Careers 2019-03-05T19:05:39+00:00

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Open Positions

Senior Systems Engineer/Site Director

Sector: Civil
Location: Greenbelt, MD or Washington, DC metro area
Summary of Role: As part of an exciting and inspired team, we are seeking a self-motivated Senior Systems Engineer / Site Director who will be responsible for directing a team of dedicated engineers across a wide range of space projects based at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. In addition to your leadership responsibilities, you’ll be a contributing engineer in end-to-end implementation of significant scientific programs that will be used in the exploration of our solar system.
Job Description: You’ll administratively report to the Vice President for Civil Programs and programmatically to the program systems engineer. Beyond day-to-day technical support, you look after our team in place and manage the development of customer relationships as well as the development of business opportunities in and around NASA Goddard.

Your efforts will include:

  • Being a member of the engineering team of a flight or ground systems engineering project performing systems engineering, integration, and/or test at or for NASA or NOAA.
  • Tasks focused on performing classical systems engineering functions, such as requirements development, verification & validation, test planning, systems engineering analyses, risk assessments, operations planning, as well as other technical disciplines
  • Interacting with other teams to develop and apply systems engineering policies, practices, requirements, plans and schedules and work will be done across a spectrum of disciplines on tasks with government and non-government agencies.
  • Managing, directing, and mentoring company staff in the execution of work assignments for federal government contracts. Assist with work leveling and sharing across different projects and client needs.
  • Assisting with strategic relationships for on-going satisfaction and with customers and business partners
  • Participate in pursuing new business activities with existing customers/partners and new clients that lead to new project opportunities for engineering services and strengthen our positions at NASA and/or NOAA.
  • Supporting occasional technical proposals and work with our internal team and/or teaming partners on proposal generation.
  • Ensuring the implementation and follow-up strategic goals in order to reach company objectives. Communicating up/down with the company leadership team and technical staff under your direction

One Year Deliverable: Participation in a new NASA/NOAA space program.

• Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, or related technical discipline; Master’s or PhD degree in similar disciplines preferred.
• Wide-ranging experience and knowledge in one or more of the following areas: systems engineering, aerospace engineering, project systems engineering, or electrical engineering.
• Demonstrated experience supporting or leading engineers in the development, test, and/or operation of a complex spacecraft, flight system, project system or instrument payload.
• Extensive knowledge of industry and government practices and standards across a range of applications related to system engineering discipline, space mission operations, and NASA missions.
• Proven record of business and client development and/or lead generation.
• Excellent written and verbal communications with a high capacity to work in team-oriented and collaborative manner.
• Must be a self-motivated individual who can work independently and in a team environment.
• Requires occasional availability for domestic travel.
• Secret (and above) security clearance a plus

Senior Systems Engineer

Sector: Commercial Sector
Location: Melbourne, FL
Summary of Role: Seeking an innovative and energetic, Senior Systems Engineer to work with startup organization in developing new lines of business/ new markets with new commercial and government customers.
Job Description:  Senior Systems Engineer role requires ability to distill requirements (back out requirements) from existing product line, define (back out) interfaces, and present capability in manner that will be understood by both commercial and government target customers.  Some eventual support of proposal work related to this initial task.
•  BS / MS/ PhD Aero or controls or any engineering discipline – hands on System Engineering experience is key
•  Strong System Engineer with cross sector experience, proposal experience, commercial sector programs experience
•  Government programs experience as Systems Engineer – ideally front end/requirements
•  System requirements definition experience; small (ish) satellites experience – LEO (low earth orbit) systems
•  French language skills a plus
•  Ability to travel extensively for first 3 months, and then locate to Florida afterwards

Cloud Migration Engineer

Sector: Intel Sector
Location: Chantilly or Springfield, VA
Summary of Role: The Systems Engineering & Integration for the National Systems for Geospatial-Intelligence program delivers full life-cycle systems integration and engineering services to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).  Project team is chartered to provide strategic and technical leadership for many of NGA’s highest priorities, including developing acquisition strategies that support the Agency’s transition from legacy systems to enterprise services.  
Job Description: In this role, you will assist in the development of a cloud-based network architecture and associated cost calculator.  You will navigate the programmatic as well as technical processes needed for systems to reach IOC in the cloud.  You will also function as the system integrator for migrating applications and other pertinent stakeholders in the cloud migration process.
•  16+ years of systems engineering, systems integration, or systems development and/or systems integration experience including 10 years of related experience with industry or the IC
•  Experience across a range of activities to include some of the following: Strategic Planning, Roadmaps, Concept/Capabilities/Requirements Definition, Enterprise Architecture
•  Experience authoring high-level agency documents such as strategic plans, CONOPS, business plans and briefings for seniors
•  Excellent customer handling skills and ability to establish effective customer relationships with senior level government personnel
•  Demonstrated ability to develop and present effective technical presentations to senior management; must possess strong written and verbal communications skills
•  Top Secret/SCI
Required Education:
•   Bachelor’s degree in engineering, or related technical field, or equivalent experience
Desired Skills:
•  Advanced degree in Engineering or Information Technology
•  AWS Certified Solutions Architect
•  PMP, INCOSE, and/or SAFe agile certifications
•  5+ years of technical leadership experience with IC mission projects in a multi-contractor, military and civilian government environment
•  Understanding of the JARM

Rapid Engineering & Deployment Engineer

Sector: Intel Sector
Location: Chantilly or Springfield, VA
Summary of Role: The Rapid Engineering & Deployment Engineer provides SE&I efforts enabling Warfighter Support (WFS) to provide cutting edge technology and engineering solutions to ensure timely access, discovery, and retrieval of GEOINT by warfighters and IC partners.
Job Description: In this role, you will enable rapid acquisition and employment of commercially available, open source technologies that allow scalable, extendable distributed interoperable GEOINT capabilities and services. You will also develop mission-driven prioritized requirements for Solutions Engineering and Implementation, Requirements and Interface Engineering, Integration and Test, and End-To-End (E2E) Performance Modeling and Analysis, following lean agile process methodology.
• TS/SCI Clearance (with a current SSBI favorably adjudicated within the last 5 years)
•  B.S. in Computer Science / Math / Science / Engineering / related technical field or equivalent experience
•  16+ yrs. experience in related field, with 10+ years recent agency (NEA, NGA systems, GEOINT) experience
•  Strong SE&I skill/experience applying SE&I processes and project solutions engineering, planning for integration into complex systems or enterprises, requirements analysis, interface definition, detailed implementation planning, readiness, systems transitions/experience developing TAPs
•  Experience with software/hardware systems including systems testing, deployment, transition planning/execution to operations and/or Operations & Sustainment (O&S)
•  Demonstrated experience with security engineering policies and procedures supporting ICD 503 accreditation and NIST 800-53, CNSS 1253 implementation; Assessment & Authorizations
•  Technical project leadership planning/scheduling/analysis expertise and experience
•  Self-starter comfortable with limited direction to execute; Ability to independently solve problems
•  Strong interpersonal, problem solving, organizational & multi-tasking skills and attention to detail
•  Comfortable briefing technical and non-technical audiences including senior leaders, general/flag officers
Desired Skills:
•  M.S. in Computer Science / Math / Science / Engineering / related technical field or equivalent experience
•  Relevant SE&I (INCOSE), IT (ITIL), Agile (SA; CSM), & Cloud certifications; SAFe model SME
•  Professional certification, commensurate with experience and compliant with DOD 8570
•  Firm understanding of requirements definition, allocations, traceability, linkages and dependencies
•  Strong technical understanding of networks (TCP/IP, LAN/WAN), topologies, web technologies
•  Client/server architecture fundamentals understanding
•  Knowledge of and hands-on experience using SAFe, JIRA, Confluence, and scrum methodologies
•  Working knowledge of NSG & NGA Acquisition Processes & Change Management/CM processes
•  Experience working Security Accreditation and Authorization process activities/compliance
•  Familiarity with NGA Leaders; Working knowledge of NGA Organization, Portfolios, PORs, TAs
•  Military intelligence, military acquisition, and/or combat arms experience especially at Combatant Command and tactical unit levels
Highly Desired Qualification:  Amazon Web Services Certification and experience with the AWS Import/Export Snowball technology

Product Assurance/Quality Engineer

Sector: Commercial Sector
Location: Southern CA
Summary of Role: Seeking a talented ‘hands on” Product Assurance / Quality Engineer to support various aerospace satellite programs.  Must have experience in the Space Industry.
Job Description:  This is an ‘as needed’ position; may be called upon to perform a 4 to 8 hour day’s work once or twice a month depending on need from customer.  Expected to be flexible with availability with 5 to 7-day notice.  Majority of work entails visiting suppliers’ facility, typically in California, to inspect hardware and appropriate production paperwork
• Experience performing hardware inspections of high reliability satellite components
• Experience with sophisticated electromechanical devices, microwave and RF components a plus
• Knowledge addressing non- conformances, and corrective actions
• Understanding of pre-ship reviews
• Emphasis on hands-on inspection of electrical and mechanical components, including PCB/PWBs, TWTs, solar array drives, and propulsion components

Dynamics Analyst

Sector: Civil
Location: Pasadena, CA
Summary of Role: Seeking a talented Senior Dynamics Environments engineer to work on complex space instrument –responsible for acoustic, random vibration and mechanical shock analysis, test requirements, and testing.
Job Description: In this role, you will determine acoustic, random vibration and mechanical shock environments specify design and test requirements, develop test plans, conduct, oversee or monitor random vibration, acoustic and mechanical shock testing and evaluate results for various hardware items at various levels of assembly.   You will use your expertise to provide dynamics engineering knowledge to projects, including trades, verification approaches and collaborative resolution of design and test issues. Collaborate with team members to verify compliance with requirements and customer expectations.
• Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Acoustics or related technical discipline with 10 years of related dynamics environments experience; or
• Master’s degree in similar disciplines with a minimum of 7 years of related experience; or PhD in similar disciplines with 4 years related experience
• Related experience should have an emphasis in engineering documentation for completeness, clarity, and dimensional accuracy
• Knowledge and experience in vibro-acoustic and mechanical shock environment prediction, environments definition and testing (acoustic noise, random vibration and shock) is required
• Expertise in boundary element vibro-acoustic analysis, finite element random analysis, as well as data acquisition and a wide application of random data spectral and time series processing is essential

Must be a U.S. Citizen and is required to possess and maintain a Top Secret (TS) security clearance based upon Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) within 5-year scope and be able to be approved for Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access.

Systems Engineer

Sector: Civil
Location: El Segundo, CA
Summary of Role: Seeking talented Systems Engineer to work on complex space instrument – role offers a great opportunity to learn about multi-discipline engineering.
Job Description: Provide systems engineering support as part of the systems engineering team for a complex instrument; responsible for the coordination and monitoring of the evolution of system and subsystem level requirements, the evolution of interfaces between subsystems, the early cross-subsystem deliverables and contributing to the detailed planning of system and subsystem verification.   You will also contribute to the detailed planning of system integration and commissioning.
Development is already under way on the project and many processes, procedures, and tools are in place already to get underway quickly.
•  BS in engineering (e.g., Aerospace, Systems, Electrical, Mechanical, Optical)
•  General understanding of traditional Systems Engineering fundamentals (including the requirements, verification, and validation processes; interface management integration plan development; functional/physical architectural definition and decomposition; and behavioral definition)
•  Four or more years of professional experience working as a Systems Engineer
•  Experience working on instruments (especially for space) or other similarly complex systems
•  TS/SCI Security Clearance

Radar Production Engineers

Sector: Defense
Location: Dayton, OH on Wright Patterson AFB
Summary of Role: Stellar Solutions is a teammate on the ATEP II contract providing support to the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC) providing tool development and production of intelligence products for the Intelligence Community and warfighters.
Job Description: Support ATEP II contract for NASIC in the development of tools and analysis and evaluation of radar information.
Your deliverable: Provide product deliverables in conjunction with the defined project schedules.
• B.S. in engineering, IT or related technical field; advanced degree welcome
• Direct experience in the field of radar engineering, analysis and integration of products with other intelligence sources.
• Current TS/SCI

Senior Level Acquisition Expert

Sector: Defense
Location: Los Angeles AFB
Summary of Role: Will serve as a resource to GPS program office and their external interfaces in reviewing and advocating acquisition approaches for future capabilities.
Job Description: Evaluate program milestones and acquisition approaches and provide guidance to all levels from action offer to PEO and support to external advocacy as well.
Your deliverable: Acquisition recommendations and reviews consistent with program milestones for spacecraft, ground systems and user equipment.
• Master’s degree in engineering or equivalent
• Certified Defense Acquisition University Program Manager (attended DAU 400 course)
• Generally retired O-6
• Depth of understanding of DoD-5000 or other defense-focused development efforts
• TS/SCI level clearance

Cyber Systems Engineer

Sector: Defense
Location: El Segundo, CA
Summary of Role: The position provides a unique opportunity to begin a program and effect the design and architecture from the start.
Job Description: Provide systems engineering support to the initial phases of the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program providing cyber requirements and overall cyber assessment of the various program elements and associated architecture.
Your deliverable: Requirements flow-down and cyber risk assessment to support near term design milestones.
• Development experience in standing up a new program effort
• M.S. or equivalent experience in a cyber related area
• Previous experience executing a cyber assessment
• Minimum of a DoD Secret clearance and preferably TS/SCI

System Engineering Support to Ground Based Strategic Deterrent

Sector: Defense
Location: El Segundo, CA
Summary of Role: The position provides a unique opportunity to begin a program and effect the design and architecture from the start.
Job Description: Provide systems engineering support to the initial phases of the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program providing requirements and overall engineering design of the various program elements and associated architecture.
Your deliverable: Requirements flow-down, engineering and sub-system design support to near term design milestones.
• Development experience in standing up a new program effort
• M.S. or equivalent experience in an engineering discipline
• Previous experience on a government development program
• Minimum of a DoD Secret clearance and preferably TS/SCI

Mechanical Engineer

Sector: Government Programs
Location: Springfield, VA
Summary of Role: Individual will be working with a small team of engineers and technicians designing and producing solutions solving critical national security problems in a very fast paced environment.
Job Description: Successful applicant will have excellent theoretical and practical knowledge of engineering design. The applicant will work with other experienced engineers to take innovative engineering solutions from conceptualization through prototype development. The applicant will be involved in all aspects of product development including conceptualization, design, analysis, supplier development, and prototype production and testing in a cross-functional team environment. Responsibilities will include product design, engineering analysis, production drawings, and fabrication of prototype hardware.
• Minimum of 2 – 4 years of technical experience in the field of Mechanical Engineering
• Candidate must possess an active TS/SCI security clearance
• Experience with a solid modeling CAD program, preferably Solidworks
• Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, Project, and PowerPoint)
• Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to prepare written training documentation
• Ability to work effectively in a team environment
Desired Skills:
• Experience with machine design, robotics, and automation
• Hands-on experience, such as machining or mechanical assembly
• Experience with mainstream finite element analysis tools as well as knowledge of finite element analysis theory
• Experience designing for and using additive manufacturing
• Experience with Android and/or iOS mobile app development
Required Education:
• Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical engineering (Masters preferred)
Your 1-year deliverable:  Concept, design, fabrication, testing and working prototypes
U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Top Secret Security Clearance as of day one of employment (government contract).