or Engineering with 14+ Years of demonstrated experience.
  • Experience with analyzing and developing complex system architectures, with a focus on developing system interfaces and interface design documents.
  • Strong understanding of systems engineering fundamentals and the lifecycle development process
  • Experience writing and delivering technical documents and briefings.
  • Experience working with tools, such as, DOORS, Sparx Enterprise Architect, Cameo, Active Risk Manager, or other similar systems engineering tools.
  • Excellent verbal, written, organizational and interpersonal skills to enable working, interfacing, and interrelating with diverse personnel and dynamic teams.
  • Highly motivated individual who is a self-starter and works well in a team environment.

Desired Qualifications:

  • OPIR Mission experience is highly desirable.
  • Experience coordinating across different contractors for space and ground integration
  • Understanding of and experience with U.S. Space Force acquisition

Security Clearance: Must have an active Secret Clearance. Willing to obtain TS/SCI.

Basic Compensation:


The offered rate will be based on the selected candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities and/or experience and in consideration of internal parity.

Additional Compensation:

KBR may offer bonuses, commissions, or other forms of compensation to certain job titles or levels, per internal policy or contractual designation. Additional compensation may be in the form of sign on bonus, relocation benefits, short term incentives, long term incentives, or discretionary payments for exceptional performance.


KBR offers a selection of competitive lifestyle benefits which could include a 401K plan with company match, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, AD&D, flexible spending account, disability, paid time off, or flexible work schedule. We support career advancement through professional training and development.

KBR is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by law.