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Propulsion Avioncis Systems Integrator #AER0002EE

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Job Details
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Company Name
Jacobs ESSCA Group
Physical Address
620 Discovery Drive, Bldg 2, Suite 140
Huntsville, AL 35806
Job Description

The successful candidate shall provide support to the SLS Level III Avionics Project in the area of avionics systems (integrated hardware and software) engineering and systems management and provide direct support to the ES Level II Avionics Element Discipline Lead Engineer as the Alt EDLE. The successful candidate shall be responsible for assisting in program coordination within the Space Systems Department. Duties may include, but not be limited to, the following: coordinating scheduling, coordinating meetings, tracking Action Items, assisting in planning activities, supporting trade studies, performing systems analyses, supporting integrated avionics hardware/software design solutions and test, making technical risk management inputs, coordinating technical performance measures, supporting reviews, working groups and boards and providing periodic status inputs to project and ES management.
Duties may include, but not be limited to, the following:

• Responsible for Core Stage Engine Controller (CSEC) technical integration in all the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) Integrated Avionics Test Facility (IATF) labs and other NASA centers.
• Serve as a technical expert to provide insight over the Core Stage Engine avionics hardware and software system integration and operations.
• Act as voting member of the Space Launch System Program (SLS) Avionics and Software Control Board (ASCB). The ASCB manages and controls configuration changes per the SLS Program Data Requirements List, certifies IATF labs for Integrated Avionics and Software (IAS) for Software testing, manages avionics and software configurations of the IATF, and serves as the Technical Pre-Board for selected items controlled by the SICB. Represent the Engines Element to ensure ASCB directives are within Element performance baselines and concur/non-concur with change disposition and formal actions
• Coordinate integration of SLS avionics propulsion systems hardware, software and interfaces and recommend design solutions when appropriate.
• Resolve avionics systems hardware and software integration and operational issues in the Systems Integration Test Facility (SITF) and Systems Integration Lab (SIL).
Liquid Engine Office Support
• Perform numerous Engine Element Avionics Discipline Lead Engineer (EDLE) tasks as delegated by the Engine Avionics EDLE and the Liquid Engine Office (LEO) Engine Control Subsystem Manager, such as:
Data analysis of SLS Level II (L2) vehicle data
Project management across multiple engineering disciplines,
Identification, assessment, burn down of integration risks,
Monthly presentations to Space Systems division leadership
Monitoring of the Core Stage Engine Contractor contract deliverables.
Documentation review and approvals
Chair and coordinate meetings on behalf of the LEO and the Lead EDLE
Systems Engineering
• Assist or lead the system engineering efforts (concept development through verification and validation) for the SLS Program’s Vehicle Level (Level II) and System of Systems (Level 1) Engineering propulsion avionics systems development.
• Assist or lead the development of operational, functional, implementation and service requirements for integrated propulsion systems
• Assist with the development of verification plans and performing verifications to ensure that the “as designed” lower level designs meet the System level and System of Systems level requirements.
• Provide technical feasibility of both hardware and software and recommending design solutions when appropriate. Make technical risk mitigation/management inputs to aid in reducing the potential impacts to cost, schedule and technical performance.
• Ensure proper documentation to capture system design details, design and programmatic agreements between internal program teams and external teams (other NASA centers, vendors, vehicle component manufacturers).
Technical Planning and Subtask Management
• Provide insight/oversight and coordination with the SLS propulsion avionics systems prime contractor and subcontractors.
• Supporting strategic planning activities in support of the NASA customer
• Providing status inputs and briefings to SLS project, ES management and JS management
• Interface with Safety and Mission Assurance (S&MA) as required in support of the SLS propulsion avionics systems integration
• Provide status to the SLS Engine Element Avionics Discipline Lead Engineer Systems and/or Team Lead as required
• Other duties as assigned

Degree in Engineering or related field is required. Degree from an ABET-accredited institution is preferred. Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a Ph.D., with a minimum 14 years of experience, Masters with at least 18 years of experience, or BS with at least 20 years of experience.

Required Skills for this position include:
• Contractor shall have extensive, hands-on, avionics systems integration experience for both development of in-house projects as well as Government oversight of MSFC led projects throughout the project life cycle. Contractor shall have requisite interpersonal and technical management skills.
• Practical experience with the planning, systems engineering and technical integration, logistical planning, test definition, verification and validation associated with propulsion avionics hardware and software electrical systems within a launch vehicle.
• Ability to converse with multiple subject matter experts at all levels with emphasis on the propulsion avionics hardware, software and interfaces.
• The ability to communicate to all levels of customer and ESSCA management.
• Experience in the coordination and integration of various disciplines/areas including mechanical, ground support systems, propulsion avionics, and quality.
• Knowledge of technical risk mitigation planning.
• Ability to review and provide relevant feedback on Level II and III technical products.
• Excellent communication skills, technical writing, and presentation skills.
• Strong customer relations skills, ability to multi-task, ability to be proactive in between formal assignments, and ability to get a task completed with minimal direction.
• Employee must be self-motivated, team player familiar with working in a dynamic process-oriented work environment.
• Ability to socialize recommendations achieving group consensus.
• Excellent communication skills, technical writing, and presentation skills.
• Proficiency with Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, and Word and Adobe Acrobat.
Desired Skills for this position include:
• Experience with Space Shuttle, Ares or SLS avionics systems hardware and software.
• Thorough knowledge/experience supporting the full life cycle (phases A-E), including but not limited to requirements, testing, prototyping, etc.
• Understanding/experience of contracting between NASA/MSFC and a prime contractor.
• Comprehensive understanding of Marshall Space Flight Center’s processes and working within the NASA environment and familiarity with NASA Systems Engineering policies and procedures.
• Familiarity with development and manufacturing protocols such as noncompliance (NCs), waivers, deviations, engineering changes, and problem reporting.

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