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Test Conductor Chief Engineer

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Job ID: 202040
Location: GREENBELT, MD, United States
Date Posted: Apr 14, 2020
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 Remote Work: No

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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Test Conductor Chief Engineer on the OMES II contract in support of the integration and test campaign 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.

The Test Conductor Chief Engineer will provide test conductor support and leadership for the Restore-L Integration and Test subsystem. The Restore-L I&T subsystem performs the integration and test of all Restore-L hardware including the servicing payload and spacecraft bus.
Job duties include:
  • Serve as a senior test conductor on the Restore-L test conductor team, providing expert advice and oversight of other test conductors
  • Provide expert advice and support during the entire life cycle of test development
  • Assess complex issues and recommend resolution to the team and management; implement resolutions
  • Develop the technical, operational, and functional requirements in accordance with interface control documentation and mission concept of operations
  • Present status, issues, and risk to internal and external management
  • Ensure that the quality, accuracy, and integrity of the I&T technical documentation, reports, and deliverables comply with NASA and Restore-L standards, project plans, and policies
  • Write and review testing procedures
  • Plan test campaigns and write/review test scripts
  • Write/review work order documentation for test activities
  • Support, oversee, and execute test activities, including operating the test console, if needed, during testing
  • Work in lab and cleanroom facilities with hardware, ground support equipment, and test equipment


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, or closely related field, with 18+ years or more of related experience; 10 years of additional related experience in lieu of Degree; Master’s and seven (7) years or more experience; PhD or JD and four (4) years or more experience.

  • Must be able to pass a Government background investigation
  • Strong experience with hardware integration and test, system verification and validation, and systems engineering at NASA or in aerospace
  • Strong experience in testing and writing automated tests, test development, managing test runs, tracking test results, troubleshooting, and measuring progress
  • Strong experience as a test conductor and leading test conductor efforts
  • Experience with NASA test environments and languages
  • Experience troubleshooting complex systems using various types of test equipment
  • Experience in executing tests, including functional testing (front-end, back-end, and performance testing)
  • Experienced at authoring and maintaining project documentation
  • Experience leading a team
  • Experience in system integration and test of spacecraft or flight instruments
  • Knowledge of or experience with System Test & Operations Language (STOL)
  • Knowledge of or experience with Advanced Spacecraft Integration & System Test (ASIST) software
  • Strong proficiency in resolving technical and schedule issues in order to ensure that deliverables are met on schedule
  • Proficiency in advising management, inside and/or outside own organization, on system architecture, technical results, or risks
  • Experience generating and overseeing development of telemetry and command graphical user interface pages
  • Extensive understanding and application of standard principles, theories, concepts and techniques in aerospace systems engineering
  • Experience handling and testing engineering units and flight hardware
  • Proficiency in exercising discretion and independent judgment in evaluating potential approaches and solutions to critical problems and determining appropriate resolutions
  • Proficiency in approving deviations from established policies and procedures
  • Experience with NASA mission life cycle and review cycle (design reviews, requirements reviews, integration reviews, trade studies, etc.

Desired Qualifications



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