• Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #1853

Title: Senior Satellite Control Network Engineer           

Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Clearance: TS/SCI


Company Overview:

Cornerstone Defense, in partnership with our military, intelligence, and civil government customers, supports U.S. operations worldwide through the use of many different types of satellite, launch, and cyber technologies. We develop space-based solutions that protect our nation, enhance the lives of our citizens, and directly support the warfighter. Cornerstone supports a full range of missions from navigation and communication to remote sensing. We are a leader in spacecraft development, deployment, and mission support. In an environment of limited resources, Cornerstone provides our customers with agile and innovative solutions that achieve the highest level mission performance.

Job Description:

Cornerstone Defense in Colorado Springs, CO is growing and seeking a Satellite Control Network Engineer with experience in requirements management to support multiple high visibility SMC programs. Duties will include:

  • Providing Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) support for various instrumentation systems including telemetry, command control, radar, communications, and associated systems.
  • Define future end-state terrestrial communication architectures and determine transitional path from today to the end-state.
  • Perform engineering of system architectures, requirements analysis and decomposition, including system performance test and verification.
  • Perform engineering analyses to predict and define problems, define/design actionable corrective measures, and operational implementation.
  • Track requirements to subsystems, generate requirements documents.
  • Participate or lead technical meetings and government-led studies, assess technical baselines and ensure system modifications meet requirements.

Qualifications Required (Skills)

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent and minimum 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Current TS/SCI Security Clearance
  • Understanding of networking principles in space applications
  • Ability to take a high-level architecture vision and goals and decompose them into a set of interim, manageable efforts to achieve the vision
  • Ability to perform communication bandwidth and resiliency analysis
  • Experience with integrating diverse ground communication architectures
  • Experience with a variety of communication system architectures for  RF applications
  • Technical skills to understand and analyze system problems, define potential solutions, and conduct in-depth technical analysis, assessments and trades and explain results of technical studies in a systems engineering context
  • Ability to communicate effectively with external organizations to reach consensus on an architecture
  • Experience with systems engineering tools such as Enterprise Architect, TopVue or similar
  • Experience with requirements traceability, system-of-systems integration and testing, test planning, development and execution testing
  • Working knowledge of LAN/WAN computer systems

Qualifications Desired

  • Working knowledge of the Air Force Satellite Control Network or similar communications architecture.
  • Proficiency with communication network analysis tools (QualNet, NS3, e.g.)
  • Prior experience interfacing with multiple agencies to coordinate connectivity of new or existing ground systems
  • Proficiency with analysis tools for space applications (STK Comm module, Riverbed)
  • Experience performing engineering of an overall communications architecture to include Network and Civil systems
  • Prior experience working with external Civil organizations (e.g., NASA and NOAA) to develop connectivity requirements, architecture and interconnect agreements.
  • Experience developing required documentation to setup communications connectivity at military installations.


Equal Opportunity Employment
Cornerstone Defense is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive working environment for all employees and to upholding diversity in our recruiting and hiring processes. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, age, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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