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
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:
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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