Senior Advanced Systems Engineer

7 days ago
Required Clearance
No clearance
Employment Type
Full Time
Hiring Company
GDMS - Legacy GDC4S Rate Structure

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Systems Engineering, or a related engineering discipline and a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience. Agile experience preferred. 12-15 years related work experience is preferred.

Responsibilities for this Position

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) has an opportunity for Senior Advanced Systems Engineers to join our Seabrook, MD team. You will work on the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Landsat Mission Operations (LMO) program which includes development of a multi-mission environment and Mission Operations support for both Landsat 8 and Landsat 9 spacecraft. As a Senior Advanced Systems Engineer you will have an opportunity to contribute to the world’s longest continuously acquired collection of space-based moderate-resolution land remote sensing data used for strategic land management.


The Senior Advanced Systems Engineer will possess knowledge and experience across one or more relevant functional areas:


Landsat-9 Launch Readiness Campaign

  • Provide flight systems (spacecraft and instruments) operations engineering expertise in support of all Landsat-9 mission operations readiness activities. Responsibilities include some combination of:
    • Support for major spacecraft and instrument reviews
    • Support flight system I&T
    • Obtain flight segment experience through technical interchange with the flight segment vendors
    • Train Flight Operations Team members
    • Prepares operations plans and procedures for flight system operations
    • Participates in Ground Readiness Tests (GRTs), Mission Readiness Tests (MRTs), operations tests, and other pre-launch tests, simulations, and rehearsals
    • Provide flight system contribution to all Contract Data Requirement Lists (CDRLs) reviews, and reports
    • Support Landsat-9 operations from launch through the mission transition to normal operations

Landsat-8 Flight Systems Operations Engineering

  • Provide overall flight systems operations engineering to maintain on-orbit asset;
  • Perform spacecraft and instrument sustaining engineering, performance monitoring, assessment, and contingency support
  • Perform Landsat-8 real-time operations activities including, but not limited to, command and control, telemetry monitoring and analysis, anomaly detection, isolation, and recovery

Company Overview

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!


General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.  EOE/Disability/Veteran


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