Do you want to fly the James Webb Space Telescope?
COMMAND & DATA HANDLING ENGINEER
Are you passionate about spaceflight? Can you break down complicated systems into basic electrical, mechanical, thermal, and software interactions? If you are a collaborative engineer excited to strengthen operations of NASA’s next flagship mission, then you want to join our team of 40 engineers preparing to fly the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).
The STScI Flight Operations Team is working in partnership with NASA Goddard, observatory contractor Northrop Grumman, and system vendors across the globe to create a premier JWST mission operations team. The team conducts real time operations, sustaining engineering, and operational product development/testing. As a flight systems engineer, you will oversee all aspects of operations for systems under your supervision. You will lead the response during anomalies, and work with other experts to assess problems and advance solutions.
The current opening is for a spacecraft Command & Data Handling (CDH) engineer. The CDH engineer oversees the spacecraft's nervous system ensuring accurate command routing and data transmission throughout spacecraft systems including computers, 1553 buses, solid-state recorders, transponder interface electronics, payload interfaces; and maintaining the spacecraft clock.
SPACE TELESCOPE SCIENCE INSTITUTE (STScI)
The Space Telescope Science Institute is at the forefront of space borne scientific exploration through its operation of NASA’s flagship class missions including Hubble (in-flight), James Webb (nearing flight), and WFIRST (in-development) space telescopes.
STScI is located on the Johns Hopkins University campus in Baltimore, Maryland. An easy commute from the rolling hills of Maryland horse country, the campus is minutes from the lively downtown cultural center and the Chesapeake Bay.
Performance standards that a candidate must have to be successful in this position include:
PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
This position is available immediately. All levels of experience will be considered. Applications received by March 16, 2020 will receive full consideration. Applications received after this date will be considered until the position is filled. You are requested to complete an on-line application through the STScI website at www.stsci.edu/opportunities
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