Payload System Engineer

Location: HOUSTON, TX
Date Posted: 12-05-2018
SUMMARY:
The International Space Station Medical Projects (ISSMP) Payload Systems Engineer (PSE) is responsible for pre-flight and real-time engineering support to Human Research Facility (HRF) rack operations on the International Space Station. PSE responsibilities include pre-flight software load testing, verification, documentation, and implementation of the systems level engineering elements to support International Space Station Medical Projects (ISSMP) in-flight experiments. PSE's also assist in the preparation of the crew training facilities for training activities.  As a member of the increment console operations ground control team, the PSE is responsible for monitoring the health and status of all active on-board equipment, real-time software commanding to the Human Research Facility Rack, hardware and software anomaly resolution, and science data management.  The PSE acts as the engineering subject matter expert for pre-flight and post-flight operational analyses.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Support console shifts (second and third shifts) in the Telescience Support Center as required.  Primary contractor point of contact with the MSFC Payload Rack Officer (PRO) position, Data Management Coordinator, and Huntsville Operations Support Center (HOSC) personnel.
  • Engineering SME for in-flight operations and anomaly resolution
  • Responsible for TSC operational readiness by conducting software testing and verification activities.
  • Performs on-orbit Human Research Facility (HRF) Rack commanding in support of crew operations
  • Responsible for training Ground Support Personnel and crew on HRF Racks
  • Responsible for data routing, testing, verification, management and distribution to principal investigators
REQUIRED SKILLS: 
  • Demonstrated technical competence in engineering and computing; effective communication (both written and oral), and interpersonal skills. Ability to perform in highly visible and stressful situations.  Must be reliable, adaptable, and capable of working in a team environment as well as shift work.
DESIRED:
  • Intermediate computer skills are required.
  • Intermediate programming (Visual Basic, Power Shell)
  • Data networking knowledge
  • Demonstrated skill in working both independently and as part of a team and coordination of scientific and technical requirements are necessary.
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