Millennium Space Systems is looking for team members who are passionate about developing revolutionary space systems. You will join a small, close-knit team working to support some of the most demanding and important space systems customers in the Country.
Breaking with Tradition
American aerospace is experiencing a renaissance – and among its leaders are the organizations and people who are breaking with tradition to reformulate and invigorate an industry. Millennium Space Systems is helping spearhead that change.
Millennium brings a unique and disciplined entrepreneurial culture to this space renaissance. We don't subscribe to the traditional thinking that cost and schedule are secondary attributes of space systems.
We bring a spirit of innovation and teamwork, coupled with a get-it-done approach to deliver solid, measurable results.
We are colleagues and fellow innovators; seasoned engineers, software developers, and technicians working together to deliver affordable solutions from inception through implementation; from fabrication through launch. We are enthusiastic partners looking for new team members who share our enthusiasm and dedication.
Millennium Space Systems, A Boeing Company delivers affordable, high-performance space systems for exacting customers. At Millennium, you will be part of a close-knit team working on exciting technological problems. We work in an open environment where ideas are shared across all disciplines, and there are ample opportunities for advancement based on excellence. Superstars are welcome.
At Millennium, we innovate and collaborate to make the world a better place. From the seabed to outer space, you can contribute to work that matters with a company where diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values. We're committed to fostering an environment for every teammate that's welcoming, respectful and inclusive, with great opportunity for professional growth. Find your future with us.
Mission & Autonomy Engineering is focused on (a) design, analysis, and development of mission Concepts of Operations (CONOPS) from customer use cases and requirements; (b) modeling and simulation of satellites, constellations, and system-of-systems; and (c) enabling mission success through comprehensive on-board fault management and autonomy. Engineers in the group are integral throughout the entire program lifecycle. They are key stakeholders in the design and validation of mission CONOPS and Design Reference Missions (DRM), and are leaders in comprehensive end-to-end software integration, validation, and testing. They define the underlying architecture for fault detection, isolation, and response (FDIR), and own the development and validation of satellite/constellation specific fault configuration(s). They are the chief architects and implementers of satellite/constellation autonomy, ensuring mission level objectives are met and spacecraft health and safety are always maintained.
As an Autonomy Engineer on the Mission & Autonomy Team, you will be the Responsible Engineering Authority (REA) for all Autonomy for a program, study, or proposal. You will define fault & autonomy requirements; define states, modes, and transitions; define and develop the fault & autonomy architecture for satellites/constellations, including fault-tolerance and redundancy requirements; define and analyze thresholds and persistence of on-board fault tests; design fault responses to ensure containment of failed hardware and health and safety of on-orbit satellites; provide tools and procedures for use during on-orbit mission operations; and support on-console mission operations for on-orbit spacecraft as a mission specialist. In addition to execution of technical design, analysis, and operation, you may be responsible for project management activities to support programs, ensuring that high-quality work products are delivered on-time.
This position's internal job code is Guidance, Nav & Engr. Our team is currently hiring for level 4-6.
Perform fault and autonomy requirements definition, verification, and validation
Define satellite/constellation states, modes, and transitions
Contribute to architecture concepts, CONOPS, and technology trade-off analyses
Design autonomous spacecraft behavior
Design and validate onboard fault detection, isolation, and response behavior
Develop and utilize simulation platforms (e.g. Hardware-In-the-Loop) for testing/validation
Perform end-to-end validation of all fault and autonomy products
Develop and validate tools for on-orbit mission operations
Support on-console operations for on-orbit missions
Participate in technical reviews in the areas of Mission & Autonomy
Provide technical mentorship to the Mission & Autonomy team
5+ years experience in aerospace systems design and/or operation
Bachelor's Degree in engineering or the physical sciences / computer science
Experience with aerospace systems design and architecture
Experience with common analysis tools such as MATLAB/Simulink, Python, STK, etc.
Ability to anticipate effects and interactions for varying cases across a complex system
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong attention to detail while maintaining big-picture perspective
Experience with autonomous system design, analysis, and test
Ability to obtain TS/SCI clearance
10+ years experience in satellite design and/or operation
MS or PhD in aerospace engineering or other related technical or engineering discipline
First principles knowledge across all spacecraft subsystems with particular depth in Attitude Control Systems (ACS)/Guidance Navigation & Control (GNC), flight software, and/or spacecraft operations
Technical leadership experience, including requirements V&V, delegation and management of technical tasks, and responsible engineering authority (REA) experience.
Experience with fault-tolerance strategies and architectures for safety and mission critical systems
Experience with fault management architectures including design principles and requirements
Experience with redundancy architecture, including cross-strapping and fault containment regions for integrated systems
Ability to plan and execute integrated system Fault Management and Autonomy Verification and Validation
Experience in modeling and simulation of satellite systems
Experience with satellite end-to-end testing
Experience with Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) testing
Experience with Software-in-the-Loop (SIL) testing
Experience with satellite mission operations
Possess active TS/SCI clearance
Please note that the salary information shown below is a general guideline only of what is reasonably expected to be paid for the position. Salaries are based upon candidate experience and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.
Level 4: $135,150 - $198,750
Level 5: $164,050 - $241,250
Level 6: $187,850 - $276,250
Benefits and Perks
Millennium Space Systems offers a very competitive benefits package to include medical, dental, vision, and 401k plan.
Before applying, please note:
Millennium is DDTC-registered, ITAR-compliant Company. This position is located at a facility that requires special access. Applicants MUST be U.S. citizens and eligible for a security clearance. Additionally, applicants must be willing to apply for and maintain a security clearance. We are proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage veterans, disabled veterans and disabled individuals to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified.