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Systems Engineer OPGA SETA


This position will support an OPIR Joint customer Program Office responsible for acquiring the Overhead Persistence GEOINT Architecture (OPGA) that will provide the user community with OPIR capabilities in a modular, open architecture that provides global, persistent, real-time surveillance and activity based intelligence information. This position supports a hybrid Agile process with the Government as the overall integrator in a Cloud Environment.   The successful applicant will provide SETA support for a range of system engineering efforts and technical expertise, continuity of effort and value-added judgment to advise and assist the customer’s leadership and contract teams.
  • Coordinate artifacts and recommendations to be used by government customer to inform planning and decisions
  • Perform requirements traceability and coordinate requirement priorities to assist informed management decisions (budget, technical, and schedule)
  • Conduct analysis, derivation and evaluations for/of requirements/needs affording recommendations
  • Conduct analysis and evaluations- making recommendations and providing advice and assistance to include preparing criteria and analytical aids, briefings, reports and presentations
  • Assist in introducing changes to mission management capability including test monitoring and training and exercise performance
  • Assist in ensuring that Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) data is disseminated to the broader community in a reliable and timely manner
  • Assist in the dissemination of SBIRS wideband data to the broader community to include developing new projects to disseminated SBIRS next generation sensors
  • Assist in managing efforts to significantly improve the location accuracy of the SBIRS sensors through enhanced ground processing
  • Assist in the management of the AGE Battlespace Awareness/Space Situational Awareness/Space Situational Awareness enhancements  Provide local support in dialog with performing industry partner
  • Assist in the development, fielding and testing of SBIRS program migration to Common Message Format (CMF)
  • Attend design reviews and review requirements documentation for solution integration
  • Provide support to Program Managers from external agencies to ensure delivery of Program Office projects to Department of Defense (DoD) partners; including Senior Material Leader in SMC/RS
  • Witness system testing for transitioning development assets to operations (field/test/certify)
  • Synchronizing and de-conflict inter-service/agency architectures
  • Administratively support TS/SCI network accounts for SBIRS personnel


Clearance required to start: TS/ SCI with Polygraph

Clearance able to maintain TS/SCI with Polygraph


  • Bachelors and fourteen (14) years or more experience; Masters and twelve (12) years or more experience; PhD or JD and nine (9) years or more experience
  • Must be a US Citizen with active TS/SCI security clearance with polygraph
  • Broad understanding of space and/or ground systems, hardware, software, operations, and their interdependence
  • Direct experience supporting USAF SMC SBIRS System Program Office business operations/programs
  • Working knowledge of AGILE Scrum and SAFe software development methods
  • Working knowledge of IC principles, procedures
  • The ability to work proactively, independently, and/or as a member of a highly effective technical team while developing approaches
  • Understanding of cross-component and remote interface testing
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and various SE, PM tools
**Requires overnight travel up to 10 percent of the work year
  • Detailed knowledge of current and future acquisition plans of the SBIRS program              
  • Detailed knowledge of OPIR Battlespace Awareness Center
  • SAFe Agilist certification
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Security Clearance:
Top Secret / SCI + Poly
EL SEGUNDO, California
United States
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