Solutions Architect

Solutions Architect

(could also be called Sales Engineer)

At SSC, Swedish Space Corporation, we enable our customers to make better use of Space. One of the core services is to provide communication for the Space to Ground Segment, for spacecraft around the Earth and beyond. These services are performed from a global network of SSC stations and partner stations, enabling our customers to rely on us and our services as an integral part in their systems. The area of satellite communication is growing with a high level of inclusion of new technology from other domains, as well as a high level of innovation.

 

YOUR ROLE

In the role as Solutions Architect, you will be an important part of the work with the current architecture as well as the future architecture of end-to-end service to SSC customers. Interface with business development team including customer engagement to identify and analyze ground network infrastructure needs. Work with company strategy and innovation office and service delivery organization to incorporate new technologies including advanced scheduling software, systems automation, and artificial intelligence. Bridge the business and IT teams in the company, bringing customer focused solutions. Solve complex business problems bringing new concepts into practice in the organization. Work closely with the Chief Technologist to provide clear technical guidance to cross-functional divisions to generate accurate estimations of both costs and risks of advanced space services.

 

Examples of work tasks:

  • Working with the architectural definition, development and improvement of end-to-end ground segment services based on combined software and hardware systems
  • Leading and coordinating technical activities involving multiple organizational parts and multiple disciplines
  • Oversight and domain expertise in activities in new developments and projects
  • Assessment and analysis of concepts and solutions aiming to meet a variety of mission and system requirements
  • Assessment of the potential and benefits at of new techniques/technologies on the system level
  • Supporting the preparation of technical proposals in relation to system architecture and capabilities
  • Responsible for America’s Region technical solutions in line with the sales process and other SSC policies and guidelines
  • Supporting projects with domain expertise
  • Attend customer meetings and space industry conferences and events
  • Travel when required

 

WHO YOU ARE

To thrive in this role, you have a drive to provide excellence in technical solutions and enjoy working with the space industry, an industry that is evolving quickly in the area we are in. You enjoy teamwork and collaboration in an international environment, as well as coaching others in your area of expertise.

You have experience of working with systems, preferably both hardware and software, with a strong understanding of software architecture and technologies. You have an interest and ability to learn new technologies, hardware, and software. As it is a small group, you are ready to work hands-on in projects. It is a merit if you have experience in satellite ground systems, but not a necessity. To describe your designs and ideas to customers and colleagues, you can communicate complex technical solutions in an easy understandable way, both in writing as well as orally.

 

We believe you have:

  • B.S. degree or corresponding experience in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or Space Technology and a general interest in all three areas
  • Minimum three years experience
  • Experience as IT systems architect with hands-on experience
  • Experience in systems consisting of software and hardware
  • Well familiar with modern software architectures, including microservices, containers, cloud computing technologies
  • Passion for customer relations and developing technical solutions
  • A good communicator, fluent in English, both in speech and writing
  • System-minded and a team-player
  • Ability to differentiate requirements of low-cost and high-quality projects
  • A results-oriented strategic mindset

 

It is a merit if you have:

  • Experience of the Space Ground Segment domain
  • Certification in IT systems: CCIE, CISSP, or similar
  • Project management: PMP, Prince2, ITIL, or similar

 

WE OFFER YOU

  • A unique opportunity to be part of the exciting space industry
  • An excellent opportunity for personal development and challenging tasks
  • A global mindset and a global team working on services to help Earth benefit from Space

 

 Our mission, vision and values:

  • Mission: We help Earth benefit from Space
  • Vision: The leading global provider of advanced space services
  • Sustainability: Environmental, Financial and Social
  • High quality: In everything we do
  • Our C.O.R.E. Values: Customer orientation, One company, Responsibility, Excellence 

 

LOCATION

This is permanent position, located in Horsham, Pennsylvania. Remote U.S. location will also be considered. The work includes travels to other SSC sites and customers.

This is a security classified position and requires a background control before employment. 

 

NEXT STEP

If this sounds interesting do not hesitate to apply already today!

Interviews are held continuously.

 

WE HELP EARTH BENEFIT FROM SPACE

SSC is a leading global provider of advanced space services with more than fifty years of experience. Since our start pioneering scientific rocket launches in northern Sweden, we have grown into a renowned, full-service supplier of state-of-the-art space engineering, satellite and launch services to commercial and institutional customers worldwide.