STScI is the science operations center for the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) and the science and mission operations center for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), scheduled to launch in spring 2021. We offer an excellent and generous benefits package, tuition reimbursement, flexible work schedules and a stimulating and diverse work environment. We are located in Baltimore, MD. Explore our benefits: http://www.stsci.edu/opportunities/benefits
STScI is seeking a Senior Ground Systems Engineer (GSE) to support a small team of ground system experts that ensure the JWST Flight Operations System (FOS) is operating nominally. The Senior GSEs manage the operational configuration to ensure system updates and operational products are deployed in an orderly fashion. They also coordinate with the ground system developers, system administrators, network entities and ground station entities to ensure resources are available and configured. During real-time operations, it is the GSE’s responsibility to monitor and analyze the performance of the JWST FOS, identify and tackle anomalies, which might arise. Prior to launch, the GSEs develop operational processes/procedures, write documentation, support the NASA customer, and attend programmatic reviews.
This position is largely a "day shift" position; however, during launch, commissioning and other special tests before launch, shift work with additional hours will be required. In addition, since the position is responsible for anomaly response and troubleshooting, there is an expectation that on-call duties will be performed on a rotating basis. Travel is required for local meeting support (Goddard Space Flight Center) as well as travel to the FOS developer in Aurora, Colorado.
Your Qualifications and Job Requirements:
Successful candidates will need to demonstrate Systems Engineering process knowledge as well as a detailed understanding of NASA Flight Operations and spacecraft ground systems.
Bachelor’s Degree in IT, Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems, or related field with 5 to 10 years of relevant experience. The position level and salary are commensurate with education and experience.
To Apply: Share your experience by completing an online application. Please upload one cover letter and resume on one PDF document for review. Applications received by September 18, 2019 will receive full consideration.
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