A Principal Flight Systems Engineer with leadership experience performing the full spectrum of Engineering duties and an advanced understanding of Engineering principles.
As a Principal Flight Systems Engineer you will:
Apply your knowledge of Flight Systems Engineering concepts to the specific technical tasks at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC).
Work with a team of driven, supportive and highly skilled professionals.
Receive a robust benefits package that includes Employee Stock Ownership Plan!
Enjoy flexibility managing your work hours and personal needs with a single accrual leave plan.
A week in the life of a Principal Flight Systems Engineer:
Design electronic and avionics systems, subsystems, units, and components as required.
Flight qualification of systems; system verification and validation testing.
Ensure performance of hardware development, qualification, test, and evaluation; perform integration of automated tools developed for simulation and systems test into the project-testing mainstream.
Ability to lead system or subsystem teams in all aspects of design and implementation to include design reviews, safety analysis, and all documentation development and approval
Serve as peer review of other projects to meet NASA requirements and safe operations
Analyze project objectives and requirements, develop plans for conducting projects, provide support for the project safety review process, including participation in the development of Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, documentation of hazards, and the specification and implementation of mitigations to those hazards.
Review project instructions to ascertain requirements, specifications, procedures, objectives, equipment, nature of technical problem, and possible solutions.
Set up and conduct tests or studies of complete systems, components, or concepts under research test conditions to investigate proposals for improving performance or other factors; or to obtain data for development, standardization, and quality control with some supervisory direction and review.
Record test or report procedures and results, numerical and graphical data, and make recommendations for changes.
Create reports and other documentation necessary to describe the results of studies and/or tests.
Analyze indicated and calculated results in relation to requirements, specifications, or test objectives.
Mentors engineers in specific technical areas and/or the system engineering process and project management principles.
Perform work in accordance with NASA ISO AS9100 procedures and applicable regulatory requirements.
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THIS POSITION REQUIRES A 9/80 WORK SCHEDULE
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelors degree in Engineering or Physical Science with 15 years of experience
Masters degree in Engineering or Physical Science with 13 years of experience
PhD degree in Engineering or Physical Science with 10 years of experience
Must be a U.S. citizen.
Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance
Application of Engineering principles and Systems Engineering processes.
Must be able to work and lead efforts in a dynamic and multi-task work environment by prioritizing work and coordinating task/project schedules.
Must be able to manage and decompose requirements in specific technical areas.
Strong communications and ability to work in a team environment a must.
Experience in one or more of the following technology areas are highly desirable: Avionics hardware systems, commercial and military data busses, software design, development and management, Real Time systems, or system test and validation.
Employee exercises a high degree of originality and sound judgment in formulating, evaluating, and correlating broad engineering research concepts, guiding the analysis of unique problems.
Employee may apply standard methodologies but is responsible for innovative thinking, problem solving, and independent judgment in resolving complex issues.