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This opportunity will provide Systems Engineering (SE), requirements management, verification and validation (V&V) coordination, and element/system level integration support to the MSFC Systems Requirements & Verification Branch (EV73) for SLS Chief Engineer (CE), Element Lead Systems Engineer (LSE) and the MSFC Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) Division (EV70) for SLS Stages Systems Engineering.
The successful candidate will coordinate and interface with SLS Stages Element Chief Engineer and the Element Lead Systems Engineer, as well as participate in reviews, meetings, working groups, task teams, and trade studies. The candidate will supply leadership and/or support for the development of key systems engineering products for the SLS Stages, support program/project milestones, and subsequent activities where these products are assessed and matured.
Lead and/or support element and/or subsystem design trades and analysis necessary to validate the requirements, maintain control of the design baseline, and continually track compliance of the design to the requirements during design, development, testing and evaluation.
Lead and/or support the development of key systems engineering products to support program/project milestones and the subsequent activities where these products are assessed and matured.
Evaluate Prime Contractor deliverables including requirements and specifications as well as verification of allocated end item specification requirements.
Develop integrated schedules and other tracking mechanisms to manage the work and identify risks and opportunities.
Develop SLS Stages V&V planning products, methodology, and processes, including:
o Defining verification requirements, verification planning, verification implementation, compliance assessment, requirement closure and validation implementation.
o Providing V&V planning, execution, coordination, and integration for SLS Stages systems/subsystems.
o Performing vertical integration among vehicle-level, element, subsystem and component products.
o Performing horizontal integration with other elements to ensure consistency across the program.
o Developing and maintaining the database of SLS Stages V&V data and products.
Communicate issues, best practices, lessons-learned and other technical positions related to systems engineering, requirement management, and V&V practices and procedures.
Assist in defining and developing flight evaluation strategies, flight data analysis (FDA), flight test objectives (FTOs), and integrated test and checkout activities associated with the SLS Stages.
Support the Integrated Test and Checkout (ITCO) plans being developed at the Cross-Program level.
Identify, develop, review, and/or approve requirements supporting integration and test, and checkout events including Operational Maintenance Requirements and Specifications (OMRSs), Launch Commit Criteria (LCC), safety verifications, and requirements in other released engineering artifacts.
Identify, describe and communicate potential risks related to the products, processes and interactions in the V&V program.
A degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, Systems Engineering, or a BS degree in a related technical discipline is required. Degree from an ABET accredited institution preferred. Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a BS degree with at least 15 years' relevant experience in systems engineering and integration, launch vehicle definition, functional design, design integration, launch vehicle performance analyses, flight evaluation planning, requirement verification, and/or requirement validation. The candidate is also required to have:
Experience in developing systems requirements, verification strategies, and verification planning as well as facilitating the successful completion of verification compliance activities.
Experience with defining and managing interfaces, interface requirements, and interface verification.
Knowledge of component level and integrated systems verification planning, as well as experience in developing and delivering briefings to NASA program, test, and verification boards.
Familiarity with NASA Systems Engineering policies and procedures related to verification, and have experience with using tools/systems to manage verification compliance data.
Demonstrated experience developing and delivering executive-level briefings, have excellent oral, written, and customer relation skills, and is proficient using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
Personnel are required to be self-directed, effective team players familiar with working in a dynamic work environment who are willing to assume a leadership role in this SLS verification, validation, and test planning effort.
It is desired that the candidate also possess the following:
An understanding and knowledge of the current SLS program and a working understanding of the SLS Element interfaces.
Experience working across organizational boundaries and engineering disciplines to identify and resolve vehicle integration issues.
Knowledge of launch vehicle programmatic planning processes and experience performing oversight of prime contractor hardware production, test, and certification efforts.
The Jacobs Space Exploration Group (JSEG) offers a partnership in which you can grow personally and professionally within a framework of strong leadership, competitive compensation, and rewarding career paths. Come join our team on the Engineering Services and Science Capability Augmentation (ESSCA) contract whose work is destined to have a long-range effect on future generations!
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General office environment (100%). Requires ability to provide clear, concise, accurate and timely communication, both verbally and in writing (100%). Requires ability to interact professionally with co-workers, management, and client (100%). Requires travel in the domestic USA (< />
Requires sitting for extended periods of time in meetings with peers, management, and with our client at NASA facilities to discuss technical issues (10%). Also, requires sitting for extended periods of time at a desk to write reports and perform engineering tasks (80%). Requires ability to use stairs or elevators for access between floors and multiple buildings at NASA and Jacobs facilities (10%).
Equipment and Machines:
Requires ability to operate a personal computer, a telephone, fax machine, copier, calculator, and other general office equipment (100%).
Normal workday is from 7:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Minimal overtime may be required (10%) to meet schedule milestones and to support technical demands of the job. Regular attendance is a necessity and adequate arrangements for delegating duties during absences are required.
Other Essential Functions:
The ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and to make rational decisions, and to exercise good judgment is essential (100%). Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.
Proof of U.S. Citizenship is required.