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Cognizant Engineer (Electrical)

SGT Inc Pasadena Full-Time
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Space Science Payload Data System Lead Needed for JPL’s NISAR Instrument

Payload Data Subsystem (PDS) Cognizant Engineer. Selected applicant will lead a team of approximately 20 engineers and techs to complete design, development and test of the PDS for a JPL space science instrument.

  • Identifies all stakeholders in Payload Data System
  • Determines required PDS functionality and configurations based on stakeholder input and prior experience including needed brass boards, simulators, and Electrical Ground Support Equipment
  • Establishes schedule and secures adequate support staff to meet promised delivery dates
  • Coordinates PDS design, fabrication, and delivery.
  • Assures PDS team representation during instrument functional and environmental testing..
  • Communicates with stakeholders and staff regularly to provide status updates and monitor progress

Knowledge and Skills Required

  • Familiarity with the software, hardware, and processes required to develop a space science PDS
  • Familiarity with NASA & JPL documents governing PDS design, certification, and use
  • Ability to coordinate & communicate with all stakeholders including outside review panels
  • Ability to direct activities of a large, possibly distributed team (20+ people)
  • Familiar with the procurement of electrical and data systems in accordance with NASA/JPL standards and policies
  • Extensive experience in schedule planning and executing to plans to include rephasing to meet changing needs and delivery dates. 
  • Creative problem solving, high quality work, team leadership, meeting commitments. 
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in aerospace electrical component and data systems development; including significant team leadership experience.
  • Permanent JPL onsite presence for a period of 24-36 months is required.
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