Engility is looking for a highly skilled and broad knowledge based Ground Systems Engineer to support a critical customer program by evaluating total ground solutions for new systems and the supporting ground infrastructure.
This position is vital to the success of the program and provides tremendous opportunity for technical leadership as a contractor. The successful candidate will be the contractor primary lead for ground systems integration of one or more systems currently in development.
The Ground Systems Engineer will evaluate all aspects of the Ground System from Concept of Operations (ConOps), ground requirements, system specifications, interface control documents, change request processes and review boards, ground architecture, networks, security, integration, ground verification test, enterprise validation test, system discrepancy reports, operations, maintenance and procedures.
The program requires a total end to end spectrum of skills for a large development program. The engineer may not possess deep knowledge in all areas but is expected to grow his expertise into the overall ground architecture. The engineer’s responsibilities include identifying potential areas of concern on any aspects of the overall development and deployment of the ground system…from acquisition, integration, test and operations.
Work as a Ground System Engineer as part of a top-notch Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) team
Provide Ground Systems Engineering expertise to customer program office and collaborate with other engineers on the SETA and contractor teams
Develop ConOps on how the system will operate
Develop ground and enterprise requirements based on ConOps
Evaluate ground architecture and determine required network interface and communication needs
Evaluate radio frequency (RF) communication needs such as frequency coordination and spectrum usage
Evaluate RF antenna and communication systems
Evaluate Data Processing systems
Evaluation Mission Management systems
Evaluate Mission Tracking systems
Evaluate Product Quality systems
Evaluate security architecture
Evaluate external interfaces
Evaluate system discrepancy reporting
Review and author Ground Change Requests (GCRs) or Requests for Change (RFCs)
Evaluate Ground Hardware and Software Acquisition and Test Strategies
Review program for technical risks and recommend mitigation approaches
Participate as a reviewer in working groups, engineering review boards, design reviews, test readiness reviews, operational readiness reviews, etc.
Office based with SETA team in Chantilly, VA with occasional local travel in the Washington metro area and potential infrequent travel to Colorado
In-depth understanding of Ground Systems Engineering discipline
Ability to identify system impacts and pitfalls associated with operational ground systems
Program lifecycle experience from concept development and design to deployment and operational maintenance
Experience across multiple engineering disciplines to include: systems engineering, software development, and integration and test
Experience with requirements development, interface control documentation, technical specification review, architecture and CONOPS development
Experience with mission integration, data processing and external interface management
Working proficiency using MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), MS Outlook, MS Project
Bachelor’s Degree in an engineering discipline, Master’s Degree preferred
Minimum 14 years of related engineering experience on overhead programs
Active TS/SCI and CI polygraph clearance required
Familiarity with J-SMART RFC tool
Familiarity with RFC/GCR/ECR/MCR ERB processes
Operational experience with Command & Control and Mission Management of systems
Operations and Maintenance (O&M) experience with ground and network systems