This leadership position is for an experienced system engineer who can lead a spacecraft team from the preliminary design stages through development, test and delivery. The bus lead will have responsibility for the overall spacecraft design and architecture.
Develop and manage the spacecraft bus technical baseline develop solutions that meet our customer needs and requirements.
Work with subsystem leads, providing direction and prioritization of tasks and reviewing their design analysis. Detail oriented coach.
Support preparation and presentation of major design and readiness reviews. Convey to our customers that our craft will do what they need.
Responsible for generating engineering documents including specifications, environmental design requirements, support to subsystem procurement specifications and statements of work, and test plan development. Own the technical baseline.
Communicate spacecraft status and risk posture to the program leadership team.
Lead and guide spacecraft bus vehicle level trades and analysis, balance technical performance, cost and risk.
Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Support Units and the Company. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
Perform other duties as necessary.
BS degree or higher in Engineering or a related technical field is required plus 8 or more years related experience (I&T, Mission Operations, Fault Management, or Subsystem expertise).
Each higher-level degree, i.e., Master s Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.
Proven success as a technical team lead or deputy (four years required) with experience in most phases of execution of a space hardware program.
Working knowledge of most spacecraft subsystems sufficient to lead requirements allocation, design trades and performance assessment.
A current TS/SCI security clearance is required.
Architect/Design to cost, and new business experience is highly desirable.
Strong interpersonal skills, ability to effectively lead group discussions, ability to set priorities and delegate as required to meet objectives.
Experience in multidisciplinary team work environment with small team leadership responsibilities.
A desire to learn. Our culture fosters intellectual curiosity in a highly collaborative environment.
Good verbal, written and presentation skills are required.
Working/indirect knowledge of Earned Value Management (EVM) is highly desirable.
Work is performed in an office, laboratory, production floor, or clean room, outdoors or remote research environment.
May occasionally work in production work centers where use of protective equipment and gear is required.
May access other facilities in various weather conditions.
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