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Deputy Testbed Electrical Lead

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Job ID: 2203986
Location: GREENBELT, MD, United States
Date Posted: May 17, 2022
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Electrical Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
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 mid-to-senior level Engineer on the OMES II contract in support of the Testbed development for the On-orbit Servicing Assembly and Manufacturing (OSAM-1) program with NASA’s Exploration and In-Space Services Projects (NExIS) division.  This position is located at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, MD.

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.


The engineer will support the OSAM-1 Testbed Electrical Lead in leading, managing, and executing the system-level build, testing, modification, and operation of the several testbeds associated with OSAM-1.

Job duties include:

  • Supports and serves as backup as directed by the Testbed Electrical Lead.
  • Leads/supports/reviews Testbed Electrical Engineers (EEs) work in writing Testbed safe-to-mates/sub-system Functionals/Electrical Interconnect Diagrams/Grounding efforts.
  • Leads/supports Testbed EEs in their work assignments.
  • Co-ordinate on-site Testbed EE activities.
  • Trains new EEs on WOA writing and NASA processes.  Reviews Electrical WOAs and provide approval.
  • Provides weekly status on on-site electrical efforts across testbeds to Testbed I&T Electrical and Software Lead/Deputy Testbed I&T Manager – Electrical.
  • Reports changes to Testbed schedule to Testbed Electrical Lead.
  • Manages and documents the Testbed Configuration.  Ensures that the Testbed configurations will support tests as defined in test documentation and certifies the Testbed for use.




  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, or closely related field, with 7+ years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Understanding and application of standard principles, theories, concepts and techniques in engineering of aerospace systems.
  • Experience with hardware integration and test, system verification and validation, and/or electrical engineering, preferably in the aerospace industry.
  • Experience in authoring and maintaining technical documentation.
  • Proficiency in resolving technical and schedule issues in order to ensure that deliverables are met on schedule.
  • Ability to obtain/maintain NASA Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) certification (GSFC-SH-ESDCO300 300-PG-8730.6.1A*). English proficiency is required to successfully complete the required training and pass testing (written and/or hands-on) to obtain NASA ESD certification.


  • Experience working with electrical testbed hardware and/or performing flight or GSE testing using testbed systems.
  • Experience with NASA (GSFC preferred) mission life cycle and review cycle (design reviews, requirements reviews, integration reviews, trade studies, etc.).
  • Experience in system integration and test of electrical systems for space applications (e.g. spacecraft, flight instruments, launch vehicles).
  • Skilled in troubleshooting and resolving technical problems with complex technical systems. Skilled at determining corrective action and/or workarounds to such problems.
  • Skilled in working in large teams of multidisciplinary engineers and technicians with different viewpoints and responsibilities. Comfortable working in and encouraging a team-oriented environment. Willingness to work outside of one’s area of technical expertise.
  • Experience in requirements development, validation, and verification.
  • Experience in designing tests (of varying scales and fidelity) that help validate a design or verify a set of requirements.
  • Experience with technical risk assessment.
  • Experience handling hardware of varying fidelity and cost (e.g. mockups / breadboards, engineering development units, flight hardware).
  • Experience with robotic systems or complex mechanisms.
  • Experience with standard computational software (e.g. Matlab, MathCAD).
  • Proficiency in exercising discretion and independent judgment in evaluating potential approaches and solutions to critical problems and determining appropriate resolutions.

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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