Jr. Systems Engineer

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Jr. Systems Engineer

Roles and responsibilities
18 month contract position
W2 with full benefits
Customer and contract specific training will be required and provided.

Job Description:
Will be a member of the Flight Systems Engineering, Integration & Test Section (3130) and will report to the Systems Testbed Engineering Group Supervisor (313A). Will be an Engineer in the Mars 2020 System Testbed reporting programmatically to the Mars 2020 Testbed Product Delivery Manager. Will generate/maintain/execute system level test procedures and generate post-test data analysis. Will work in a lab environment with exposure to hardware, ground support equipment and test equipment. Will capture and document problems and troubleshoot problems in the system testbed. Will generate and participate in hardware integration procedure development and execution. May support multiple projects during the integration and test life cycle.

Required Skills:
•Must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder
•Offer contingent on ability to successfully pass a background check and drug screen
•Bachelors or Masters degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, EE, or related technical discipline.
•General understanding of the following areas: Systems Testbed operations, architecture, design; System Verification and Validation, Systems Engineering.
•Ability to work in system test development; ability to troubleshoot electro-mechanical devices; ability to interact with project and line management to ensure project and line deliverables are met on schedule.
•Ability to perform job functions and activities across disciplines.
•Ability to work on assignments with direction.
•Basic understanding and application of standard principles, theories, concepts and techniques in aerospace systems engineering.
•Ability to work effectively in a multi-discipline technical team, ability to organize, prioritize and track a set of multi-functional work assignments.
•Good verbal and written communications and interpersonal skills.

Desired Skills:
•Experience working in a System Testbed: JPL/NASA mission experience preferred
•Experience in developing and executing automated and manual test procedures
•Experience in troubleshooting complex systems using various types of laboratory equipment.
•Experience with handling and testing Engineering Models and Flight Hardware
•Knowledge Jet Propulsion Laboratory policies and procedures, NASA policies and procedures, and government regulations across a range of applications
•Knowledge of industry and/or academic practices and standards in Systems Engineering
•Familiarity with scripting languages (Python, Ruby) and lab test equipment

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