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L3Harris Space Integrated Protection Strategy (IPS) Specialist (active TS/SCI w/Poly) in Colorado Springs, Colorado


Job Title: Space Integrated Protection Strategy (IPS) Specialist (active TS/SCI w/Poly)

Job Code: SAS20210604-59282

Job Location: Colorado Springs-CO, or Northern Virginia

Job Description:

L3Harris Technologies has an opening for a Space Integrated Protection Strategy (IPS) Specialist for an important national Security Program.

The successful candidate will support a high performing team of Government and Contractor professionals to support and conduct astrodynamics, orbit determination, and propagation analysis in support of the Space Warfighting Mission. The candidate will be pivotal in supporting the management, tracking and planning of operational assets for the Space Warfighting Mission. The successful candidate will have experience executing orbit determination, propagating various ephemerides, analyzing spacecraft maneuvers and assisting in identification, classification and tracking of space assets. The successful candidate will also have demonstrated the ability operate in a dynamic and high energy environment with constantly changing tasking and priorities. This position will be supporting the Space Superiority Business Division of the Space Superiority and Geospatial Sector within the Space and Airborne Systems Segment.

Essential Functions:

  • Executes orbit determination, propagating various ephemerides, analyzing spacecraft maneuvers and assisting in identification, classification and tracking of space assets.

  • Responsible for quantitative analysis, decision analysis, capability analysis, and safety of flight analysis.

  • Support programs by creating models, simulations, and analysis tools to support national security space analysis activities.

  • Interaction with customers and provides input to project managers on programmatic and technical deliverables under guidance of senior technical personnel.

  • Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned


  • Aerospace Engineering or other equivalent degree

  • Familiar with satellite operations

  • Familiar with DoD/NRO spacecraft

  • Expertise in Astrodynnamics

  • Experience using astrodynamics tools such as STK, GMAT, and ODTK

  • Work is at customer site

  • TS/SCI with CI Poly

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite programs, MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Effective organization level communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills

In compliance with Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the salary range for this role in Colorado is $69,000 - $127,500 (salary ranges in other locations could differ). This is not a guarantee of compensation or salary, as final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location. L3Harris also offers a variety of benefits including: health and disability insurance, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, EAP, education assistance, parental leave, paid time off, and company-paid holidays. The specific programs and options available to an employee may vary depending on date of hire, schedule type, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.

L3Harris Technologies is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. L3Harris is committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or other related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, characteristic or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local laws. L3Harris maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks, where permitted by law.