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Systems Engineer - Ground Systems

ENSCO, Inc. Los Angeles, CA Full-Time
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ENSCO is seeking highly motivated, talented individuals to become a part of a diverse engineering and technology team in support of the Space & Missile Systems Center (SMC) Enterprise Launch Office (SMC/ECL). Our Systems Engineer III-Ground Systems position is located at Los Angeles AFB, CA. Qualified candidates will provide space vehicle support to Government mission managers in all phases of planning and execution of launch vehicle acquisition, engineering and operations for National Security Space Launch. Our qualified candidate will possess background and experience in technical areas such as Range Support to the National Security Space mission, understanding of ground systems that support ECL launch vehicles at CCAFS and VAFB and be familiar with launch processing and hazardous operations in support of Day of Launch activities. Support encompasses Systems Engineering activities related to launch vehicle systems and subsystems including: concept of operations formulation, requirements definition, analysis and engineering, system architecting, system analysis and design, interface and data architectures, validation and verification, systems integration, system & operations performance analysis, Lifecycle cost analysis & estimation and decision analysis. Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints. Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software or engineering specifications. Provides specific, detailed information for selection, implementation techniques, and tools for the most efficient solution to meet government needs, including present and future capacity requirements. Applies extensive technical expertise and has full knowledge of other related disciplines to analyze risk for the program and each launch vehicle concept of operations. Major duties of the position include:
  • Critical mission analysis services to Government Mission Managers for space vehicle engineering, ground support systems and operations
  • Develop and review technical assessments and presentations for senior leadership reviews
  • Familiarity with Model Based Systems Engineering practices and tools.
  • Generate technical status reports and presentations for Air Force staff meetings, Engineering Change Board Reviews and Executive Program Reviews
  • Review and provide technical evaluations to key mission contractual documentation for launch vehicle contracts. General understanding of space vehicle and payload processes
  • Skilled at facilitating objective review of issues and leading team through issue resolution process. Ability to formulate defensible recommendations for customer on complex programmatic/technical issues in a fast-paced dynamic environment. Must communicate effectively with senior management as well as employees at all levels; strong writing skills required.
  • Knowledge of launch vehicle systems such as mechanical, electrical, avionics and structures and the interconnectivity of ground systems and launch vehicles
  • Ensure designs fully support requirements and are consistent with customer budget, schedule, risk profile and organizational/system constraints
  • Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.

Qualifications Required (Skills)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Math, Science or Engineering with 10 years of demonstrated experience.
  • At least 5 years of experience working with space vehicle systems
  • Extremely motivated individual who is a self-starter and a team player, comfortable with matrixed organizations and leading through influence across multiple organizations
  • Experience working across space and ground segment organizations to coordinate and identify system integration requirements to ensure end-to-end mission performance requirements are met.
  • Demonstrated experience working with Air Force/DoD customers in an acquisition environment, with space and/or space and ground systems.
  • Experience providing technical analyses, architecture trade-studies, and program management support to a government customer.
  • Proactive engineer who takes the initiative to identify and solve customer challenges
  • Experience writing and delivering technical documents and briefings.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills to enable working, interfacing, and interrelating with diverse personnel and dynamic teams.

Qualifications Desired
  • Master’s Degree in Math, Science or Engineering
  • New Entrant Launch Vehicle experience is highly desirable
  • Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) experience.

Division Description
The Aerospace Sciences and Engineering (ASE) Division is based in Cocoa Beach, Fla. ASE’s primary focus is aerospace engineering and meteorological systems.

ENSCO’s aerospace engineering efforts support launch range activities throughout the U.S. ASE employees reliably develop and evaluate highly technical systems for critical launch operations, including range instrumentation, safety and communications.

The ASE Division is the premier integrator of disparate weather systems and technologies to enhance safety, reduce cost, and lessen weather impacts on space launches, aviation and business operations. ASE’s world-class meteorological capabilities, systems knowledge, and experience provide customers with systems that meet their exact requirements in a cost-effective manner.

Key customers include NASA, the Department of Defense, and commercial airlines.
Strength in Diversity
ENSCO, Inc. and its wholly owned U.S. subsidiaries are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers, committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other protected characteristic under state or local law.

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