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Senior Electrical Integration and Test Engineer
Reference #:21-3081
Open Date:4/15/2021
Location:Greenbelt, MD
US Citizenship Required:Yes
  
Job Description:

Science Systems and Applications Inc. (SSAI) is seeking a Senior Electrical Integration and Test Engineer on the OMES II contract in support of the On-Orbit Servicing Assembly and Manufacturing OSAM-1 program NASA’s Exploration and In-Space Services Projects Division at Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). This position is located in Greenbelt, MD.

This position is temporarily remote due to COVID-19, though some onsite work may be authorized at the GSFC campus.

OSAM-1 is a robotic servicing mission designed to refuel a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite. It contains 3 elements: the Flight Element comprised of the OSAM-1 Servicing Vehicle (RSV) and development testbeds, the Ground Element comprised of the systems required to conduct RSV operations and the supporting networks and facilities, and the Launch Element comprised of the Launch Vehicle and supporting facilities and services. The SSPD is responsible for the design, engineering, development, test and operations of the OSAM-1 Mission through an integrated team at GSFC. The Servicing Payload design, development and RSV integration will be conducted at GSFC.

The engineer will support electrical integration across all testbeds and electrical ground support equipment (EGSE) as a member of the OSAM-1 I&T team. The OSAM-1 I&T subsystem performs the integration and test of all OSAM-1 hardware including the servicing payload and spacecraft bus.

Job duties include:

  • Contribute to the electrical design, test, and integration of hardware to multiple testbeds
  • Responsible for developing, designing, documenting, releasing, and testing of testbed hardware requirements within the program’s schedule, budget, and technical requirements
  • Work with subsystem leads and responsible engineers to identify hardware requirements on the various subsystems and make recommendations for hardware needs within the subsystems and at the mission system level
  • Manage conceptual design, trade studies, drawing generation, documentation release, and testing requirements.
  • Responsible for hardware through the full product life cycle (design, fabrication, debug, integration, test and maintenance support)
  • Interpret detailed component performance specification and Interface Control Drawings (ICD), including assembly manufacturing drawings, parts lists, cable design, and engineering change support
  • Develop parts lists (connector selection, wire gauge sizing, harness assembly drawings, etc.)
  • Incorporate engineering change notices and feedback into the iterative processes for design changes
  • Coordinate manufacturing of hardware and harnesses with onsite fabrication resources and offsite vendors
 
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, or closely related field with 14+ years of related experience.
  • Experience with hardware integration and test, system verification and validation, and systems engineering, preferably at NASA or in aerospace.
  • Experience in testing and writing automated tests, test development, managing test runs, tracking test results, troubleshooting, and measuring progress.
  • Experience troubleshooting complex systems using various types of test equipment.
  • Experience in executing tests, including functional testing (front-end, back-end, and performance testing).
  • Experienced at authoring and maintaining project documentation.
  • Strong proficiency in resolving technical and schedule issues in order to ensure that deliverables are met on schedule.
  • Proficiency in advising management, inside and outside own organization, on system architecture, technical results, or risks.
  • Ability to obtain/maintain NASA Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) certification (GSFC-SH-ESDCO300 300-PG-8730.6.1A*).
  • Ability to obtain/maintain NASA Mate/De-mate Certification.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience working on NASA GSFC in-house spacecraft or in-house payload/instrument assembly, integration and test programs is preferred.
  • Familiarity with NASA GSFC I&T work flows and experience with Work Order Authorization (WOAs) is desired.
  •  OrCAD, AutoCAD, PSpice, Labview, and Visio software experience.
  •  Ability to assess design requirements to generate a design and documentation using standard industry tools/programs
  •  Familiar with design of electrical interconnects for spacecraft.
  •  Demonstrated ability to develop requirements, design documents and test plans that comply to higher-level specifications
  •  Knowledge of various engineering disciplines such as electrical, mechanical, and systems. The ability to communicate with technical personnel from multiple skill areas and functions to evaluate technical information and issues impacting design, production, and support of products, services, or other deliverables.
  •  Knowledge of Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) considerations with respect to electrical design.
  •  Familiarity with MIL standards and requirements, NASA standards and requirements, AS9100 or ISO 9001.
  •  Thorough understanding of manufacturing-project planning, scheduling, resource management, materials ordering, inventory management, and quality functions.
  •  Strong problem-solving skills.
  •  Capable of functioning in multi-disciplined design teams across multiple systems.
  •  Well organized and possess excellent communication skills.
  •  Able to plan and prioritize work effort and quickly respond to issues and questions.
  •  Ability to attend to assignments with only limited direction.