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Posted: Monday, January 8, 2018 8:22 AM

Requisition ID: 33982

All Locations: Silver Spring, MD (Maryland); Suitland, MD (Maryland)

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This position will support the NOAA NESDIS Office of Satellite Ground Services (OSGS) at one or more of the following locations in the metropolitan Washington, DC area: Silver Spring, MD; the NOAA Satellite Operations Facility (NSOF) in Suitland, Maryland; and Greenbelt, MD. The OSGS is responsible for all Ground System Acquisition, Development and Sustainment for the Nation's Operational Weather and Environmental Satellites.


* Perform systems engineering tasks, including requirements analysis, traceability, verification & interfaces

* Provide support to government decision makers regarding acquisition strategy

* Conduct analyses & architecture/systems trade studies

* Support government procurement activities including source selection

* Provide post award support to Mission Assurance, Design, Integration & Test

* Responsible for direct customer technical support on ground services sustainment

* Provide technical leadership between customer's and Aerospace technical management

* Establish strategic technology direction to improve the system quality and reduce maintenance costs

* Work with multiple agencies (e.g. NASA, DoD), as required

This position can be filled as a job grade 2 or 3



* Ability to provide systems engineering and technical support leadership in the areas of ground systems (communication, satellite command and control & data processing and distribution), architecture, and software life-cycle.

* Experience with Satellite ground systems such as the NOAA NESDIS systems

* Proven skills in the understanding of software and hardware system interactions and related technologies; performance analysis; systems integration issues; development methodologies; technology recommendations; and evaluating the impact of candidate technical approaches on all parts of the system.

* Proven expertise to provide technical support for engineering studies and evaluations of proposed and existing software/hardware architectures.

* Ability to work with multiple organizations within NESDIS, NOAA, and outside agencies/departments (e.g. NASA, DoD)

* Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Science

* Level 2: Six or more years/ Level 3: Twelve or more years of progressively responsible professional engineering/scientific experience, including space and/or ground systems and a background in systems engineering, technical and project leadership in an engineering organization or program office

* Experience with federal acquisition policies and practices

* Provide evidence of excellent interpersonal skills, the applicant must be able to communicate with a broad range of customers, technologists, program managers, system engineers, and senior government leadership and additionally demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships

* Excellent technical written and oral communication skills are essential.


* Advanced Degree in Engineering/Science

* Experience with commercial, NASA and/or NOAA space systems from an end-to-end perspective

* Ability to support several smaller projects in concurrent operation or on portions of larger multi-phase/multi-disciplinary projects.

* Experience with major Space Communication structures

* Understanding and previous procurement management support expertise for moderate to large systems acquisitions

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