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Space Test and Evaluation Engineer Support

Company: Galapagos Federal Systems, LLC
Location: Orlando
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

Position Title: Space Test and Evaluation Engineer Support Work Location: Patrick AFB, Florida Job Summary: Galapagos Federal Systems, LLC is looking to fill the Space Test and Evaluation Engineer position in support of the Space Training and Readiness Command (STARCOM). The member shall provide test engineering duties in the planning, coordination, analysis, execution, and reporting of space systems testing. Additionally, the Space Test and Evaluation Engineer shall provide integrated engineering support for design reviews, test strategy development, and test planning working groups, and other similar test related forum. In addition, the member shall possess experience with test, analysis, and/or experimentation of space systems or military systems including space operations or test control room experience. Experience either developing proprietary/internal tools or using commercial test and space Modeling & Simulation (M&S) tools such as Satellite Tool Kit (STK) to evaluate space architectures, sensors, and/or communications is also desired. Finally, the Space Test and Evaluation Engineer shall have technical knowledge in one or more of the following areas: Space system Architectures, Satellite and Ground Segment design, Electro-Optical (EO)/Infrared Red (IR)/Radio Frequency (RF) Sensors, Astrodynamics, Propulsion, Guidance Navigation and Control (GNC), Space-related data communications, or Space Battle Management and Control. The essential duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Design, develop, and execute advanced test programs and processes to assess space systems using design of experiment methodologies.
  • Create/review test engineering documentation: Test plans, Test Information Sheets, Safety Packages, Data Analysis. Management Plans, Technical and Safety Review Board Briefs, Test Readiness Briefs, Test Cards, and Test/Analysis Reports and test results briefs.
  • Executes advanced, highly complex, test simulations & scenarios to evaluate how systems react under different conditions and analyzes system to assess the system performance, effectiveness, and suitability of system. Monitors the gathering of test data including M&S data, real-time performance parameters.
  • Evaluates test results to determine if system configurations and architecture meets customer specifications, performance, effectivity, and suitability. Create Test Reports/Presentations of complex data sets.Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (Not listed in order of importance; other duties may be assigned) and must be able to perform the following with minimal guidance:
  • Provide independent assessments of the Air Force and US Space Force architectures and advise USSF/TE and STARCOM leadership on decision options
  • Initiate, supervise, and/or develop requirements from a project's inception to conclusion for complex to extremely complex programs
  • Provide strategic advice, technical guidance, and expertise to test range program and staff
  • Provide detailed analysis, evaluation and recommendations for improvements, optimization development, and/or maintenance efforts for client-specific or mission critical challenges/issues
  • Oversee the efforts of less senior staff and/or be responsible for the efforts of all staff assigned to a specific job Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must be a U.S. Citizen. Education and/or Experience/Skills Required:
    • Master of Arts/Master of Science/Master of Engineering (MA/MS/ME) degree and a minimum of 20 years' of relevant DoD work experience
    • 5+ years' experience in a special access program and/or secret compartmental information environment with the last five years
    • Recognized industry leader with strong analytical skills
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Excellent organizational and presentation skills
    • Proven ability to be innovative and creative and capable of conveying complex information in a simplistic manner
    • Ability to work autonomously and interface easily with team members and senior leadership
    • Aerospace/industry strategy experienceAbilities:
      • Ability to organize, prioritize and meet deadlines
      • Capable of conveying complex information in a simplistic manner
      • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
      • Strong self-starter requiring minimal supervision
      • Able to take proactive measures to prevent problems rather than reactive by nature
      • Strong verbal and written communication to effectively express concepts, plans, and proposalsPhysical Requirements: Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods of time. Position may require typing and reading from a computer screen. Must have enough mobility, including but not limited to bending, reaching, and kneeling to complete daily duties in a timely and efficient manner. May include lifting weigh up to thirty (30) pounds as necessary. Security Clearance: DoD active security clearance may be required at a high-level security. Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Company Summary: Headquartered in Hawaii, Galapagos Federal Systems, LLC is a SBA Certified NHO 8(a) Small Business specializing in global information technology and offering professional solutions in IT Design & Installation, Cybersecurity Engineering & Support, Application Integration & Development, Software & Hardware Engineering, Network & Systems Management, Information Systems Security, and Business Management Services. Leveraging over 30 years of providing IT services to the federal & commercial market with projects located around the world, our team possesses innovative expertise in the development of a wide range of technology solutions. Galapagos Federal Systems, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Our service commitment is simple - "Quality IT Solutions... On Time & On Budget." Galapagos Federal Systems, LLC reserves the right to change or modify job duties and assignments at any time. The above job description is not all encompassing. Positions functions and qualifications may vary depending on business needs. Galapagos Federal Systems, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants based on race, color, creed, religion, medical condition, legally protected genetic information, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition), sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status or legally protected characteristics.

Keywords: Galapagos Federal Systems, LLC, Orlando , Space Test and Evaluation Engineer Support, Engineering , Orlando, Florida

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