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JPSS Electrical Systems Engineer

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Job ID: 2112282
Location: LANHAM, MD, United States
Date Posted: Mar 28, 2022
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work:
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Job Description


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

The Joint Polar Satellite System (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 candidate will provide electrical systems engineering support including but not limited to:

  1. Oversight for the design, integration, and testing of the Command & Data Handling system, electrical harnesses and Electrical Power System flight subsystem components and ensuring compatibility with the mission instruments,
  2. Providing electrical systems oversight and support to the S/C vendor and the various Instrument teams and development and definition of subsystem/instrument electrical requirements and interfaces.
  3. Providing support in the planning, organizing, scheduling, managing and directing of electrical systems related activities during the design, development, fabrication and assembly, integration and test and launch of the JPSS observatories. 
  4. Participating in project status meetings, telecons, peer reviews, and major project reviews for spacecraft, instruments, launch vehicle, mission operations system, and science data system.
  5. Supporting requirements definition, flow-down, validation and verification.
  6. Preparing/Reviewing project documentation and submitting comments and recommendations.
  7. Preparing and presenting technical information for technical meetings / reviews / briefings.
  8. Participating in instrument, spacecraft and observatory testing and anomaly resolution activities, as required. 
  9. Analyzing configuration, design, and procedural changes submitted to the Project change control boards. 
  10. Traveling to vendor sites to support testing.


Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience.
  • Strong ability to independently lead and interact with distributed team members and different corporate cultures.
  • Communication skills to discuss needs and concerns across multiple agencies and organizations.

Desired Experience

  • Knowledge of  launch and mission operations.
  • Knowledge of satellite and instrument design, integration and test.
  • Working knowledge of the following programming languages: ASSEMBLY, C, C++, Java.
  • Experience using Verilog/VHDL and SQL.
  • Competency in Microsoft Office, MATLAB, SIMULINK, and PSPICE.

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