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*NEW* Platform Systems Engineer at JPL (CA)



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Skills: platform architecture virtual machines servers cloud computing command telemetry navigation disk storage thin client linux ground data system

Do you want to help a small company make a BIG difference in space? Do you take ownership of your job and responsibility for your actions? Then come work for Red Canyon and help us continue our mission of helping mankind reach the stars!

Red Canyon is seeking a self-motivated, detail oriented, goal driven Platform Systems Engineer on the DSIO program at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA.

After reading the below requirements and responsibilities, if you feel you are the perfect candidate, please email your Word formatted resume and cover letter (in the body of the email) that details how your experience and education are a perfect match for our requirements.

Raytheon Pasadena is looking for a Platform System Engineer to support customers located at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The successful candidate will assist with future platform architecture research and development. The candidate will be responsible for assisting in evaluations of computer platforms appropriate for use by the Mission, a large, near real-time, spacecraft ground data system containing multiple distinct processing subsystems and databases for downlink processing, analysis, data delivery, uplink sequencing, commanding, and spacecraft navigation.

· Assisting with the evaluation of computer platforms including physical machines, physical servers running virtual machines, and cloud computing platforms.
· Providing expertise related to the peripherals needed by the processing machine which will include:
o Disk storage local to the machines
o Remote disk storage
o Thin clients / virtual desktop infrastructure
o Monitors
· Documentation of evaluation findings and platform characteristics
· Working with development teams to understand their platform needs

Required Skills:
· Must have a system engineering background with computer systems knowledge (Computer Science and/or Information Technology).
· Must be familiar with the Linux operating system
· Experience in one or more ground data system area (Command & Telemetry, Planning & Sequencing, Mission Design & Navigation, Science Data System engineering, Ground Network engineering, GDS integration & test, GDS ATLO engineering, GDS operations, and/or Data Management)

Desired Skills:
· Knowledge of flight system (Real-Time operating system: Integrity, vxWorks) flight software and simulation support equipment
· Must have a proven ability to establish task priorities and resolve issues in a team environment
· Demonstrated problem solving, technical leadership, and proactive team-building skills
· Must have good communication skills, including the ability to write and review technical documentation
· Familiar with mission operations software systems, such as the AMMOS

Education and Years of Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Science, Computer Science or related technical discipline with a minimum of 4 years of related experience

Due to contractual requirements, only U.S Citizens will be considered.
Red Canyon Engineering and Software: “Exploring Other Planets, Improving our Own”

Red Canyon contracts with NASA, NREL (National Renewable Energy Lab), DoD, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Honeywell, Millennium Engineering & Integration, United Launch Alliance, Harris Inc., SAIC, Lewis & Fowler, Ball Aerospace, Sierra Nevada Corporation, and Raytheon among others. We specialize in building spacecraft, developing renewable energy technologies to help make our planet a better world and cutting-edge research and development. Our disciplines include systems engineering, mechanical design, structural analysis, real time flight and ground software, simulation software, user interface software, and mission management software. We help our contractors with the full life cycle of product development from requirements to test and delivery.

Some of the programs we have previously or currently worked on include: Mars 98, Odyssey 01, Stardust, Genesis and Deep Impact, Mars Phoenix, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Orion, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, GOES-R, OSIRIS-REx, Maven, JUNO, Grail, and the MarsFlight and LunarSIM Simulation. We also work on classified programs.

Red Canyon’s home office is located in scenic Denver, Colorado, and our regional office is in historic downtown Titusville, Florida. We are a small company that maintains a flat organization to decrease our overhead and costs to our customers. Our number one focus is to solve some of the most complicated engineering problems humankind is facing.

We have a fun and talented team of engineers and we are committed to our engineers continued success and development. Included in our employment package are immediate HUBZone bonus, health benefits, profit sharing, referral bonuses, and a generous 401(K) retirement plan.

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