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Staff Systems Engineer

| Greater Denver Area

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Due to our success and continued growth, we are currently seeking an experienced Systems Engineer as an individual contributor for our RAster Products Inovation and Delivery (RAPID) directorate. The successful candidate will have experience with large, complex systems, and is expected to leverage their experience to quickly learn all aspects of our imagery production ground system. This includes discovery and ordering, image processing, data management, quality control, web hosting, and distribution. Within our Agile hierarchy of Initiatives, Capabilities, Features, and User Storeis, RAPID Systems Engineers are responsible for taking ownership of Capabilities and Features - beginning with analysis of business requirements, through Feature definition and acceptance, and finally, with scum team implementation support.




•    Fully support the Agile Software Development Life Cycle process used to facilitate system baseline changes.
•    Ensure quality by managing Feature-level acceptance criteria, providing traceability to design artiifacts, system-level test cases, and operational training material.
•    Work directly with other systems engineers, program managers, R&D, scrum teams, and customers to effect an optimal system design implementation.
•    Create functional flows diagrams with the ability to frame all requirements inside those flows.
•    Work directly with internal software development teams as well as 3rd party software vendors.
•    Maintain as-built design artifacts for system services to ensure engineering models and documentation remain current.
•    Endeaver to continually learn about our evolving complex system; work toward becoming a Subject Matter Expert and/or scrum team Product Owner.
•    Make contributions to the vision of the RAPID architecture roadmap.
•    Work with multidisciplinary teams, take ownership of deliverables, and drive assigned tasks to completion.
•    Lead design sessions with internal clients - from end users to the back office, with an emphasis on the Ground Station’s geospatial production segment.
•    Manage client expectations to ensure realistic timetables and deliverables, and then exceed those expectations.
•    Pursue and resolve project challenges, and product-related issues independently.
•    Willing to take on other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications
•    Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace, Computer Science, Geographic Information Systems, or any related STEM discipline.
•    Minimum of 5 years GIS-related engineering or operations experience with increasing responsibilities. 
•    Must be proficient with system requirements management tools and processes.
•    Medium to extensive systems engineering and operations experience.
•    Working knowledge of Agile development principles and best practices.
•    Currently holds or able to obtain a US Government security clearance.



Preferred Qualifications
•    Medium to extensive systems engineering and operations experience.
•    Working knowledge of Agile development principles and best practices.
•    Knowledge of GIS tools, production systems, and imagery product operations.
•    Experienced working with Enterprise Architect, SysML, and fundamental Model-Based Systems Engineering. 
•    Previous experience in a complex product industry.
•    Experience in implementing software security standards is a plus.
•    Experience with instrumenting system performance metrics for system optimization and tuning.
•    Full knowledge of multiple development methodologies (Waterfall, Spiral, Scrum, Kanban/Agile).
•    Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) or Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) is a plus.
•    Service Oriented Architecture experience is a plus.
•    Cloud- based web services experience is a plus
•    Software development, test, and/or integration experience is a plus.



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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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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