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Electrical Ground Support Equipment Lead Engineer
Reference #:21-3314
Open Date:10/6/2021
Location:Greenbelt, MD
US Citizenship Required:Yes
Job Description:

Science Systems and Applications Inc. (SSAI) is seeking a senior Electrical Engineer who will serve as Lead Engineer for Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) on the OMES II contract in support of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC).The position is based in Greenbelt, MD.

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

The project to be supported is the On-Orbit Servicing Assembly and Manufacturing (OSAM-1) program. OSAM-1 is a robotic servicing mission designed to refuel a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite.The engineer will participate in integration and test activities focused on EGSE systems to be used for flight system verification testing. EGSE may include associated test bed systems. The incumbent will function as a member of the project I&T team, with lead responsibility for coordinating EGSE development, test, and implementation.

Job duties include:

  • Contribute to the electrical design, test, and integration of hardware and software for multiple EGSE subsystems and systems.
  • Responsible for technically directing and coordinating other engineers in developing, designing, documenting, and releasing testing requirements within the program’s schedule, budget, and technical requirements.
  • Responsible for test plan and procedure execution, documentation of results, and coordination with other engineers, project representatives, and quality assurance personnel on debugging and problem resolution.
  • With team members, will interpret detailed component performance specification and Interface Control Drawings (ICD), including assembly manufacturing drawings, parts lists, cable design, and engineering change support.
  • As needed, 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 10+ years of related experience.
  • Experience with subsystem and/or system verification and validation, preferably at NASA or in aerospace.
  • Experience in test program development, writing procedures, developing automated test strategies, managing test runs, tracking test results, troubleshooting, and measuring test program progress.
  • Experienced at authoring and maintaining project documentation.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience working on integration and test programs for NASA GSFC in-house spacecraft or in-house payload/instruments is preferred.
  • Familiarity with NASA GSFC I&T workflows and experience with Work Order Authorization (WOAs) is desired.
  • OrCAD, AutoCAD, PSpice, Labview, and Visio software experience is a plus.
  • Ability to assess design requirements to generate a design and documentation using standard industry tools/programs.
  • Familiar with design of electrical interconnect systems for spacecraft.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop requirements, design documents, and test plans that comply to higher-level specifications.
  • Familiarity with MIL standards and requirements, NASA standards and requirements, AS9100 or ISO 9001.
  • Solid understanding of manufacturing-project planning, scheduling, resource management, materials ordering, inventory management, and quality functions.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Well organized and possess excellent communication skills.
  • Able to plan and prioritize work effort and quickly respond to issues and questions.