Ground System Engineer

| Greater Denver Area

The Ground Systems Engineer (GSE) will assume an integral role in the development, integration, test and operations of the DigitalGlobe ground system, focusing on Mission Control components. The GSE will become an expert in one or more critical software components that ensure our ground system operates at peak performance. This position will work closely with teams of Collection Planners and Satellite Operators, Systems and Spacecraft Engineers, Test Engineers and Software Developers. The successful candidate will also aid in documenting the ground system and producing operational procedures and checklists. The Ground Systems Engineer may be required to work non-traditional hours (periodic launch or anomaly support) and be available to provide on-call support on an as-needed basis. The preferred candidate shall demonstrate the ability to work with minimal supervision and have excellent interpersonal communications skills and experience in working with vendors, subcontractors, and non-engineering personnel. This position requires the ability to diagnose and solve software and hardware integration level problems within operational systems.

A successful candidate for this position would bring:

  • Natural curiosity and ability to continually learn about our evolving complex system of systems
  • Desire to improve software systems and fix problems
  • Ability to troubleshoot operational systems and lead recovery actions while working under time and operational constraints
  • Proven ability to work with multidisciplinary teams, take ownership of software systems
  • Knowledge of geospatial and satellite operations
  • Proven ability to work cross-functional problems and solutions (Systems Engineering, Operations, Development and Test , IT Infrastructure, and Architecture)

Responsibilities          

  • Provide ground engineering support of 24x7 Operations team, which may include occasional off-hours support
  • Provide subject matter expertise to support system engineering, design and development  of new ground system components and capabilities
  • Provide key support and take on responsibility for components within the ground system including system architecture, requirements development, vendor and contractor partnerships, performance verification, and troubleshooting / resolving all issues (software, hardware, design, & vendor compliance)
  • Interface with, provide support to, and prioritize issues for equipment and system contractors
  • Write, test, and maintain procedures for proper operation of ground system components
  • Assist in and/or lead testing of ground system components, including test design, execution, and analysis of results
  • Support software deployments and system anomalies

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, Geographic Information Systems or related field.  Other educational backgrounds will be considered with sufficient relevant career experience.
  • 5+ years of experience in operations and operations support
  • Experience with one or more programming/scripting languages (ex. Ruby, Perl, C++, Java, Python)
  • Experience with Linux and/or Unix
  • United State citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain government security clearance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong skills in software design, development and troubleshooting highly desired
  • Active Secret clearance
  • Knowledge of spacecraft systems highly desired
  • Experience with relational database
  • Knowledge of service-oriented architecture basics

DigitalGlobe and Radiant solutions offer a generous compensation package including a competitive salary; choice of medical plan; dental, life, and disability insurance; a 401(K) plan with competitive company match; paid holidays and paid time off.

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Location

Our location is just steps away from plenty of expansive open space, restaurants, and bars. We are less than a 5 minute walk from an RTD Park-n-Ride.
1300 W. 120th Ave, Westminster, CO 80234

Insider's spotlight

What are some social events your company does?

Monthly "Welcome & Well Wishes" (W3) meetings where we come together to meet new team members and say farewell to long-term employees who are retiring. A member of the DigitalGlobe Leadership team hosts the event and features a slideshow to introduce new team members. And refreshments/snacks/ice cream are served.

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What are DigitalGlobe Perks + Benefits

DigitalGlobe Benefits Overview

A great team deserves great perks.

Comprehensive Medical/Dental/Vision Plans + Flexible Time Off + 10 Paid Company Holidays + Competitive Salaries + Employee Cafe + Free General Healthcare (when enrolled in a paid DG medical plan) + Amazing Office & Game Room + Exclusive Disc Golf Course = WE VALUE OUR PEOPLE

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Contribute from $120 to $2,650 per household (per calendar year) for reimbursement of health‐related expenses you may need to pay for out of pocket.
Disability Insurance
6 weeks of salary continuation at 100% beginning on 8th consecutive day - 60% up to $20,000 per month if unable to work due to disability longer than 12 weeks.
Dental Benefits
The plan will pay 100% Preventative, 80% Basic, and 50% Major. $2,000 Annual Maximum. Deductible of $50 individual and $150 family for basic and major services. Orthodontics at 50%.
Vision Benefits
Vision Service Plan - 1 set of contact lenses and 1 eye exam (after copay) per calendar year. 1 pair of frames every 24 months.
Health Insurance Benefits
Options include a Consumer Driven Healthcare Plan (CDHP) and PPO. Prescription Drug Plan is also covered under these medical plans. DigitalGlobe pays the majority of costs for both FT/PT employees.
Life Insurance
2X salary each up to a max of $800,000.
Wellness Programs
Counselors available 24/7, 365 days through a toll free number, 5 free face to face counseling sessions. Chiropractic services on-site weekly.
Onsite Gym
DG's onsite gym and yoga studio is available to all employees.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Immediate vesting of matching contribution upon completion of enrollment provided by Fidelity Investments.
401(K) Matching
Discretionary match of 50% of the first 8% of eligible earnings contributed on a per‐pay‐period basis to an annual maximum of $9,000.
Company Equity
Available for some employees- dependent on specific position
Performance Bonus
Available for some employees- dependent on specific position
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
DigitalGlobe offers competitive leave benefits including PTO, Unlimited Time Off (for salaried employees), Parental Leave, Military Leave, Jury Duty, and Bereavement Leave.
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
8 holidays and 2 floating holidays.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
DG's casual dress code is largely varied, with some employees wearing shorts and sandals, while other opt for more button ups and jeans. Rarely, if ever, are suits seen in the office.
Commuter Benefits
Employees can set aside a portion of their pay, via pre‐tax payroll deductions, for the payment of Mass Transit or Parking expenses.
Game Room
Our game room has access to outdoor terraces, and includes competitive ping pong games, as well as bean bags and Foosball tables.
Stocked Kitchen
Kitchens on each floor include ice, coffee, assorted teas, and waters. Soda is provided in one central location free of charge (just bring your own cup).
Some Meals Provided
Free fruit, bagels, or donuts every Tuesday!
Parking
Our employees have two parking garages with more than enough spaces to go around. Motorcycle, Electric Vehicle charging, and bike spots are given close access to the indoor entrances to the building.
Relocation Assistance
Relocation is offered on a case by case basis
Fitness Subsidies
At DigitalGlobe we want to stay focused on wellness and getting, or staying, in shape! Incentives include waiving joining fees, significantly reduced month-to-month rates with no contracts.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
DG offers a wide range of training programs. Currently, DG is converting to AWS - included in that is varying AWS-related training and certification programs offered to all employees.
Tuition Reimbursement
The tuition reimbursement for employees is a maximum of $5,250. Effective after one year of employment.

Additional Perks + Benefits

Flex time off plus 10 paid holidays. Free general healthcare when enrolled in a DigitalGlobe medical plan
Amazing corporate office with game room and cafe. Frisbee golf course around corporate building exclusively for employees. Free fruit, bagels, or donuts every Tuesday!

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