• Advanced Systems Engineer

    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/16/2018 3:19 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 a related engineering discipline a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience. Agile experience preferred.  Five to seven years of relevant experience is preferred.  

    Responsibilities for this Position

    General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) has an opportunity for 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 an 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 Advanced 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

    Mission and Quality Assurance

    • Perform software management and software quality activities during the development and delivery of the Mission Operations Centers (MOCs)


    System Development, Integration & Test

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

    Ground System Infrastructure

    • Perform MOC infrastructure support activities


    Landsat-9 Launch Readiness Campaign

    • Provide MOC ground systems operations engineering experience in support of all Landsat-9 mission operations readiness activities. Responsibilities include some combination of:
      • Supporting major MOC and ground systems reviews
      • Support MOC system I&T
      • Obtain MOC systems experience through technical interchange with the MOC developers;
      • Train Flight Operations Team members
      • Prepare operations plans and procedures for ground system operations
      • Participates in Ground Readiness Tests (GRTs), Mission Readiness Tests (MRTs), operations tests, and other pre-launch tests, simulations, and rehearsals
      • Provide ground 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
    • Perform spacecraft and instrument sustaining engineering, performance monitoring, assessment, and contingency support
    • Perform L8 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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