Mission Operations System Verification and Validation Engineer (P/T)

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Mission Operations System Verification and Validation Engineer (P/T)

Roles and responsibilities
Must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder
Estimated duration of 18 months with the potential for extension or conversion.
W2 benefits
Customer and contract specific training will be required and provided.
Labor Category: Systems Engineer V

Job Description:
Will be a Mission Operations System Verification and Validation Engineer for the SWOT/Sentinel-6 Projects.
Will be a member of the Mission System Verification & Validation and Training Group (394E) reporting technically to the SWOT/Sentinel-6 Mission
System Manager and administratively to the 394E Technical Group Supervisor.
Will be in support of the SWOT/S6 Verification and Validation Engineer:
• Support V&V planning, development and execution of the JPL portion of the SWOT and Sentinel-6 ground segment
• Support design and execution of MOS tests and Verification activities to validate requirements including interfaces, thread tests and operations simulations
• Support generation of detailed test plans
• Support updates to the Joint Mission System V&V Test Plans and Interface documents with external partners
• Monitoring adherence to the Project V&V Plan and assessing compliance with external partners
• 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;
• Exercising V&V interfaces between the MOS, other project systems and external partners
• Creating, maintaining, and updating the V&V Matrix for Level 3 Requirements;
• Verify Joint Level 3 Mission System Requirements and Operations Interface Agreements (OIA)
• Support MOS V&V meetings and supporting design team meetings
• Support efforts for conducting MOS V&V Reviews and supporting Project-level V&V.
• Building and maintaining excellent technical relationships with key engineers on the project and external partners
• Supporting MOS in development of products, procedures, tools, and interfaces
• Develop technical presentations and present to peers
Will support 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, MOS procedures, and operations support documentation or processes such as duty rosters, anomaly response, and alarm definitions

Required Skills:
• Must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder
• Offer contingent on ability to successfully pass a background check and drug screen
• Bachelors degree in engineering, or related technical discipline with a minimum of 9 years of related experience; Masters degree in similar disciplines with a minimum of 7 years of related experience; or PhD in similar disciplines with a minimum of 5 years related experience.
• Wide-ranging experience and advanced knowledge in flight project ground systems engineering lifecycle activities and products including mission operations system architecture; trade studies; inter-subsystem requirements of Mission Operations Systems; flight instrument subsystem monitor, control, analysis and operations of flight spacecraft; and risk management.
• Has significant experience in lifecycle Phases C/D (integration and test) and E (operations). Proven leadership experience during the operational phase of a previous flight project. Proven ability to apply innovation, initiative, and mature judgment to operation of a major flight project.
• Proven ability to work effectively with Project, Flight, Payload, and other system engineers. Demonstrated excellent problem solving, technical leadership, and proactive team-building skills. Demonstrated ability to negotiate and collaborate across organizations both internal and external to JPL.
• Must have outstanding communication skills, including the ability to write and review technical documentation, and to productively interface with all levels of management. Has in-depth understanding of JPL Flight Project Practices.

Desired Skills:
• Prior experience with Earth orbiter operations.
• Multi-discipline technical knowledge relating to mission operations and ground system development, flight operations, and spacecraft design.
• Has in-depth knowledge of Laboratory policies and procedures, NASA policies and procedures, and government regulations across a range of applications.

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