Global Science & Technology, Inc.
  • Engineering
  • College Park, MD, USA
  • Full Time

Global Science & Technology, Inc., a fast growing scientific and high technology firm, is seeking a Systems Engineer to support the NOAA STAR program.  The position is located in College Park, MD. 

Project Summary:

NOAA/NESDIS/STAR develops and maintains algorithms, software and services to create products from remote sensing data collected from NOAA and non-NOAA missions. GST seeks a systems engineers to work as a member of the NOAA STAR team to implement systems engineering processes.  The technical processes include stakeholder requirements definition, requirements analysis, data analysis, architecture design, implementation, integration, verification and transition.                                            


  • Implement systems engineering processes for technical planning, configuration management, interface management, technical data management, requirement management, risk management, and decision analysis in accordance with best practices and applicable standards.
  • Identify and solve functional issues, design systems engineering solutions, and translate functional business requirements into technical requirements.
  • Elicit, define, and negotiate requirements and associated interface agreements for access, delivery, and storage of remote sensing data and associated environmental data, based on existing system capabilities and following system operations concepts, long-term architecture goals, and relevant standards.
  • Schedule development and management
  • Maintain system documentation.

Required Education/Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in Systems Engineering or engineering-intensive discipline with 10 years of professional experience. Equivalent experience and graduate degrees may substitute for a degree.
  • Experience with quality management systems (QMS) including the CMMI framework, configuration management system (CMS), document & record management system (DMS), and best practices identified in the PMBOK(R), BABOK(R), SWEBOK(R) and other standards that may be identified as applicable.
  • Scientific, engineering and technical skills to understand and analyze system problems, define potential solutions, and conduct in-depth engineering analysis, assessments and cost benefit trade studies and explain results of technical studies in a systems engineering context do decision makers
  • Knowledge and background with architecture, systems and subsystem requirements, systems engineering processes, maintenance and tracking of CONOPS
  • Experience in developing functional and technical requirements
  • Experience developing system architecture products
  • Excellent verbal communications skills - ability to communicate with scientists to understand their product requirements
  • Ability to communicate clearly and to present materials to large review teams

Desired Skills:

  • Ability to understand the unique relationships between NOAA, NASA, and the architecture that supports satellite remote sensing is highly desired.
  • Remote sensing data processing systems and standards implementation at NOAA, NASA and other space agencies is highly desired.
  • Experience with environmental remote sensing is a plus.
  • INCOSE certification at the CSEP or ESEP level

 Physical Qualification(s) Required:

  • Ability to use a computer. 

Mental Qualification(s) Required:

  • Ability to think on one's feet. 

U.S. citizenship or Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) is required.

Selected applicants will be subject to a government background investigation.

GST offers competitive salaries; vacation, sick, and holiday leave; major medical, dental, life, long-term and short-term disability insurance; 401K retirement plan; tuition assistance; and opportunities for employee career growth and development.

You may also fax your resume to (240) 366-5994.  If you need assistance, please call 301-474-9696.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veterans' status.  GST is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 


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