Expert Payload Specialist

US-VA-McLean
8 months ago
Requisition ID
2016-24816
# of Openings
2
Category
Information Technology
Minimum Clearance
TS/SCI

About Engility

Engility delivers innovative solutions to critical challenges facing the nation and the world. As a premier provider of integrated services for the U.S. government, we support the Department of Defense, intelligence community, space communities, federal civilian agencies and international customers. Engility is dedicated to making lives better, safer and more secure.

Description

Engility is looking for skilled Payload Specialists with deep technical knowledge and broad experience to support a critical customer program. This position is vital to the success of the program and provides tremendous opportunity for technical leadership as a contractor. Engineers with background in any imaging domain should apply.  Position duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Work as a domain expert as part of a world class Technical Services team
  • Provide engineering insight into various aspects of the payload development lifecycle, from concept initiation, system definition, system design, system development, system integration, system deployment, mission execution, and system maintenance
  • Develop technical requirements for payload design, test, and optimization, to include payload subsystems
  • Analyze payload test data and measure performance against requirements
  • Analyze payload output and assess imaging algorithm performance
  • Review program for technical risks and recommend mitigation approaches
  • Review system architecture, requirements flow-down, verification methodologies, CONOPS and ICD documentation, test plans and other design artifacts across the program
  • Plan mission deployment, integration and operations strategies
  • Effectively communicate and interface with engineers from various contractor and government organizations; prepare and present briefings to customers on technical topics when requested
  • Provide technical recommendations during working groups, engineering review boards, design reviews, test readiness reviews, operational readiness reviews, technical exchange meetings, etc.

Required Qualifications

  • Must have a current/active TS/SCI
  • Must have one of the education and experience combinations:
    • Bachelor's Degree and 15 years of relevant experience
    • Master's Degree and 13 years of relevant experience
    • PhD and 10 years of relevant experience
  • In depth understanding of Payload Engineering discipline
  • Ability to identify system impacts and pitfalls associated with imaging systems from the telescope and lens/mirror assemblies to the focal plane, supporting subsystems and back end data processing
  • Experience in multiple imaging techniques such as line scan and framing
  • Ability to identify system impacts and pitfalls associated with energy-based electromagnetic systems from the antenna (monolithic or array, fixed or electronically steered) and feed electronics, to the receive and recording subsystems and back end data processing
  • Experience in test plan development, planning, execution and review

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