Without appreciable direction and exercising considerable latitude in determining technical objectives and approaches to assignments, performs in a largely independent role for the Systems Engineering organization.
-Typical responsibilities include: May plan, conduct, and provide technical Systems Engineering direction on projects or major phases of significant project assignment, coordinating the efforts of technical support staff in the performance of assigned projects.
-Requires the use of advanced Systems Engineering techniques in management of requirements and risk for developing rocket propulsion systems. -Assesses the feasibility and soundness of proposed engineering evaluation tests, products or equipment when necessary data are insufficient or confirmation by testing is advisable.
-Represents the organization in conferences to resolve important questions and to plan and coordinate work.
-Develops solutions to complex problems which require the use of ingenuity and creativity.
-Work is reviewed at extended intervals for desired results and achievement.
-Contacts include interacting with customer personnel on technical matters often requiring coordinated activity across organizational lines.
60% - Develops hardware and software requirements for solid, liquid, and electric rocket propulsion systems product development. Responsible for derivation, allocation, and documentation of requirements in requirements database and specifications. Coordinates requirements and related specification change management with IPT members. Defines and coordinates requirements verification plans with integrated product team members, plans and manages compliance assessment and certification.
15% - Performs functional analysis and coordinates system trade studies. Coordinates selection of optimized concept baselines through benefit/cost trades in support of definition of system architecture and objectives.
15% - Coordinates project risk assessment and management and prepares and reports results on mitigation plans.
10% - Communicates results in oral presentations and written communication.