Advanced SDA System Research Engineer (S3)* at Odyssey Systems Consulting Group in Honolulu, Hawaii

Posted in Other 19 days ago.

Job Description:


Title: Advanced Space Domain Awareness System Research Engineer (S3)

Job Location: Maui Space Surveillance Complex (MSSC), Kihei, HI

Odyssey Systems has an exciting new opportunity for an Advanced Space Domain Awareness System Research Engineer at the Maui Space Surveillance Complex (MSSC) in Kihei, HI as part of the Sensor System Support (S3) contract supporting the Space Domain Awareness Division of the US Space Force Space and Missile Systems Center.

The Space Domain Awareness Division (USSF SMC/SPG) executes system acquisition, modernization, and sustainment for ground- and space-based Space Domain Awareness (SDA) sensors and command and control (C2) systems. Activities include acquisition program management, system, and subsystem engineering, maintenance and supply support, and fielding.

Odyssey Systems provides support to the Government in five areas: Product Support, Sustainment Engineering & Sustainment Management, Technical Order Management, Technical User Interface, and System Design, Engineering, and Integration. These tasks are executed laterally with USSF SMC/SPG depot and development contractors and with SDA stakeholders.

Odyssey Systems is an innovative small business committed to providing world-class technical, management, and training support services to government and public sector clients. We focus on people, processes, and performance to deliver superior results. Since our inception in 1997, our commitment to mission success and customer satisfaction has been recognized with exponential growth and exceptional past performance ratings. We accept challenging assignments and drive projects from the planning stages, through implementation, and into operations and support.

Job Responsibilities:

Engineers perform research, studies, and analysis that provide engineering, technical, and managerial direction for problem definition, analysis, requirement development, and implementation for complex systems in the engineering disciplines. These tasks are required to meet technical requirements in support of associated large scale mission-critical projects. Makes recommendations and advises on system development, improvements, optimization, or support efforts. Performs risk assessments and analysis employing modeling and simulation techniques.

The Space Domain Awareness (SDA) Advanced Space Domain Awareness System Research Engineer supports the design, development, implementation, maturation, and operation of SDA sensing systems, as well as the production of domain-specific applied analytic models for space domain awareness applications. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Engineering and management of large-aperture telescope system for high-contrast imaging of resident space objects

  • Design and implement software systems to encapsulate, command, and capture data from high-contrast imaging systems

  • Design, develop and evaluate physics-based and machine learning algorithms for SDA applications

  • Develop software and data-intensive systems for the transmission and processing of SDA data

  • Perform an exploratory and comparative analysis of data reduction methodologies for SDA missions and resident space object characterization

  • Support planning, programming, and oversight of SDA technology development activities related to advanced optical sensor systems

  • Occasional travel to CONUS and OCONUS locations upon Government direction

  • Other duties as requested by the Government and within the constraints of the S3 contract

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in astronomy or optical physics

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the design, implementation, testing, and operation of space domain awareness sensing systems; experience with MSSC system preferred but not required

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in Python, including proficiency in numerical computation libraries (NumPy, pandas, etc.)

  • 2 years of experience in the design and implementation of scientific visualization desirable, but not required

  • History of peer-reviewed scientific publication experience desirable, but not required

  • Great interpersonal skills within a professional environment, a positive attitude, and the ability to resolve technical disagreements in a dignified and respectful manner

  • A secret clearance that is TS/SCI eligible

Additional Information:

This position is located in Kihei, Maui, HI. Work is performed at the Maui Space Surveillance Complex with up to 10% travel.

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.
Odyssey Systems Consulting Group, LTD. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or other factors protected by federal, state, and/or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment


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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)