Fault Protection Systems Engineer w/ Active TS/SCI

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Fault Protection Systems Engineer w/ Active TS/SCI

Roles and responsibilities
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.
**Contract Extension or Conversion Highly Possible**

Job Description:
If you are passionate about spacecraft design, we invite you to join the Flight Systems Engineering, Integration and Test Section (313). We provide systems engineering for the design and implementation of spacecraft for the laboratory’s key flight projects. Our work spans spacecraft systems engineering, payload systems integration, electrical systems integration, fault protection and autonomy design, landing systems design, spacecraft assembly and test, systems verification and validation, and systems modeling.

Required Skills:
•Must be a U.S. Citizen with an active Top Secret (TS) clearance based upon Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) within a 5 year scope and must be approved for Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) accesses
• Bachelor’s degree in engineering, physical sciences, or mathematics with a minimum of 9 years of professional experience, or master’s degree with 7 years of experience, or doctorate with 5 years of experience.
•We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced engineer to join the Autonomy and Fault Protection group (313I). You will report programmatically to the program fault protection lead, and administratively to the technical group supervisor. Be responsible for the delivery of the autonomy and fault management requirements, principles/practices and products for space system architectures, designs, implementations, and verification and validation.
•Your initial assignment will be to serve as a fault protection system engineer working on the group’s deliverables on a JPL program. Specific nearterm tasks will be geared towards the fault management V&V program execution. Activities include fault protection V&V planning and execution.
•Other opportunities include preliminary FP design, scenarios and architecture / principle development on another program.

The qualified candidate is an enthusiastic system engineer or fault protection practitioner with the necessary flight experience to make an immediate impact on the fault protection V&V planning and execution. Minimum technical qualifications include:
•Significant knowledge of the function and operation of spacecraft systems, subsystems, and instruments
•Recent experience in the area of System Integration & Test
•Experience coordinating design efforts with partner organizations or vendors
•Must have excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills
•Proven ability to lead the activities of and to synthesize the unique discipline knowledge of a broad range of technical subject matter experts

Desired Skills:
•Wide-ranging experience and advanced knowledge in one or more of the following areas: systems engineering, aerospace engineering, and reliability trades/analyses
•Recent flight project experience in SI&T and V&V execution. Preferably with experience related to FP critical design and FP V&V execution in one or more recent flight projects
•Thorough understanding of systems engineering methods and applications as well as fault protection design, autonomy, and design analysis products
•Experience with development and delivery of system documentation, such as requirements documents, functional design descriptions, test plans, and release description documents
•Ability to work independently on major project assignments, with accountability for technical performance, budget and schedule
•Proven ability to interact effectively across multiple disciplines with government and non-government agencies

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