Verification and Validation (V&V) Systems Engineer w/Active TS/SCI

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Verification and Validation (V&V) Systems Engineer w/Active TS/SCI

Roles and responsibilities
18 month contract position with potential for extension or conversion
W2 with full benefits
Customer and contract specific training will be required and provided.

Job Description:
Will be the MOS Verification & Validation System Engineer for the ISLAND project. 
Will be a member of the Mission Operations Systems Team on the ISLAND project. Will be a member of the Mission Operations System Engineering Group (394C) reporting programmatically to the ISLAND Mission Manager and administratively to the 394C Technical Group Supervisor. Must have an active TS/SCI Clearance.
Will be responsible for leading planning, development, and implementation of the MOS V&V program including:
• Generating and maintaining MOS V&V Plans
• Monitoring adherence to the V&V Plan and assessing lower level and contractor plans for completeness and adherence to MOS V&V requirements
• Responsible for driving and integrating the V&V activities throughout the MOS hierarchy
• Reviewing guidelines, policies, and processes to integrate V&V activities and trace verification results up to the final, as-built MOS
• Reviewing MOS requirements to ensure they are verifiable
• Exercising V&V interfaces between the MOS and other project systems
• Designing and performing MOS tests to validate requirements including in thread tests and operations simulations
• Creating, maintaining, and updating the V&V Matrix for Level 3 Requirements
• Leading MOS V&V meetings and supporting design team meetings
• Leading efforts for conducting MOS V&V Reviews and supporting ISLAND Project-level V&V
• Building and maintaining excellent technical relationships with key engineers on the project and contractor organizations

Will lead the overall MOS V&V program, specific tasks include
• Reporting status on requirement closure status and V&V activity and schedule
• Maintaining the V&V Trace Matrix to ensure that every requirement is exercised via Test, Demonstration, Inspection, or Analysis
• Planning, coordinating, and executing and evaluating MOS Tests (interface tests, thread tests, operations simulations, Operational Readiness Tests, etc.)
• Writing MOS V&V Test Procedures and Reports
• Participating in maintenance Test as you Fly Exceptions List (TAYF)

Required Skills:
• Must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder
• Offer contingent on ability to successfully pass a background check and drug screen
• Must have excellent communication skills.
• Must be willing to lead technical efforts as well as be a contributing team player.
• Must take the initiative and follow through on tasks.
• Must be willing to research on V&V approaches that best address the system

Desired Skills :
• Understanding of JPL Flight Project Practices and Design Principles.
• Understanding of DoD V&V practices and processes.
• Experience with V&V of complex software systems.

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