ARES Corporation Systems Analyst, Sr - Launch Performance Analysis Vandenberg AFB, Lompoc, CA in Lompoc, California

ARES Corporation seeks an experienced candidate to support the operation, maintenance, and sustainment of the US Air Force's Launch and Service Contract (LISC). As part of this team, your work will directly support Vandenberg Air Force Base’s efforts to successfully launch rockets into space.

Essential Functions:

  • Performs moderately complex systems analysis and research activities on LTRS Range system hardware and software to identify root causes for anomalous performance and develop graphics and narrative reports that effectively communicate analysis results and recommended mitigation strategies to the customer

  • Performs post-launch systems analysis functions using analytic software modeling tools such as AGI Satellite Tool Kit (STK), MatLab, and all MS Office programs (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Access and Outlook) to model theoretical vs. actual performance of launch vehicles to support Radar, Command Destruct, Range Safety and Telemetry anomaly analysis and equipment commitment planning

  • Resolves customer concerns with analysis details and products and responds to suggestions for improvements

  • Evaluates technical documentation of peer analysts as part of structured peer review process for all documents

  • Researches, analyzes and reports on emerging negative anomaly trends to help coordinate with Sustaining Engineering principals for corrective actions needed to ensure continued mission support capabilities

  • Evaluates junior analyst reporting products to ensure accuracy and compliance with Company quality standard

Required Skills:

  • Desired analytical and design skills at multiple product levels

  • Effective communication skills to interface with customers, support personnel and management, and for providing high-quality documentation to customers

  • Excellent problem-solving skills for detailed data analysis and detection of latent issues in data products or equipment and vehicle performance

  • Creative thinking and methodical analysis and documentation skills

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and to switch between tasks quickly

  • Solid conflict management skills

  • The ability to exercise diplomacy within a team environment

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong organizational skills with specific emphasis on attention to detail

  • Experience working with modeling software such as AGI STK, GIANT and MatLab desired; ability to use modeling techniques to analyze pre-/post-launch performance trends and anomalous behavior of Range systems and launch vehicles

  • Desired experience working in a systems engineering environment and supporting design, developmental and sustainment engineering disciplines

  • Experience working in a fast-paced, diverse environment with regimented reporting structure and short suspense dates on reports to customers

  • Experience working with relational databases, scheduling software and other related technologies

  • The flexibility to work occasional non-duty hours, on holidays or weekends to support specific launch mission or project requirements

  • Occasional travel may be required

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance, which includes U.S.

  • Citizenship or U.S. naturalization

  • Valid U.S. Driver’s License required

In order to be selected for this position you must have:

  • Bachelor's degree in systems engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, math or related technical field preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience

  • Five or more years of detailed analysis of aerospace system performance

Security Clearance Statement: Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Only US citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

ARES is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer.