Space Launch Booster Systems Engineer - ESSCA

Huntsville, AL |Full Time
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Position Description

This position is with Dynetics Technical Solutions, Inc. (DTS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dynetics, Inc. DTS, is seeking a talented Space Launch Booster Systems Engineer to join a diverse team to create unique solutions for complex problems. With offices across the United States engaging in the defense, space, cyber and commercial fields, Dynetics Technical Solutions provides responsive, cost-effective engineering, scientific and IT solutions.

The Systems Engineer will suppot the Engineering Services and Science Capability Augmentation (ESSCA) contract with NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.  In this position, the successful candidate will provide systems engineering and integration support to the System Definition & Integration Branch for the Space Launch System (SLS) Booster Element. Support includes coordinating and interfacing with the Spacecraft and Vehicle Systems Engineering & Integration (SE&I) Division, the Booster Element office, and SLS project teams and personnel as well as participating in reviews, meetings (i.e. team/discipline, TIMs, teleconferences, etc.), working groups, and trade studies.

Specific support to be provided and performed includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Support system definition and integration of the Booster functional design by providing integration across the disciplines and interfaces.
  • Review compliance data supplied in Detailed Verification Objective (DVO) submittals and provide assessment to appropriate Element Discipline Lead Engineer (EDLE), LSE or CE.
  • Participate in analyses, trade studies, and decision package development for the Booster Element and provide feedback and technical recommendations (written and/or verbal).  
  • Serve as systems engineering support to the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Exploration Ground Systems (EGS) Program booster integration and hardware requirement validation.
  • Provide Insight/oversight of SLS Booster prime contractor products and processes with a focus on execution of system design among vehicle-level, element, subsystem, and component products as well as horizontal integration with other elements to ensure consistency across the program.
  • Review of select data items, analyses, models, trades, or decision packages developed for the Booster project and provide feedback (written and/or verbal) in support of the Booster Lead Systems Engineer or Chief Engineer.
  • Develop operational requirements and procedures to enable hardware integration and operations at the launch site. Track Operational Requirements’ issues to closure and ensure incorporation into applicable documents: Launch Commit Criteria (LCC), and Operation and Maintenance Requirements (OMRs).
  • Develop element design requirements and support vehicle design integration activities and events.
  • Provide support for technical integration across multiple NASA disciplines/centers, diverse engineering and program/project organizations, and a variety of engineering disciplines.
  • Support the tracking, communication, and resolution of Booster Element risks through the established risk management processes.
  • Provide technical support for the development or revision of key systems engineering products and analyses for the Booster Element to support program/project milestones and the subsequent activities where these products are assessed.

The successful candidate may be asked to lead and/or support the following systems engineering tasks:

  • Serve as a Change Package Engineer (CPE) for various engineering change packages developing briefings, decisional packages, change packages, and presentation charts as well as evaluating Change Evaluation (CE) sheets and the leading Task Teams.
  • Perform technical integration across multiple NASA Centers, diverse engineering disciplines (i.e. vehicle management, structures & environments, production, test, etc.), and program/project organizations.


Basic Qualifications

Degree in engineering, physical sciences, mathematics or equivalent fields of study from an ABET-accredited university is required. Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a Masters with at least 8 years of experience, or a BS with at least 10 years of experience.

Candidate must have demonstrated experience in performing model integration, developing functional analyses, and/or system integration of launch vehicle requirements.

Candidates must have working knowledge of interface requirement documentation, functional design definition, hardware integration, and requirement verification that leads to flight hardware certification.

Candidates must be familiar with the review of integrated hazard reports, the execution of analyses to closeout integrated requirements, and the evaluation of detailed verification compliance data.

Candidate must have negotiation skills demonstrated through complex technical problem solving and the capability to break down complex problems or issues into manageable pieces to facilitate resolution of technical concerns or issues.

Candidate must have demonstrated experience effectively communicating within a team environment.

Experience using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, & Outlook) is required.

Candidate must be a resident of the North Alabama area or willing to relocate to the Huntsville - North Alabama, AL area.


Other Qualifications

Preferred candidates will also meet some of the following:

  • Experience working across organizational boundaries and engineering disciplines to identify and resolve element/vehicle integration issues.
  • An understanding and knowledge of the current SLS program and a working understanding of the SLS Element interfaces.


Security Requirements

Candidate must be a US Citizen.



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