Geocent Recruiting Team

  • JSEG Ground Support Equipment Systems Engineer

    Job ID 2018-5118
    Job Locations US-AL-Huntsville
    Minimum Clearance Level Required to Start
  • Overview

    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.


    The successful candidate will support the GSE team that is responsible for performing the system engineering and

    integration, design, test, analysis, fabrication, assembly, and delivery of all ground support hardware necessary to meet the flight hardware ground operations needs from the manufacturing facility to the launch site.


    The systems engineering support that will be provided and performed by the candidate includes:

    • Participate in the integration and testing of the Core Stage GSE in the Test Load Facility (TLF) and assist in troubleshooting issues that may occur during testing. Troubleshooting may involve mechanical issues as well as hydraulic.
    • Assist in training Kennedy Space Center (KSC) and the Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) personnel with familiarization of the GSE hardware.
    • Participate in the acceptance testing of the 5th Self-Propelled Modular Transportation (SPMT) unit which will include the Facility Acceptance Test (FAT) and Site Acceptance Test (SAT). This unit is used in the GSE transportation.
    • Manage the Support Equipment Management System (SEMS) database that contains a list of all the GSE that will be used by the SLS Program.
    • Lead the development/updates of key GSE system engineering products as the book manager.

    Tasks include:

    • Coordinating updates to the GSE documents as required thru acquiring comments from various GSE team members and NASA leads.
    • Leading task teams to gain concurrence to release the GSE documents on a Change Request (CR).
    • Serving as the Change Package Engineering (CPE) for the CR to baseline the GSE documents.
    • Participate in document & milestone reviews to include major milestones, review flight evaluation plans, and internal products.
    • Ensure that design(s) and operations incorporate good engineering aspects for safety, operations, and logistical supportability. Also work with Human Factors Engineering (HFE) to ensure that good/safe work surroundings and tools can be managed by all.
    • Work closely with NASA Government counterparts, prime contractor personnel, multiple engineering disciplines and various integrated product teams.
    • The selected applicant may travel to NASA and contractor facilities as required to support reviews, meetings, Technical Interchange Meetings (TIMs), conferences, training, etc.



    Degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, Systems Engineering or related field from an ABET-accredited university is required. Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a Masters with at least 8 years of experience, or a BS with at least 10 years of experience.


    The candidate is also required to have:

    • At least 5 years of relevant experience in systems engineering and integration, launch vehicle definition, functional design, design integration, launch vehicle performance analyses, flight evaluation planning, requirement verification, and/ or requirement validation.
    • Experience with developing systems requirements, verification strategies, and verification planning as well as facilitating the successful completion of verification compliance activities.
    • Experience with defining and managing interfaces, interface requirements, and interface verification.
    • Knowledge of component level and integrated systems verification planning as well as experience in developing and delivering briefings to NASA program, test, and verification boards.
    • Familiarity with NASA Systems Engineering policies and procedures related to verification, and have experience using tools/systems to manage verification compliance data.
    • Critical thinking, effective communications, and problem solving skills.
    • Demonstrated experience developing and delivering executive-level briefings, have excellent oral, written, and customer relation skills, and be proficient using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).


    Desired (presence of one or more of these qualifications will be used as discriminating factors in selecting applicants):

    • Experience with systems engineering and integration of ground and/or flight hardware.
    • Ground operations experience for Space Shuttle, International Space Station (ISS), or Expendable Launch Vehicle (ELV) programs.
    • Experience in Launch Vehicle Ground Support Equipment (GSE) requirements, implementation, and/or manufacturing.
    • Knowledge of NASA spacecraft, launch vehicles, space launch operations, and flow processes.
    • Knowledge of computer-aided design and drafting software applications. Examples might include PTC Creo (ProE), Solidworks, Catia, etc.
    • Experience with requirements management tools; systems engineering tools; product Development, Design, Test and Evaluation (DDT&E), Engineering Document Management Systems, and unique database tools used during system development.


    Due to this government contract, all candidates must be a US Citizen.

    EEO Statement

    Geocent is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.


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