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Staff Consultant - Mission Operations Systems Engineer

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Employer Provided Salary: 173,000-218,000 Annually
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Job Description
Join the Mission Readiness & Commissioning team at BAE - a diverse group of motivated problem solvers. We like to have fun and enjoy life - both at work, and in our free time. We're excited about the challenging projects we're involved in and have a strong commitment to the missions we enable. Offering growth opportunities at all levels of skill and experience, we're looking for leaders and innovators who can continue our strong reputation for creativity and technical excellence, while helping to define the future of BAE.
We're seeking a self-motivated systems engineer to join our Mission Readiness and Commissioning team. Our systems engineer work across the lifecycle (requirements, design, analysis, test and operations) to support operations of spacecraft and their payloads for commercial, DoD, and NASA customers. Our team and products may support a variety of activities including:

  • Spacecraft launch, initialization, checkout, and calibration
  • Command and control of the spacecraft
  • Monitoring the health and safety of the spacecraft subsystems, payloads, and ground system
  • Mission data collection, distribution, and analysis

The Engineering, Science and Analysis (ESA) Strategic Capabilities Unit comprises the technical talent and organizational leadership that enables the successful delivery of high-impact discriminating technologies for our customers' missions. Our collaborative, cross-functional teams are committed to innovation, integrity, continual learning and strong execution.
What You'll Do:

  • Support the management of mission operations requirements - decomposition, allocation, verification, and validation.
  • Develop, test, and validate mission operations products, timelines, and tools. This may include command execution scripts, alarm limit management, mission system constraints, operator procedures, and/or operator training material.
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts to develop operational command products, training material, and tools for operations.
  • Contribute to the planning and successful execution of rehearsals, test events, launch, commissioning, and early operations; track technical progress associated with the effort.
  • Support verification and validation of mission operations requirements and products through unit, system, and enterprise tests.
  • Formally and informally provide leadership to groups and teams and guidance to less experienced employees; may be assigned to a technical or project leadership role.
  • Lead and support department initiatives, new business, and strategic efforts with a high degree of technical and leadership capability.
  • Prepare and present technical content to peers/management/customers.
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Capabilities Units and the Company. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.

On-Site Work Environment: This position requires regular in-person engagement by working on-site five days each normally scheduled week in the primary work location. Travel and local commute between company campuses and other possible non-company locations may be required.
Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in an office, laboratory, production floor, or cleanroom, outdoors or remote research environment.
  • May occasionally work in production work centers where use of protective equipment and gear is required.
  • May access other facilities in various weather conditions.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • BS degree or higher in Engineering or a related technical field is required plus 16 or more years related experience.
  • Each higher-level degree, i.e., Master's Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.
  • A current, active TS/SCI security clearance is required.
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • Mission operations
    • Spacecraft commissioning
    • Spacecraft, payload, or subsystem design
    • Mission management, command and control
    • Mission data processing
    • Ground systems
    • Ground terminals and infrastructure
    • Mission integration including operations readiness activities, rehearsals, and launch support activities
    • Training of satellite operators
  • Familiarity with systems engineering processes, such as requirements development, requirement allocation, change management, verification and validation.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Ability to interface with technicians, peers, senior-level engineers, business development, management.
  • Ability to contribute to the success of small teams through excellent teamwork.

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Experience developing mission operations products such as command execution scripts, alarm limits, mission system constraints, operator procedures, and operator training material.
  • Experience developing SEMP, specifications, ICDs, architecture, use cases, and other ground CDRLs and artifacts.
  • Experience in related disciplines such as software engineering, hardware engineering, integration, test engineering, quality engineering, configuration/data management.
  • Experience using simulators, test benches, or FlatSats.
  • Knowledge of cloud development environments.
  • Knowledge of requirements management tool such as DOORS.
  • Knowledge of Atlassian Tools such as Confluence and Jira.

Pay Information
Full-Time Salary Range: $173000 - $218000
Please note: This range is based on our market pay structures. However, individual salaries are determined by a variety of factors including, but not limited to: business considerations, local market conditions, and internal equity, as well as candidate qualifications, such as skills, education, and experience.
Employee Benefits: At BAE Systems, we support our employees in all aspects of their life, including their health and financial well-being. Regular employees scheduled to work 20+ hours per week are offered: health, dental, and vision insurance; health savings accounts; a 401(k) savings plan; disability coverage; and life and accident insurance. We also have an employee assistance program, a legal plan, and other perks including discounts on things like home, auto, and pet insurance. Our leave programs include paid time off, paid holidays, as well as other types of leave, including paid parental, military, bereavement, and any applicable federal and state sick leave. Employees may participate in the company recognition program to receive monetary or non-monetary recognition awards. Other incentives may be available based on position level and/or job specifics.
About BAE Systems Space & Mission Systems
BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts - defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team-making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you'll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.
Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, Space & Mission Systems is a leading provider of national defense and civil space applications, advanced remote sensing, scientific and tactical systems for the U.S. Intelligence, Department of Defense and scientific communities. We continually pioneer ways to innovate spacecraft, mission payloads, optical systems, and other defense and civil capabilities. Powered by endlessly curious people with an unwavering mission focus, we continually discover ways to enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most.

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At BAE Systems, lives depend on us, and we depend on you. Helping you be your best—at work and at home—inspires us to deliver well-being programs and resources that allow you and your family to thrive in all areas of life.

Volunteer in local community
Open door policy
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Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Diversity recruitment program
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Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
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Pet insurance
Wellness programs
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Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Charitable contribution matching
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Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
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Return-to-work program post parental leave
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Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
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Floating holidays
Bereavement leave benefits
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Relocation assistance
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