Spacecraft Attitude Control Systems Engineer

Access Talent Today, LLC - Chantilly, VA

Seeking a Spacecraft Attitude Control Systems Engineer to support the Vehicle Engineering branch with the Space and Launch (S&L) Division. “S&L” provides technical and programmatic support to coordinate and execute acquisition, payload engineering, vehicle engineering, adjunct payload accommodation, and integration, test and launch functions for spacecraft and adjunct payloads. The position will be in Chantilly, VA and requires an active TS/SCI with Polygraph.

In this role, you will be an integral participant in subsystem architecture, requirements development and verification, and unit design of Attitude Control Systems. Key areas of focus include control theory systems engineering, review of contractor designs, and evaluation of operating modes.

The following tasks are representative of those that will be accomplished at the request of the customer:

  • Support the customer in the design, integration and test of the ACS subsystem
  • Review and coordinate on all changes to specifications, lCDs and system-level requirements documentation for the ACS subsystem
  • Review subsystem, unit and manufacturing specifications for accuracy and ensure requirement allocation documentation is complete and accurate
  • Review drawings, documents and procedures for design, manufacturing and integration, and provide comments to the contractor and/or government
  • Track development issues, significant accomplishments and upcoming events and provide weekly status updates to the customer
  • Support all unit manufacturing reviews
  • Provide expert advice/analysis on ACS considerations for new satellite/payload developments
  • Coordinate with bus development POC, S&L subsystem leads, branch chiefs and division chiefs
  • Provide technical evaluation of ACS efforts in contractor Engineering Change Proposals (ECPs)
  • ldentify and assess emerging risks; develop and evaluate proposed burn-down plans
  • Provide expert advice/analysis on accommodation considerations for new satellite/payload developments
  • Review prime contractor readiness to proceed into spacecraft manufacturing and test
  • Support factory integration and test activities
  • Provide support to launch and satellite on-orbit test
  • Attend contractor milestone reviews (e.g. PDR, CDR, pre-test, pre-ship and other meetings) to provide technically based recommendations regarding satisfaction of review entrance and exit criteria
  • Attend system-level design reviews, and program management reviews to assess design maturity, requirements compliance and to provide informed technical recommendations to the USG
  • Attend Vehicle Engineering branch meetings
  • Support the customer in the review of financial and earned value reports
  • Develop productive relationships with prime contractor counterparts, functional counterparts, and other spacecraft subsystem subject matter experts

Qualifications:

  • Active TS/SCI with Polygraph
  • Bachelors degree in a STEM field
  • 9+ years professional experience
  • Experienced in the design & integration of satellite buses
  • Knowledgeable of launch & flight operations of space vehicles
  • Strong understanding of related hardware (actuators and sensors)

 



Posted On: Saturday, November 14, 2020



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