Science Systems Engineer w/Active TS/SCI

Job opening ID
2437

Posting title
Science Systems Engineer w/Active TS/SCI

Roles and responsibilities
18 month contract position
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:
•Must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder

•Offer contingent on ability to successfully pass a background check and drug screen
• AN ACTIVE TS/SCI SECURITY CLEARANCE IS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION
• 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.


Number of positions
1

Location
Pasadena

State
California