Job Posting Title Space/Satellite Systems Engineer with SIGINT Experience

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Software Engineering
Chantilly, Virginia
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Orbital Mechanics


Space Systems Engineering

REQ#: RQ142779
Requisition Type: Pipeline
Job Description

General Dynamics Information Technology has an immediate opening for a Space and Satellite Systems Engineer with a RF background focusing on asset inheritance, system of systems interoperability, enterprise level test plan/report/procedure execution, mission CONOPS development, analysis and planning, and requirements verification. 

What you will experience:

The Space/Satellite System Engineer will be part of a small team that supports a larger program. This small team through a keen understanding of mission purpose and system capability monitors and analyzes various overhead sensing platforms as well as associated ground systems and networks.  As system capabilities are added or enhanced, the engineer will assist the team to understand if these enhancements continue to support mission requirements.

  • Ability to review software plus system requirements, then plan and execute enterprise level testing 
  • Provide technical assistance in the development of next generation programs by creating day-in-the-life scenarios, contributing to overall mission CONOPs,
  • You will work directly with the team lead, SETAs, and customer.
  • This position is within the customer work environment and requires a calm demeanor, excellent attention to detail, and the ability to act with technical precision and speed. 

What you will bring to the table:

  • Bachelor's degree in systems engineering, aerospace engineering, electrical engineer, or a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) minimum of 10 years of relevant experience; or master’s degree plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated understanding of various SIGINT space systems architectures, basic orbital mechanics, and satellite operations to assist with potential asset inheritance,
  • Demonstrated experience with space mission management and planning activities.
  • Familiarity with satellite mission ground systems including development and functional operation.
  • Ability to understand and communicate satellite network data, packetizing, modulation schemes, command and control sequence, and message flows.
  • Leads detailed technical analyses for a system, subsystem or system elements to include concept, requirements, design, integration, test, acceptance, delivery, training, operation, maintenance and disposal.

Department of Defense Top Secret / Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) security clearance with CI Polygraph is required at time of hire.  Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

Work Requirements
Years of Experience

10 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree

Travel Required



U.S. Citizenship Required

About Our Work

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.