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JPSS Thermal Engineer

Job ID: 215591
Location: LANHAM, MD, United States
Date Posted: Apr 14, 2021
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

Description

SAIC is seeking a Thermal Engineer on the OMES II contract in support of the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) program at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. The position is located in Lanham, MD.

JPSS is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) next-generation operational Earth observation program that acquires and distributes global environmental data primarily from multiple polar-orbiting satellites. The program plays a critical role to NOAA’s mission to understand and predict changes in weather, climate, oceans and coasts, and the space environment, which support the Nation’s economy and protect lives and property.

The JPSS Flight Project, is responsible for the management of the Suomi National Polar Project (S-NPP) technical support, and post launch support.  JPSS Flight Project management responsibilities include the design, development, manufacturing, integration and test, verification and documentation of the JPSS flight systems.  The Project monitors the launch vehicle acquisition by KSC and provides payload launch integration support.  KSC provides software, launch site facilities, and launch site support services required to successfully integrate the observatory to the LV, verify their integration, and conduct pre-launch and launch operations.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Support with requirements definition, flow-down, validation and verification
  • Prepare/Review project documentation and submit comments and recommendations
  • Produce engineering documentation and technical reports/analyses to support design, integration and testing efforts
  • Prepare and present technical information for technical meetings / reviews / briefings
  • Participate in instrument, spacecraft and observatory testing and anomaly resolution activities, as required
  • Support thermal vacuum (TVAC) and thermal balance (TBAL) testing as required
  • Use classical heat transfer methods and software to predict temperatures and heat flows for spacecraft components

Qualifications

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years related experience
  • Candidate should have a strong thermal background with demonstrated work experience as a spacecraft thermal analyst
  • Knowledge and experience in building geometric math models (GMM) and analytical thermal math models (TMM) with several of the industry standard thermal analysis tools including Thermal Desktop®, TRASYS, TSS, SINDA/FLUINT, SINDA/G, AutoCAD CFD Simulation
  • Experience in the design, analysis, integration, test and verification of thermal control systems
  • Experience in gathering, compiling, and interpreting technical data such as flight data, test data, or material test reports
  • Candidate should have basic problem solving skills and computer skills with stand word processing (MS Word) and spreadsheet experience (MS EXCEL)


DESIRED EXPERIENCE

- Desire to continually learn. Excellent problem-solving, communication, and interpersonal skills

- Proficiency with thermal analysis tools Thermal Desktop and SINDA/FLUINT

- Integration & Test (thermal vacuum testing) experience




Overview

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. For information, visit saic.com or Working at SAIC for benefits details. 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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