Senior Systems Engineer - #25209
The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) is the science operations center for several NASA missions, including the Hubble Space Telescope, the most famous space observatory in history. We also lead the science and mission operations for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), planned to launch in 2021, and will perform parts of the science operations for the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), in formulation for launch in the mid-2020s.
STScI is seeking a Senior Systems Engineer. You will collaborate with a team that is passionate about the work they do in support of space science around the world. We offer an excellent and generous benefits package, tuition reimbursement, flexible work schedules and a stimulating and diverse work environment.
Your Role and Responsibilities:
As a Senior Systems Engineer (SE), you are a part of our Systems Engineering, Integration & Test, and Operations (SEITO) division working as a member of the Systems Engineering Branch team supporting the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) mission and successively the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) mission.
The SEB team builds, follows and promotes systems engineering processes and practices for our missions, supporting relevant engineering life-cycle stages with a strong focus on requirements management support. You can break down high level systems engineering concepts into practical activities and get into the details of a system enough to solve problems and take on challenges, all while avoiding getting lost in the weeds.
You will be responsible for ensuring rigorous requirements management, interface management, risk management, and decision analysis and trade studies are performed. The SE wants to make sure that every interaction with various groups including the customer is of the highest quality.
Bachelor's Degree (Master’s preferred) in Aerospace or Systems Engineering, or another technically related field and a minimum of 5 years of Systems Engineering experience. You have:
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
- Experience with complex requirements related activities including generation, interface definitions, pertinent updates and verification and validation activities
- Ability to develop and maintain operations concepts and related documentation
- Ability to actively work with members of various development teams to contribute meaningfully in guiding design decisions
- Disposition for cross-functional collaboration; to interact with engineering and science groups to support integration and testing of complex systems and products
- Strong teamwork, analytical, problem-solving, planning and organizational skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are important
- US Citizenship or Permanent Residence in order to meet ITAR requirements
Prior to the JWST launch, some shift work and additional hours will be required and there may be occasional travel.
A different engineering, scientific or technical degree in combination with relevant work experience may be considered. The position level and salary are commensurate with education and experience.
TO APPLY: Complete an on-line application through our website at www.stsci.edu/opportunities. Please include a cover letter. Applications received by January 18, 2019 will receive full consideration.
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