Systems Engineer w/Active TS/SCI

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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 a member of the Ground Data System (GDS) Integration, Test, and Deployment (ITD) Group (394E), which is part of the Mission Systems Engineering Section (394) and will report to the 394E Technical Group Supervisor.
Will work as an ITD engineer as part of the Ground Systems Engineering team as part of the Special Programs Department. The Ground System is an integrated system of computer hardware, ground software, facilities, networks, and IT infrastructure used to support and operate a Mission Operation System on JPL flight-projects. The GDS supports all phases of the mission including design, development, test, and operations. GDS ITD group members are typically multi-disciplined engineers with knowledge of computer hardware, software, and various areas of Information Technology such as networking, databases, systems administration, and cyber security. We implement, test, and deploy the GDS designs and visions of GDS system-engineers and architects. Our group members are practitioners of verification and validation, and we ensure that GDS subsystems integrate with each other through their interfaces, the end-to-end GDS provides all the functional capabilities to support all flight-project use-case scenarios, and the GDS operates reliably while meeting all performance and usability expectations. Our group members are also responsible for planning, scheduling, and leading the coordinated effort of deploying and configuring the integrated and tested GDS into flight-project production environments. We are also responsible for supporting our GDS user community and production environments, which can both present a myriad of technical challenges thus requiring our group members to have excellent problem-solving, root cause analysis, communication, interpersonal, and broad technical skills. Our group members interface with a wide range of engineers such as system engineers, developers, system administrators, network engineers, configuration management engineers, spacecraft engineers, science users, managers, and all the users of the Ground System.
This position is ideal for an energetic and savvy multi-disciplined engineer who works well in a team-based collaborative environment. This is a position for someone who is customer-focused, reacts well to changes, can work independently or with teams and is able to multi-task on multiple products and projects. A passion or curiosity for space is also a big plus.

Required Skills:
• Must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder
• Offer contingent on ability to successfully pass a background check and drug screen
• Background in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related technical discipline with work or intern history at JPL
• Knowledge and work experience in one or more of the following areas: software engineering, systems integration, software architecture, systems engineering, software and/or system testing, Information Security, full stack development, systems release and deployment engineering, web based software development, data analysis, and production operations support.
• Knowledge of Unix/Linux environments
• Excellent coding and scripting skills in languages such as Java, shell, Python, and Perl
• Familar with AWS, MySQL, JSON, PHP, HTML, and Docker
• Good knowledge of Network and Systems technology
• Knowledge of Operating Systems and Computer Systems Security practices
• Analytical and troubleshooting skills with extensive problem-solving experience in a distributed unix/linux environment

Desired Skills :
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Exceptional interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to team with multiple external interfaces such as managers, leads, developers, QA engineers, systems engineers, and others
• Experience working in a team environment
• Experience in software testing and testbed activities
• Prior experience in software development, architecture, and software engineering
• Experience in operations monitoring tools and infrastructure
• Knowledge and experience in the area of cyber and information security
• Knowledge of applicable Jet Propulsion Laboratory policies and procedures, NASA policies and procedures, and government regulations

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