Cosmic AES Job Openings

Operations Planner (STTR-Space Test and Training Range)

Colorado Springs, CO, USA

About Cosmic AES

Cosmic Advanced Engineered Solutions (Cosmic AES) is a small innovative company tackling the most difficult technical challenges in signals, space, and cyberspace. We design and develop high-end signal processing solutions for Department of Defense(DoD) in the Counter-Space, Special Operations, Homeland Security, and other specialized mission areas. Our strong team of scientists, engineers, and operations experts specialize in exploring emerging technologies, system development, and rapid prototyping to solve the most difficult national security concerns.  As a company focused on cutting-edge development, Cosmic AES delivers powerful, adaptable solutions leveraging existing non-proprietary technologies to meet our customers' mission needs and objectives. Our management philosophy of a flat innovative company utilizing Agile Development and the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) for development allows us to quickly adapt to customer needs and the changing DoD mission environment. Cosmic AES invites you to become part of our family of groundbreaking engineers with a passion for conquering the nation’s toughest challenges.

Position Description

Cosmic AES is looking for Operations Planner to support the Space Test and Training Range (STTR).  The STTR is the DoD’s only Space Range operated by the 25th Space Range Squadron located at Schriever AFB, Colorado Springs. Cosmic AES has supported the STTR since it emerged in 2004 and is teaming on upcoming the J-Tech II contract, which will add the STTR to the J-Tech ranges with an expected contract start in Summer/Fall 2018. The STTR ensures safe and secure operations and provides its customers with realistic space environment to support test, training, and exercise activities. The STTR provides support from its Schriever operations center as well as deployed CONUS and OCONUS locations. The STTR operates in planning teams comprised of active duty military, reservists, government civilians, and contractors that work with STTR customers to plan test, training, or exercise events. The job also includes being on crew for event execution. Travel will be required for days to attend planning conferences and meetings of one to three weeks to support event execution. Also requires the ability to occasionally work non-standard and/or extended shifts.

Job Duties 

  • Lead for planning team working with engineers and ops support technician and STTR customer to define event details. Preparing Range Control Plans and conducting event readiness reviews and post event hot wash meetings.

  • Planning STTR support for test, training, and exercise events.

  • Integrating planning efforts across the Nevada Test and Training Range and cyber ranges.

  • Providing operational support to the STTR as a crew member in the positions of range director and range-control officer.

  • Coordinating activities conducted on the STTR using the universal documentation system.

  • Identifying, documenting, and forwarding range requirements using the appropriate range acquisition process to each range authority.

  • Support STTR scheduling meetings and Users Conference.

  • Support training of new range personnel.

  • Participate in acquisition process on new STTR system to provide operational perspective. Activities include requirements input/review, design review, test, training, and system documentation.

Required Qualifications :

  •  US Citizens only

  • Current Top-Secret clearance with SCI eligibility.

  • Bachelor’s degree.

  • Minimum 8 years of experience.

  • 4+ years’ experience in satellite communications, operations, or related field.
  • Logistics support in inventory and management of STTR assets.

  • Ability to react quickly in a dynamic environment.

  • Collaborate working in team environment of active duty military, reservists, government civilians, and contractors

  • Ability to communicate technical approaches and details within small project teams, including team interaction and presentation,

  • A working knowledge of Microsoft® Office software tools.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Intelligence Experience.

  • Range Experience.

  • Military experience or working in a military encvironment.

  • DoD Test Experience.

  • Working knowledge of current DoD Space control Systems.

Cosmic AES offers competitive salaries with a comprehensive benefit package which includes: 401k plan, profit sharing, flexible work schedules, paid holidays, vacation, sick time, medical, dental, and vision plans, flexible spending accounts, long and short-term disability, company paid life insurance, referral bonuses, and tuition assistance. For further information on Cosmic AES, an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE), please visit us at:

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