Systems Engineer I

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Posting title
Systems Engineer I

Roles and responsibilities
Must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder
Estimated duration of 12 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 I

Job Description:
We invite you to join JPL's Avionics Integration, Test & Operations Group to serve as a Systems Engineer 1 for the Psyche project. Reporting administratively to the Technical Group Supervisor and programmatically to the Avionics Integration & Test Lead for the project, your tasks will include the following:
• Test and integrate spacecraft hardware and software in the Avionics and Systems Testbeds
• Work in a lab facility with hardware, ground support equipment and test equipment
• Meet regularly with the team, assessing status, reviewing problems, planning short-term and long-term activities
• Develop critical verification and validation (V&V) plans and procedures
• Verify complex and multifunctional systems requirements
• Analyze test results, generate test reports, and present test analysis at review meetings
• Assess complex issues and recommend resolution to the team and management; implement resolutions
• Partner with other engineers and project personnel to create change requests
• Present work in management and project reviews as appropriate
• Assure that the quality, accuracy, and integrity of technical documentation, reports, and deliverables comply with JPL standards, project plans, and policies

Required Skills:
• Must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder
• Offer contingent on ability to successfully pass a background check and drug screen
• Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Aerospace, Mechanical, or Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, or related technical discipline with a minimum of 1 year of related experience; Master’s degree with a minimum of 0 years of relevant experience
• Excellent initiative and follow-through to effectively identify, plan, and execute assignments with little guidance
• Proficiency in exercising discretion and independent judgment in evaluating potential approaches and solutions to critical problems and determining appropriate resolutions
• Proficiency in approving deviations from established policies and procedures
• Excellent communication (oral, written, presentation), interpersonal, and organizational skills

Desired Skills:
• Experience working in an electronics lab/cleanroom
• Experience troubleshooting complex systems using various types of test equipment
• Data analysis and anomaly investigation
• Familiarity with scripting languages (Python, etc.)
• Flexibility to support rotating shift assignments (first shift/second shift) as well as occasional weekend shifts
• Proficiency in advising management, inside and outside own organization, on testbed architecture, technical results, or risks

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