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GPS Control Segment Software Engineer II

The Aerospace Corporation | Aurora CO 80247 USA | Full Time | Posted: 05/07/2021

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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.

Job Summary

The Legacy and Future Command and Control (C2) Systems directorate, part of the Command and Control (C2) Systems Subdivision within the Production Division, is responsible for assisting the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) with the development, operations and sustainment of satellite ground capabilities for the Global Positioning System (GPS), Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) and Space Based Infra-Red System (SBIRS).  

We are seeking a GPS Control Segment Software Engineer with relational and communications skills for a wide set of responsibilities, particularly providing technical and program leadership in the modernizing the GPS Next Generation Operational Control System and in furtherance of enhancements for OCX 3F software.  

What You ll Be Doing

  • Working as part of a government technical team that includes Aerospace, SE&I contractors, SETA contractors, other FFRDC personnel and development contractors  

  • Evaluating contractor software designs to ensure requirements are met, and overseeing the build, integration, assembly, and test of OCX mission software

  • Guiding software development, integration and technical assessments of OCX mission software, pipelines, and associated infrastructure

  • Supporting regression testing and platform deployments of OCX mission software on factory-located operations-like environments

  • Observing contractor software installation of discrepancy report (DR) fixes, troubleshooting anomalies, and witnessing formal system tests

  • Participating in program planning activities, providing guidance on modern software planning and progress measurement techniques, and assisting in government oversight of contractor s advancing Agile processes

  • Providing mission software and pipeline infrastructure subject matter expertise during technical interchange meetings with contractor and government team members and interacting with contractor team members to assess design, configuration management and software releases

What You Need to be Successful

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering or  a related technical discipline

  • Minimum of eight years of  increasingly responsible relevant professional engineering experience including managing or executing refreshes on COTS software and hardware

  • Familiarity with Agile software processes including pipeline implementation tools

  • Ability to travel locally as needed

  • Currently holds a SECRET clearance, which is issued by the US government. U.S citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.

How You Can Stand Out

It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:

  • Advanced degree in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering, cybersecurity, or a related technical discipline

  • Experience with satellite ground system architectures or enterprise-level data center architectures

  • Extensive experience in executing Agile software development, either as developer or acquirer

  • Prior program office experience, particularly with systems engineering

  • Ability to perform advanced fault isolation/tree exercises in mixed hardware/software IT systems

Grade-Based Pay Range

(Min - Mid - Max)

$117,027 - $192,281 - $267,534

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 310.336.5432 or by email at You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law and  the supplement, as well as the  Pay Transparency Policy Statement.  

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Location Aurora, CO, 80247, United States
Categories Engineering
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