Science Systems Engineer w/Active TS/SCI

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Science Systems Engineer w/Active TS/SCI

Roles and responsibilities
US Citizenship and an active TS/SCI & Polygraph Eligible is required to be considered for this position
Estimated duration of 18 months with the potential for extension or conversion.
W2 with full benefits
Customer and contract specific training will be required and provided.

Job Description:
You will be a Senior Systems Engineer in the Science System Engineering Group (394B) in the Mission Systems Engineering Section (3940) serving as the primary liaison between the project and its science user community. Will report programmatically to the Project Scientist and administratively to 394B Technical Group Supervisor.
Will establish and maintain relationships with science teams in the government user community and act as science system point of contact. Will represent project capabilities to those teams. Will develop an in-depth understanding of the issues those teams are addressing and the methods they apply in these efforts. Will represent science team inputs to project science and engineering teams. Will contribute to the overall success of the project team and the system effort through leadership and engineering talents.
Responsible for defining, coordinating, balancing and integrating technical and programmatic issues in an end-to-end manner to ensure that the total science system satisfies the customer's requirements, expectations, and constraints within the allocated resources and with acceptable risk.

Required Skills:
• The candidate must be a citizen of the United States of America
• Candidate must have a minimum of a Top Secret/SCI clearance
• A United States Government administered polygraph examination will be given to the selected candidate; he/she must pass it to maintain employment in this position
• Offer contingent on ability to successfully pass a background check and drug screen
• Bachelor's degree in Planetary Science, Astronomy, Physics, or Aerospace Engineering or related technical discipline with typically a minimum of 12 years of related experience; Master's degree in similar disciplines with a minimum of 10 years of related experience; or PhD in similar disciplines with a minimum of 8 years related experience.
• Experience with sensors, development of image processing algorithms and software, and with working with instrument development teams.
• Expert knowledge in defining science requirements, science traceability, instrument performance, end-to-end data flow analysis and operations concepts.
• Extensive knowledge and experience in planning, implementing and operating missions.
• Demonstrated capability in science systems engineering, scientific experimentation, scientific research and engineering analysis, especially encompassing both science and engineering.
• Ability to take initiative in identifying and solving problems. Ability to work independently without appreciable oversight.
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with the program office, project, JPL technical divisions, industrial partners, and general science community.

Desired Skills:
• Advanced knowledge of government policies and procedures regulations across a wide range of applications
• Advanced knowledge of industry and/or academic practices and standards across a range of applications related to missions, instruments and instrument interfaces in formulation and development.
• Multidisciplinary and in-depth expertise regularly used in the application and development of advanced principles, theories and concepts.
• Familiarity with DOD and Other Government Agency systems, organizations and processes.

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