Systems/Operations Engineer

Huntsville, AL | Contract

Post Date: 05/10/2017 Job ID: HQ2678 Industry: Technical Pay Rate: Market
The position provides operations and integration systems engineering expertise relative to launch vehicle ground, launch, ascent and space operations. Discipline areas may include: Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) in support of Launch Vehicle operations, requirements verification and validation including analyses and testing. This position performs tasks for the NASA Space Launch System Program (SLSP), Spacecraft Integration and Evolution (SPIE) Element.

Define, plan, and develop operations requirements on the physical processes, facilities, procedures, and support equipment necessary to support operational launch vehicles and in-space systems.
Integrate operations requirements from Program Elements, develop integrated requirements, and interface with KSC for input of program operations and maintenance requirements to the Ground Systems Development and Operations (GSDO) Program tools.
Evaluate functional and performance requirements development, derivation, decomposition, and allocation for spaceflight hardware.

Assess design drawings and determine relationship to verification and validation of operational requirements necessary to achieve mission objectives (ground, countdown and flight).
Support mission support planning and training in the form of integrated test and checkout simulation script development and console implementation.
Support console display planning and definition.
Use knowledge of ground processing, launch countdown and flight timelines, as well as anomaly resolution.
Produce technical documentation (plans, requirements, specifications, agreements, etc.) by authoring and/or integrating specialist inputs as required.
Support relevant trade studies and special study teams as assigned.
Participate in document & milestone reviews to include major milestones; review flight evaluation plans, internal products, and Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) products.
The candidate will promote detailed technical coordination within the SLSP (Elements and disciplines), and with external programs and stakeholders.
Work closely with NASA Government counterparts, prime contractor personnel, multiple engineering disciplines, and various integrated product teams.
Promote detailed technical coordination within the SLSP (Elements and disciplines), and with external programs and stakeholders.
Travel to NASA and contractor facilities as required supporting, reviews, meetings, TIMs, conferences, etc.
Work closely with NASA Government counterparts, Government prime contractor personnel, and multiple engineering disciplines.
Some travel required.

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Two Roads is an Equal Opportunity Employer: EEO/AA/M/F/Veteran/Disability
Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a Ph.D. with a minimum of 4 years of experience, a Masters with at least 6 years of experience, or a BS with at least 10 years of experience. Degree in Engineering or related field from an ABET accredited institution. Minimum 4 years relevant aerospace/space industry applicable experience is required.

Required Qualifications:
Experience in application of Systems Engineering to complex programs.
Experience in Verification and Validation approaches, methodology and document implementation.
Experience evaluating functional and performance requirements development, derivation, decomposition, and allocation for spaceflight hardware.
Experience assessing design drawings and determining relationship to verification and validation of operational requirements necessary to achieve mission objectives (ground, countdown and flight).
Knowledge of ground processing, launch countdown and flight timelines, as well as anomaly resolution.
Critical thinking, effective communications, and problem solving skills
Microsoft Office Suite competence (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint)


Desired Qualifications:
Experience performing mission support planning and training in the form of integrated test and checkout simulation script development and console implementation highly desired.
Real-time flight support of mission objectives.
Knowledge of launch vehicles design and operations interfaces as well as demonstrated experience with systems engineering and integration of ground and/or flight hardware is highly desired.
Integration of payloads, space systems, and/or space programs
NASA/contractor environment familiarity is desired. Knowledge of NASA space launch operations and flow processes
Experience in the operation and support of a fielded space transportation system
Experience with requirements management tools; systems engineering tools; product Development, Design, Test and Evaluation, Engineering Document Management Systems, and unique databases during system development.
Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, customer relation skills, and presentation skills required.

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