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Spacecraft Systems Engineer

Job ID: 195914
Location: GREENBELT, MD, United States
Date Posted: Sep 20, 2019
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description

Description

SAIC is seeking a Spacecraft Systems Engineer on the OMES II contract in support of the Restore-L program in the Satellite Servicing Projects Division (SSPD) at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. This position is located in Greenbelt, MD.


The Restore-L mission is a Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) Satellite Servicing Project Division (SSPD) managed mission. Restore-L is a robotic servicing mission designed to refuel a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite. It contains 3 elements: the Flight Element comprised of the Restore-L 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. The SSPD is responsible for the design, engineering, development, test and operations of the Restore-L Mission through an integrated team at GSFC. The Servicing Payload design, development and RSV integration will be conducted at GSFC. Mission operations will be conducted by a Mission Operations Engineering Team comprised of ground system engineers and flight engineers from a Restore Mission Operations Center (RMOC) at GSFC.


JOB DESCRIPTION:
The Spacecraft Systems Engineer will provide systems engineering support for the Restore-L Servicing Vehicle (RSV) Systems team. The RSV Systems team is responsible for the cross-purpose systems engineering support for the design, development, integration, and test of the Restore-L servicing payload including the payload robotics, avionics, and mechanical hardware. Restore-L is an in-house build with all stages of the mission lifecycle conducted at NASA Goddard. The RSV Systems team also provides support to the Restore-L Mission Systems team, as needed. The engineer will report to the Restore-L Payload Systems Lead.


Job duties include:
• Cross-purpose systems engineering support for a spaceflight mission through integration and test of the hardware
• Proactively identifying and solving technical problems during all project life phases
• Requirements definition, verification, and management
• System analysis with emphasis on mission success, risk, safety and security
• Development of technical documentation including test procedures, test and status reports, procurement specifications, Concepts of Operations (CONOPS), and Interface Control Documents (ICDs)
• Tiger team participation, management, and tracking
• Use of engineering methodologies and techniques to perform technical trades
• Development, coordination and presentation of NASA review and Key Decision Point presentations (e.g. CDR, SRR, ORR, trade study presentations, monthly reviews, etc.)


Qualifications

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• Bachelor’s degree in STEM field with 9+ years of related experience
• Systems engineering experience, preferably at NASA or on a spaceflight mission
• Knowledge of system engineering tools and processes
• Experience with systems engineering disciplines and requirements-management processes
• Requirements development and analysis
• Cross-discipline knowledge and experience


DESIRED EXPERIENCE:
• System integration
• Documentation
• Familiarity with NASA Systems Engineering processes
• Aerospace/NASA flight system experience
• Experience with LEO spacecraft
• Flight hardware experience
• Experience with NASA mission life cycle and review cycle (design reviews, requirements reviews, integration reviews, trade studies, etc.)




Desired Qualifications

 

Overview

SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation's most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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