Computer Engineer, AST - Software Systems

national aeronautics and ce administration
Greenbelt, MD
Sep 17, 2021
Sep 20, 2021
Full Time
Videos Videos Duties Help Duties Summary NASA is seeking an experienced senior-level individual to serve as a Ground System Engineer for one of several major projects at the Goddard Space Flight Center, such as the Mars Sample Return (MSR) Capture Containment and Return System (CCRS). The selected candidate will serve as the Deputy to the supporting Ground System Manger. Responsibilities include end-to-end ground systems engineering which includes developing requirements, operations concepts, and the ground architecture. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Duties described below are at the full-performance level. Duties assigned at a lower grade level will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity; duties will be commensurate with the grade of selected employee. Coordinating and leading the technical activities of senior and other ground system and ground subsystem engineers and interact effectively with flight project management. The work may include the entire spectrum of ground systems. Developing and implementing risk mitigation strategies; providing directions for the infusion of new technologies into these Exploration and Science efforts, ensuring that technology advancements are successfully transitioned to flight-ready status. Developing, analyzing, managing, and defending technical and resource requirements. Leading technical analyses of assigned systems and/or ground system requirements and trade studies. Directing, managing, and leading the development and implementation of highly complex and sophisticated computer-based subsystems that are state-of-the-art. Assessing technical progress against established schedules/resources. Performing data systems and analysis work as an agency expert in integrating requirements necessary for development and operations of data systems and/or ground data systems. Performing software systems engineering for project planning, requirements analysis, design, implementation, testing, deployment, and sustaining engineering; Developing schedules and cost impact for proposed requirements. Preparing/presenting organizational and project technical reviews and status briefings. Serves on Agency and government committees and working groups as a Subject Matter Expert. Technical leadership and engineering technical authority for all ground system elements, including end-to-end data flow from the spacecraft/instrument to the end user interface. Travel Required Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position. Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 15 Job family (Series) 0854 Computer Engineering Requirements Help Requirements Conditions of Employment This position is open to US citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the US Position subject to pre-employment background investigation You must meet qualifications requirements by the closing date of this announcement If selected, you will be required to complete a financial disclosure statement. This position may require a one year trial period Qualifications In addition to the basic education requirement (shown below), you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade, which has equipped you with the particular competencies needed to successfully perform the duties of the position described above. To qualify for GS-14, you must have one year of directly related specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level: Applying software system engineering theories, principles, concepts, standards, and/or methodologies to develop ground system elements for aerospace operation; Utilizing a variety of programming languages, operating systems and/or engineering practices and principles to solve complex ground data system element problems; Contributing to new designs or techniques in ground data system development. To qualify for GS-15, you must have one year of directly related specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level: Leading a group of engineers in testing and developing innovative ground/mission operations for aerospace support software; Reviewing requirements and specifications of organizational systems and providing expert assessments on recommended changes to system requirements and design specifications; Making contributions to long-range project planning and to the formulation, modification, and determination of overall objectives. Your resume must include a clear and detailed narrative description, in your own words, of how you meet the required specialized experience. Experience statements copied from a position description, vacancy announcement or other reference material constitutes plagiarism and may result in disqualification and losing consideration for the job. Education You must have successfully completed a bachelor's or graduate degree with a major in either a) engineering from a college or university that has ABET accredited engineering programs or b) Physical Science, Mathematics, Life Science, Computer Science, or other field of physical science. Degrees in engineering technology are not considered to be qualifying for this position. To find out if a school has an ABET accreditation, go to Degrees must have been received in the year of, or any year subsequent to the original date of accreditation. Engineering degrees earned outside the United States: Engineering degrees earned outside the Unites States must be recognized by a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA), often known as accords. These are non-governmental agreements among organizations that accredit academic degree programs. MRAs recognize the substantial equivalence of mature accreditation systems and programs accredited by signatory organizations within their jurisdictions. For a listing of Signatories, please visit, Science and other related degrees earned within the United States: Science and other related degrees must have been awarded from colleges or universities that are accredited by recognized accrediting organizations. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, go to Science and other related degrees earned outside the United States: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs. These education credentials must be deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited US education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a US accredited college or university. For further information, visit:

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