Space Systems Engineer - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States


Space Systems Engineer

This position would support the Satellite Systems Program Office (SSPO) Systems Engineering & Integration (SE&I) Division which provides systems engineering support to the satellite program to include requirements development, concept of operations development, advance planning of future enhancements, risk management, verification, integration, test, launch functions, on-orbit validation and calibration. The Systems Engineering & Integration Division requires an engineer with expertise in satellite systems engineering to provide support to the Systems Integration Branch. The position is for an engineering professional who possesses proven working knowledge of spacecraft design, manufacturing, integration and test processes. The Space Systems Engineer develops briefings and assessments to a variety of audiences and must be able to convey information in a clear and articulate manner to Government leadership. Also, the Space Systems Engineer provides expert support to spacecraft procurement activities from initial concept development through on-orbit delivery of the fully activated and deployed space vehicle. Key areas of focus include maintaining the satellite system specification and change process.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide day-to-day support to SPOvernment Points of Contact (GPOCs) to address routine actions; provides recommendations/products that reflect the best technical and programmatic path for the SPO based on extensive acquisition experience.
  • Review and coordinate on all changes to specifications, ICDs and system level requirements documentation.
  • Review space vehicle level artifacts in support of major design review milestones (e.g. PDR, CDR).
  • Track development issues, significant accomplishments and upcoming events; provides status updates to the customer.
  • Review, document and trace functional and interface requirements for spacecraft subsystems, and coordinates with other engineers, FFRDC and developer personnel to resolve issues.
  • Develop and maintain productive relationships with prime contractor counterparts, functional counterparts, and other spacecraft subsystem subject matter experts.
  • This position will require technical breadth as well as programmatic expertise. Willingness to learn all aspects of a satellite program including Ground, Comms, Launch Systems Integration, Assembly Test & Launch, Integration & Test, Payload, Space Vehicle, Systems Engineering, External Interfaces, Security and the associated contract structure and budget management. Successful applicant will have excellent communication skills and the ability to work with Action Officers, SETA, FFRDC, and all levels of SPO management.
  • Attend system level design reviews, and program management reviews to assess design maturity, requirements compliance and to provide informed technical recommendations to the customer.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and seven years of space systems engineering and requirements management experience
  • Five years Government space acquisition experience
  • Working knowledge of acquisition lifecycle requirements
  • Basic understanding of DOD/IC satellite systems and architectures
  • Thorough understanding of spacecraft specifications, design processes, integration & test requirements, launch base and early orbit operations plans and procedures
  • Thorough understanding of spacecraft systems engineering principles and subsystem design, integration and test requirements
  • Ability to provide actionable recommendations and products for Government decision makers that reflect the best path for the SPO based on extensive spacecraft engineering experience
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, team building and problem-solving skills with a demonstrated ability to be effective in a government/contractor team environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated sustained superior performance
  • Availability to travel domestically

Security Clearance Requirements: Active TS/SCI with Poly

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.