Ground Systems Engineer

Posted Date 8 months ago(4/14/2022 6:27 PM)
Requisition #
Security Clearance
Full Time
Portal Location : Location


The Space Weather Follow On - Lagrange 1 (SWFO-L1) Program is a joint NOAA/NASA mission to develop, launch, sustain, and maintain a new NOAA space weather monitoring satellite and the supporting ground system. The satellite, which will be launched ~2025, will take measurements from Lagrange point 1.


This position will support the Space Weather Follow On, Ground Segment (SGSP) Integration and Test (I&T) team as it oversees the vendor requirement verification and government validation activities. The candidate will participate in multiple I&T activities including, but not limited to:

  1. Review of vendor test procedures
  2. Oversee vendor testing and review of final vendor test reports
  3. Create government validation procedures
  4. Perform government validation testing

The primary work locations will be the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland and the NOAA Satellite Operations Facility (NSOF) in Suitland, Maryland. This position may require occasional travel within the continental United States to witness vendor testing.


  • A minimum of five years' experience writing and reviewing test cases and procedures at a level of detail that supports testers who have little knowledge of the target system.
  • Experience validating test case and procedure alignment to requirements.
  • A minimum of five years' experience performing test procedures and documenting test results.
  • Familiarity with satellite ground systems (antennas, command and control, and product generation and distribution).
  • Experience with configuration management processes and procedures.
  • Bachelor degree in one of the following fields: Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Aerospace, or related field.
  • Ability to obtain a Public Trust determination.

Desired skills and knowledge:

  • Familiarity with end-to-end testing and flight-ground mission rehearsals.

Client Engagement

This position interfaces with myriad stakeholders to the SWFO Ground Segment, including government personnel and many other federal contractors. The role therefore requires sensitivity and clarity to ensure the government's goals are accomplished efficiently and effectively, with the least possible risk or delay.


With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. Noblis seeks an environment free from COVID-19 and prefers all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  Attestation of vaccination status will be required for employment with Noblis.  Unvaccinated employees may be subject to additional health and safety requirements to include any federal, state and/or client restrictions.


Noblis and our wholly owned subsidiaries, Noblis ESI, Noblis MSD and Noblis + Mikros Systems tackle the nation's toughest problems and apply advanced solutions to our clients' most critical missions. We bring the best of scientific thought, management, and engineering expertise together in an environment of independence and objectivity to deliver enduring impact on federal missions. Noblis works with a wide range of government clients in the defense, intelligence and federal civil sectors. Learn more at Noblis -About Us


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Noblis is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race (as well as because of or on the basis of traits historically associated with race, including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.


Noblis is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Noblis will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact

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