Chief Satellite Instrument Systems Engineer ( R & D Engineer 4 )

Los Alamos National Laboratory   •  

Los Alamos, NM

11 - 15 years

Posted 235 days ago

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Chief Satellite Instrument Systems Engineer (R&D Engineer 4) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The Intelligence & Space Research (ISR) Division seeks a Chief Systems Engineer to lead a signi?cant e?ort across the Intelligence and Space Research (ISR) Division. Major ISR programs include satellite?based nuclear detonation detection (SNDD) programs, Agile Space (cube sat) programs, Space Exploration programs and others.

The ISR Systems Engineering Integration & Test (SEIT) activity annual budget is currently more than $5M and growing, supporting 10 sta? working on: Systems Engineering, Integration & Test, Radiation E?ects, Reliability Assessment, and Environmental Testing. The successful candidate will also directly support programs as they establish SEIT activities and/or require senior level guidance.

Duties Include:

  • Leading and developing a team of systems engineers, test directors and radiation and reliability analysts to apply best practices and lessons learned across ISR programs.

  • Tailoring LANL policies and customer and industry standards for use by speci?c ISR programs running the gamut from high reliability, long duration systems through concept exploration experiments and everything in between.

  • Coordinating with line and program management to ensure the team is resourced appropriately and provides high quality,timely and technically independent support to projects and programs that satisfy customer requirements.

  • Performing systems engineering and coordination activities to support the design and development of ISR systems to ensure the system?wide integration of hardware, software, reliability, maintainability, safety and other requirements in the total engineering e?ort.

  • Interfacing directly with stakeholders including LANL, partner and customer management as needed to propose new work, advance program objectives, clarify requirements and resolve issues.

  • Coordinating across projects to execute system integration and testing plans.

  • Fostering a mutually respectful work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience with development, integration and test of space systems.

  • Demonstrated experience working with space hardware and software development teams.

  • Demonstrated experience across all phases of space projects from concept through deployment.

  • Demonstrated expert knowledge of and experience in failure or root cause analysis.

  • Application of modern Systems Engineering on a signi?cant project.

  • Experience managing and leading diverse teams composed of a wide variety of technical skills.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q and SCI clearance.

Desired Skills:

  • Systems engineering experience with satellite?based sensor systems.

  • Experience performing mission, functional, cost?bene?t and risk analysis.

  • Experience managing budget, scope, and schedule aspects of technical projects.

  • Experience integrating payloads onto spacecraft and the associated command and control (ground) systems.

  • Experience with Model?Based Systems Engineering concepts.

  • Active Q and/or SCI clearance.


B.S. in Electrical, Computer, Mechanical, or Systems Engineering or related engineering degree from an ABET accredited college or university and at least 10 years of related experience; or an M.S. and 7 years of related experience.

Req ID: IRC62035.

$116K - $197K