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Senior Space Systems Engineer

Space Dynamics Laboratory
Huntsville, AL
  • Expired: August 08, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job ID 9273A

HUNTSVILLE, AL

The Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) is seeking a mid to senior career, highly skilled Senior Space Systems Engineer to perform detailed design and analysis of electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) systems and subsystems for space applications.

At SDL, we take pride in and highly value our employees. SDL offers competitive salaries and fantastic benefits, including:
  • Flexible work schedules that fit your style-every Friday off, every other Friday off, hybrid remote work, or simply traditional hours
  • Generous paid leisure and sick leave, ensuring you never miss a special event
  • A 14.2% employer retirement contribution into a 401(a) account-no matching required!
  • Favorable company locations with average commute times of less than 15 minutes
  • Utah State University undergraduate tuition discounts of 50%, full reimbursement for graduate tuition, and free course audits for employees and dependents meeting eligibility requirements
  • High-quality, low-cost health, dental, and life insurance
  • A great, highly educated team that works together to solve some of the most fascinating problems on (and off) our planet
  • We are a growing company that maintains both a family feel and high retention rate with over 90% job satisfaction
  • Relocation assistance available for most positions

Candidates should possess significant expertise in three or more of the following areas:
  • Possess Matlab coding proficiency
  • Experience with scene generation models such as SSGM, FLITES, ASSET, DRSIG, or JSIG
  • Experience in design and fabrication of IR sensor space electronics
  • Performed evaluation of optical design performance given the system optical prescription
  • Performed stray light and thermal self emissions analyses for infrared optical designs
  • Experience in using atmospheric radiative transfer models such as MODTRAN or equivalent to predict IR sensor performance in real world conditions
  • Developed or evaluated target tracking algorithms for either ballistic or maneuvering targets in cluttered backgrounds
  • Knowledge of Image Science and Image Processing to include image chain analysis and the manipulation of space-based imagery products.

Responsibilities will include:
  • Evaluating designs against mission requirements
  • Developing technical products to be used by the Government as part of upcoming acquisitions
  • Conducting technical planning and analysis and supporting all phases of the Systems Engineering process
  • Working with cross-disciplinary teams on projects that will result in flight hardware
  • Understanding the DoD design review process (SRR, PDR, CDR, etc.)
  • Independent evaluation of other vendor concepts, designs and performance
  • Reducing mission concepts to fundamental elements that can be expressed as requirements
  • Understanding radiometry, calibration, and estimating EO/IR sensor system performance
  • Communicating effectively through written reports and presentations
  • Some travel may be required

Required Qualifications:
  • Masters in mechanical engineering, physics, applied physics, electrical engineering or optical engineering related to remote IR sensing testing and calibration, plus 15 years of experience with EO/IR Systems
  • Previous sensor calibration experience
  • Working knowledge of state-of-the-market hardware and software capabilities used in missile defense systems
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, initiative-driven environment to quickly prioritize and accomplish technical tasks
  • Knowledge of systems engineering techniques and their application to large DoD development programs
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with program management, customers, contractors, and colleagues
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently operate in a secure DoD environment
  • Must have an active DoD Secret security clearance and ability to obtain a DoD TS/SCI security clearance
  • Must be a US citizen
  • Must be able to travel occasionally to contractor and customer facilities

For questions or assistance with the application process or the DoD SkillBridge program, please contact employment@sdl.usu.edu.

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Space Dynamics Laboratory

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Huntsville, AL
35801 USA

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