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Mission Systems Engineer

Requisition Number:

43965

Location:

Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty

Schedule:

Full-Time

Date Posted:

31-Oct-2022

Job Summary

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU) began in 1948, a decade before NASA. We are the world’s only research institute to have sent instruments to all eight planets and Pluto.

LASP is seeking an experienced systems engineer to support the development of concepts and proposals that will contribute to its portfolio of world-class science endeavors.


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

  • Lead the systems engineering effort for designated proposals, from kick-off to proposal submission.
  • Architect the technical implementation that meets stakeholder needs, within cost, schedule, and technical constraints.
  • Take ownership of the technical aspects of assigned solicitation responses and ensure successful completion on time.
  • Support development of science, cost, heritage, sections needing technical input.
  • Facilitate capture teams by coordinating technical team efforts that result in a concept implementation that closes.
  • Support Capture Review(s) and Color Team Reviews for assigned proposal by representing the technical implementation.
  • Discover the needs of the customer by asking the right questions, articulating solutions, and suggesting the right solution.
  • Prioritize efforts to meet dynamic workload and schedule shifts.
  • Work with little to no direction or guidance to identify, structure and articulate a winning approach.
  • Ensure proposal meets all requirements.
  • Recommend proposal and project improvements.
  • Develop and maintain technical budgets and supporting products for proposal efforts.
  • It is expected that upon winning a significant project, this role is able to transition to a lead systems engineer position on a flight development program.

What You Should Know

  • Due to ITAR requirements on NASA programs, only US Citizens and Permanent Residents need apply.
  • The University of Colorado at Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history. The University of Colorado at Boulder is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.
  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply 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 $126,000-$177,000. 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/BA or higher-level degree in engineering or applied sciences.

What You Will Need

  • Strong written and verbal communication.
  • Team player, willing to contribute where needed to get the job done.
  • Ability to travel 5%-10% domestically.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Minimum 10 years of aerospace industry experience with two or more years proposal experience.
  • Experience as lead or deputy systems engineer on a space mission or system.
  • Experience translating science objectives into system technical requirements.
  • Experience leading the technical effort on a proposal for a space system.

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.

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