Systems Engineer

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Systems Engineer

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Must be a US Citizen
3 year contract position
W2 with full benefits
Must be able to pass background check and drug screen

Job Description:
Will be a member of the Flight Systems Engineering, Integration & Test Section (3130) and will report to the Systems Testbed Engineering Group Supervisor (313A). Will be an Engineer in the Mars 2020 System Testbed reporting programmatically to the Mars 2020 Testbed Product Delivery Manager. Will generate/maintain/execute system level test procedures and generate post-test data analysis. Will work in a lab environment with exposure to hardware, ground support equipment and test equipment. Will capture and document problems and troubleshoot problems in the system testbed. Will generate and participate in hardware integration procedure development and execution. May support multiple projects during the integration and test life cycle

Required Skills:
Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, EE, or related technical discipline with a minimum of 6 years of related experience; or Masters degree in similar disciplines with a minimum of 4 year of relevant experience.
Broad knowledge in the following areas: Systems Testbed operations, architecture, design; System Verification and Validation, Systems Engineering. Experience in system test development, troubleshooting, and interaction with project and line management to ensure project and line deliverables are met on schedule. Must be able to perform complex and wide-ranging job functions and activities across disciplines. Works independently on key project assignments with limited direction. Exercises discretion and independent judgment in evaluating potential approaches and solutions to critical problems and determining appropriate resolutions. Serves as an essential team member on teams inside or outside organization, project, activity or function. Advanced understanding and application of standard principles, theories, concepts and techniques in aerospace systems engineering. Ability to work effectively in a multi-discipline technical team, ability to organize, prioritizes and tracks a set of multi-functional work assignments. Good verbal, written communications and interpersonal skills.

Desired Skills:
• Experience working in a System Testbed: JPL/NASA mission experience preferred 
• Experience in developing and executing automated and manual test procedures • Experience in troubleshooting complex systems using various types of laboratory equipment. 
• Experience with handling and testing Engineering Models and Flight Hardware 
• Knowledge Jet Propulsion Laboratory policies and procedures, NASA policies and procedures, and government regulations across a range of applications 
• Knowledge of industry and/or academic practices and standards in Systems Engineering 
• Familiarity with scripting languages (Python, Ruby) and lab test equipment

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