Senior Systems Engineer - Stages

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Geocent's Aerospace & Defense Engineering Sector offers exciting and challenging opportunities in the Space and Missile Defense Industry. Geocent employees across the country subscribe to the company's culture of focusing on results when serving our large, diverse group of clients nationwide. 


Provide systems engineering and integration expertise to the Systems Test and Verification Branch/EV73 for the Stages Project for verification and validation (V&V) with an emphasis on management of the functional design through the development, maturation, and control of element and sub-element interface verification.

  • Engage in the overall V&V process including,requirements traceability, internal and external interface integration and design verification and certification.  
  • Perform functional mapping of the Core Stage integrated system to tiered requirements, interfaces and DVOs.
  • Identify and provide technical recommendations to provide objective evidence that Core Stage interface requirements and functions are compliant to explicit and implicit mission requirements.
  • Provide leadership
    and/or support for the development of key systems engineering products for the project
    milestones and support the project milestones and subsequent activities where
    products are assessed and matured.
  • Provide insight/oversight of SLS Stages products and activities
    related to systems engineering, systems integration, verification and validation
    and test planning. 
  • Provide support for the review and approval of all Prime
    Contractor developed and delivered verification closures to ensure the closure
    of NASA performed joint verification compliance analyses and assessments.


Degree in Engineering or related field from an ABET-accredited university is required. Typically,
educational requirements are the equivalent of a Ph.D., with minimum of 10
years experience, a Masters with at least 12 years of experience, or BS with at
least 15 years of experience.

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience with systems engineering, vehicle integration, systems integration, verification and validation (V&V) is required.
  • Knowledge of complex systems engineering life cycle end-to-end development ranging from requirements development, functional design, hardware integration, and requirement verification that ultimately lead to flight hardware certification is required.
  • Must have knowledge of component level and integrated systems verification planning and implementation (qualification and acceptance)
  • The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience developing and delivering executive level briefings, will have negotiation skills demonstrated through complex technical problem solving, and will have demonstrated ability to breakdown complex problems or issues into manageable pieces.
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, customer relation skills, and presentation skills are required.
  • Excellent skills using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, & Outlook) are required.
  • Knowledge of NASA Systems Engineering policies and procedures related to verification is highly desired.
  • Experience using systems engineering tools such as Cradle or DOORS for the management of verification compliance data, requirement traceability, and verification closures is highly desired.
  • Understanding and knowledge of current SLS program, plans and strategy is desired.

Personnel are required to be self-motivated, team players
familiar with working in a dynamic work environment who are willing to assume a Systems role in this SLS verification, validation, and test planning effort.



U.S. Citizen only for Federal Clearance Requirement


Geocent is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin 


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