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COLSA Corporation PARCS Systems Engineer in Colorado Springs, Colorado

PARCS Systems Engineer

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Job Description

This position provides support to the 45 Test Squadron – Space and Intel C2 Test Flight at Eglin AFB. This position will be located at Peterson AFB, CO (Colorado Springs). This support includes the following:

  • Provides technical leadership and frequently serves as the final technical authority for the Mobile Consolidated Command Center (MCCC), Missile Warning C2 systems, Space Defense Operations Center (SPADOC), BMEWS/Pave Paws mission systems, Space Directed Energy Confliction (DECON), and other Space Command and Control (C2) systems, encompassing the whole Space Situational Awareness (SSA) portfolio, such as Space Fence, Space Surveillance Telescope (SST), Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN), Upgraded Early Warning Radar (UEWR), Cobra Dane, PARCS, among others.

  • Conducts data analysis and applies knowledge of engineering technology under the direction of engineering staff. These tasks include test and evaluation, test support, operations analyses, technical studies, and various analyses and support activities including program and system security.

  • Assists in the development of system requirements, performance measures, test phase entry and exit criteria, and analysis of test design constraints functional capabilities, and metrics.

  • Supports Developmental Test and Evaluation (DT&E), Operational Test (OT), Force Development Evaluation (FDE), Risk Reduction Testing (RRT) and certification for test readiness; identifies deficiencies, verifies compliance with specifications and standards, and assesses stability of various system configurations.

  • Supports senior engineers when interacting with System Program Offices, other services, and development contractors.

  • Prepares, executes, reviews, and analyzes test plans, procedures, metrics, and reports throughout the software development life cycle. Develops and writes methods of tests, Concepts of Operations (CONOPS), test cases, test objectives/procedures, test directives, technical or letter reports, analysis and review of requirements, and other test process documents as required in the conduct of testing.

  • Coordinates schedules, pre-and post-test activities, logistics of test planning, and test reports.

  • Travels up to 30% of time to contractors' facilities, test sites, and other locations (OCONUS and CONUS)

At COLSA, people are our most valuable resource and centered at our core value. We invite you to unite your talents with opportunity and be a part of our “Family of Professionals!” Learn about our employee-centric culture and benefits here.

Required Experience

Required Qualifications

One of the following combinations is required: Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline and a minimum of 3 years of technical experience is required -OR- Associate’s degree in a technical discipline and 7 years of technical experience -OR- HS Diploma or Equivalent and 9 years technical experience.

  • Relevant technical experience in either one of the following fields: space operations, astrodynamics, space sensors, service oriented architecture software, testing.

  • Ability to interface with prime contractors developing the system under test (SUT) regarding test objectives, schedules, budgets, and methods of test.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively on a team and to lead and direct the work of others.

  • Effective oral and written communications skills.

  • Proficiency in the use and integration of MS Office applications.

  • A current and active Secret Security clearance required. Ability to obtain Top Secret security clearance.

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience with MCCC,SPADOC, BMEWS/Pave Paws mission systems, UEWR, PARCS, Cobra Dane, Combatant Commanders Integrated Command and Control System (CCIC2S), and the Space Situational Awareness (SSA) mission.

  • Experience with MATLAB and/or other data visualization and computational tools.

  • Knowledge of, or experience with Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center (AFOTEC) or other DoD DT&E and operational test agency concepts, procedures and methodologies. Familiarity with one or more programming languages (e.g., Matlab, Fortran, Java, Python, C/C++), or with software development, most notably service-oriented architecture or web services and computer network protocols.

  • Experience related to DOD C4ISR system acquisition, systems engineering, and test engineering.

  • Experience interfacing with development contractors regarding test objectives, schedules, budgets, and methods of test.

  • A current and active Top Secret/SCI Security clearance highly desired.

Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. COLSA Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

Job Location

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

Position Type



71,000.00 - 102,000.00 USD