Program Systems Engineer

| Greater Denver Area

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The Program Systems Engineer reports into Portfolio and Program Management team and provides technical leadership and execution ownership throughout a large program and/or initiative life-cycle. This role is responsible for deriving, designing and engineering solutions and customer-facing interfaces that have a direct impact on efficiency, cost, revenue and innovation for the company and DigitalGlobe’s largest customer. A successful candidate in this role is a systematic and solutions-focused leader who is able to ensure a scoped product or capability is enabled on schedule and within budget in a way that is compatible with or complimentary to the existing DigitalGlobe ground system. As our systems span multiple areas of expertise, this is role requires extensive technical leadership, collaboration, and clear communication, both written and verbal. The scope of deliverables includes: requirements derivation, engineering and solution design, initiative planning/readiness, and technical oversight of the successful implementation or product roll out.

The Program Systems Engineer gathers and manages customer requirements as part of working with market facing team members; leads and collaborates closely with Enterprise Architects, Domain Architects and other Systems Engineers to ensure alignment of customer requirements with development and implementation plans; collaborates closely with release train functional leads (Domain architects, product owners, subject matter experts) to define technical work plans and dependencies, is responsible for technical outcome verification, and facilitating an optimized transition into Operations; and keeps end-users/operators apprised of the solution and progress. This role is heavily software based - and business-value focused.


  • Gather and decompose business requirements into program technical requirements and tie them to milestones in concert with business stakeholders
  • Bundle proposed technical solutions into coarse-sized work packages and coordinate with agile software development teams on a draft implementation schedules
  • Participate in technical solution, architecture design, and integration working sessions to understand system design goals and constraints
  • Meet with operators and customer representatives to refine concept of operations and derive new requirements for user touch points
  • Identify and propose changes with scaled agile development teams to develop the requested changes
  • Lead and collaborate with Enterprise and Domain Architects to refine the high-level design into a detailed design
  • Coordinate with test and evaluation teams to align on appropriate level of end-to-end testing and customer-facing testing
  • Collaborate with Development teams to write and groom features
  • Identify dependencies on/with other Initiatives/Programs
  • Lead validation of end to end solution and operations transition
  • Collaborate with Domain Architects to identify ICDs/APIs which require updating and what the impacts of those updates would be outside of the program at hand
  • Ensure that internal and customer-facing areas of the business are aware of system potential and realities


Basic Qualifications

  • 7+ years’ working experience, with at least 2 years’ experience in a relevant industry
  • Technical or Engineering Degree required
  • Active TS/SCI Security Clearance required
  • Experience in classified environments required
  • Familiarity with systems engineering and design processes
  • Familiarity with scaled agile principles and design processes
  • Demonstrated proficiency in cloud-based, service-oriented architectures and distributed systems


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience managing cross-functional teams or projects, and influencing senior-level management and key stakeholders preferred
  • Background in GIS, manufacturing, spacecraft command and control, ground systems infrastructure, or analytics preferred
  • Familiarity with software development practices and various methodologies (Scaled Agile Framework preferred: SAFe, and Waterfall experience is beneficial as well)
  • A passion for building highly automated systems
  • A good understanding of security best practices
  • Containerization technologies such as Cloud Foundry, Docker, or Kubernetes
  • AWS knowledge & experience preferred

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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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.
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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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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
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!
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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