Columbus Technologies and Services, Inc.

Test Engineer w/Active TS/SCI Clearance

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


Roles and responsibilities

US Citizenship and an active TS/SCI & Polygraph Eligible is required to be considered for this position
Estimated duration of 15 months with the potential for extension or conversion.
W2 with full benefits
Customer and contract specific training will be required and provided.
Labor Category: Software Systems Engineer IV


Job Description:
Software Systems Engineer with experience leading Mission Operation System/Ground Data System Integration & Test, with knowledge of industry best practices and methods used in isolated networks. This position will be a part of the Special Programs Ground Data System (GDS) Team,collaborating with Systems Engineers, GDS Engineers, System Administrators, and Software Engineers to maintain and enhance the MOS/GDS capabilities through software development and systems engineering. This is a lead role.


Required Skills:
• The candidate must be a citizen of the United States of America
• Candidate must have a minimum of a Top Secret/SCI clearance
• A United States Government administered polygraph examination will be given to the selected candidate; he/she must pass it to maintain employment in this position
• Offer contingent on ability to successfully pass a background check and drug screen
• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, EE, or related technical discipline with a minimum of 9 years of related experience; Master’s degree in similar disciplines with a minimum of 7 years of related experience; or PhD in similar disciplines with a minimum of 5 years related experience.
• Systems Engineering knowledge and lifecycle experience in one or more of the following areas: Mission Operations Systems (MOS), Ground Data Systems (GDS), and system Verification and Validation (V&V).
• Strong Virtual Machine (VM) skills in configuring, maintaining, and deploying multiple VM instances in an environment.
• Strong Information Technology skills and proficiency in: Linux Operating Systems, database applications such as FileMaker Pro and MySQL; scripting languages such as Python and STOL; cloud computing; and JAVA
• Leadership abilities to manage a team of System Administrators to support the working IT environment.
• Experience using requirements management systems such as DOORs.
• Demonstrated experience in planning and execution of ground test campaigns.
• Direct experience in working effectively across multiple organizations.
• Ability to quickly grasp new concepts and incorporate innovations.
• Demonstrated experience working with source control applications and workflow applications such as GitHub and JIRA.
• Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills required for customer interface.
• Must be a U.S. Citizen with an active Top Secret (TS) clearance based upon Single Scope Background investigation (SBBI) within a 5-year scope
and must be approved for Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) accesses.
Desired Skills:
• Direct experience in DoD systems engineering lifecycle.
• Knowledge and experience in applicable DoD policies and procedures pertaining to Ground Systems and Mission Operations.
• Demonstrated knowledge in software systems I&T and deployment.
• Prior experience working in a 24x7, high-availability, operations engineering environment.
• Experience in maintaining program external technical interfaces.
• Understanding of JPL Flight Project Practices and Design Principles.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with evolving software/hardware infrastructure
• Ability to work with multiple customers on premises and remote


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