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.
Company Overview 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.
Job Summary 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 a Senior Signal and Image Processing Engineer, you will be a technical leader within the growing Sensing Portfolio at Millennium Space Systems. You will be the Subject Matter Expert (SME) on the image processing and object tracking algorithms chain, and drive mission and system design to meet mission requirements. This position requires in-depth understanding of every link in the processing chain from photon-to-Warfighter. You will develop infrared image processing and object detection algorithms, architect all links in the signal processing chain, guide a team of developers, and validate system performance using modeling and simulation platforms. You will work shoulder-to-shoulder with technical and program leadership to ensure that the proposed mission solution meets the needs of our customers.
This position's internal job code is Guidance, Nav & Controls Engr. Our team is currently hiring for levels 4 & 5.
Own the electro-optic/infrared image processing algorithms chain
Lead a technical team of diverse specialists to achieve mission goals
Develop novel algorithms, models, and data processing schemes for Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) or Hyperspectral Imagery (HSI) data
Lead the architectural design of the algorithm suite
Provide guidance to algorithm developers
Design and execute end-to-end validation methods/platforms/test campaigns
Develop Technical Performance Metrics (TPM) to assess system performance against representative mission data/conditions
Act as Millennium's technical interface to 3rd-party/external algorithm/image processing vendors
Work with Optical, Mission, Software/Firmware, and Systems Engineers to ensure algorithms interface complies with requirements and output data products meet mission needs
Bachelor's degree in engineering or a related technical discipline
Background in electrical or software engineering
5+ years of experience with common tools such as Matlab, Python, or C++
Experience developing image processing algorithms
Ability to extract features, intelligence, and information from remotely sensed, space-based EO/IR data
Possess an understanding of the hardware/software interfaces needed for algorithm integration
Ability to extract and communicate TPMs
This position requires an active Top Secret U.S Security Clearance (SCI Eligible). (More information on this process can be found by following the Mandatory Security Clearance and Access Process Disqualifying Criteria link which is listed in the job posting).
Strong technical leadership experience
Strong written and oral technical communication skills
Advanced degree in engineering or a related technical discipline
10+ years of experience in aerospace systems design and/or operation
10+ years of experience with common tools such as Matlab, Python, or C++
Experience with space remote sensing missions
Experience with VHDL development for embedded systems
Experience developing kinematic state estimation filters
Experience with Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) applications for image processing
Experience with end-to-end testing and validation
Understanding of data flow through Space, Ground, and User Segments all the way to the Warfighter
Ability to fully model signal chain from photons to Warfighter
Direct experience with either EO/IR or HSI data
Experience performing geolocation or state estimation from space-based imagery data and associated spacecraft metadata
In-depth understanding of precision timing and other processing constraints
Experience in orbital mechanics
Experience in modeling and simulation of satellite systems
Experience with the definition of satellite/constellation Concepts of Operation (CONOPS)
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
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.