The Electronics Design Chief Engineer - Space Exploration Electronics Systems will:

  • Report directly to the Design and Analysis Group Manager.
  • The position is responsible for the direct management of approximately 50 people involved in various aspects of Electrical System Development across and in support of several NASA Engineering Divisions.
  • Support new designs from conception, analysis, and manufacturing, through to operational test and deployment.
  • Provide Technical Leadership for Design Projects.
  • Establish design development approach and concept for a given project considering requirements, schedule, cost etc.
  • Work with Design Leads to guide development process.
  • Work with Design Section Manager and Design Lead in generating design cost estimates and approval process.
  • Work as a Project Design Lead as required to supplement or replace current design lead function.
  • Inspire and lead technical innovation amongst design engineers as pertains to design tools and practices.
  • Work with Design Section Manager to establish best practice design processes and infrastructure.
  • Mentor and teach Design Leads and engineers in good design practice.
  • Provide quick technical and administrative response to projects, removing roadblocks to ensure project success and customer
  • satisfaction.
  • Present design concepts and approaches to customers and project managers as required.
  • Lead team in anomaly resolution, fault tree development, troubleshooting, and implementation of technical solutions.
  • Identify, champion and utilize subject matter experts to resolve technical challenges for applicable projects.
  • Support Design Section Managers and Design Leads in the identification and development of skilled personnel for a given project.
  • Work with engineers to provide hands-on approach in the hardware design, build and test/verification process.
  • Conduct design reviews to monitor technical correctness, design project health, and progress.
  • Develop succession plan mentoring future Chief Engineers and Technical Design Leads.
  • Demonstrate ability to implement a wide range of technical approaches for the associated design discipline.
  • Develop technical training modules as required.
  • Work with Section Manager to ensure the selection of adequate
  • Electronics/Electrical design personnel to accomplish associated tasks.
  • Perform routine electrical design reviews for cost, schedule, risk management, and deliverable adherence.
  • Conduct oversight, mentorship and guidance to individual electrical design task leads.
  • Work with electrical design task leads to track and maintain efficient task performance.
  • Maintain an active list of lessons learned to actively inform section members.
  • Provide support to engineering lab manager in maintaining and improving electrical development area.
  • Maintain active related risk management (technical, cost, and schedule) on all associated design tasks.
  • Work with colleagues to coordinate issue resolution across multiple JETS organizations which could include source limitations, technical challenges, process breakdowns, etc.
  • Establish a framework and oversight for technical correctness on all work performed by associated design section.
  • Understand and be capable of generating comprehensive design concepts based on a given set of requirements.
  • Provide rough orders of magnitude (ROM's) and basis of estimates (BOE's) for project and tasks.
  • Review, develop or update Electrical Design and Development processes as required.
  • Perform other duties as required and assigned.