PTES Integration and Test Engineer

Full Time

    Job Description

    The Aerospace Corporation is the trusted partner to the nation's space programs, solving the hardest problems and providing unmatched technical expertise. As the operator of a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), we are broadly engaged across all aspects of space- delivering innovative solutions that span satellite, launch, ground, and cyber systems for defense, civil and commercial customers. When you join our team, you'll be part of a special collection of problem solvers, thought leaders, and innovators. Join us and take your place in space.

    At Aerospace, we are committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace for all employees to share in our common passion and aspiration - to carry out a mission much bigger than ourselves.

    Be a part of the Protected Antijam Tactical SATCOM (PATS) is a family of programs that will provide secure SATCOM services to tactical users in contested or weather degraded environments. Under PATS, the Protected Tactical Enterprise Service (PTES) program awarded a contract to Boeing to provide ground elements that will enable an operational Protected Tactical Waveform (PTW) capability via Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS). PTES is about one year away from achieving Initial Operational Capability. This is a great opportunity to work with the PTES hardware and software system to integrate the end-to-end operational capabilities. PTES uses Agile project management and software development in collaboration with the government and contractors.

    What You'll Be Doing
    • Working with Government, Aerospace, SETA and other FFRDC personnel to monitor and evaluate contractor performance, identify technical and performance risks and oversee mitigation activities.
    • Working closely with contractor personnel to participate in the PTES end-to-end integration effort and demonstration
    • Proactively engage with government partners to support IT&E and MOT&E events including attending regularly scheduled meetings and working group
    • Participate with site Installation, checkout and site acceptance test activities
    • Applying skills and adaptability in systems engineering, software, hardware, networking, and cloud computing environments to identify and resolve issues during integration
    • Participating in technology working groups, reviewing and evaluating contractor submitted documents for technical accuracy and completeness, and identifying and mitigating program risk.
    • Overseeing roadmap and product backlog activities and working closely with the contractors to ensure program success.
    • Providing status to the Air Force customer and interacting with other Integrated Product Teams as needed.

    Work Model: Telecommuting is possible depending on customer requirements.

    What You Need to be Successful

    Minimum Requirements:
    • B.S. in computer science, computer engineering, or related technical subject area
    • Typically, 8 or more years of relevant scientific/engineering experience that includes experience in large and complex systems
    • 3 years or more years of hands-on experience in
      • deploying cloud native microservices
      • integration of hardware and software systems
      • working with container orchestration platforms such as OpenShift, Rancher, or canonical Kubernetes
      • working with CI/CD technologies such as Jenkins, Travis CI, or GitLab CI/CD
    • Willing to travel regularly
    • Current secret clearance, which is issued by the US government. U.S citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance
    • Ability to lead tasks and to work on multiple tasks concurrently

    How You Can Stand Out

    It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:
    • Masters or PhD degree from an accredited program in Computer Science or engineering
    • Hardware and software integration experience with satellite communication
    • Experience with infrastructure as a service platform such as AWS, Azure, or CloudStack
    • Deployment automation technologies including Terraform, Ansible, and Helm

    We offer a competitive compensation package where you'll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. The grade-based pay range for this job is listed below. Individual salaries within that range are determined through a wide variety of factors including but not limited to education, experience, knowledge and skills.

    (Min - Mid - Max)
    $103,285 - $168,019 - $232,752

    Pay Basis: Annual

    Ways We Reward Our Employees

    During your interview process, our team will provide details of our industry-leading benefits.

    Benefits vary and are applicable based on Job Type. A few highlights include:
    • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans
    • Paid holidays, sick time, and vacation
    • Standard and alternate work schedules, including telework options
    • 401(k) Plan - Employees receive a total company-paid benefit of 8%, 10%, or 12% of eligible compensation based on years of service and matching contributions; employees are immediately eligible and vested in the plan upon hire
    • Flexible spending accounts
    • Variable pay program for exceptional contributions
    • Relocation assistance
    • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career
    • Education assistance programs
    • An inclusive work environment built on teamwork, flexibility, and respect

    We are all unique, from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, yet one thing bonds all of us to each other-the belief that we can make a difference. This core belief empowers us to do our best work at The Aerospace Corporation.

    Equal Opportunity Commitment

    The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you're an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at or by email at . You can also review Know Your Rights : Workplace Discrimination is Illegal , as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement .