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Lead Software Systems Engineer

Company: Iridium Satellite LLC
Location: Leesburg
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Lead Software Systems Engineer

Job Locations

US-AZ-Chandler - US-VA-Leesburg

Job ID




Worker Category

Regular Full-Time[F]

Company Overview

Iridium is an award-winning and innovative satellite communications company with bragging rights to the only network that offers voice and data connectivity anywhere in the world. For over 20 years, Iridium's unique network and services have supported critical communications needs for individuals, businesses, and the evolving Internet of Things. At Iridium, we understand the importance of staying connected and the limitations of traditional communications networks. People across the globe, including first responders, humanitarians, global militaries, scientific researchers, and lone workers, as well as ships, aircraft and remote operations all rely on Iridium to stay connected. We take our responsibility for providing these essential communications very seriously and pride ourselves on offering a reliable lifeline when needed. Likewise, Iridium is committed to providing an exciting and innovative workplace, where employees are challenged to think outside the box and collaborate on new, bold ideas and solutions. Our talented teams are passionate about their work and the impact our company makes around the world. Iridium fosters an empowering and inclusive culture that allows employees to genuinely be their best selves. We are looking for others who want to join this truly unique company that celebrates our employees and provides the opportunity to truly make a difference in the world.

Position Summary, Job Requirements & Responsibilities

What We're Looking For:If you have a passion using your engineering skills to establish strategic plans and objectives, and managing the delivery of high quality results and complex solutions this is the position for you! In this role, you'll be responsible for being the Lead Software Systems Engineer for the ground network related to the development of the Space Development Agency (SDA) operations centers. You'll be successful in this role if you have extensive experience as a Systems Engineering and expertise in software design of satellite ground networks. What You'll Do:

  • Manage the effort to create and design software applications and systems to support business functions and client requirements.
  • Analyze specifications to build efficient applications, conduct multiple quality testing, and enhance the user's interface
  • Use subject matter expertise to drive and define line of business/functional knowledge, ensuring system engineering best practices and processes are applied to ground and payload controller systems developed for various eternal projects
  • Be responsible for excerising technical authority over the implementation of requirements into software
  • Conduct required system analysis and trade studies, analyzing multiple data sources to respond to frequent, complex, and high impact situations
  • Support the segment technical team in support of major reviews such as: SRR, PDR, CDR, TRR & ORR
  • Accountable for the coordination and execution of the agile development process with end goals in mind, including managing shifting priorities
  • Ensure that projects deliver quality results and that activities are well-designed and meet overall project objectives
  • Comfortably present complex results with limited preparation and develop ability to speak persuasively to those within team

    Experience & Education Requirements / EEO

    What You'll Need to Succeed:
    • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related field
    • 12+ years related system experience for complex technical projects, preferably direct experience in telecommunications, ground networks, electronic product development/manufacturing or satellites
    • Experience with software development, systems engineering practices and integration of COTS equipment, COTS software and customer software for specialized applications
    • Experience with designing, developing, and operating various Command and Control Systems
    • Knowledge of and experience with aspects of the Hardware Software Development Life Cycle process
    • Strong experience with System Engineering and agile development metholodogies
    • Programming languages such as: Java, JavaScript, Python, Shell scripting
    • Familiarity with Atlassian Tool Suite software applications that support system engineering best practices
    • Proven track-record of serving as lead engineer on different projects or tasks
    • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to convey products, deliverables, analyses, and/or issues clearly and confidently, and confidently recognize and adapt to different communication techniques
    • The ability to thrive in a dynamic environment by handling multiple tasks according to deadline and budget limitationsThings That Would be Great if You Brought to the Table:
      • Experience executing US Government and DoD (preferred) technical development and integration projects
      • Working knowledge of networking protocols, routers, switches, etc
      • Knowledge of LEO satellite systems and Iridium a plus.We'll also need you to:
        • Be able to travel up to 25%
        • US Citizenship is requiredIridium requires all employees/new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to starting work, unless otherwise prohibited by applicable state or local law. Iridium is an equal opportunity employer and will consider requests for exemption from this policy as a reasonable accommodation where it can do so absent undue hardship, consistent with federal, state, and local law. Iridium is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or status as a protected veteran. EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability and other protected categories.

Keywords: Iridium Satellite LLC, Leesburg , Lead Software Systems Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Leesburg, Virginia

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