Minimum Requirements10 years experience in the scientific and technical aspects of system engineering and system science for complex scientific detector, telescope or aerospace systems with significant experience in mechanical, optical and controls technology. Significant experience leading a team in these activities is required. A doctoral degree in a related physical science discipline or an advanced degree in related engineering is strongly preferred. Experience in large projects is strongly preferred.Position will be located in TMT International Observatory, LLC. office location in Pasadena, California. Significant travel will be required to partner, vendor and observatory locations.Knowledge, Skills & AbilitiesDemonstrated record of leadership in complex scientific or technical projects involving technologies relevant for TMT. A significant record in leading projects and systems activities to completion and a record of publication in professional journals are required. Significant demonstrated accomplishments in one or more of mechanical, optical, controls, electronics, modeling and systems studies are required.