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Sr. Systems Engineering Fault Management Lead - Security clearance required
Broomfield, Colorado
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Applied on February 19, 2020
Job Id #36933 Posted July 11, 2019

Senior Engineer – Systems Engineering Fault Management Lead  

This leadership position is for an experienced system engineer who can lead a team to establish the fault management baseline for space vehicles and/or missions.  

What You’ll Do  

  • Own fault management concept, development, test, and training/operations activities from program onset to delivery. 
    • Provide systems engineering leadership to develop spacecraft and/or mission-level fault management design 
      • Understand mission-level priorities and risk posture to inform fault management implementation 
      • Develop a working knowledge of all vehicles subsystems 
      • Lead teams of subject matter experts to solve unique design challenges related spacecraft health and safety 
      • Understand failure modes and effects for vehicle subsystems and components. 
      • Establish responses to maintain vehicle safety should a failure occur. 
      • Tailor and implement existing fault containment strategies based on program needs and requirements. 
  • Clearly and thoroughly document the fault management approach in Systems Engineering Reports. 
  • Represent program with internal and external customers as the fault management expert. Includes technical exchange meetings, presenting at formal and informal reviews, etc. 
  • Lead team effort to develop test plans, procedures, and scripts, and execute test campaigns to verify fault management design. 
  • Gain a detailed and architecture-level understanding of the spacecraft and/or mission system through creation & implementation of the fault management design 
  • Active member of vehicle systems engineering team, involved in vehicle-level design, requirements verification, integration and test and mission operations activities 
  • Collaborative member of fault management section, contributing to internal peer reviews, development of common philosophies and approaches, training and mentoring activities 
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule. 
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Support Units and the Company.  Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment. 
  • Perform other duties as necessary. 

What You’ll Need

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Engineering or a related technical field is required, plus 8 or more years related experience in either space vehicle systems, space vehicle operations or space vehicle test. 
  • Each higher-level degree, i.e., Master’s Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education. 
  • Current TS/SCI security clearance ?Demonstrated desire and ability to learn new technical areas 
  • Capability to think critically at all mission levels; architecture-level impacts of design decisions down to implementation details 
  • Flexibility to manage differing technical opinions, evolving customer needs, challenging budgets and schedules, and limited resources ?Collaborative, team-oriented approach to problem solving 
  • Effective in small team environment with broad responsibilities and minimal oversight.


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