Information Sciences Institute (ISI), a unit of USCâs Viterbi School of Engineering, is a world leader in the research and development of advanced information processing, computing, and communications technologies. ISI operates one of the worldâs largest academic high-performance computing clusters. ISI has three research campuses:Â one in Marina Del Rey, CA; one in Arlington, VA; and one in Waltham, MA.
*This position is located in Marina del Rey, CA.*
Information Sciences Institute (ISI) seeks a Senior Systems Engineer with 10+ years of experience in systems engineering, development and integration â including 7+ years industry experience.Â Â
The Senior Systems Engineer will work closely with USC researchers, the sponsor and industry/contractors and lead a team of USC systems engineers in developing solutions for the space environment â including ground operations/command and control, satellite bus/architecture, orbital mechanics, model based systems engineering, cyber protection, and communications.Â The Senior Systems Engineer will guide agile development processes as well as work with existing DoD 5000 development processes.Â Â Â
The Senior Systems Engineer will also work closely with the USC research community in developing systems solutions relevant to the project-focused space environment. Experience working in academic research and government space focused environments â including SMC, JSpOC, USSTRATCOM and the NSDC are also highly desirable.Â Â
The selected applicant must obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance with Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) eligibility and access. Eligibility for this clearance requires U.S. citizenship. Current clearance is a plus.
Meet sponsored specified project milestones and deliverables
Apply systems engineering principles to the development of solutions to space-specific activities â including ground operations/command and control, satellite bus/architecture, orbital mechanics, model based systems engineering, cyber protection, and communications
Assist lower staff in agile development and supporting DoD 5000 development processes
Remain current in security protocols and procedures and maintain active security clearance
Preferred Job Qualifications:
Prefer a senior systems engineer with 10+ years of experience in systems engineering and development â including 7+ years industry experience.
Prefer candidate with extensive experience in developing solutions for the space environment â including ground operations/command and control, satellite bus/architecture, orbital mechanics, model based systems engineering, cyber protection, and communications
Knowledge of the Space Missile Center and its operations â particularly in the SY and GP program offices is preferred
Knowledge of agile development processes and DoD 5000 are a plus.
Experience working in academic research and government R&D environments are also highly desirable.
Prefer the candidate to have a BS/MS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related field.
The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
Minimum Education: Master's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 7 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Thorough knowledge of all aspects of computer system hardware and software design and development, laboratory and test procedures and modern system design methodologies. Related industrial experience highly desirable. Excellent understanding of the fundamental concepts of how computing systems are architected, designed, fabricated, tested, and qualified.
USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering has been one of the economic engines in Southern California and a vital hub in the California economy. The technical innovations and ideas generated by the Viterbi faculty and research community have resulted in countless innovations, many becoming the foundations for new companies, products and services. The thousands of students graduating each year bring new ideas and vitality to companies in California and beyond. With an annual research budget exceeding $205M each year, more than 46 research centers and institutes, more than 180 faculty members, 7,800 students and over 60,000 impassioned alumni world-wide, the Viterbi School is addressing some of the world’s great challenges.