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Principal Ground Entry Point Systems Engineer

Company: Iridium Satellite LLC
Location: Leesburg
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Principal Ground Entry Point Systems Engineer

Job Locations

US-VA-Leesburg - US-AZ-Chandler - US-VA-McLean

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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:Iridium is seeking a motivated System Engineer to join our Solutions Engineering Team. As a System Engineer, you'll work to implement strategic plans and objectives under the direction of senior management, including managing delivery of high-quality results and solutions on a Space Development Agency (SDA) project. In this role, you'll be responsible for numerous technical aspects of the architecture and design of the ground segment. What You'll Do:

  • Use breadth of knowledge 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 external projects
  • Perform requirements analysis, definition, decomposition and management for Space and Ground Segments
  • Work closely with other project System Engineers on current government-based projects
  • Be responsible for exercising technical authority over projects
  • Work closely with the Program Management office and other key stakeholders to determine resource needs, technical development schedules and major milestones
  • Conduct required system analysis (functional & performance), interface definition, and detailed trade studies, analyzing multiple data sources to respond to frequent, complex, and high impact situations
  • Lead technical team in support of major reviews such as: SRR, PDR, CDR, TRR & ORR as well as Program Increment Demonstrations
  • Accountable for the coordination and delivery of technical assignments designed with end goals in mind
  • Accountable for ensuring that projects meet technical performance targets, deliver quality results, and activities are well-designed and meet overall project objectives
  • Play a key role in making strategic project decisions and provide system engineering best practices in program design and delivery, utilizing critical thinking skills to better design new or developing systems

    Experience & Education Requirements / EEO

    What You'll Need to Succeed:
    • 10+ years of relevant experience in the industry
    • Strong knowledge of system engineering methodologies and AGILE processes
    • Strong familiarity with tools and software applications that support system engineering best practices
    • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to convey products, deliverables, analyses, and/or issues clearly and confidently, and recognize and adapt to different communication techniques
    • Can easily build meaningful relationships with others, including senior leadership outside of your own department, and is comfortable providing constructive feedback to your team members and management
    • Be able to analyze a situation or problem, generate effective solutions, and see those solutions through to completion
    • Must possess the creativity and resourcefulness needed to make reliable decisions and determine methods on new assignments
    • Can thrive in a dynamic environment by handling multiple tasks and managing shifting priorities
    • Be proactive in sharing knowledge you've learned with othersThings That Would be Great if You Brought to the Table:
      • Knowledge and experience with designing, developing, and operating Space Vehicle Subsystems
      • Knowledge and experience with designing, developing, and operating various Command and Control Systems (i.e: OS Comet, InControl, etc.)
      • Knowledge and experience with aspects of the Hardware Software Development Life Cycle process
      • Programming languages such as: Java, Java-Script, Python, Shell scripting
      • Working knowledge of networking protocols, routers, switches, etc.
      • Familiarity with Atlassian Tool Suite such JIRA, R4J and Confluence We'll also need you to:
        • Be able to travel up to 25%
        • Be a US Citizen with no dual citizenships.
        • Be able to work in the office at least 2 days a week to foster collaboration with the team and stakeholdersWork Environment:This position primarily works in the company office or in a home office. The position is largely sedentary with the majority of the position sitting in a chair and working with a computer. The role uses basic office equipment including a phone, video, computer, keyboard, mouse and printer. For meetings in-person, this position will need to be able stand, walk within the office and climb stairs on occasion. 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 , Principal Ground Entry Point Systems Engineer, Other , Leesburg, Virginia

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