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xEVAS Insight Engineer

Job ID: 2217877
Location: HOUSTON, TX, United States
Date Posted: Dec 8, 2022
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Aerospace Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Minimum Clearance Required: Public Trust
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Remote Work: Hybrid Remote
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Job Description


Exploration Extravehicular Activity Services (xEVAS) Insight Safety engineers are responsible for safety and mission assurance review and assessment of initial requirements, proposed designs, operations concepts, preliminary safety products, and certification of xEVAS end-item projects in support of NASA’s intended ISS, Gateway and Lunar exploration missions.  These functions are performed in direct support of the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) Safety and Mission Assurance (SMA) Directorate (NA), the NASA JSC Extravehicular Activity and Human Surface Mobility Program (EHP) Office , the xEVAS vendor Project Team, and the applicable support disciplines of the ISS, Gateway and Lunar program offices.  xEVAS Insight Safety engineers are expected to become intimately familiar with the proposed requirements and operational scenarios associated with xEVAS Spacesuit activities for the ISS, Gateway vehicle, for the Lunar lander vehicle, and for Lunar surface habitation and operations.  This will include assurance of preliminary safety requirements and hazard/risk assessments, and xEVAS Insight Safety engineers will be responsible for representing the safety position or informing the SMA Representative of the safety position at various SMA, EHP boards and panels.  Extensive oral and written communications are expected to occur with multiple layers of SAIC and NASA management.  xEVAS Insight Safety engineers are expected to function as an integral member of the NASA xEVAS Insight team, safety, and operations communities. 



xEVAS Insight Safety engineers are required to complete a training/certification curriculum, and once certified, serve as mentor to other xEVAS Insight Safety or cross-training personnel during their on-the-job training.  Cross-training opportunities may be available dependent on funding and resource availability.  Example secondary certifications are in the following areas:  EMU Safety, EVA Quality Engineering, xEVA Safety Operations, and GFE Safety.  Currently, travel is expected to be at a minimum, but this is subject to change as Gateway and Lunar program expectations become more clearly defined. 


Required Education/Background:

  • Bachelors of Science in Engineering (Mechanical or Aerospace preferred) or STEM degree (hard science such as math or physics preferred).
  • Candidate must be a US Citizen


Required skills:

  • 5-10 years of experience working with EMU hardware/operations and/or providing safety/reliability support for complex space systems.
  • Development of Safety or Reliability related products such as hazard reports, FMEAs, and Fault Trees.
  • Familiar with NASA, DOD, or other industry safety, reliability, and quality processes.
  • Must possess excellent oral or written skills.
  • Must possess good interpersonal skills.
  • Self-starter, self-motivated.
  • Experience supporting real-time EVA/EMU operations, ground testing, and/or crew training.
  • Ability to master SMA and Engineering processes for the certification of EMU and EVA tools/equipment.
  • Must be willing to travel (< 5%, domestic).


Desired Education/Experience:

  • Working knowledge of International Space Station (ISS) hardware, airlock/EMU systems, their interaction, and their operations.
  • Experience in the development of spacesuit systems, other critical space hardware, or procedures and flight rules for spacesuit system operations.
  • Experience in complex programs related to Manned Space Flight at NASA.
  • Proficient at independent study and data gathering.
  • Experience in environmental control and life support, thermal control or structural and mechanical systems engineering.
  • Familiar with human factors and medical-related conditions as they apply to EMU design and operations.
  • Experience with real-time CORE room or MER/MCC support of EVA/EMU operations.


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status.  We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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