Position title
Principal Mission Systems Engineer

A mission systems engineer applies knowledge of a customer’s mission area to develop and refine concepts of operations and operational plans that make optimum use of existing and planned systems to meet mission needs. The principal systems engineer provides technical leadership on major tasks or projects where decision making and domain knowledge may have a critical impact on overall project implementation.

  • Establishes goals and plans that meet project technical objectives
  • As required, participates in the development of system concepts, system requirements, concepts of operations, and training requirements in every phase of the system development process
  • Develops integrated mission-level test, verification, and validation requirements and strategies
  • Works directly with customers and supporting subject matter experts to ensure requirements, operational concepts, and systems objectives are captured and met as intended
  • Leads mission-level trades and analysis activities including modeling and simulation to predict expected system performance and determine solutions which will meet project objectives balancing cost, schedule, and performance
  • Interactions involve working directly with client and senior management
  • Bachelor's degree in aerospace or relevant field
  • At least 18 years of direct aerospace experience
  • Has domain and expert technical or other relevant knowledge
  • Has led multi-disciplinary teams of across space systems (e.g., ground, spacecraft, launch, constellations)
  • Can work independently and as part of a team of his/her peers
  • Has experience setting and performing to technical milestone entrance/exit criteria
  • Has developed summary technical progress reports for end customers and company personnel
  • Comfortable presenting to diverse audiences including technical and non-technical experts and peers
Preferred Experience

The ideal candidate should have the following experience:

  • Directly working on multiple spacecraft programs performing system design and/or testing
  • In-depth experience in at least three (3) or more spacecraft subsystems

Falcon ExoDynamics believes in the diversity of teams and experiences. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We encourage veterans, disabled veterans and disabled individuals to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified.

Date posted
July 22, 2021
Employment Type
Citizenship / Clearance Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Current/Active TS/SCI Preferred
Job Location
Los Angeles, CA, United States
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