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TSIS-2 System Engineer I

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Boulder, Colorado

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Research Faculty



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Job Summary

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) is looking for an Instrument Systems Engineer to join our team and support the TSIS-2 systems engineering effort. The Total and Spectral Solar Irradiance Sensor 2 (TSIS-2) measures the sun’s energy input to Earth. TSIS-2 adds to four decades of continuous solar data record. TSIS-2 comprises 2 instruments, the Total Irradiance Monitor (TIM) and the Spectral Irradiance Monitor (SIM). TSIS-2 is designed, manufactured, and tested at LASP. The launch of TSIS-2 is planned for 2023.

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

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 academic research institute to have sent instruments to all eight planets and Pluto. 

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Support the execution of a build-to-print (from TSIS-1) instrument development program from fabrication, through integration and test, on to operations.
  • Support the Lead SE in preserving system architecture, design, and interface definitions.
  • Lead the verification program to completion. This entails using existing verification reports from TSIS-1, modifying according to the TSIS-2 test program, and submitting them for review by the Lead SE and the NASA sponsor.
  • Learn the capabilities and performance of the instrument in order to generate verification reports.
  • Contributes to technical planning of the integration and test program with an emphasis on verification methods (test, demonstration, analysis, inspection).
  • Supports programmatic and technical processes, such as risk management, configuration management, interface management, anomaly management, technical resource management, and system level analyses from design, fabrication, test, and delivery.

What You Should Know

  • Due to US Export Control restrictions, only US Citizens and Permanent Residents may apply.

What We Can Offer

$61,185.00 - $85,715.00.


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

  • Systems Engineering experience.
  • BS/BA or higher-level degree in engineering or applied sciences.
  • Experience with requirements management, interface control, and/or verification & validation (V&V).
  • Strong written and verbal communication.
  • A teammate that is reliable, accessible, and willing to contribute where needed to get the job done.
  • Ability to travel domestically (approximately one trip per quarter with additional travel required to support).

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Systems Engineering experience on NASA science missions (other relevant technical experience on NASA missions may be considered).
  • Experience integrating and testing science instruments.
  • Knowledge of instrument development, experience with software tools such as DOORS and Agile.
  • Experience working in cleanroom environments with ESD sensitive hardware.
  • Experience with configuration management, anomaly management, risk management, and system safety.

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.

Review of applications will begin as they are received. The 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.

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Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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