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Forward Cyber Embedded Systems Engineer II

Company Overview

Cosmic AES is seeking full-time engineers to support Department of Defense customers in the development of methods to find, fix, and track adversaries operating advanced satellite-based systems. We use Agile development methods to build unique projects around motivated individuals and their strengths. Each engineer will have the opportunity to incorporate their own skills and ideas into the DNA of the final project, and to grow alongside other RF, signals, space and cyber experts supporting the warfighter. 

Job Summary

The primary responsibilities for this project include designing, developing, maintaining, and testing code using prototype systems. The engineers will use embedded development and design methodologies appropriate to rapid prototyping. Other expected work may include: Provide specific input to the components of system design to include hardware/software trade-offs, software reuse, use of Commercial Off-the-shelf (COTS)/Government Off-the-shelf (GOTS) solutions in place of new development. Requirements analysis and synthesis from system level to individual components. Review and test firmware components for adherence to the design requirements, and document test results. Resolve software problem/deficiency reports. Active communication and participation in the full systems development lifecycle, leveraging Agile methodologies. All positions require a BS or MS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Engineering.

This position is for a motivated and geographically flexible level II or III candidate. Must be open to working for approximately 6 months at a TBD customer site. This role will be based out of Colorado Springs and spend 2-3 months training before temporarily transitioning to the customer site. Potential customer sites could include the RRB, SSDP, or other DoD/IC facilities in or out of state. The Cyber Support Engineer – Forward will be a crucial DevOps-style ambassador, interfacing between the customer and Cosmic developers daily. Upon return from approximately 6 months of forward work, the engineer will complement the other Engineer I through III work areas within this project. The opportunity to return to forward location(s) may be recurring depending on customer requirements. The exact nature of forward work to include duration, location and recurrence will be coordinated as the project evolves.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Support Engineering staff as well as potential remote customers at forward site(s), in development of cyber-related embedded systems capabilities and quick-turn solutions.
  • Support, as required, field testing and demonstration activities.
  • Contribute to the development of design documentation and other developmental artifacts.

Qualifications and Skills

  • US Citizens only
  • Current Top-Secret clearance with SCI eligibility
  • Willing to travel extensively including work from a customer site up to 50% of the time.
  • Demonstrated cultural and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with all teams, areas and levels of business, and to be the face of the company at a customer site.
  • Critical thinker with sound judgment for complex problem solving and decision making
  • In-depth understanding of cyber and networking details such as the OSI 7-layer model, TCP/IP including network stack programming, and operating system security.
  • Expertise in C including building and working with embedded systems via the GNU toolchain (binutils, GCC, GDB) and embedded C standard libraries such as newlib.
  • Experience developing in a Linux environment. Proficiency with command-line editors, toolchain use, and debugging.

Desired Qualifications

  • Previous operational cyber experience and/or DevOps activities for cyber engineering.
  • Experience with common electronics laboratory test equipment (e.g. oscilloscopes, signal generators, spectrum analyzers)
  • Experience with the Agile Development Methodology

Benefits and Perks

  • Competitive salary
  • Great benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, and more! (Cosmic contributes 85% of the medical plan cost for employees and 75% for dependent coverage)
  • 401K and Profit Sharing 
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Vacation (benefits based on professional experience, not time with the company)
  • Work/Life balance
  • Employee Referral Incentives
  • 7 paid holidays and 3 floating holidays
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