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Systems Engineer (Job S#274)
Tuskegee University

Date Posted May 6, 2022
Title Systems Engineer (Job S#274)
University Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, AL, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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Systems Engineer (Job S#274)

Posting Date: May 05, 2022                                                                  Posting End Date: August 05, 2022

Position: Systems Engineer                                                                  Location: Huntsville, AL

Status: Full Time

Special Qualifications
In keeping with the President’s commitment to Tuskegee University becoming  "One Tuskegee",  the ideal Systems Engineer will possess the willingness to use their expertise in transforming Tuskegee into a leading 21st century living and learning environment.

The Systems Engineer supports the Space Launch Systems (SLS) Program Spacecraft Payload Integration and Evolution (SPIE) Element Project Office for the SLS Launch Vehicle second stage, including the Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage (ICPS), the Exploration Upper Stage (EUS), and the adapters for Core Stage and the Spacecraft. This position will perform engineering and liaison functions, providing interface between the
SPIE Project Office and other SLS, NASA, and Contractor organizations, for requirements, verification and validation, drawings and schematics, specifications, ground operations procedures, flight operations support, and technical issues.

Essential Duties and Job Responsibilities

Provide systems engineering and interface integration support to the MSFC Systems Requirements, Verification & Validation Branch, for Space Launch System (SLS) Integrated Spacecraft/Payload Integration Element (ISPE) design and integration. Support performed includes, but is not limited to interface design definition, requirements development, and verification planning. Perform technical analysis of processing requirements, such OMRS, WADs, and associated ground hardware for nominal and off-nominal integrated operations from manufacturing, transportation, off-line and integrated ground processing, stacking, test and checkout and launch. Coordinate with ground systems and Orion personnel to identify and define ground operations processing requirements. Coordinate and interface with MSFC Customer, Spacecraft/Payload Integration & Evolution (SPIE), and SLS project teams and payload customers as well as participating in reviews, meetings (i.e. team/discipline, TIMs, teleconferences, etc.), working groups and trade studies. Perform thorough technical assessments of proposed internal and external payload interface requirements to understand the impacts imposed by modifications. Prepare for and provide console staffing for Vehicle countdown, launch, and flight phases. Generate and coordinate interface requirements documentation to ensure the necessary and complete integration of the payloads to other SLS Elements. Identify and communicate risks associated with interface requirements via the NASA Risk Management System. Manage analyses, trade studies, and decision packages developed for payloads and provide feedback and technical recommendations (written and/or verbal) in support of the SPIE Element Chief Engineer or the Element Lead Systems Engineer. Some travel to other NASA Centers and customer locations will be required (nominally 0 to 20%, depending on project requirements.) The ability to work independently with minimal supervision, to make rational decisions, and to exercise good judgment is essential (100%). Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others. Perform all other duties as assigned.

Work Environment
Office environment.  Requires ability to provide clear, concise, accurate and timely communication,  both verbally and in writing (100%). Requires ability to interact professionally with co-workers, management, and client (100%). Requires travel in the domestic USA (

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