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Ground SW System Engineer/Special Studies (Active TS/SCI), Pasadena CA 91101

Pasadena, California Contract Job ID: 1810090977
Estimated Duration: 6 months


PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Ground Software System Engineer for Special Studies, in Pasadena, CA 91101.  Contact Elisabeth Laspe for details. 314-669-8020

6 month Contract with possible extensions. Must be a US Citizen and  Must have an active Active Top Secret with SCI ( TS/SCI) to qualify.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

Develop concept of operation (CONOP), system architecture, use cases and software requirements 
•Develop ground and enterprise requirements based on CONOPs 

Evaluate ground architecture and determine required network interface and communication needs 
•Coordinate component-level software requirements, software interfaces, and detailed software design details with developers to satisfy CONOPs use-cases 
•Evaluate security architecture, external interfaces and system discrepancy reporting 

•Perform functional analysis, latency analysis or detailed trade studies 
•Evaluate Ground Hardware and Software Acquisition and Test Strategies 
•Review program for technical risks and recommend mitigation approaches 
•Participate as a reviewer in working groups, engineering review boards, design reviews, test readiness reviews, operational readiness reviews, etc. 
•May perform other duties as assigned 
Security Clearance: 
•Qualified applicants will be subject to a security investigation and must meet minimum qualifications for access to classified information. 
•U.S. Citizenship and an active TS/SCI are required. 

Education Work Experience: 
•Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, System Engineering or related technical discipline with a minimum of 6 years of related experience.
Required Skills: 
Systems engineer with recent Ground Systems Engineering experience 
•Experience across multiple engineering disciplines to include: systems engineering, software development, and integration and test 
•Experience with mission integration, data processing and external interface management 

•Program lifecycle experience from concept development and design to deployment and operational maintenance 
Experience with requirements development, interface control documentation, technical specification review, architecture and CONOPS development 
•Working proficiency with IBM Rational DOORS or similar requirements management tool   

Desirable Skills:
•Ability to identify system impacts and pitfalls associated with operational ground systems
Familiar with various software languages (e.g. Java, C/C++,Python, XML, JSON, MATLAB) and support tools (e.g. JIRA, GIT, Artifactory, Confluence, Jenkins, Docker) •Knowledgeable about Cloud Solutions (e.g. AWS)
•Familiar with modeling framework concepts (e.g. DODAF, OSI), system or software modeling languages (e.g. SysML, UML)
•Familiar with JPL, NASA, or DoD practices and standards
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PDS Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

Founded in 1977, PDS Tech, Inc. is one of the nation's premier specialty staffing firms with 31 offices nationwide. We offer a full range of benefits including:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Weekly payroll
  • Immediate 401(k) eligibility
  • Completion Bonuses
  • Training
  • Please note availability of benefits may vary by position

PDS specializes in Engineering and IT arenas including Aerospace, Defense, Electronics, Telecommunications, Automotive, and Energy just to name a few. Our reputation, track record, and years of continuous growth reflect the commitment to quality that our employees and clients experience first-hand. To find out more about PDS, please visit

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