Senior Mission Program Leader

Phoenix, AZ

Posted: 02/03/2020 Employment Type: Direct Industry: Engineering Job Number: 80493

Job Description

Duties include contributing to and leading specific mission, ground, or space vehicle systems
engineering activities. This may include requirements flow down, tracking, verification, and the
writing complex specifications, interface control documents, and engineering reports from advanced
studies, special engineering investigations, and similar activities. Tasks may also include harness
interface design, Command and Telemetry database development, and space vehicle configuration
modeling. The candidate must be knowledgeable in aerospace systems, spacecraft subsystems
design, and mission operations. Advanced analyses relating to mission and technical problems may
be required. Position will also include responsibilities relating to integration, testing, and operational
readiness of spacecraft and payloads. The role may include interfacing with external customer
technical representatives, internal engineering associates and program management and may also
involve technical responsibility for subcontracted flight components. Candidate may be called on to
assist in new business activities such as conceptual design and analysis for proposals and funded
studies and may include authoring sections for both.
 
Desired experience may include Requirements Management Tools such as DOORS, Cradle, or
CORE, and various analysis engineering tools such as MATLAB, MATHCAD, and STK. Actual
spacecraft operations and related ground systems expertise is always a plus. Additional experience
in any of the following areas is also desired: orbital mechanics, power systems modeling, avionics or
digital electronics design, telecommunications design, risk analysis, thermal engineering, or
integration and testing (either at the spacecraft or payload level). Knowledge of Launch Vehicles,
System Safety, System Reliability, Contamination Control, EMI, Space Environments (Radiation,
Surface Charging, etc.), and Human Factors is also desired.

Job Requirements

Senior level candidates.
Bachelors degree or higher in an Engineering or related field.
Minimum 20 years experience in aerospace systems design, development, manufacture, test or
operations.
Active TS/SCI Clearance

U.S. citizen
Technical experience in systems engineering and integration of space system
Preferred Qualifications:
Ability to lead the system engineering aspects of a small study or hardware deliverable
Ability to lead the development of a new spaceflight component or capability as part of an IR&D
project
Ability to specify, manage and verify space system interfaces
Ability to develop and manage space system resource budgets for power, mass, pointing, and RF
links
Experience as a task/ team lead or role of a cognizant engineer for a flight component or
subsystem
Experience with system engineering requirement tools (Cradle, CORE or DOORS) and processes
Experience in requirements development and management processes
Experience in development and maintenance of interface control documents and related
processes
Experience in space system testing and evaluation (flight and ground testing)
Experience with various technical analysis tools such as MATLAB and STK
Experience in any of the following areas is also desired: orbital mechanics, orbital debris
modeling, spacecraft attitude control, power systems and modeling, avionics or digital electronics
design, risk analysis, optics, communications, rocket propulsion, thermal engineering, or
spacecraft integration and testing
 
Experience with Mission Operations for spacecraft
Knowledge of Launch Vehicles, System Safety, System Reliability, Contamination Control, EMI,
Space Environments (Radiation, Surface Charging, etc.), and Human Factors is also desired.
Experience and/or training in project scheduling Earned Value Management Systems
TS/SSBI desired for certain positions
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