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MAX Deputy MSE

Requisition Number:

41572

Location:

Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty

Schedule:

Full-Time

Date Posted:

04-Aug-2022

Job Summary

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) is looking for a senior Systems Engineer to join an intriguing asteroid exploration mission currently at the definition stage. The role will function as a deputy to the Mission Systems Engineer and be relied upon to contribute to mission-level architecture decisions for this interplanetary science mission. The successful candidate will be asked to contribute across the spectrum of classical systems engineering, including requirements management, interface control, planning and execution of milestone reviews, ConOps, risk management, configuration management and integration of specialty engineering functions. The role will also contribute to integration and test planning and mission operations. The mission is being implemented in partnership with the government of the United Arab Emirates and international travel may occasionally be required.


The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

LASP is a world-renowned space science research institute at the University of Colorado Boulder. CU receives more NASA funding than any public university in the country, due in large part to LASP programs. Professional engineers work closely with scientists and assembly technicians in designing and building space flight hardware while helping mentor students as entry-level engineers working on these programs. LASP is particularly proud of a work environment that supports employee creativity and productivity and offers opportunities for diverse experiences and a broad range of responsibilities.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • As a senior member of the SE team, you will be relied upon to provide mentorship and guidance for more junior team members concerning any aspect of recognized SE practice.
  • You will have a role across all shared aspects of the mission-level SE effort:
    • Develop and review requirements from levels 1 through 3.
    • Provide leadership through gateway technical reviews.
    • Guide mission-level architecture decisions.
    • Contribute to the concept of operations and strategic operational planning.
    • Contribute to the maintenance of the Systems Engineering Management Plan.
    • Provide direction for mission-level trade studies.
    • Act as technical liaison with internal and external customers and partners.
  • In addition, this role will have ownership of the following specific tasks within the mission SE portfolio:
    • Manage technical resource allocations and margins.
    • Trend technical resource utilization and oversee technical performance metrics.
    • Manage the interface between the space segment and the ground segment.
    • Ensure the integrity of data transfer from the science instruments, through the spacecraft, to the ground, and through ground data processing.
    • Coordinate the mission-level anomaly management function and support the Anomaly Review Board.

What You Should Know

  • Due to ITAR requirements, only US citizens and permanent residents may apply.
  • International travel will be required.
  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to align with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer

The salary range for this position is $115,000-164,000 We offer a generous retirement plan that includes 200% matching for the first 5% contributed with immediate vesting. Relocation assistance is available per institute guidelines. 

Benefits

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • BS or higher degree in engineering, physics, mathematics, or a related technical field from an accredited institution.
  • At least 10 (and preferably 15) years of systems engineering experience in an aerospace context.
  • Detailed understanding of established systems engineering practice as implemented by NASA, ESA, and INCOSE.
  • The knowledge of when not to rely on established systems engineering practice as implemented by NASA, ESA, and INCOSE.
  • A technical background in an engineering discipline other than systems engineering (electrical, mechanical, optical, I&T, software, etc.).

What You Will Need

  • Knowledge of the complete space mission lifecycle and hands-on experience at every point in that lifecycle (not necessarily on the same mission). I 
  • Commitment, reliability, and the willingness to contribute where needed to get the job done.
  • A mission-level perspective of major aerospace projects and programs.
  • Ability to function well in a team-based environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to take personal responsibility for projects and work independently.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Knowledge of IBM® Engineering Requirements Management DOORS® Next.
  • An understanding of the difference between academic and commercial aerospace environments.
  • An awareness of the methods of scientific data analysis.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. Resume or CV.
  2. Cover letter addressed to the Search Committee briefly describing your qualifications, professional goals, and specific interest in this position.
During the application, you will be asked to provide contact information for two confidential letter of recommendation providers. These letters will be requested later in the search process.

If you are selected as the finalist, your degree will be verified by the CU Boulder Campus Human Resources department using an approved online vendor. If your degree was obtained outside of the United States, please submit a translated version as an optional attachment.

This position will remain open until filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: Recruiting@colorado.edu