Space Systems Engineer – TS/SCI, CHANTILLY, VA


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Chantilly, Virginia

Full time

Posted 9 Days Ago



Space Systems Engineer – TS/SCI

KBR is seeking a Space Systems Engineer to perform over all systems engineering tasks. This position supports a program office for the NRO 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 for SIGINT systems. The candidate will coordinate with other parts of the organization as needed on specifications that need to flow up to higher specifications outside the program office. In addition, the candidate will support the requirement verification process tracking satellite developer submitted Requirement Verification Reports (RVRs), facilitate any verification issues at the Government led Verification Management Board (VMB) and be responsible for ensuring that all satellite requirements are sold off via SETA and Government approvals.

Responsibilities include:

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 is a plus.  Successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and the ability to work with Action Officers, SETA, FFRDC, and all levels of program management.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and seven years (7) 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 program office based on 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.
Available to travel domestically.

Desired Qualifications:

Provides day-to-day support to program office Government Points of Contact (GPOCs) to address actions; provides recommendations/products that reflect the best technical and programmatic path for the program office based on acquisition experience.
Reviews and coordinate changes to specifications, ICDs and system level requirements documentation.
Reviews space vehicle level artifacts in support of major design review milestones (e.g. PDR, CDR).
Tracks development issues, significant accomplishments, and upcoming events; provides status updates to the customer.
Attends system level design reviews, and program management reviews to assess design maturity, requirements compliance and to provide informed technical recommendations to the customer.
Reviews, documents and traces functional and interface requirements for spacecraft subsystems, and coordinates with other engineers, FFRDC and developer personnel to resolve issues.
Develops and maintains productive relationships with prime contractor counterparts, functional counterparts, and other spacecraft subsystem subject matter experts.

Security Clearance Requirements: Active TS/SCI CI 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.

KBR / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBKBR-R2065168 2023.07.16

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