• Location: salt lake city, Utah
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #2038

Title: System Engineer 

Location: Salt Lake City UT

Clearance: Secret 


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.


Cornerstone Defense is seeking a Systems Engineerto support the our team.  Our team provides engineering and operations support for a unique satellite program. Engineering staff works closely with the design engineers and the program customer,  to ensure the integrity and longevity of the mission. In addition, Team creates the next generation products and services for the business unit. We work with proprietary customers in the development of the next-generation technologies in space. Our group works all facets of engineering from technology investment, concept development, proposal writing, requirements and design, build, integration, test, and demonstration of products in their relevant environments.


Position Overview:

 Systems Engineer will be a part of a high-performing team that are immersed in high intensity projects. As a member of the Systems Engineering team, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the development and delivery of innovative technology in an agile environment. This position will be involved in the entire system development life cycle, from idea creation and development through maintenance and support of the customer’s delivered system. This role will support the development of system requirements, architecture, interface design, algorithm design, User Guide and Interface Control Document (ICD) authoring.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Applies an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to plan, design, develop and verify complex lifecycle balanced system of systems and system solutions.
  • Evaluates customer/operational needs to define and coordinate system performance requirements, integrate technical parameters and assure compatibility of all physical, functional and program interfaces.
  • Performs various analyses to optimize total system of systems and/or system architecture.
  • Performs analyses for affordability, safety, reliability, maintainability, testability, human systems integration, survivability, vulnerability, susceptibility, system security, regulatory, certification, product assurance and other specialties quality factors into a preferred configuration to ensure mission success.
  • Develops, maintains and identifies improvements for the planning, organization, implementation and monitoring of requirements management processes, tools, risk, issues, opportunity management and technology readiness assessment processes.
  • Resolves cross-functional technical issues.


Work Authorization:

This position requires an active/current Secret U.S. Security Clearance, . (A U.S. Security Clearance that has been active in the past 24 months is considered active.).


Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):

  • Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, or physics.
  • 4 years or more of experience with satellite systems engineering.
  • 2 years or more of experience with requirements development; analysis, derivation, allocation, and traceability of requirements and interfaces.


Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • Knowledge of Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) Toolsets such as Cameo Enterprise Architecture.
  • Knowledge of Agile methodology toolsets such as Jira.
  • Knowledge of requirements management toolsets such as DOORS.
  • Experience with space systems modeling and simulation.
  • Experience with Linux operating system.


Typical Education/Experience:

Education/experience typically acquired through advanced technical education from an accredited course of study in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry (e.g. Bachelor) and typically 9 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (e.g. PhD+4 years' related work experience, Master+7 years' related work experience). In the USA, ABET accreditation is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard




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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