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Electrical Systems Engineer
Reference #:21-3250
Open Date:8/26/2021
Location:Greenbelt, MD
US Citizenship Required:Yes
Job Description:

Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI) is looking for a talented Electrical Systems Engineer to join our team!  The Electrical Systems Engineer position is an opportunity to participate on a high profile, fast paced contract at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. This is a high visibility position which will require the engineer to interface with managers and engineers throughout the organization to meet critical mission milestones. The qualified individual will work as an electrical systems engineer on spacecrafts that consists of multiple electrical systems and circuitry with functionalities including command and data handling, high speed spacecraft interfacing, thermal control, power conversion and distribution, and mechanism control.

  • Refine the electrical system and grounding architecture consistent with spacecraft requirements.
  • Work with leads to ensure that designs meet all program requirements and that electrical interfaces are consistent across the subsystem.
  • Generate requirements, specifications, ICDs, analyses, and test plans. Review documentation, attend reviews, resolve issues, and report results to the customer.
  • Perform grounding analysis and design, develop interface control documents, and support hardware fabrication efforts.
  • Perform EMI/EMC analysis and develop the necessary documentation.
  • Support troubleshooting of test anomalies during spacecraft system level integration and test, and work on anomaly resolution with other team members.
  • Support I&T, payload processing facility and launch site activities as needed.
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE), Physics, or equivalent, plus a minimum of two to three years of experience in related field.
  • Background in satellite electronic systems including familiarity with power and grounding architectures, digital interfaces.
  • Hands-on experience with the end-to-end design, analysis, debug, and test of electrical systems for spaceflight missions.
  • Knowledge of verification and validation of electrical performance requirements through laboratory, EMI, vibration, and thermal vacuum testing.
  • Familiarity with NASA systems development, configuration management, and quality control procedures.
  • Experience in generating requirements, writing specifications, creating test plans, and preparing and presenting material for design reviews.
  • Good interpersonal skills as well as the proven ability to communicate with other engineers, groups, and management are essential.
  • High quality written and oral presentation skills and ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Must be US citizen with ability to obtain a Government security clearance and/or background investigation.
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