02 Mar
Space T&E Engineer (SME)
Colorado, Coloradosprings , 80903 Coloradosprings USA

Position/Job Title: Space T&E Engineer (Senior)

Work Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado

Job Summary: The Space T&E Engineer (Senior) plans, coordinates, analyzes, executes, and reports on space systems testing. The Test Engineer provides integrated engineering support for design reviews, test strategy development, and test planning working groups, and other similar test related forum. The Test Engineer shall possess experience with test, analysis, and/or experimentation of space systems or military systems including space operations or test control room experience. They have the experience either developing proprietary/internal tools or using commercial test and space M&S tools such as Satellite Took Kit (STK) to evaluate space architectures, sensors, and/or communications. The Space Test Engineer has technical knowledge in one or more of the following areas: Space System Architectures, Satellite and Ground Segment design, EO/IR/RF Sensors, Astrodynamics, Propulsion, Guidance Navigation and Control (GNC), Space-related data communications, or Space Battle Management and Control.

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:
  • Designing, developing, and executing advanced test programs and processes to assess space systems using design of experiment methodologies.
  • Creating/reviewing 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.
  • Executing advanced, highly complex, test simulations & scenarios to evaluate how systems react under different conditions and analyzing system to assess the system performance, effectiveness and suitability of system.
  • Monitoring the gathering of test data including M&S data, real-time performance parameter
  • Evaluating test results to determine if system configurations and architecture meets customer specifications, performance, effectivity, and suitability.
  • Creating Test Reports/Presentations of complex data sets.
  • Initiating, supervising, and/or developing requirements from a project's inception to conclusion for complex to extremely complex programs
  • Providing strategic advice, technical guidance and expertise to program and project staff
  • Providing detailed analysis, evaluation and recommendations for improvements, optimization development, and/or maintenance efforts for client-specific or mission critical challenges/issues
  • Consulting with clients to define need or problem
  • Supervising studies and leading surveys to collect and analyze data to provide advice and recommend solutions

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.

Education and/or Experience/Skills Required: (Not listed in order of importance; other duties may be assigned) and must be able to perform the following with minimal guidance:
  • Master of Arts/Master of Science/Master of Engineering (MA/MS/ME) degree with a minimum of 15 years' of relevant DoD work experience
  • 5+ years experience in a SAP and/or SCI environment within the last five (5) years
  • Recognized industry leader for area of expertise with 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 senior leadership and other team members
  • Aerospace/industry strategy experience

Physical 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 weight up to thirty (30) pounds as necessary.

Travel: Required - 25% travel

Security Clearance: DoD security clearance may be required

Company Summary: Headquartered in Hawaii, Galapagos Federal Systems, LLC is an 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, 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.

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