Ground Systems Integration & Test Engineer


Job Description

BAE Systems is looking for qualified Ground Systems Integration and Test Engineer to support the engineering, development, integration and sustainment of numerous state-of-the-art satellite ground systems in Albuquerque , NM. The GSI&T Engineers will report directly to the program Engineering Manager and support all Satellite Ground System needs.
Primary duties may include:
  • Investigates and implements solutions to product, process or test problems. Implements system level software test programs, test plans, test specifications, and test procedures, for developmental, qualification, and customer acceptance testing.
  • Oversee the operational integration and sustainment of the satellite ground systems, conduct and lead root-cause investigations, conduct testing of communication equipment and systems.
  • Lead trouble shooting efforts on operational satellite ground systems. Perform technical analysis such as root cause and MTBF.
  • Track and record satellite ground systems performance to understand trends.
  • Analyze, design, model, and simulate satellite ground systems, subsystems, and algorithms for satellite command and control.
  • Perform data analysis, business analysis, scripting, data architecture, programming, database administration
  • Design, develops, documents, test and debugs application software and systems to a low level control process (interrupts, digital I/O and serial communication protocols) for electronic equipment. Well versed in modern Operating Systems such as UNIX, Red Hat and Windows.
  • Analyze and provide information on space segment lease cost, bandwidth requirements, and frequency management and develop strategies to effectively leverage and integrate new technologies into existing network infrastructure.
  • Required ability to exercise considerable individual judgment and initiative in conducting the necessary facilitation and resolution of application/system design.


Required Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science or Mechanical Engineering with fourteen (14) or more years relevant experience, Master's degree and twelve (12) years or more experience, or PhD and nine (9) years or more experience. May substitute eighteen (18) or more years of experience for degree.
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience directly working with satellite ground systems and/or flight hardware.
  • Active Secret with the ability to obtain a TS with SCI eligibility or able to obtain within six months.
  • Strong knowledge of protocols, specifications, standards compliance is required.
  • Must be able to develop initiatives in innovative manner for effective resolution.
  • Must demonstrate an in-depth working knowledge of system integration design principles.
  • Good understanding of software development methodologies and quality processes.
  • Must be able to prepare and conduct effective presentations; assess priorities and self-time manage through deliverables; and coordinate activities with diverse groups and individuals.
  • Must have a proven understanding of Systems Engineering processes - IEEE 15288.


Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Experience in Agile Development/Iterative Development Methodology (SCRUM) highly desired.
  • Model and simulate wide and local area networks, point-to-point systems, secure systems, signal coding and modulation schema, digital radio/communications technology and network architecture design.
  • Proficiency in Test Automation design and implementation.


About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security
BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts - defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team-making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you'll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.

Intelligence & Security (I&S), based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do-from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels.

At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We're laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.