Systems Integration andTest Engineer

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POST DATE 10/10/2017
END DATE 12/9/2017

Space Telescope Science Institute Baltimore, MD

Baltimore, MD
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


The Integration and Test Engineering Branch (ITEB) of the Operations and Engineering Division at STScI is seeking a Systems Integration and Test Engineer to work in a team environment to support the planning and execution of the integration and test program for the JWST Science and Operations Center.

Primary responsibilities include:

* develop system I&T plans and procedures for complex spacecraft ground systems

* perform systems integration and acceptance testing

* develop verification plans and procedures for various levels of integration requirements

* execute formal system tests and report on problems found

* communicate with stakeholders such as systems engineers, test engineers, product team members, external contractors, project members, and customers concerning test plans, test procedures, and operational system issues.

The ideal candidate is looking to advance their career by demonstrating expertise in systems integration, system testing and requirements verification. Experience with formal testing methodologies and automated requirements management tools are desirable. Candidates should have strong decision-making, analytical, problem-solving, planning and organizational skills. Good written and verbal communication skills are essential.

Requirements Prospective candidates should possess a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Physics, Astronomy, or Aerospace Engineering. Candidates with a different engineering, scientific or technical degree in combination with relevant work experience may be considered. The starting position and salary are commensurate with education and experience.

Candidates must have a minimum of 3 years' experience in systems integration and testing of complex systems. Prior experience working on NASA science missions is desirable. Because this program is developed and executed in collaboration with remote engineers, experience with geographically dispersed teams is desirable.

Candidates must have a working knowledge of engineering tools and computer software, including PC and Mac tools, UNIX and Linux, and SQL databases. Prior experience in system testing or in system operations is required. Knowledge of standard data formats used in publicly accessible archives is desirable, with space-based systems being preferred. Knowledge of astronomical data processing, as well as spacecraft ground control systems is desirable..