Ground Systems EngineerSystems Engineer Principal

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  Full Time   Employee   Contractor

United States

General Responsibilities:

Shift work during pre-launch rehearsals, launch & early orbit raising and on-orbit testing.
Occasional off hours to support anomaly events or scheduled rehearsals.
Support database compilation and modification tasks on satellite Ground System (GS).
Evaluate satellite health and safety monitoring, Engineering evaluations/analyses, problem resolution, development of on-orbit test sequences and methodologies, Engineering telemetry gathering and analyses, Engineering data trending, document preparation/review, and attendance at meetings and reviews.
Support anomaly resolutions; development and review of operations procedures, on-orbit data analysis, and development of post-launch test documentation.
Ability to work independently on assignments and in an integrated product team (IPT) environment.
Participate in concept/peer reviews and brief project management on technical details and progress of assigned tasks.

Mandatory Skills Requirements:
BS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or other related fields (aerospace, physics).
Experience in satellite operations is required
Must have satellite database testing/validation experience.
1 to 3 years in spacecraft subsystems experience is highly desirable (Co-op and intern experience will be considered).
Experience in trending and analyzing satellite health and safety data, generation of commanding sequences with logical constructs (in STOL-like scripting language) is desired.
Experience with databases in XTCE format is desired.
Experience with C++, java, python, XML, XTCE, CCSDS, Database Knowledge a plus.
Proven track of being detail-oriented and self-starter.
Communicate effectively across all levels. This position requires extensive interfacing with personnel from different organizations (project, vendors and operations).
Experience with IBM/Rational Rhapsody/DOORs and satellite file management Systems is a plus.
Due to mission criticality expect at least 1.5 year commitment.
Capable of quickly acquiring knowledge to work effectively at GSFC.
Must meet government NAC and US citizenship/work permit requirements for access to NASA GSFC

Other Skills preferred:

Excellent organizational, leadership, and verbal and written communication skills
Must be a US citizen with ability to pass a Government background investigation
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Experience working at NASA Goddard is preferred

Individual must meet government NAC and US citizenship/work permit requirements for access to NASA GSFC


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