Columbus Technologies and Services, Inc.

Systems Engineer I

Job Locations US-CA-Pasadena
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 4 weeks ago(3/18/2021 11:00 AM)
# of Openings


Must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder
Estimated duration of 18 months with the potential for extension or conversion.
W2 with full benefits
Customer and contract specific training will be required and provided.
Labor Category: Systems Engineer I


Job Description:
We have an opening for a Mission Systems Engineer 1 who will be responsible for the development, planning, and negotiation of specific Deep Space Network (DSN) resources for multiple flight missions. The person will: attend mission-planning meetings to gain understanding of mission requirements and to resolve mission-specific issues; integrate knowledge of mission and spacecraft requirements (mechanical, navigation, science, telecommunications) with tracking scheduling requirements; interact frequently with internal and external mission engineers, scientists and all levels of management to ensure that mission requirements are met; and communicate final DSN resource allocations with mission personnel. In addition, the person will assist with providing solutions to technical and engineering problems as they relate to scheduling the DSN, determine specific mission DSN resource allocations that meet project sequencing or other project specific needs, compute and analyze multi-mission DSN scheduling data and negotiate with other mission operations engineers to finalize DSN resource allocations, and develop and deliver the mission tracking schedule and display it in graphical format.


Required Skills:
• Must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder
• Offer contingent on ability to successfully pass a background check and drug screen
• Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physical Science or related technical discipline with typically a minimum of 1 year of related experience; or Master’s degree in similar disciplines.
• Demonstrated ability to negotiate with peers
• Ability to prioritize work to meet commitments with high quality products.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.
• Python programming.
• Until JPL operations return to the lab, this position is being performed fully remote; i.e. the employee must be able to work from home until we return to JPL. Equipment (computer, monitor, etc.) will be available for pick-up at the Woodbury facility. All training will occur remotely.


Desired Skills:
• General understanding and application of standard principles, processes, concepts and techniques in mission operations.
• Knowledge of Deep Space Network operations, current resources and future capabilities.
• Experience in handling the tracking resource negotiation process for flight missions.



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