Systems Engineer 3, Space Sciences Laboratory (0546U) 3275 - 3275
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The Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL) is an Organized Research Unit (ORU) of the Berkeley campus reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Research. SSL's primary goal is to foster research in space-related sciences and to provide education for the next generation of space scientists. Research at SSL, led by Berkeley faculty and SSL Senior Fellows, focuses on experiments and observations carried out in space as well as theoretical and basic research.
Since its inception in 1959, SSL has participated in over 50 NASA space science missions, including the Apollo, Mars, Discovery, and Explorer programs, as well as many international space missions. SSL researchers have pioneered the development of instrumentation for study of the Sun, the interplanetary medium, the planets, and the Earth; for ultraviolet, x-ray, gamma-ray, and infrared astronomy; and for the measurement of the cosmic microwave background. SSL provides the engineering and technical capabilities required to develop and fabricate individual space instruments, an entire scientific payload for a spacecraft, or an entire space mission from start-to-finish-complete with in-house instrument design and fabrication; instrument and spacecraft integration and testing; launch support; mission and science operations, including commanding the spacecraft and bringing the data down to SSL's own ground station; and data processing and analysis.
This is a Systems Engineering position to support the TRACERS project at UC Berkeley's Space Sciences Laboratory. The position will provide day-to-day support to the TRACERS SSL Project Manager including but not limited to: A) Requirements development, documentation and verification. B) Systems level documentation generation, curation and configuration control. C) Developing and maintaining interface control across multiple instruments, D) Identification, qualification and control of system level trades, budgets and resources for the TRACERS SSL project.
Provides professional Systems engineering information and advice to senior systems engineers, management and the PI.
Plans, organizes and supervises lower level engineers and technical staff engaged in design, construction and testing of space flight instruments.
Carries system engineering responsibility covering relevant engineering specialties engaged in the instrument level.
Develops requirements and specifications for aerospace parts procurements; works with other research organizations in the development of the component.
Coordinates work at other research institutions and reports to NASA technical review teams.
Thorough skills in the design, development and construction of space systems, including one successful aerospace product.
Specialist in Aerospace Systems Engineer discipline.
Thorough skills in supervising lower level professional engineering and technical staff to ensure objectives are met in adherence to quality standards.
Education and Training
Advanced degree in Physics, Engineering or Aerospace Engineering and/or equivalent experience/training.
Post-graduate level course work in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Salary & Benefits
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Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
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