Systems Engineer w/Active TS/SCI Clearance

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Systems Engineer w/Active TS/SCI Clearance

Roles and responsibilities
18 month contract position
W2 with full benefits
Customer and contract specific training will be required and provided.
**Contract Extension or Conversion Possible**

Job Description:
•Systems Test Bed Engineer Level 4 reporting administratively to the Systems Testbed Engineering Group Supervisor and programmatically to the Flight System Engineer.
•Self–motivated individual that can work independently and within a team environment, be able to strategically lead teams, and initiate and lead tasks that need to be performed across a spectrum of disciplines with government and non-government agencies.
•Responsible to lead the System Testbed team.
•Tasks include:
-Manage the System Testbed team, participating in staffing decisions and employee evaluations
-Plan, direct, and control budgets, schedules, and risks to meet project objectives
-Conduct ongoing assessment of the team’s progress and report status to management at project reviews and meetings
-Resolve technical and resource issues; assess highly complex issues and recommend resolution to the team and management; implement resolutions; provide independent risk assessments
-Establish and approve the technical, operational, and functional requirements as well as the interface agreements of the System Testbed
-Work in a lab facility with hardware, ground support equipment and test equipment
-Test and integrate spacecraft hardware and software
-Assure that the quality, accuracy, and integrity of the System Testbed technical documentation, reports, and deliverables comply with JPL standards, project plans, and policies

Required Skills:
•Must be a US 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.
•Offer contingent on ability to successfully pass a background check and drug screen
•Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Aerospace, Mechanical, or Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, or related technical discipline with a minimum of 9 years of related experience; Masters degree with a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience; PhD with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience
•Expert knowledge in the following areas
•Systems Testbed operations, architecture, design
•System Verification and Validation
•Systems Engineering
•Ability to attend to major assignments without appreciable direction
•Proficiency in exercising discretion and independent judgment in evaluating potential approaches and solutions to critical problems and determining appropriate resolutions
•Proficiency in approving deviations from established policies and procedures
•Proficiency in leading a team and resolving technical and schedule issues including System Testbed requirements development, test development, troubleshooting, training, and interaction with project and line management in order to ensure that project and line deliverables are met on schedule
•Extensive understanding and application of standard principles, theories, concepts and techniques in aerospace systems engineering

Desired Skills:
•JPL/NASA mission experience
•Experience in management of system integration and test element of spacecraft or flight instruments
•Experience estimating staffing resources and costs
•Experience developing, approving, executing, and reporting on automated and manual test procedures
•Experience troubleshooting complex systems using various types of test equipment
•Experience handling and testing Engineering Models and Flight Hardware
•Proficiency in advising management, inside and outside own organization, on system architecture, technical results, or risks
•Complete knowledge of Jet Propulsion Laboratory policies and procedures, NASA policies and procedures, and government regulations across a range of applications
•Complete knowledge of industry and/or academic practices and standards in Systems Engineering

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