Mission Analyst, CHANTILLY, VA


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Chantilly, Virginia

Full time

Posted 5 Days Ago



Mission Analyst

KBR is seeking a Mission Analyst, the candidate must possess a detailed understanding of government satellite systems, have strong insight into SIGINT mission fundamentals, and ability to perform analysis on complex space systems.  The position requires in-depth knowledge of satellite relevancy to Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community unique missions.

The following tasks are representative of those that will be accomplished at the request of the customer:  

Provide expert mission analysis and technical support to define technical spacecraft and ground requirements, support concept development for new capabilities, create models to analyze mission data, understand “end to end” mission performance of a system, and work with mission users, stakeholders, and development contractors
Perform various mission analyses to include RF, signal processing, electro-optical, orbital, geolocation, pointing, antenna, SOI collection, frequency management, and/or communications performance.   Evaluate expected performance against mission needs.  Track, monitor, analyze and provide recommendations for future mission enhancements
Assist in requirements definition, analysis and engineering, system architecting, system and design, interface and data architectures, validation and verification, systems integration, and system & operational performance analysis
Perform assessments of requirements and capabilities to include, but not limited to, geolocation potential, area search/update intervals, signal collection analysis, coverage
Support end-to-end performance evaluation activities of systems, such as identifying performance differences among baseline, enhanced baseline, and alternate architectures.  Perform research and validation of enterprise level requirements as applicable to specific satellite architectures.
Support system architecting and planning studies, requirements development and verification, and compliance analyses against enterprise level requirements. Performs mission analysis of satellite architectures to determine coverage and other performance metrics
Provide advice and information on physical science aspects of satellite support to multiple mission domains and battle space awareness planning and mission assessments
Provide support to launch and satellite on-orbit test.  Plan and execute internal and external interface testing to support final system verification, validation, and delivery
Develop productive relationships with prime contractor counterparts, functional counterparts, and other payload and ground system subject matter experts
Review complex technical design documentation and provide formal and informal feedback
Liaise with mission analysis and acquisition teams to ensure completeness across the acquisition
Collaborate with armed services and agencies on engineering standards, space frequency utilization, modulation techniques, multiplexing schemes, and mission requirements
Be familiar with translation of multiple mission domain awareness operational requirements into satellite specifications and provide mission analysis support to legacy, current and future satellite programs
Prepares reports, white papers, and briefings for senior management and external organizations
Develop and maintain tools and databases used for related satellite mission assessment activities
Other duties as specified by the customer

Required Qualifications:

Clearance: Active TS/SCI with Poly
10+ years of experience
Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering, physics, math
Solid understanding of Signals Intelligence satellite systems and architectures
Experience in Matlab, Python or similar
Experience in NRO, IC, and DoD satellite programs, acquisition and program management processes
Excellent interpersonal, leadership, team building and problem solving skills with an ability to be effective in a government/contractor team environment
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated sustained superior performance
Availability to travel domestically

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-R2058687 2023.07.16

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