Careers 2019-05-15T00:52:51+00:00

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Systems Engineer- Integration

Sector: Intel
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 missions of its customer. The Resiliency project has a need for an experienced systems integrator to lead the definition of future Resiliency initiatives and to manage related project efforts.
Job Description:  In this role, you will:  conduct engineering assessments on Resiliency technologies (current and future), and ensure the project captures innovative trade-craft, lessons learned, and best practices; work closely with Resiliency government lead and Product owners to provide engineering analysis of the features backlog and adjust development focus as required to meet mission objectives; perform technical planning to engineer an integrated Resiliency road map across other Modernization Initiatives.

You will also engage with internal and external stakeholders to develop and execute time-phased epics and effectivities for migrating capabilities into the operational baseline.

• Active TS/SCI Clearance
• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / CS / Math / Science / or related technical experience or equivalent experience
• 16+ years of systems engineering and integration and/or systems development experience
• 10+ years of experience with NGA or its IC partners, to include both legacy systems, as well as key concepts for future vision and services
• Demonstrated ability to identify technology gaps in capabilities and processes
• Demonstrated ability to explain technical issues clearly/accurately to technical/non-technical audiences
• Demonstrated ability to establish effective customer relationships with senior level government personnel; ability to work independently and within a team       environment
• Self-starter and able to manage multiple tasks and changing priorities
• Strong interpersonal, problem solving, organizational and multi-tasking skills
• Excellent written/verbal communications, technical/non-technical presentation skills

Desired Qualifications:
•  Advanced degree or certification in a technical field
•  Experience with Agile engineering and development methods
•  Exposure to national, tactical, and commercial data collectors and associated collection tasking and feasibility processes
•  Experience conducting Analysis of Alternatives (AoAs)
•  Experience writing Requirements (RFCs, Statement of Capabilities)
•  1+ years of experience in system interface engineering or interface analysis
•  1+ years of experience with customer’s TCPED process or interfaces associated with Tasking and Product Ingest/Dissemination1+ years of experience in     technical coordination across the IC

Mission Requirements Engineer

Sector: Intel
Location: Washington Metro – Springfield, VA
Summary of Role: In this role, you will provide support to the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) National Security GEOINT Expeditionary Architecture (TAW) activities.  Support activities include conducting, coordinating and collaborating with Coalition, USG civilian and military users of GEOINT products and services.  Specific focus includes strategic communication and message development of TAW activities and initiatives to support user engagement activities.
Job Description:  Per customer direction, you will  implement customer vision to execute mission of NEA organization; maintain professional relationships and networks with DOD, NSG, ASG customers; maintain awareness of customer capabilities, gaps and shortfalls; advocate the requirements process and maintain awareness of customers’ requirements process to include JCIDS and supporting services processes.  You will also keep senior government and SEIN leadership apprised of activities and status as well as support and maintain relationships with COCOM personnel, advocating on behalf of COCOM issues and needs as required

• Active TS/SCI Clearance
• B.S. in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Math, or related scientific or technical discipline or equivalent experience
• 16+ years of Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) experience (e.g., capabilities implementation and SLC process experience), with a minimum of 10   years of recent agency-specific experience
• 10 years’ experience in JOPEs process experience in Operations Plans (OPLANs), Contingency Planning (CONPLANS) and Intelligence Support Plans (ISPs)
• 5 years of experience conducting crisis’s response, NCAT, NECAP activities
• Knowledge of USG, commercial space, air and ground domain ISR GEOINT capabilities
• Experience applying SE processes, and detailed implementation planning of complex systems
• Comprehend complex technical issues; defines problem in ways that clearly communicate to technical & non-technical staff; persuasively proposes solution to   meet customer mission need
• Self-starter able to manage multiple tasks and changing priorities delivering efficient staff work
• Ability to work independently and within a team environment both at the Senior Executive and execution levels
• Strong customer service team skills/accountability; able to collaborate cross-functional/organizational teams
• Strong interpersonal, problem solving, organizational, multi-tasking, time management, load-balancing skills
• Excellent written, verbal, presentation skills; Able to lead technical forums/reviews/initiatives

Desired Qualifications:
•  M.S. in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Math, or related scientific or technical discipline
• Experience applying SE life cycle processes (detailed implementation planning of complex systems/enterprise, CONOP, mission/capability/service need   definition, implementation requirements/performance analysis/AoA’s, interface definition, implementation planning, mission capability epochs IV&V,   readiness, transition, O&S)
• NGA Portfolio Strategic Initiatives knowledge (ABI/NGT/SOM/MoW/OBP/Globe/GEOINT Services/OIT/CS)
• Knowledge/experience with all source all domain (space, air, sea, land) NGA/IC/DoD/International ISR

Office of Strategic Operations Enterprise Integration Engineer

Sector: Intel
Location: Washington Metro – Springfield, VA
Summary of Role: The ideal candidate for this position should have strong data engineering background and the ability to interpret metrics and translate these metrics into requirements.  Additionally, a strong understanding of NGA Program Build process is a plus.  The ability to strategically plan and execute the director’s initiative, mission, and vision for the out years is a must.
Job Description:  In this role, you will plan and perform full SE&I life cycle technical design, CONOPS development, implementation planning, integration, cost, schedule, technical performance, opportunity/risk, and supportability/mission effectiveness analyses spanning all levels of NSG/ASG enterprise.   You will also ensure logical and systematic conversion of mission needs, joint topical or product requirements into total systems solutions through enterprise transition to operations, acknowledging cost, schedule, and technical constraints as well as manage GEOINT mission-driven capability needs across NSG/ASG, driving requirements closure, performing functional and timeline analysis, detailed trade studies, AoAs, mission needs allocation & interfaces definition translating customer requirements into capability and service specs.

Required Qualifications:
•  Active TS/SCI Clearance
•  B.S. in Engineering, CS, Info Systems, Math, or related scientific or technical discipline
•  16+ years’ experience in directly related field, with 10+ years GEOINT/geospatial experience
•  Data engineer and requirement development; understanding of metrics and interpretation of metrics
•  5+ yrs. recent ISR TCPED (Tasking, Collection, Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination) SE&I experience
•  Experience using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative technical solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems   (studies  & analyses, white papers)
•  Demonstrated ability/experience identifying/solving problems reviewing related information to develop/evaluate options and implement solutions with     minimal supervision / direction
•  Strong interpersonal, problem solving, organizational, multi-tasking, load-balancing skills
•  Excellent written, verbal, presentation skills; Able to lead technical forums/initiatives/studies
•  Technical project engineering project leadership skills/experience; systems analysis experience

Desired Qualifications:
•  M.S. in Engineering, CS, Info Systems, Math, or related scientific or technical discipline
•  Relevant SE&I certification (INCOSE xSEP), IT (ITIL), Agile [ScrumMaster]), etc.
•  Knowledge of NGA Portfolio Strategic Initiatives (ABI, SOM, OBP, etc.)
•  Knowledge/experience with all source all domain (space, air, sea, land)
•  Experience working with mission partners complying with export control/ITAR requirements

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

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

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

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).