The system engineering support that the candidate will provide and perform includes:

  • Gather and review Element Artemis I, Block 1 off-nominal analyses task results for single Core Stage Engine out and stuck throttle to confirm that the analyses performed satisfy Level 2 requests. Work with Stages, Engines, SPIE, and Booster to resolve concerns related to the analyses. Initiate discussions for potential mitigations.
  • Update and mature Volume 1 and Volume 2 of the Off-nominal performance document for the integrated vehicle’s capability to continue flight in the event of a single Core Stage Engine out or single Core Stage Engine stuck throttle, including these results, in support of SLS Artemis I Certification of Flight Readiness (CoFR).
  • Participate in numerous Cross-Program meetings, Technical Interchange Meetings, face-to-faces, etc. in support of strong communication across Elements, Disciplines, and Programs.
  • Provide support for Design Analysis Cycle (DAC) planning, execution, and coordination to ensure design compliance.
  • Present at and support numerous Systems Engineering Control Boards, Joint Integration Control Boards, and SLS Integration Control Boards.
  • Provide technical integration with other engineering disciplines, and cross-program elements, including risk-based insight/oversight through traceability and assessment of off-nominal and abort conditions.
  • Support SLS data generation and data submittal to NASA/Office of Planetary Protection (OPP) to limit contamination of planetary bodies. The process evaluates the SLS, Stages, and SPIE mission design in accordance with the Planetary Protection Provisions for Robotic Extraterrestrial Missions.
  • Compile and submit the aggregated data per the respective Planetary Protection plans and provide the mission design assessments for the SLS mission certification process.
  • Support the SLS Design Certification Review and Mission Certification processes with the generation and submittal of the SLS Orbital Debris Report and the SLS planetary Protection Pre-Launch report.
  • Identify the required planetary protection related products and facilitate the appropriate SLS teams and individuals to create and maintain them.
  • Support technical discussion and coordination with numerous external and internal agencies including payload representatives, Orbital Debris Office (DPO), Office of Planetary Protection (OPP), and SLS organizations (SLS SE&V, S&MA, SPIE, VM, SE&V,SPIE Secondary Payloads, etc.).
  • Work with the Safety office to ensure their requirements are documented and can be met.
  • Communicate issues, best practices, lessons-learned and other technical positions related to systems engineering, and off-nominal and abort analyses.
  • Develop integrated schedules and other tracking mechanisms to manage the work and identify risks and opportunities.



Degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, or Systems Engineering or related field is required. Degree from an ABET-accredited university is preferred. Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a Masters with at least 13 total years of relevant experience or a BS with at least 15 total years of relevant experience in systems engineering and integration.

The candidate is required to have:

  • At least 10 total years of relevant experience on complex system end-to-end development ranging from requirements development, functional design, hardware integration, and verification that ultimately lead to flight certification.
  • Demonstrated experience with defining, developing, and managing design and integration requirements for complex systems of systems, maintaining an approved system baseline, and supporting program milestones.
  • Familiarity with mission design and range safety processes.
  • Experience reading and working with engineering drawings, configuration documents, or other technical documentation is expected.
  • Demonstrated experience working across organizational boundaries and engineering disciplines to facilitate and execute program systems engineering tasks, and resolve systems integration issues.
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, customer relations, presentation, and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

Personnel are required to be self-directed, effective team players who are familiar with working in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment who are willing to assume lead roles in the interface design requirement definition and management efforts.

Desired (presence of one or more of these qualifications will be used as discriminating factors in selecting applicants):

  • An understanding of the SLS Program and its Elements as well as familiarity with the NASA systems engineering processes.
  • Experience developing crewed space system requirement definition, integration, and requirements verification experience.
  • A Masters degree in propulsion with an emphasis on aerodynamic analysis.