Engineering SME - Part Time

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Posting title
Engineering SME - Part Time

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: Engineering Subject Matter Expert

Job Description:
Will report administratively to the Division Manager and be asked to provide support for project mission system design and reviews, as well as support for mission system programmatic needs. Must be a self–motivated individual who can work independently and in a team environment and be able to initiate and lead tasks across a spectrum of disciplines.
Tasks to include but not limited to:
• Support the NISAR mission system design and peer reviews
• Review NISAR Ground Data Systems design and compatibility with IEMS strategy
• Evaluate science data access and how to improve ease of access across multiple projects
• Provide guidance to formulate IEMSO program technology strategic plans
• Identify emerging technologies in mission operations and ground data systems, and develop road map to infuse into IEMS missions.

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 Engineering, Physics, or related technical discipline with typically a minimum of 15 years of related experience; Master’s degree in similar disciplines with a minimum of 13 years of related experience; or PhD in similar disciplines with a minimum of 11 years related experience.
• Wide-ranging and advanced knowledge in one or more of the following areas: systems engineering, mission operations, and project systems engineering
• Extensive understanding and application of principles, theories, concepts, and techniques used in mission system engineering and operations
• Ability to lead the activities of, and to synthesize the unique discipline knowledge of, a broad range of technical subject matter experts
• Advanced knowledge of industry and/or academic practices and standards across a range of applications related to the systems engineering discipline, space mission operations, and non-NASA missions
• Excellent problem solving skills
• Ability to deal with multiple issues, tasks, and priorities concurrently
• Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills

Desired Skills:
• Thorough understanding of mission systems engineering methods and applications
• Experience in all phases of the design, development, system integration, test and operation of spacecraft and/or scientific payloads
• Experience with system and/or subsystem V&V
• Demonstrated skills in leading a multidisciplinary, multi-organizational team
• Ability to work on major project assignments without appreciable direction with accountability for technical performance
• Significant understanding and wide application of advanced principles, theories, concepts and techniques in project systems engineering and concepts in systems engineering in space missions, resulting in contributions to the development of new theories and methods
• Ability to deal with multiple issues, tasks, and priorities concurrently

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