183278 - Systems Engineer
Industry
IT
Region
CO-Colorado
City
Sunnyvale
State
CA
Rate
$DOE
Duration
12 Months
Description


Chipton-Ross is seeking a Systems Engineer for an opening in Sunnyvale, CA.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Overview: Provide engineering support to the LM FE&I Factory Tech Advisor (FTA) team at the satellite factory in Sunnyvale, CA providing sustaining engineering support for on-orbit satellite operations, including satellite and subsystem health and status assessment and anomaly resolution support.
Provide factory operations and systems experts (Factory TAs (FTA)) to maintain, and/or restore mission operations of the ground and space systems and in concert with the RTAs, perform the engineering tasks described in this PWS paragraph and its subparagraphs.
Manage the Flight, Ground & System Observation Processes.
Augment the RTAs in support of complex operations and anomaly resolution.
Provide technical management and administrative support required to maintain Strategic SATCOM constellations.
Support planning and execution of non-routine operations, complex operations, and maintenance tasks (e.g., battery reconditioning, payload reconfiguration, and calibrations). Ensure accuracy of command procedures and command builds prior to execution.
Provide sustainment support for SW, HW, tools, and DBs as required to meet the operational requirements for Strategic SATCOM constellations
Provide technical advice, engineering recommendations, and satellite subsystem analysis and evaluation to prevent mission outages, to prevent the occurrence of abnormal conditions, and to ensure each satellite and subsystem continue to operate nominally.
For satellites operating in a degraded mode, provide technical advice, engineering recommendations, and satellite subsystem analysis and evaluation to ensure they continue to contribute to the mission until such time as the government determines the service is no longer required.
Perform satellite data trending, analyze on-orbit aging effects, recommend limit/event updates, and recommend redundant component selection.
Predict satellite subsystem performance based upon analysis of telemetry data and available test and simulation results.
Make technical recommendations and accomplish approved actions to optimize performance, prevent anomalies, mitigate the impact of anomalies, mitigate the impact of adverse trends, and extend satellite life.
Predict satellite component degradation due to ageing; recommend courses of action; and support government approved actions to mitigate degradation impacts on mission.
Estimate constellation fuel and perform mission life predictions as needed.
Maintain positive power margin by optimizing electrical power use and trending solar array and battery performance and degradation.
Predict and analyze lunar eclipses for spacecraft reconfiguration if required.
Support payload testing/characterization, as required, to maintain optimum payload/user communication margins.
Recommend updates to operational concepts, processes and procedures for Strategic SATCOM constellation, as required.
Support operations exercises as requested.
Support anomaly identification and resolution from initial anomaly response through Situation Assessment and Response Team (SART) closeout to include 24/7 recall.
Provide Problem Resolution Integrator (PRI) and produce SART summary report.
Document out-of-limit/specification conditions, failures, and/or unusual telemetry signatures in a Flight Observation (FO), System Observation (Sys Obs), or Ground Observation (GO).
Perform MILSATCOM Incident Summary (MIS) investigation and resolution (includes both AEHF and Milstar activities).
Support development and implementation of updates to operational concepts, processes and procedures for Strategic SATCOM constellation, as required.
Participate in system support and operational working groups to provide advice and planning for satellite/constellation, payload, ground system, and system DB and SW maintenance and for significant operational activities.
Support creation of detailed plans for and execution of complex activities for satellite bus and payload transition, SW patches, and constellation reconfiguration events.
Support system issue resolution with deficiency reports (DR) and modification requests; FOs, GOs, User Observations (UO), and Sys Obs impact evaluation and analysis; and engineering review process participation. This includes System Observations field test support and field data analysis.
Review the updated Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Flight, Ground, and System Observation packages quarterly.
Provide detailed ground and constellation clock performance assessment and provide recommendations for appropriate adjustments.
Create and manage MASC Flight Notes (MFN). Maintain a DB of historical MFNs.
Create and manage AEHF Flight Memos (AFMs). Maintain a DB of historical AFMs.
Support automated and manual checkout of Mission Planning Element table sets for consistency with constraints defined in the Payload Planning Constraints Document. This support is nominally two consistency checkouts per year.
Provide expertise, analysis, and support for operational suitability, effectiveness, and continuing mission performance of the Strategic SATCOM system during FAB-T test and integration.
Provide Payload and Orbit Analysis subject matter expertise to support over-the-air testing.
Provide engineering and subject matter expertise support to FAB-T and test execution.
Provide compatible upgrades of support environments impacted by AEHF Technical Refresh efforts based on a 5-year recurring basis to allow continued software sustainment and/or engineering analysis.
Factory Engineering Tools
Provide expertise, analysis, and support for operational suitability, effectiveness, and continuing mission performance of the Strategic SATCOM system during AEHF SV5, and SV6 integration.
Perform analysis of AEHF SV5 and SV6 integration plans.
Provide Spacecraft, Payload, Orbit Analysis, and satellite operations subject matter expertise to support over-the-air testing.
Support planning and execution of non-routine operations, complex operations, and maintenance tasks in support of AEHF SV5 and SV6 integration (e.g., crosslink configurations changes). Ensure accuracy of command procedures and command builds prior to execution.
Support automated and manual checkout of Mission Planning Element table sets for consistency with constraints defined in the Payload Planning Constraints Document.
Deliver improved nuller parameters for satellites AEHF SV2, SV3, SV5 and SV6, using processes and procedures developed under the COOLS Nuller Study Reference COOLS-0980-C-18, Nuller Study Final Report, Dated 30 March 18.
Manage a thruster mixture ratio system (Milstar only) to achieve near simultaneous propellant tank depletions under end-of-life conditions.
Recommend satellite end-of-life actions. Recommendations shall be consistent with AEHF End of Life Plans (when available for each SV) and USSTRATCOM Instruction 505-4. Upon government approval plan for and implement approved actions for satellite end-of-life activities. Address the impacts to the remaining constellations with respect to repositioning and communication coverage adjustments
Plan and execute SV5 and SV6 2nd and 3rd Seasonal Antenna Calibrations.
Plan and execute midlife Antenna Calibrations for one Vehicle in view of CONUS for two of three seasons.
Provide necessary assistance and collaboration for required anomaly resolution support in 75 minutes or less after initial Government notification.
The contractor shall provide management, technical, and infrastructure support to complete high priority tasks in support of anomaly resolution until one of the following occurs in this order:
The satellite is placed in a safe state and/or mission is restored.
The government decides mission restoration is not possib

Employment will be contingent on clearing a drug screen and background check. Both must clear prior to start date.

Contact
Robert Davis
rdavis@chiptonross.com
CHIPTON-ROSS, INC.
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x305 or (800) 927-9318 x305

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Employment will be contingent on candidate clearing pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.