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  • JSEG Sr. Systems Engineer – C&DH Interface Integration

    Job ID 2018-5164
    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.


    This opportunity will provide systems engineering and interface integration support to the Systems Definition & Integration
    Branch/EV72 for the integration of the Space Launch System (SLS) Command & Data Handling (C&DH) interfaces for the
    Stages Element.
    The successful candidate will coordinate and interface with the SLS Stages project team and personnel, the Stages
    Element Prime Contractor team and personnel, the SLS team and personnel, and the Ground Systems Development and
    Operations (GSDO) Program team and personnel as well as participate in reviews, meetings, working groups, and trade
    Systems engineering support that will be provided and performed includes:
    - Design definition, requirements development, and verification planning for the Stages command and data handling
    interfaces and telemetry as well as their associated hardware.
    - Manage and provide insight of the Stages Element Prime Contractor Command and Data Handling (C&DH) document for
    C&DH functional interface definition.
    - Manage and provide insight of the Stages Element Prime Contractor Command and Data Handling (C&DH) document for
    the listing of the Stages commend and telemetry messages.
    - Manage and provide insight of the Stages Element Prime Contractor Command and Data Handling (C&DH) document for
    the Stages bus profiles.
    - Provide thorough technical assessments of all proposed software and C&DH interface requirements to understand the
    impacts imposed by modifications.
    - Generate and coordinate C&DH interface requirements and related software documentation to ensure the necessary and
    complete integration of the Stages Element hardware, software, commands, and telemetry.
    - Identify and communicate risks associated with interface requirements via the NASA Risk Management System.
    Additional responsibilities may include leading and/or supporting the following systems engineering tasks:
    - Development of key system engineering products for program/project milestones.
    - Management of the Stages C&DH interface requirements and analysis cycles through the development, maturation, and
    control of requirements and/or specifications.
    - Integration of the Stages C&DH interface technical decisions and concerns with SLS, GSDO, and Orion program/project
    stakeholders and with a variety of engineering disciplines across multiple NASA Centers.
    - Performance of critical mission event and process improvement studies including affordability improvement activities
    focused on improving overall element design, systems integration, operational efforts, or life cycle costs.
    - Document and control of the C&DH systems through controlling documents and deliverables which may include interface
    requirements and control documents, functional schematics, trade study reports, and other technical briefing and/or
    decision packages.



    A degree in electrical, computer, or related engineering field or equivalent technical discipline from an ABET-accredited
    university is required. Specialized engineering knowledge in launch vehicle C&DH document development and applicable
    experience relative to space and defense systems software and telemetry systems is required. Typically, educational
    requirements are the equivalent of a Ph.D., with minimum of 24 years experience, a Masters with at least 28 years of
    experience, or BS with at least 30 years of experience.
    The successful candidate must have a working knowledge of space flight systems C&DH hardware, software, and the
    interaction of these elements
    - Operational knowledge of space flight system and ground system interaction including, but not limited to, communication,
    commanding, and data processing is required
    - Experience with C&DH interface requirement document development, multifaceted integration of launch vehicle systems
    and components, and hardware-in-the loop testing/verification processes is required
    The ideal candidate will have:
    - Demonstrated experience developing and delivering executive level briefings
    - Managed and/or led engineering teams, especially those composed of multiple engineering disciplines
    - Outstanding negotiation skills demonstrated through complex technical problem solving
    - Capability to breakdown complex problems or issues into manageable pieces
    - An understanding and knowledge of the current SLS program and a working understanding of the SLS, MPCV, and
    GSDO interfaces is highly desired
    - Familiarity employing systems engineering processes and concepts for the definition and integration of requirements as
    well as adhering to Configuration Management (CM) processes used for the control of requirement data/documents is
    - Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, customer relation skills, and presentation skills are required
    - Intermediate skills using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, & Outlook) are required
    - Prior experience working in a dynamic work environment will serve to prepare a self-directed and effective team player to
    assume the role of a Systems Integrator in the Stages C&DH integration effort


    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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