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Lead System Engineer

Total Aviation Staffing, LLC
Nashville, TN
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Our client is seeking talented, innovative individuals to join their team and make history as they build the first free-flying commercial low-Earth orbit space station.

Their cutting-edge endeavor will be a continuously crewed, free-flying, multifunctional space station dedicated to conducting advanced research and fostering industrial activity.

Chosen team members will become an integral part of the history books, as they help design, construct and launch the station.

They looking for creative problem-solvers with a drive to push the boundaries of space exploration.

If you’re passionate about making history, join their team and help them build the first free-flying commercial low-Earth orbit space station. Together, you can make a lasting impact on the future of space exploration.

What Is In It For You

Salary: competitive salary

Position Type: Permanent - Full-time

Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, Life, STD/LTD, Vacation Pay, Sick Pay, Holiday Pay, 401(k)

Job Description of a Lead System Engineer

Smart, talented, critical thinkers with an ability to handle responsibility in a dynamic and ever-changing landscape. You will own your projects and be results oriented. Our client is a small company (70+ awesome people), but they interface with much larger organizations from around the world. You will need to be able to work in small and large groups as well as simultaneously execute an entire project on time.

The project is a continuously crewed, free-flying, multifunctional space station dedicated to conducting advanced research, fostering industrial activity, and ensuring continued U.S. presence and leadership in low-Earth Orbit. The project will feature one-third of the volume and all the payload capability of the International Space Station, making it the most significant fully commercial endeavor in space in history. The project will also host the George Washington Carver Science Park, the first in-space science park, and meet existing, and growing demand for commercial space activities. The project will launch on a single flight, targeted for 2028, completely outfitted with GWC Science Park hardware, and will be fully functional immediately following spacecraft commissioning.

Essential Duties of The Lead System Engineer

  • Responsible for overall Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) for the project and the associated ground and research systems
  • Technical lead for the Design, Development, Test, and Evaluation (DDT&E) and system verification activities for the overall SE&I of the project
  • Implements and manages all SE&I processes for the project’s overall system-level requirements and interfaces
  • Provides technical direction to the project’s subcontractors
  • Responsible for managing and resolving all technical issues, risks, and changes
  • Defines and manages all physical interfaces and induced environments and models including changes as required
  • Owns, documents, and manages all ICDs and proposed changes to ICDs
  • Develops technical Statements Of Work (SOWs) for subcontractors
  • Collaborate with the project’s Program Manager to resolve technical issues within cost and schedule constraints

Key Attributes/Qualifications:

  • 15+ years of work experience developing large, complex aerospace systems
  • 5+ years of direct experience in Requirements Definition, System Engineering, DDT&E, operations, and sustaining engineering for complex human-rated aerospace systems preferred
  • Comfortable representing technical and programmatic information to various stakeholder communities including scientists, academics, engineering staff, executives, and investors—both nationally and outside the United States
  • Significant experience in System Engineering processes and principles
  • Extensive experience developing systems engineering plans and will be expected to define a systems engineering plan, processes, and guide
  • Experience working with multiple subcontractor teams to integrate complex subsystems into an integrated aerospace system
  • Understanding of United States export control laws and regulations
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in engineering (e., mechanical, electrical, aerospace), hard sciences (i.e. physics, materials science), computer science/engineering or mathematics from an accredited university
  • Strong oral and written communication skills for both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Ability to travel as necessary both domestic and foreign
  • Experience in Design to Cost and Cost as an Independent Variable (CAIV)
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance

If you are interested in the Lead System Engineer job in Houston, TX, apply today!

This vacancy is being advertised by Total Aviation Staffing, LLC. The services advertised by Total Aviation Staffing, LLC are those of an Employment Agency

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