Position: Ground Support Equipment Systems Engineer
Location: Huntsville, AL
Troy 7, Inc. is seeking a Systems Engineer to support NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center Space Launch System (SLS) program, providing engineering, requirements management, and element /system level integration support for Ground Support Equipment (GSE).
Roles & Responsibilities:
- Participate in the integration and testing of the Core Stage GSE in the Test Load Facility (TLF) and assist in troubleshooting issues that may occur during testing. Troubleshooting may involve mechanical issues as well as hydraulic.
- Assist in training Kennedy Space Center (KSC) and the Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) personnel with familiarization of the GSE hardware.
- Participate in the acceptance testing of the 5th Self-Propelled Modular Transportation (SPMT) unit which will include the Facility Acceptance Test (FAT) and Site Acceptance Test (SAT). This unit is used in the GSE transportation.
- Manage the Support Equipment Management System (SEMS) database that contains a list of all the GSE that will be used by the SLS Program.
- Lead the development/updates of key GSE system engineering products as the book manager. Tasks include:
- Coordinating updates to the GSE documents as required thru acquiring comments from various GSE team members and NASA leads
- Leading task teams to gain concurrence to release the GSE documents on a Change Request (CR)
- Serving as the Change Package Engineering (CPE) for the CR to baseline the GSE documents
- Participate in document & milestone reviews to include major milestones, review flight evaluation plans, and internal products
- Ensure that design(s) and operations incorporate good engineering aspects for safety, operations, and logistical supportability. Also work with Human Factors Engineering (HFE) to ensure that good/safe work surroundings and tools can be managed by all.
- Work closely with NASA Government counterparts, prime contractor personnel, multiple engineering disciplines and various integrated product teams
Required Qualifications / Experience:
- Degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, System Engineering or related field. Masters Degree with 8 years’ experience or Bachelors Degree with 10 years’ experience
- At least 5 years of relevant experience in systems engineering and integration, launch vehicle definition, functional design, design integration, launch vehicle performance analyses, flight evaluation planning, requirement verification, and/or requirement validation
- Experience with developing systems requirements, verification strategies, and verification planning as well as facilitating the successful completion of verification compliance activities
- Experience with defining and managing interfaces, interface requirements, and interface verification
- Knowledge of component level and integrated systems verification planning as well as experience in developing and delivering briefings to NASA program, test, and verification boards
- Familiarity with NASA Systems Engineering policies and procedures related to verification, and have experience using tools/systems to manage verification compliance data
- Critical thinking, effective communications, and problem-solving skills
- Demonstrated experience developing and delivering executive-level briefings, have excellent oral, written, and customer relation skills, and be proficient using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
Desired Qualifications / Experience
- Experience with systems engineering and integration of ground and/or flight hardware
- Ground operations experience for Space Shuttle, International Space Station (ISS), or Expendable Launch Vehicle (ELV) programs
- Experience in Launch Vehicle Ground Support Equipment (GSE) requirements, implementation, and/or manufacturing
- Knowledge of NASA spacecraft, launch vehicles, space launch operations, and flow processes
- Knowledge of computer-aided design and drafting software applications. Examples might include PTC Creo (ProE), Solidworks, Catia, etc
- Experience with requirements management tools; systems engineering tools; product Development, Design, Test and Evaluation (DDT&E), Engineering Document Management Systems, and unique database tools used during system development