Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Systems Engineer, Space Sciences Laboratory (7115U) 3266 - 3266
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: December 14, 2019.
The Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL) is an Organized Research Unit (ORU) of the Berkeley campus reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Research. SSL's primary goal is to foster research in space-related sciences and to provide education for the next generation of space scientists. Research at SSL, led by Berkeley faculty and SSL Senior Fellows, focuses on experiments and observations carried out in space as well as theoretical and basic research. Since its inception in 1959, SSL has participated in over 50 NASA space science missions, including the Apollo, Mars, Discovery, and Explorer programs, as well as many international space missions. SSL researchers have pioneered the development of instrumentation for study of the Sun, the interplanetary medium, the planets, and the Earth; for ultraviolet, x-ray, gamma-ray, and infrared astronomy; and for the measurement of the cosmic microwave background. SSL provides the engineering and technical capabilities required to develop and fabricate individual space instruments, an entire scientific payload for a spacecraft, or an entire space mission from start-to-finish-complete with in-house instrument design and fabrication; instrument and spacecraft integration and testing; launch support; mission and science operations, including commanding the spacecraft and bringing the data down to SSL's own ground station; and data processing and analysis.
Coordinates Systems Engineering design for the SSL instrumentation for TRACERS, supporting analyses, construction planning, assembly oversight and testing.
Coordinates technicians and shop personnel involved in assembly and testing of component parts.
Develops requirements and specifications for the TRACERS SSL Instrument.
Works in collaboration with other research organizations in the development of the component.
Performs the recording and reduction of documentation for instrument design and evaluation purposes including at formal NASA reviews.
Gathers and analyzes information and prepares documentation with respect to feasibility, engineering design criteria and performance of the instrument.
Working skills in the design, development and construction of space systems, including one successful aerospace product.
Specialist in Aerospace Systems Engineering discipline.
Working knowledge of other engineering specialties involved in assignments.
Bachelor's degree in Physics, Engineering or Aerospace Engineering and/or equivalent experience/training.
Salary & Benefits
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Conviction History Background
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