Systems Integration and Test Engineers- #0035628

Baltimore, Maryland
Aug 09, 2019
Sep 08, 2019
Full Time

The STScI is the science operations center for several NASA missions, including the most famous space observatory in history; the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). 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. We are seeking Systems Integration & Test Engineers  to join our growing Systems Engineering, Integration & Test and Flight Operations (SEITO) Division.  We are seeking candidates for several openings with junior, intermediate and senior experience in systems testing or in systems operations to support the planning and execution of complex systems for the James Webb Space Telescope.

STScI offers an excellent and generous benefits package, tuition reimbursement, flexible work schedules, and a stimulating and diverse work environment. Relocation assistance may be available. Explore our benefits:

Your Responsibilities:

We are looking for candidates with varying levels of experience that possess the following experience, skills and/or attributes:

  • You develop system I&T plans and procedures for complex spacecraft ground systems
  • You perform systems integration and acceptance testing
  • You develop verification plans and procedures for different levels of integration requirements
  • You execute formal system tests and report on problems found
  • You communicate with partners such as systems engineers, test engineers, product team members, external contractors, project members, and customers concerning test plans, test procedures, and operational system issues.

If you are looking to advance your career by demonstrating expertise in systems integration, system testing and requirements verification, this is the job for you. Your experience with formal testing methodologies and automated requirements management tools are desirable. You have strong decision-making, analytical, problem-solving, and planning and organization skills. Good written and interpersonal skills are essential.

Your Qualifications and Job Requirements:

Junior Experience: 2-4 years of experience in systems testing or in systems operations 

Intermediate Experience: 5-8 years of experience in systems testing or in systems operations 

Senior Experience: 10 or more years of experience in systems testing or in systems operations

We invite you to apply if you have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Physics, Astronomy, or Aerospace Engineering and experience in systems integration and testing of complex systems. Different engineering, scientific or technical degree in combination with meaningful work experience may be considered. Prior experience working on NASA science missions is desirable. Because this program is developed and executed in collaboration with remote engineers, experience with geographically dispersed teams is desirable. The starting position and salary are commensurate with education and experience.

You work with engineering tools and computer software, including PC and Mac tools, UNIX and Linux, and SQL databases. Prior experience in system testing or in system operations is required. Knowledge of standard data formats used in publicly accessible archives is desirable, with space-based systems preferred. Knowledge of astronomical data processing, as well as spacecraft ground control systems is helpful.

You must be a US citizen or Permanent Resident. ITAR clearance required.

To Apply: Share your experience by completing an on-line application. Please upload a cover letter and resume in one document for review. Applications received by September 4, 2019 will receive full consideration.

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As a recipient of U.S. Government funding, AURA is considered a government contractor and is subject to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action regulations. As an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, AURA and all of the centers, do not discriminate based on race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender identity expression, lawful political affiliations, veteran status, disability, and/or any other legally protected status under applicable federal, state, and local equal opportunity.

STScI sees the diversity of our staff as a strategic priority in our desire to create a first-rate scientific community. We reflect that deep commitment in strongly encouraging women, minorities, veterans and disabled individuals to apply for these opportunities.

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