• Senior Systems Engineer

    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/16/2018 3:17 PM)
    Job Location
    Required Clearance
    No clearance
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Systems Engineering, or other related engineering discipline, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree. Agile experience preferred.  3-7 years related experience is preferred.  

    Responsibilities for this Position

    General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) has an opportunity for Senior 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 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 Systems Engineer will possess knowledge and experience across one or more relevant functional areas:


    Systems Engineering

    • Perform Landsat Multi-satellite Operations Center (LMOC) requirements management;
    • Perform LMOC interface definition and verification
    • Perform LMOC design and performance verification
    • Perform LMOC engineering analysis
    • Perform test evaluation toward the delivery of the LMOC

    System Development, Integration & Test

    • Support LMOC releases by performing design, development, integration, test and delivery activities of the systems
    • Support integration of the LMOC systems into the LMOC facilities
    • Provide development support through launch, commissioning, and mission transition to operations

    Landsat-9 Launch Readiness Campaign

    • Provide LMOC/flight systems (spacecraft and instruments) operations engineering expertise in support of all L9 mission operations readiness activities. Responsibilities include some combination of:
        • Support for major spacecraft and instrument reviews
      • Support LMOC/flight system I&T
      • Obtain LMOC/flight segment experience through technical interchange with the LMOC/flight segment vendors
      • Train Flight Operations Team members
      • Prepares operations plans and procedures for ground/flight system operations
      • Participates in Ground Readiness Tests (GRTs), Mission Readiness Tests (MRTs), operations tests, and other pre-launch tests, simulations, and rehearsals
      • Provide ground/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
    • Provide real-time experience in support of all Landsat-9 mission operations readiness activities. Responsibilities include some combination of:
    • Prepare operations procedures, scripts, and telemetry pages, for operations
    • Provide operations experience to all CDRLs, reviews, and reports

    On-orbit engineering support

    • Perform real-time and off-line operations activities including, but not limited to, command and control, telemetry monitoring and analysis, as well as 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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