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E01-M01 Sr Mission Payload Specialist/System Controls Engineer

Company: TalentWerx
Location: Albuquerque
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Start Date: Immediate

At TalentWerx, we are focused on partnering with America's top companies to acquire new talent with speed, accuracy, and a differentiated pricing model. We pride ourselves in acquiring top talent to ensure our clients' competitive advantage.

Our client is an engineering services and technology solutions company that is recognized for its core values and commitment to customer success. Their mission is to make lasting contributions to the nation's most technically challenging strategic problems in the defense and security industries.


Full-time/Permanent Employee

Location: Albuquerque, NM

Our client is searching for askilled Mission Payload Specialist (MPS) Systems Control Engineerto support development of first-of-kind space vehicles and missions. This handpicked candidate must possess technical expertise and experience with developing, designing, building, and integrating advanced mission payload hardware and software. In this position, you will provide System Engineering Technical Assistance (SETA) to the Space Rapid Capabilities Office (RCO). The Space RCO program office, located at Kirtland AFB, NM, is a small, streamlined organization with dedicated, organic acquisition support functions: contracting, financial management, human resources, security, program management and technical engineering support that are critical in enabling the rapid response required for classified space programs. The mission is to develop and deliver operationally dominant space capabilities at the speed of warfighting relevance in response to Commander, U.S. Space Command requirements. A successful candidate should be a leader and problem solver with a proven ability to deliver superior results as part of a high performing team in a high-profile, fast-paced environment.

You will work in a small, highly empowered team where every team member is directly responsible for the success of the program. Engineering responsibilities span technology domains including space-rated/qualified guidance, navigation, and control (GNC) hardware, software, sensors, and processors in an extremely fast-paced, responsive development environment. This SETA candidate will provide in-depth background on space vehicle design and integration of autonomy to improve program office insight into state-of-the art IC, DoD, commercial and legacy space vehicle systems, GNC, mission software and C2 requirements and capabilities. You must apply advanced principles, theories, and concepts for highly classified systems, while also effectively communicating complex results with management and executive leadership.

The proposed salary range for this position is $160,000 - $205,000. There are a host of factors that can influence final salary including, but not limited to, Federal Government contract labor categories and contract wage rates, relevant prior work experience, specific skills and competencies, geographic location, education, and certifications. Our employees value the flexibility EXPANSIA allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives. We offer competitive compensation, benefits and learning and development opportunities. Our unique mix of benefits options is designed to support and protect employees and their families. Employment benefits include health and wellness programs, income protection, paid leave and retirement and savings.

SETA Role and Responsibilities:

  • Supports design, interpretation, and analysis of technical solutions to complex projects
  • Leads or supports technical programs, projects, or tasks whose technical complexity requires engineering oversight
  • Ensures completion of tasks within estimated time frames and budget constraints
  • Provides input to the government customer concerning risks to performance, schedule, and budget due to proposed contractor plans or contractor's execution of accepted plans
  • Ensure the quality of the program, project, or task deliverables meet or exceed standards or metrics and assesses such deliverables to ensure that the final deliverables will meet the warfighting purpose for which they are intended
  • Plans and performs engineering research, design development, and other engineering assignments in conformance with the design, engineering, and customer specifications
  • Responsible for the overall technical/engineering portions of major projects or programs
  • Coordinates with multiple partners/agencies to ensure system engineering communities support delivery milestones
  • Tracks and advises design trades and associated cost, schedule, and technical impacts to requirements
  • Initiates, supervises, and/or develops requirements from a project's inception to conclusion for complex to extremely complex programs
  • Provides strategic advice, technical guidance and expertise to program and project staff
  • Provides detailed analysis, evaluation and recommendations for improvements, optimization development and/or maintenance efforts for client specific or mission critical challenges/issues
  • Consults with client to define need or problem
  • Supervises studies and leads surveys to collect and analyze data to provide advice and recommend solutions
  • Communicate clearly, concisely, and with technical accuracy-oral and written
  • Other duties as required KEY QUALIFICATIONS
    • Clearance: Active TS/SCI clearance, SAP eligibility, and willingness to submit to a Counter-Intelligence polygraph - no less than two years total SAP and/or SCI environment experience, with one year total within last five years
    • Years of Experience: Minimum ten (10) years DoD/IC, or relevant industry work experience
    • Education: An applicable engineering degree from a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) or possess a Professional Engineering license
    • Requires travel up to 30% of time within the continental United States
    • Skilled in development, integrating and fielding satellite systems
    • Experience with developing or designing autonomous systems
    • Experience with advanced GNC, EO/IR/RF sensors and C2 Payloads
    • Understanding of space operational environment and corresponding mission user needs
    • Knowledge of space mission payload engineering, development, and manufacturing
    • Experience in DoD program management including program development and transition
    • Experience with Integrated Master Schedules, and risk management
    • Experience with Statements of Work (SOW) and Performance Work Statements (PWS) ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
      • Relevant MA/MS/ME degree
      • Five (5) years of relevant DoD and/or Industry work experience with SAP and/or SCI
      • System Engineering Technical Assistance (SETA) to Government program office
      • Experience with rapid prototyping
      • Experience with integrated air, space, and cyberspace capabilities
      • Experience developing, deploying, and maintaining ground mission planning architecture and software
      • Experience with ACAT I/II level acquisition programs
      • Experience in planning and executing test campaigns for space systems
      • Fluency with IC organizations

        TalentWerx is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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