The purpose of this position is to provide critical systems engineering leadership and skills as NASA continues to evolve systems for exploration missions including Gateway, lunar surface, Mars transit, and Mars surface missions. This position will support projects as a lead and a practicing systems engineer responsible for the delivery and guiding other team members in the development of systems engineering artifacts. This position will architect Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) models, guide, define, and implement MBSE principles and practices within and across projects, and provide experience and leadership to the development of a KBR organizational capability for MBSE, including mentoring, training, and process development. This position will work closely with stakeholders, including customers, team leads, and team members, and therefore must possess solid human spaceflight engineering technical knowledge and experience, along with excellent communication skills. This position will participate in, and guide from an MBSE perspective, activities throughout the life cycle phases of systems, from early concept development, trade studies, design, integration, testing, verification and validation, operations and through sustainment. This position will guide, implement, and manage project team activities including defining system stakeholder needs, decomposing system functions, developing technical requirements, negotiating and capturing system interfaces, performing design analyses, supporting the planning and execution of system verification and validation activities, and supporting system testing and operations. Requires experience with NASA, DoD and/or industry systems engineering, MBSE, and project management processes and practices. Experience in seeking out and successfully obtaining new work is desired. Awareness of spaceflight impacts to human physiology, behavior, and medical state is desired. Other duties will be assigned as required.
BS degree in engineering, and twelve years of applicable professional experience which has led to increasing levels of technical and leadership responsibilities.
Technical, functional, and/or project lead experience in systems engineering or a related technical field, and leadership in model-based systems engineering and experience mentoring its application is required.
MS Degree in engineering
Systems engineering certification and/or formal training
Project management certification and/or formal training
Background in bioastronautics
Background in human spaceflight mission full life cycle activities
NASA and DoD experience in model-based systems engineering
Proven ability to lead highly skilled technical workforce to produce products that meet quality, safety, performance, cost, and schedule requirements.
Hands on experience utilizing/applying a systems engineering process.
Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills. Ability to lead and motivate personnel to high standards of performance and increase efficiency.
Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively with project managers, project leads, customers, and with contract colleagues is essential.
Ability to attain and maintain respect and confidence of the customer and contract personnel. A close, cooperative customer interface is essential.
The desire and ability to seek and capture new business opportunities. Must be open-minded to new ideas and new ways of doing business, willing to aggressively pursue new opportunities, and flexible enough to adapt to a rapidly changing technical environment.
Mature, professional judgment in establishing objectives, milestones and priorities.
Reliable and dependable work habits and the dedication to get the job done.
Ability to translate concepts across multiple disciplines
Prior experience with the NASA flight hardware development process
Experience with data visualization tools and scripting languages