Ground Software Engineer

Aerospace   •  

Chantilly, VA

Industry: IT Consulting/Services


8 - 10 years

Posted 298 days ago

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The Software Systems Engineering Department (SSED) is looking for a Ground Software Engineer to function as a key member of the corporation's east coast center of software systems expertise. This position is to provide dedicated technical software advisory expertise for a high priority national space system program office.



  • Assessing the impacts of proposed software engineering changes, and supporting technical and cost evaluations
  • Defining ground system software concepts and capabilities
  • Recommending strategies to migrate ground software functions to common infrastructure, services and virtual environments
  • Formulating software acquisition strategies and participating in pre-acquisition activities
  • Supporting contract solicitation and negotiations
  • Evaluating contractor software designs to ensure functional and performance requirements are satisfied and external impacts are understood
  • Generate written reviews relating to Agile Mission Assurance for major programmatic engineering milestone events (e.g., SRR, PDR, CDR, TRR, and PSR)
  • Auditing, reviewing, verification and validation of software products
  • Identifying & assessing software risks and opportunities
  • Participating in software trade studies and other technical analyses



  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software System Engineering, Information Technology, Aerospace Engineering or an appropriate technical discipline from a recognized institution



  • Eight or more years of increasingly responsible and related engineering/scientific experience, preferably including experience in a software systems engineering. 
  • Experience with overseeing the development, integration, verification and validation, and transition to operations of large software-based systems
  • Experience with agile-based software and test-like-you-fly (TLYF) approaches
  • Knowledge and experience working with space ground software systems
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Flexibility and ability to manage multiple simultaneous tasks.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of teams 
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate projects across an enterprise 
  • Ability to occasionally flex work schedule to accommodate deadlines
  • Able to travel approximately 20% to CONUS Aerospace or Customer office locations as required 
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government.  U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.



  • Advanced degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software System Engineering, or Aerospace Engineering
  • Experience with US Government acquisition and systems engineering processes, including supporting new development,test, reviews, and sustainment activities
  • Ten or more years of experience developing or acquiring satellite ground software systems
  • Knowledge of NRO systems engineering, acquisition, and integration processes, including the NRO Lifecycle Readiness Instruction, and the NRO Site Integration Standards
  • Knowledge of Cloud computing and/or Amazon Web Services
  • Experience coordinating and managing matrixed team personnel to solve technical problems
  • Experience working in fast-paced environments and completing tasks on short deadlines
  • Experience delivering impartial assessments despite incomplete or imperfect information
  • Current TS/SSBI

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Additional Requisition Details


Clearance Requirement: Top Secret 

Access: SCI 

Polygraph: Counter Intelligence Polygraph 

Relocation Available:  Yes 

Employment Type: Regular 

Work Schedule: Full Time

Requisition ID: 34781