Bring your passion for what you do and come join The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI). We are 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 are seeking a Spacecraft Simulations Systems Engineer (SSSE) to join our JWST Flight Operation Team.
We offer an excellent and generous benefits package, tuition reimbursement, flexible work schedules and a stimulating and diverse work environment. Explore our benefits at http://www.stsci.edu/opportunities/benefits
SSSE Role & Responsibilities:
You support a small team of ground system experts that ensure the JWST observatory is operating nominally by supporting the JWST Simulators and support a small team of ground system experts to ensure the JWST observatory is operating normally. You manage the operation and configuration of the JWST spacecraft simulators, ensuring simulator availability to support validation of operational flight products and new ground system software.
This position requires your knowledge of spacecraft operations, simulator fidelity and flight product testing. The SSSE will interact with the JWST spacecraft subsystem engineers, ground system developers and spacecraft simulator developers to accomplish their assigned work. During spacecraft operations, you will coordinate activities using the JWST spacecraft simulators, and configure them as necessary to support testing activities. You will monitor and analyze the performance of the JWST simulators, identifying and troubleshooting any anomalies that might arise. Prior to launch, the SSSE develops simulation scenarios, operational processes/procedures, writes documentation and attends programmatic reviews to support the JWST simulators.
The SSSE positions are 8-hour day positions with expectation that during launch and commissioning and other special tests before launch, some shift work and 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.
Your Qualifications and Job Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree in IT, Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems, or related field with 8 or more years of progressively responsible experience. The position level and salary are commensurate with education and experience.
Qualified candidates will need to demonstrate Systems Engineering process knowledge as well as a thorough understanding of spacecraft flight operations, spacecraft simulations system development and spacecraft simulator operations for an operational spacecraft, including:
Helpful Skills & Experience
Candidates must be a US citizen or Permanent Resident. ITAR clearance is required.
Available/capable to travel: Travel is required for local meeting support as well as travel to a spacecraft simulator system developer in Los Angeles, California.
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 October 25, 2019 will receive full consideration.
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