Flight Systems Engineer (Thermal/Mechanical)

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Flight Systems Engineer (Thermal/Mechanical)

Roles and responsibilities
Must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder
Estimated duration of 9 months with the potential for extension or conversion.
W2 with full benefits
Customer and contract specific training will be required and provided.
Labor Category: Systems Engineer III

Job Description:
Performing Flight System Systems Engineering tasks with a thermal focus on the Europa Clipper. It will involve developing Verification and Validation
plans, functional ownership for thermal functions, procedure review and execution, and document updates. Also performing a thermal/mechanical
domain leadership role, which will involve reviewing the prioritizing the deliverables between the Thermal and Mechanical VnV efforts and being a
second set of eyes for VnV and design review for those functional areas.

Required Skills:
• Must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder
• Offer contingent on ability to successfully pass a background check and drug screen
• The qualified candidate is extremely motivated in the development and design of complex systems and understands how to define and employ key interfaces on the path to design closure.
• Related experience in systems engineering which may include technical analysis in support of system level trades, experience in interface control  document definition, system level behavior definition, subsystem or system level test, and operations
• Experience in system or subsystem test development, troubleshooting, and post test data preparations and review
• Knowledge of thermal and/or mechanical functions
• Applying systems engineering concepts and techniques in support of specific functional areas and activities
• Working independently on project assignments with limited direction. Exercise discretion and independent judgment in evaluating potential approaches and solutions to critical problems and determining appropriate resolutions.
• Advanced understanding and application of standard principles, theories, concepts and techniques in aerospace systems engineering.
• Extensive knowledge of applicable industry and/or academic practices and standards in analytical skills, including an ability to apply mathematical techniques to solve multi-dimensional problems.
• Strong commitment to customer satisfaction with effective teamwork and leadership skills.
• Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate complex architectural and/or algorithmic ideas to both expert and non-expert audience and foreign partners.
• Bachelor’s degree in engineering, physical sciences, or mathematics with a minimum of 6 years of professional experience, or master’s degree with 4 years of experience, or doctorate with 2 years of experience.
• Working on Flight Projects performing Verification and Validation and testing.
• Troubleshooting complex systems utilizing various types of modeling and simulation tools and/or laboratory equipment
• Prior experience with handling and testing Engineering Models and Flight Hardware.
• General knowledge and familiarity of Laboratory policies and procedures, NASA policies and procedures, and government regulations across a range of applications
• Tools/coding languages commonly used such as MATLAB, Python, and lab testing equipment
• Demonstrated initiative and ability to work in a self-starting, independent role

Desired Skills:
• a high degree of motivation to work complex system issues
• an interest and an aptitude for working out interface issues to resolution
• a curiosity or direct knowledge about how low level details can have high level system impacts
• is good as task management and leadership of a team

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