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Test Validation Engineer

Job ID: 2300946
Location: GREENBELT, MD, United States
Date Posted: Jan 20, 2023
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Mechanical Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Simulation Test Validation Engineer on the OMES II contract to develop next generation simulation modelling systems with the OSAM-1 program in NASA’s Exploration & In-Space Services (NExIS) projects division at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. This position is located in Greenbelt, MD.

The OSAM-1 mission is a Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) NExIS managed mission. OSAM-1 is a robotic servicing mission designed to refuel a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite. It contains 3 elements: the Flight Element comprised of the OSAM-1 Servicing Vehicle (RSV) and development testbeds, the Ground Element comprised of the systems required to conduct RSV operations and the supporting networks and facilities, and the Launch Element comprised of the Launch Vehicle and supporting facilities and services. NExIS is responsible for the design, engineering, development, test and operations of the OSAM-1 Mission through an integrated team at GSFC. The Servicing Payload design, development and RSV integration will be conducted at GSFC.

Job Duties:

  • Plan and oversee test activities to collect appropriate test and analysis data for model validation of Robotic Dynamic Analysis Simulation.
  • Develop test set-up and criteria – work with Simulation analysts to generate a list of test data to be collected for model validation  
  • Support pre-test activities – sensor specification and characterization
  • Support test setup, test hardware integration, and oversee test execution
  • Collect and process test data for ingesting into simulations for model validation


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering or similar and 5+ years of applicable experience; Masters and three (3) years or more experience; PhD and 0 years related experience
  • Experience working with verification and validation tests of hardware
  • Experience with laboratory sensor selection, sensor characterization and data collection
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Experience with data analysis, including curve fitting and statistical analysis

Desired Experience and Skills:

  • Familiarity with simulations or similar experience in test verification and validation activities
  • Familiarity with dynamics, robotics, and/or controls simulation with ADAMS or similar mechanical dynamics work
  • Experience with Matlab and Simulink environments

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


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