Lead System Engineer
The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) encourages applications for an experienced and qualified Instrument Systems Engineer to lead and coordinate 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 records. 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 in 2023.
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
+ Execute a build-to-print (from TSIS-1) instrument development program from fabrication, through integration and test, on to operations.
+ Preserve system element architecture, design, and interface definitions. Define the system implementation approach and operational concept.
+ Define key capabilities and performance requirements. Define total systems design and technology maturity constraints in accordance with mission requirements.
+ Perform technical planning, system integration, verification, and validation. Evaluate alternatives impacting cost and risk, supportability, and analyses for total systems.
+ Perform analyses at all levels of total system product to include: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance, and disposal.
+ Ensure the logical and systematic conversion of product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.
+ Perform functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.
+ Build and provide an integrated plan for product development.
+ Lead multi-functional project teams that coordinate product development.
+ Guide and lead the team in achieving the goals of the program including issue identification, resolution and contingency planning.
+ Assess project issues and develop resolutions to meet efficiency, safety, quality, and partner objectives.
+ Develop mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with team members and line managers.
+ Act as a technical liaison with internal and external customers and partners. Work with partners to ensure requirements are met.
What You Should Know
+ Domestic travel required (approximately 1 trip per quarter with additional travel required to support).
+ Due to US Export Control restrictions, only US Citizens and Permanent Residents may apply.
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What We Require
+ At least 10 years Systems Engineering experience on NASA science missions (other relevant technical experience on NASA missions may be considered).
+ Experience integrating and testing science instruments.
+ BS/BA or higher-level degree in engineering or applied sciences (or equivalent experience).
+ Experience with requirements management, interface control, and verification & validation (V&V).
+ Experience working in cleanroom environments with ESD sensitive hardware.
+ Experience with configuration management, anomaly management, risk management, and system safety.
What You Will Need
+ Strong written and verbal communication.
+ Be a teammate that is reliable, accessible, and willing to contribute where needed to get the job done.
What We Would Like You To Have
+ Broad understanding of the measurement principles of space-based scientific instruments.
+ Experience with environmental testing for spacecraft systems.
+ Experience with DOORS NextGen and MATLAB.
To apply, please submit the following materials:
+ Cover Letter
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is 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
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.
The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.