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Systems Engineer





Systems Engineer

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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 Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope (Roman), in formulation for launch in the mid-2020s. We are seeking a Systems Engineer to join our growing Systems Engineering, Integration & Test and Flight Operations (SEITO) Division.  We are seeking candidates 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: http://www.stsci.edu/opportunities/benefits

Your Role and Responsibilities:

  • 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:

  • We invite you to apply if you have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Physics, Astronomy, or Aerospace Engineering and a minimum of 1-5 years of 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, but not required. 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 will be reviewed until the position has been filled.

Direct Job Link: https://recruiting2.ultipro.com/SPA1004AURA/JobBoard/93330e50-7b3a-4ba8-94f2-6f32360aa4e1/Opportunity/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=a86b30de-8528-4d2b-ae47-2772c5370e56

Explore all career opportunities through our website at: www.stsci.edu/opportunities.

****STScI has all staff working remotely during COVID-19 crisis. The safety of our staff and community is our top priority. We will continue to interview and screen candidates in this new virtual landscape. Offers of employment can be extended and new hires can on-board virtually and will be shipped systems to be able to work remotely until it is safe to report to our Baltimore offices. Relocation benefits will be available to those eligible when travel can be supported****

AURA, as a leader in the astronomical community, is committed to diversity and inclusion. AURA develops and supports programs that advance our organizational commitment to diversity, broaden participation, and encourage the advancement of diversity throughout the astronomical scientific workforce. Learn more at www.aura-astronomy.org/diversity.asp

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.

Veterans, disabled individuals or wounded warriors needing assistance with the employment process can contact us at careers@stsci.edu. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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