Launch Systems Engineer - TS/SCI required in Vandenberg AFB at General Dynamics Information Technology

Date Posted: 8/7/2018

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Job Description

  • Review, document, and trace functional and interface requirements for all allocated missions and coordinates with external entities when necessary to resolve issues.
  • Review verification and validation processes and activities and identify risks, opportunities, and corresponding mitigation or implementation milestones.
  • Coordinate among divisions to identify and coordinate new requirements, capture emerging risks and recommend plans of action consistent with strategic goals.
  • Retain cognizance over all launch related studies and provide  leadership with timely and relevant assessments.
  • Maintain familiarity with the customer strategic roadmap and updates to US space policy.
  • Provide day-to-day support to assure routine actions and briefings are addressed. Provide recommendations/products that reflect best path for the customer based on extensive launch experience.
  • New Entrants assessment support non-recurring certification and framework of tasks needed for recurring mission certification.
  • Verify that recommended acquisition approaches are executable within the OSL resource constraints, mission integration risks are identified and mitigated to low risk level.
  • Act as Director’s reach back capability to aid his decision making process.
  • Resolving fleet issues
  • Assess new entrant’s capabilities and processes
  • Develop acquisition strategies to procure launch services (EELV and non-EELV systems)
  • Develop acquisition documents
  • Evaluate mission specification requirements
  • Assess adequacy of verification data/actions
  • Identify elevated mission risks areas and develop mitigation approaches.
  • Conduct Interface Compatibility Assessment
  • Develop and maintain process documentation
  • Interface with customer to ensure compliance with corporate policy and procedures
  • Support the Launch Readiness Process
  • Interface with key mission personnel from mission partners including launch vehicle contractors, satellite contractors, AF Program Offices, NASA and other mission stakeholder groups
  • Provide support L in preparing for and conducting all required meetings, briefings, reviews, and readiness assessments
  • Maintain working knowledge of launch base infrastructure, including communications networks, fiber and conveyance systems 
  • Identify and scope facility and communications requirements for new missions and/or capabilities, along with recommended solutions
  • Support evaluating, certifying, and fostering relationships with emerging launch vehicle companies
  • Assess strategic impacts of proposed launch vehicle fleet changes
  • Develop briefings for customer to present to leadership and external organizations
  • Support annual budget planning and execution reviews
  • Support technical and programmatic meetings
  • Participates in special projects as required.

Job Requirements

5-8 years of related systems engineering experience.

  • 2 years space launch experience
  • General knowledge of launch policy and procedures
  • General understanding of launch vehicle processes and practices, launch site preparations flow and day-of-launch procedures
  • General understanding of Satellite Vehicle launch interface requirements, launch transportation and processing requirements

As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors.With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services.GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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