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Job Locations US-VA-McLean
ID 2022-2290
The Project Manager will have an important role in supporting the management, scheduling, coordination, and organization of projects and programs for Aireon’s space-based ADS-B surveillance system. The Project Manager will be a key member of a newly formed interdisciplinary special project office (SPO) that aims to ensure an optimal replacement of the complex Aireon ground system in a cost-effective manner that meets the service objectives of all Aireon customers.  Reporting to the Director, Program Management, the Project Manager will be involved with all phases of the project and program life cycle: Concept, Planning, Execution, and Transfer. Communication and adeptness at working with a variety of personalities and skillsets across multiple organizations and locations will also be a key part of this role. What You’ll Do - Develop and maintain integrated plans to ensure timely monitoring of program and project activities on a regular basis and recommend changes to enhance the program, as appropriate - Collaborate with Aireon engineering, safety, and operations teams to develop and execute multi-year projects and programs - Work closely with the internal team and development partners to ensure collaboration and successful planning and execution of service design milestones - Coordinate and schedule project meetings including taking notes, actions and following up with participants - Work with various stakeholders and functional leads to timely identify dependencies, issues, and risks across projects - Support the development of processes and procedures for the team to ensure completion of milestones within specific budgets and schedules; assist with team resource planning - Liaise with other project managers and partners to ensure the effective and efficient program delivery
Category
Engineering
Job Locations US-VA-McLean
ID 2022-2288
Aireon is seeking a Director of Business Development to join our fast-paced, growing commercial data services team supporting our emerging aviation data analytics and services business to U.S. Dept of Defense (DoD), National Security, and intelligence customers.    This role will identify strategic business trends, industry challenges, and compliance requirements for applications and data products supporting the US Government.  This candidate will contribute to Aireon’s business strategy and assist in building customer and partner relationships in the defense and intelligence market. The Director of Business Development will leverage their knowledge, experience, and professional relationships in industry to drive tactical and strategic growth.  This candidate should be comfortable working with internal and external stakeholders to develop account plans for key customers and capturing programs. 
Category
Sales
Job Locations US-VA-McLean
ID 2022-2286
Aireon is seeking a Data Engineer to join our Integrated Product Team in Engineering.   As a Data Engineer, you will be critical to the lifecycle of Aireon's data architecture. You will be responsible for building scalable data engineering solutions and processes to deliver data products and services to internal and external customers. You will work within the engineering group's high-tech Integrated Product Team focused on innovative technology.   What You'll Do - Collaborating with Solution Architects, DevOps Engineers, and Data Scientists in implementing complex end-to-end solutions on public and government cloud environments. - Providing technical leadership and actively participating in building scalable data architectures that will ingest, store, process, and organize the data critical for supporting analytics of near real-time data streams and historical data. - Designing and building the infrastructure required for optimal extraction, loading, and transformation of data from various data sources using SQL/NoSQL and data analytics technologies. - Defining and implementing data management standards and best practices. - Defining data quality and consistency rules and establishing processes to implement them throughout the data processing lifecycle. - Collaborating with external data providers to ensure data updates are processed in a timely fashion. - Ensuring technical specifications are aligned with both business needs and technical design standards. - Developing and maintaining data lake schematics, layouts, architectures, and relational/non-relational databases for data access and advanced analytics.
Category
Engineering
Job Locations US-VA-McLean
ID 2022-2277
The Systems Engineer / Data Analyst will have a significant role in the analysis, testing, and the verification of the performance of the Aireon space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) air traffic surveillance system.  Reporting to the Modeling and Analysis Manager, the Systems Engineer will be primarily involved with: Data Analysis, Modeling and Simulations, Algorithm Development, and Tool Development.  In addition to these primary tasks the System Engineer may also participate in activities such as requirements development, supporting system testing and performance evaluations, and trade studies.  The Systems Engineer will be encouraged to innovate and ensure that key technical milestones are met. This individual will also collaborate in the technical activities of Aireon development partners, including Iridium (the payload procurement manager, payload development and integration technical manager, the Hosted Payload Operations Center (HPOC) developer and operator and the host satellite services provider) and Harris (the payload supplier, the systems engineering contractor, the Aireon Processing and Distribution (APD) system provider and operator).  The System Engineer will also engage with engineers from other ANSPs such as NAV CANADA, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and ANSPs overseas in the development, implementation, and validation of the Aireon system.  A key objective is to ensure the system meets the customer requirements and performance levels. Effective communication and adeptness at working with a variety of personalities and skillsets across multiple organizations, multiple time zones and willingness to contribute broadly in a fast-paced, start-up environment will be a key part of this role. What You’ll Do Data Analysis - Working with large data to discover trends and evaluate performance. - Diagnosis and correction of service anomalies (aka root cause analysis). - Packaging, delivering, and presenting results to colleagues and customers. Modeling and Simulations - Working with complex and comprehensive models of the Aireon system and running computer simulations of these models. - Updating models and simulations with observed data to improve fidelity. Algorithm Development - Create and modify algorithms to implement new features or updates to the Aireon system design. - Support development in implementing algorithms as operational systems Tool Development - Developing tools that allow for data transformation, visualization, and investigation which can be used by other engineers to facilitate data analysis. - Contribute to updates of the requirements, design, implementation, test and validation of the Aireon system and subsystems. - Ensure the Aireon system performance meets the requirements of the customer ANSPs through traceability, requirements management, and gap analysis. - Interaction with Aireon partners and customers such as the FAA and NAV CANADA on the technical and operational aspects of the Aireon system. - Technical support for demonstrations.
Category
Engineering
Job Locations US-VA-McLean
ID 2022-2276
The Systems Engineer will have a significant role in the analysis, testing, and the verification of the performance of the Aireon space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) air traffic surveillance system.  Reporting to the Modeling and Analysis Senior Manager, the Systems Engineer will be involved with all phases of the systems engineering life cycle: Requirements, Design, Implementation and Test.  Additionally, they will be conducting activities such as tests at customer and vendor sites, participating in trade studies, evaluating applications, supporting the operational environment, and analyzing data.  The Systems Engineer will be encouraged to innovate and ensure that key technical milestones are met.     This individual will also collaborate in the technical and development activities of Aireon development partners, including Iridium and L3Harris.  The System Engineer will also engage with engineers from other ANSPs such as NAV CANADA, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and ANSPs overseas in the development, implementation and validation of the Aireon system. A key objective is to ensure the system meets the customer requirements and performance levels. What You’ll Do - Contribute to development of the requirements, design, implementation, test and validation of the Aireon system and subsystems - Author and update system level documents to include Level 1 System Requirements, System CONOPS, System and Sub-System Interface Control Documents (ICDs). - Maintain a document tree and catalog repository for System level documents. - Lead and conduct Technical Interchange Meeting (TIM) with Aireon staff, vendors and partners on open topics, new programs, etc. - Provide technical oversight to vendor deliverables through meetings, document reviews and witness of test events. - Interface with Aireon Test Engineers and provide input for upcoming test campaigns as referenced through a VRTM to ensure test cases provide sufficient coverage for new and updated requirements. - Perform trade studies on new or replacement technologies to the existing architecture deployed by Aireon on its operational system. - Interaction with Aireon partners and customers such as the FAA and NAV CANADA on the technical and operational aspects of the Aireon system
Category
Engineering
Job Locations US-VA-McLean
ID 2022-2273
What You'll Do - Shift work with additional on-call duty as required: - Some weekend and holiday work required. - Positions are benefits eligible. Vacation/floating holidays will be pro-rated. - Monitor data network devices and overall network health and performance. - Log detailed operations reports pertaining to maintenance and incident response for a global aircraft surveillance tracking system. - Manage and communicate service change and repairs to end users and stakeholders. - Monitor dashboards and other event/fault management tools, for system, network and performance metrics, alerts, and component failures. - Follow documented plans, processes, policy and procedures. - Log all activity related to the operations and maintenance of the surveillance system, including scheduled checklists, ad hoc activity, and unplanned events. - Responsible for incident response, troubleshooting, and resolution per policies and procedures. - Mitigate and troubleshoot service outages, system and network outages, and performance issues. - Manage international customer and stakeholder communications, including incidents and support requests. - Take appropriate action toward resolving system and network problems as they appear or as they are reported by customers or other stakeholders. - Determine additional required resources based on the severity or type of event. - Issue and manage service interruption reports to international customers. - Remotely support installation of various computer hardware and software and bringing systems on-line. - Implement technical solutions to mitigate outages or performance issues. - Collaborate with engineering, network operations, security operations, and system administrators to ensure operational quality and integrity, and support overall system testing.
Category
Customer Service/Support
Job Locations US-VA-McLean
ID 2022-2270
Aireon is seeking a Cloud Engineer to join our Integrated Product Team at Engineering. As a Cloud Engineer, you will deploy, configure, maintain, and secure network and infrastructure resources in public and government cloud environments following guidelines developed in collaboration with Solutions Architect and DevOps Teams. You will assist Service Desk and DevOps teams in investigating production incidents to resolution using the standard Aireon incident management processes. You will be able to sharpen your skills in DevOps and cloud technologies such as Kubernetes while managing critical systems to a secure cloud environment. What You'll Do Within the first month at the role, we will expect you to: - Get onboarded and trained with your manager. - Be proactive in learning what Aireon does. - Understand our internal processes and cloud-based products and architectures. - Understand the role of IPT at Aireon and learn about IPT members' roles and responsibilities. Within the first six (6) months at the role, we will expect you to: - Adept at incident triage and problem solving to resolve production issues with adequate levels of urgency. - Analyze incidents and assist the technical team in identifying root-cause and corrective actions to prevent a future re-occurrence. - Provide service requests and identify improvement opportunities where automation or rearchitect solutions can improve overall outcomes and reduce toil. - Establish and implement guidelines and procedures for continuous patching and update management of operating systems, containerization, and orchestration platforms in line with the major and minor release cycles. - Collaborate with architects, DevOps engineers, software development teams, and stakeholders to determine requirements to deploy and maintain secure and reliable cloud environments. - Define and document best practices and strategies regarding application deployment and infrastructure deployment. - Leverage Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tools together with a DevOps mindset to establish automated pipelines, immutable infrastructure, and repeatable deployments of containerized cloud environments. Overall, we will expect you to: - Build and maintain a robust infrastructure platform to support and enhance engineering team’s productivity and experience by creating self-service deployment capabilities. - Support the availability, orchestration, configuration, maintenance, and monitoring of cloud environments. - Work with Solution Architects and DevOps Engineers to proactively look for "bottlenecks" in cloud environments that affect system performance, evaluate current infrastructure/deployment architectures, and advise and implement best practices keeping in mind scaling, reliability, and cost. - Establish and mature standards for observability, monitoring, and troubleshooting to detect and respond to production issues effectively and proactively. - Design and implement agile, innovative infrastructure solutions/infrastructure management solutions that take advantage of technology advances that allow cost reduction, standardization, and commoditization. - Drive accountability in collaboration with technical teams to meet agreed products' Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
Category
Engineering
Job Locations US-VA-McLean
ID 2022-2236
The Principal Network System Administrator/Network Engineer is responsible for helping to set up, maintain and manage Aireon’s on-premise infrastructure as an integral part of the team implementing, and maintaining Aireon’s operational networks for distributing data to customers.  The Principal Engineer refines requirements, processes and solutions to deploy robust systems that meet stringent safety requirements for high availability, redundancy and diversity.  They install systems, configure automation to ease system administration, setup and administer centralized authentication solutions and help roll out and maintain a wide range of IP network and Server Security Controls.  The Principal Engineer works closely with Aireon’s security, software design, systems engineering, test, and subcontractors to validate and improve system designs and implementations. They are a subject matter expert providing Tier III support for responding to escalated incidents. They determine root cause and work quickly with vendors, engineering, and subcontractors to resolve problems when they occur.  The Principal Engineer also collects and evaluates performance data to identify potential systemic problems, help tune systems for better performance, and to ensure sufficient capacity to support Aireon’s operational needs.   Effective communication and adeptness at working with a variety of personalities and skillsets across multiple organizations, multiple time zones and willingness to contribute broadly in a fast-paced, start-up environment will be a key part of this role.   What You’ll Do   General Tasks - Responsible for design, implementation, and maintenance of operational, test and development systems - Reviews and approves subcontractor hardware and software, changes and implementations - Contributes to trade studies for evaluating alternative designs - Provides operational Tier III support for analyzing and resolving system issues - Manages backups, off-site archives, and disaster recovery system readiness - Helps implement, administer, and maintain centralized user authentication systems - Helps maintain deployed hardware and system configuration inventory, licenses, and asset data. - Helps develop and refine procedures for identifying and mitigating common system issues - Supports system level testing for resilience, redundancy, and performance - Collects and evaluates performance data to identify trends, potential problems, and capacity issues SysAdmin Tasks - Responsible for hands-on installation and administration of RHEL/CentOS and UNIX operating systems - Works with Atlassian applications to help instigate and manage change requests and incidents - Uses tools like Ansible, Puppet, etc. to implement automation of sysadmin tasks IP Networking Tasks - Deploys and maintains network appliances to include Switches, Routers and Firewalls - Helps define and implement solutions for network monitoring and monitoring dashboards
Category
Information Technology
Job Locations US-VA-McLean
ID 2021-2083
Aireon is seeking a Senior DevOps Engineer to join our Integrated Product Team at Engineering. As a Senior Azure DevOps Engineer, you will be critical to the engineering lifecycle, including estimating, technical design, implementation/development, documentation, testing, deployment, and production operations support of Aireon's cloud-based systems for our external and internal customers. You will work within the engineering group's high-tech Integrated Product Team focused on new technology. What You’ll Do Within the first month at the role, we will expect you to: - Get onboarded and trained with your manager. - Be proactive in learning what Aireon does. - Understand our internal processes and cloud-based products and architectures. - Understand the role of IPT at Aireon and learn about IPT members' roles and responsibilities. Within the first six (6) months at the role, we will expect you to: - Develop the Aireon Cloud Governance playbook of policies, processes, and metrics to manage security, cost management, identity and access control, and operational risks. - Develop an actionable roadmap plan based on industry best practices and implement processes and tools to ensure adherence to the Aireon Cloud Governance policies.  - Develop an actionable roadmap plan based on industry best practices and implement processes and tools to improve continuous integration, continuous delivery, and release management processes in collaboration with the Product Engineering team. - Develop an actionable roadmap plan based on industry best practices and implement processes and tools to improve observability and monitoring of current cloud-based platforms, including Kubernetes-based infrastructure deployments Overall, we will expect you to: - Be accountable for continuously improving governance, maturity, operations, and automation of the deployment of environments, platforms, and components of Aireon products in the public and government cloud. - Be responsible for enabling IPT members to deliver faster and embed governance into the architecture of the workloads by provisioning, configuring, and maintaining Azure cloud infrastructure defined as code. - Continuously perform infrastructure cost analysis and optimization, ensuring cost consciousness throughout the SDLC process. - Continuously improve the security, scalability, and reliability of Aireon's cloud infrastructure. - Be proactive in recognizing and handling cloud-based workloads and infrastructure performance challenges. - Develop technical diagrams and other technical documentation to be used by project and support teams. - Manage and provide hands-on guidance to a team of DevOps and Cloud Engineers to adopt DevOps practices to streamline the SDLC process.
Category
Information Technology
Job Locations US-VA-McLean
ID 2021-2018
Job Overview: The Project Manager will have an important role in supporting the management, scheduling, coordination, and organization of projects and programs for Aireon’s space-based ADS-B surveillance system. Reporting to the Senior Manager, Program Management, the Project Manager will be involved with all phases of the project and program life cycle: Concept, Planning, Execution, and Transfer. Communication and adeptness at working with a variety of personalities and skillsets across multiple organizations and locations will also be a key part of this role.   The Project Manager will collaborate with Aireon engineers and project managers from Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) customers to help ensure the success of each project and program.   What You'll Do: - Develop and maintain integrated plan to ensure timely monitoring of the program and project activities on a regular basis and recommend changes to enhance the program, as appropriate - Work closely with Aireon implementation engineering, system engineering, and operations teams to develop and execute multi-year projects and programs - Work with various stakeholders and functional leads to timely identify dependencies, issues, risks across projects - Coordinate and schedule project meetings including taking notes, actions and following up with participants - Support implementation engineering manager in the development of processes and procedures for the implementation team to ensure completion of milestones within specific budgets and schedules - Liaise with other project managers and partners to ensure the effective and efficient program delivery - Work closely with ANSPs on the deployment of service delivery points and providing guidance to operations. - Be responsive to all customer inquiries and requests
Category
Engineering
Job Locations US-VA-McLean
ID 2021-1922
Aireon is seeking a Principal Solutions Architect to join our Integrated Product Team at Engineering. As a Principal Solutions Architect, you will be critical to the future of cloud-based platforms to support Aireon's internal and external customers. You will be the subject matter expert responsible for designing and implementing Aireon's cloud architecture to build the most secure, scalable, high-performing, resilient, and efficient cloud infrastructure possible for Aireon's products.   As the subject matter expert and in collaboration with Aireon's DevOps team members, you will develop and implement cloud-native technology adoption plans, architecture design principles and best practices, and cloud management and monitoring strategies. What You’ll Do Within the first month at the role, we will expect you to: - Get onboarded and trained with your manager. - Be proactive in learning what Aireon does. - Understand our internal processes and cloud-based products and architectures. - Understand the role of IPT at Aireon and learn about IPT members' roles and responsibilities. Within the first six (6) months at the role, we will expect you to: - Develop and own the Aireon's Well-Architected playbook of principles for designing, implementing, and managing secure, efficient, resilient, high-performing, and cost-effective cloud-native solutions in public and government cloud environments. - Develop best practices, templates, and documentation to create architectural designs. - Own and maintain architecture artifacts in a centralized toolset, including high-level architecture, detail architecture, integration diagrams, roadmaps, and capability mapping. - Identify risk areas and opportunities for improvements in existing product architectures and provide alternate strategies to address concerns and realize opportunities. - Develop a technical roadmap that outlines initiatives to mitigate risks and realize opportunities. - Lead proof of concepts and prototyping to support architectural decision-making and document comparative analysis. - Drive the creation and modifications of end-to-end architectures, engaging all technical resources necessary to contribute to the architecture\design. Overall, we will expect you to: - Continue developing reference architectures and validate designs through proof-of-concept to meet evolving business needs. - Evangelize cloud-native emerging technologies on conceptual and practical architectural levels. - Provide subject-matter expertise and clarify architecture patterns for the technical teams to support implementation and resolve architectural impediments. - Collaborate with technical teams and assist with applying Agile and DevSecOps techniques within architecture and designs. - Provide architectural and best practices for implementing security controls over public and government cloud environments.
Category
Engineering