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JPSS Ground Systems Engineer

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Job ID: 203062
Location: LANHAM, MD, United States
Date Posted: Sep 14, 2020
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No

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Job Description

Description

SAIC is seeking a Ground Systems Engineer on the NASA OMES II contract in support of the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Ground program at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. The position is located in Greenbelt, MD.

The Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) next-generation operational Earth observation program that acquires and distributes global environmental data primarily from multiple polar-orbiting satellites. The program plays a critical role to NOAA’s mission to understand and predict changes in weather, climate, oceans and coasts, and the space environment, which support the Nation’s economy and protect lives and property.


JOB DESCRIPTION:
-Oversee the development, installation, integration and testing of new hardware and software supporting the JPSS ground system
-Support the engineering design of a Telemetry and Command Ground System
-Support the software development, integration and test of a Telemetry and Command (T&C) Ground System
-Support the flight software database and table management
-Support the analysis of the data stream as received from the spacecraft
-Have a basic understanding of Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS) data Formats

Qualifications

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
-Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and at least 5+ years of relevant experience
-3+ years of experience with using and understanding of basic system engineering concepts: Design Definition, Requirements Development, Concept of Operations, Verification Planning
-3+ years of experience in the design and development of ground systems with emphasis on: Communications and test, Spacecraft command, control, and communication, Front-end parsing and packaging of data, Analysis of frame and package drops


DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
-Experience with the design and development of NASA ground systems
-Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
-Demonstrated ability to lead and interact with distributed team members
-Self-starter and good organizer
-Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills




Overview

SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's most complex modernization and readiness challenges. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission solutions. Using our expertise in existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has pro forma annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom. For SAIC benefits information, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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