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Ground Systems Engineer Position at Element X

Are you searching for a career with an engineering company that is continually advancing with an excellent work/life balance? Element X is an emerging Systems Engineering Technical Adviser (SETA) contractor supporting the intelligence community and their needs. Our company is searching for talented, innovative, and educated professionals for our Ground Test Engineer Role in Chantilly, Virginia. At Element X, we offer an excellent benefits package and an opportunity to grow with us in your respective field of study. Our benefits include healthcare, work-life balance, security, and personal achievement opportunities. We are committed to exceeding expectations and continuing to expand skill sets to provide solutions for other businesses and organizations. Below, we go in-depth into the Ground Test Engineer role, the job responsibilities, and the skill requirements necessary for the position. 

What does a Ground Systems Engineer do?

A Ground Systems Engineer produces practical solutions to ground-related problems and obstacles by understanding geological structures, materials, and processes. Ground Systems combines the systematic application of investigative, scientific, and mathematical strategies. Ground Systems Engineers utilize software development, engineering support, and other skills to navigate challenges throughout society.

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The Ground Systems Engineer role

GEOINT Systems Engineering Technical Advisor (SETA) role as a Subject Matter Expert of a dynamic team providing Systems Engineering support to the government stakeholder. Below are a few of the responsibilities of a Ground Systems Engineer. 

  • Performs technical planning, systems integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analysis for total system 

  • Develops architectures, CONOPS, Interfaces, with significant domain knowledge in mission technical capabilities and performance 

  • Provide system end to end closure of requirements baseline for ground systems

  • Follow readiness processes for Integration and Closure (I&C)

  • Coordinate with stakeholders across the enterprise, including action tracking and follow-up

  • Provide support to system integration of new initiatives for expanded mission capabilities


  • Active TS/SCI clearance with Poly

  • Requires BS/BA with demonstrated experience in IT /Ground Systems/Space systems

  • Experience with large acquisition systems engineering efforts, methods, and processes

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, and energetic environment

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong business acumen; ability to relate professionally inside the work environment

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a team

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with team lead to prioritize tasks

  • Strong business acumen; ability to relate professionally inside the work environment

  • Experience with Intelligence Community (IC) customer or Department of Defense (DoD)

  • Knowledge of IT and Ground systems

  • Expertise in mission technical capabilities and system performance analysis and assessment



The wellness of our team and their families is our prime concern.

  • Medical

  • Rx

  • Dental

  • Vision


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We are proud to help our employees provide financial security for their families.

  • Life insurance

  • Short & long-term disability

  • SEP

Life-work Balance


It's not easy so we have policies to help.

  • Flexible hours, days and vacation time

  • 220 hrs off annually

Personal Achievement


We are active advocates of career advancement and recognition.

  • Continuing education

  • Matching donations

  • Eligible for annual bonuses

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