Satellite Communications Systems Engineer

Satellite Communications Systems Engineer
Middleburg Heights, OH

THIS POSITION WILL REQUIRE RELOCATION TO THE GREATER CLEVELAND AREA WITHIN 6-12 MONTHS AFTER HIRE

Description
Communications Services Project (CSP) will focus on demonstrating the feasibility of commercially provided SATCOM services to NASA missions. As a primary objective, CSP aims to demonstrate commercially provided space-based relay communications and navigation (C&N) services appropriate for NASA’s near-Earth spacecraft users. The demonstrations will result in an evaluation of technical and operational performance, cost of services, business case, and security compliance to inform a recommendation for the acquisition for operational commercial SATCOM services.

Responsibilities:
A senior level systems engineer with experience in aerospace lifecycle desired to support NASA space communication systems management.
Specific job role/functions are as follows:
• Provide technical and project management support while managing/leading a multicompany activity for ZIN:
o Develop the definition of an Enterprise Service Management (ESM), identifying the activities, processes, policies, and supporting tools needed to acquire and manage commercial SATCOM services for NASA missions
o Manage transition planning of NASA missions currently using TDRS and/or DTE to commercial SATCOM services being organized by CSP
o Finalize all details needed to support the procurement of an ESM, including recommendations for ‘make’ vs ‘buy’
o Manage the creation of all elements for ESM including:
 NASA mission service planning
 SATCOM service acquisition/procurement
 Service delivery to missions including selection, integration, testing, monitoring, and support
 Business systems including analytics, contracts, communications, training
 Network and Security Management services

Requirements
• U.S. CITIZENSHIP OR VALID GREEN CARD HOLDER REQUIRED
• Proof of COVID-19 vaccination, except in limited circumstances where there is a legal entitlement to an accommodation (i.e. disability, sincerely held religious beliefs, etc.)
• 10-15 years in NASA/DoD/commercial aerospace industry including work in small interdisciplinary teams.
• Knowledge of communications or related systems engineering experience (i.e. small sat, terrestrial communications) is a plus.
• Desired skills include change management, business management, problem-solving, innovation, interpersonal skills, customer service, continued learning and agility, communication, artificial intelligence and analytics, automation.
• Experience with the following is a plus: satellite communications, IT/cyber security, product and service management/development, scheduling, NASA TDRSS, demonstration of leadership and systems architecture engineering.
Preferences
• A strong project lifecycle support/management experience is important and understanding of existing space communications networks and assets a plus.
• MS/PhD preferred