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Fault Protection Engineer IV- TS/SCI

Company: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Job Description:

Job DetailsNew ideas are all around us, but only a few will change the world. Thats our focus at JPL. We ask the biggest questions, then search the universe for answersliterally. We build upon ideas that have guided generations, then share our discoveries to inspire generations to come. Your missionyour opportunityis to seek out the answers that bring us one step closer. If youre driven to discover, create, and inspire something that lasts a lifetime and beyond, youre ready for JPL.Located in Pasadena, California, JPL has a campus-like environment situated on 177 acres in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and offers a work environment unlike any other: we inspire passion, foster innovation, build collaboration, and reward excellence.ResponsibilitiesIf you are passionate about spacecraft design, we invite you to join the Flight Systems Engineering, Integration and Test Section (313). We provide systems engineering for the design and implementation of spacecraft for the laboratorys key flight projects. Our work spans spacecraft systems engineering, payload systems integration, electrical systems integration, fault protection and autonomy design, landing systems design, spacecraft assembly and test, systems verification and validation, and systems modeling.We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced System Engineer to work on a TS/SCI effort. You will report to the Technical Group Supervisor for the Autonomy and Fault Protection Group (313I) and programmatically to the Flight System Engineering Lead. Your primary responsibility will be to partake in a multidisciplinary team in the system level design and development of a fault protection and fault management system. You will be responsible for technical and design aspects of the fault protection system, as well as supporting schedules and deliverables for the fault protection effort. You will follow the sections methodology on the execution of the Fault Protection and Fault Management system engineering process and assist in seeing practices are effectively utilized and implemented by the flight systems engineering team.You will work independently and within a team environment, collaborating on tasks performed across a spectrum of disciplines and have excellent writing and oral presentation skills.Tasks may include but are not limited to:

  • Developing the autonomy and fault protection requirements/principles/practices and products for space system architectures, designs, implementations, and verification and validation
  • Be responsible for the development of products and participation in engineering trades and reviews
  • Ensuring that the section's methodology on the execution of the system engineering process and practices are effectively utilized and implemented by the flight systems engineering teamQualifications:
    • Bachelors degree in Engineering, Physics, or related technical discipline with a minimum of 9 years of professional work experience, or Masters degree with a minimum of 7 years of professional work experience, or Ph.D with a minimum of 5 years of professional work experience.
    • Recent flight project implementation experience in the Fault Protection and Fault Management systems engineering discipline, responsible for key deliverables.
    • Wide-ranging experience and advanced knowledge in one or more of the following areas: systems engineering, aerospace engineering, system level testing and venues, and reliability trades/analyses
    • Extensive understanding in a wide application of advanced principles, theories, concepts, designs, analyses, and techniques in autonomous space systems and fault protection resulting in contributions to the development of new theories and methods
    • Significant knowledge of the function and operation of spacecraft systems, subsystems, and instruments
    • Experience coordinating design efforts with partner organizations or vendors
    • Be a self-motivated individual who can work independently, in a team environment, and lead a team
    • Availability for occasional domestic travel
    • Must have a TS/SCI security clearance.Preferred Skills:
      • Is a subject matter expert of systems engineering fault protection design, autonomy, and design analysis products
      • Career experience with functional requirement development and translation into system design/architecture, implementation, and delivery; experience working project life-cycle phases C through E; demonstrated ability to contribute at both the architectural and subsystem level of integration; experience with verification, integration, and test of flight vehicles; leading tasks and coordinating working groups on large-scale projects in system development, test, and/or operations
      • Excellent organizational and team building skills; aptitude to work with difficult colleagues in a productive manner; verbal clarity sufficient to explain difficult technical topics to those external to the field
      • Ability to work independently on major project assignments, with accountability for technical performance, budget and schedule
      • Excellent problem solving skills
      • Proven ability to deal with multiple issues, tasks and priorities concurrently and interact effectively across multiple disciplines
      • Experience with development and delivery of system documentation, such as requirements documents, test plans, and release description documentsMust be a U.S. Citizen with an active Top Secret (TS) clearance based upon Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) within a 5-year scope and must be approved for Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access.JPL is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, protected military or veteran status or any other characteristic or condition protected by Federal, state or local law.In addition, JPL is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.EEO is the Law. ( is the Law SupplementPay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision ( Jet Propulsion Laboratory is a federal facility. Due to rules imposed by NASA, JPL will not accept applications from citizens of designated countries or those born in a designated country unless they are Legal Permanent Residents of the U.S or have other protected status under 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3). The Designated Countries List is available here. (

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