Duties & Responsibilities


As a Systems Engineer you will:

  • Apply Aerospace industry standard Systems Engineering techniques, standards, principles, and concepts.
  • Review applicable System level requirement documents and allocate or assist in allocating those requirements to deliverable end items.
  • Perform/assist in requirements traceability from the parent requirement through implementation and verification in the deliverable end items.
  • Generate/assist in generating verification, validation, and certification plans for deliverable end items.
  • Generate/assist in generating Interface Control Documents.
  • Generate/assist in generating System functional schematics.
  • generate/assist in generating trade studies, analyses, test plans, test procedures, test readiness reviews.
  • Generate/review trade studies and analyses.
  • Support Human Systems task analysis, work analysis, and Human in-the-loop testing.
  • Support Design Engineering in compiling the Mass Equipment List, Powered Equipment List, and associated design data book information.
  • Support specialty engineering in modeling and simulation.
  • Work with team members to identify risks, develop risk statements, and help plan risk mitigation plans.
  • Maintain a professional relationship with the customer and other support contractors as applicable.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • This position has no supervisory responsibilities

Reporting Relationship

  • This position reports to the Project or Program Manager



  • BS degree in engineering from an accredited engineering school.
  • Knowledge of methods for Systems Engineering for Human Spaceflight vehicles.
  • Knowledge of principles, tools, and processes needed to develop requirements and specifications, test plans and procedures.
  • Understanding of typical Requirements Analysis Cycle (RAC) and Design Analysis Cycle (DAC) key milestones and products.
  • Ability to perform Systems Engineering and Integration tasks within a team environment. Able to organize and prioritize tasks in order to meet deadlines and schedules with limited supervision.
  • Knowledge of mechanical/electro-mechanical system design, analysis principles, tools, and processes.


  • BS, MS, or Ph.D. in Mechanical, Aerospace, or Chemical Engineering.
  • Knowledge of Human rated Spacecraft qualification processes and procedures.
  • Experience in testing Human rated crew equipment and integrating that equipment into a flight vehicle.
  • Experience with the design, assembly, verification, testing, and operations of Human rated space hardware.
  • Experience with Human in the Loop (HITL) Testing.
  • Experience with NASA Flight Hardware Life Cycle, Certification, and Engineering processes.
  • Working knowledge of NASA standard practices and requirements including safety, fault tolerance, and unique disciplines.
  • Familiarity with NASA documentation databases and share point sites as well as typical systems engineering software products (such as CRADLE, DOORS).