Do you want to fly the James Webb Space Telescope?
Are you passionate about spaceflight? Can you break down complicated systems into basic electrical, mechanical, thermal, and software interactions? If you are a collaborative engineer excited to strengthen operations of NASA’s next flagship mission, then you want to join our team of 40 engineers preparing to fly the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).
The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) Flight Operations Team is working in partnership with NASA Goddard, observatory contractor Northrop Grumman, and system vendors across the globe to create a premier JWST mission operations team. The team conducts real time operations, sustaining engineering, and operational product development/testing. As a flight systems engineer, you will oversee all aspects of operations for systems under your supervision. You will lead the response during anomalies, and work with other experts to assess problems and advance solutions.
The current opening is for a controls engineer on the Flight Systems Engineering (FSE) team. Initial focus will be the Attitude Control System (ACS). The ACS engineer ensures accurate spacecraft pointing using reaction wheels, gyros, and star trackers; and employs thrusters to unload reaction wheel momentum and maintain a proper orbit. As the ACS responsible engineer, you will learn all aspects of ACS operation and design to become one of the team’s foremost experts. Related systems include Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC), Propulsion, and Thermal Control.
ABOUT SPACE TELESCOPE SCIENCE INSTITUTE (STScI)
The Space Telescope Science Institute is at the forefront of spaceborne scientific exploration through operation of NASA’s flagship class missions including Hubble (in-flight), James Webb (nearing flight), and Nancy Grace Roman (in-development) space telescopes.
STScI is located on the Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus in Baltimore, Maryland. An easy commute from the rolling hills of Maryland horse country, the campus is minutes from the lively downtown cultural center and the Chesapeake Bay.
CONTROLS ENGINEER RESPONSIBILITIES
Performance standards that a candidate must have to be successful in this position include:
HELPFUL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE (not required)
TO APPLY: This position is available immediately. Applications received by January 18, 2021will receive full consideration. Applications received after this date will be considered until the position is filled. You are requested to complete an on-line application through the STScI website at www.stsci.edu/opportunities
Currently, we are in the Highly Restricted On-site Presence status for our staff through June 30, 2021. This reflects the evolving COVID-19 environment and current work from home phase for most of the staff. In this position, your onsite presence at the Muller building will be required for some essential work as scheduled from the start of your employment.The health and safety of our staff is the primary concern. We have a high level of scrutiny for any on-site staff and all of our current COVID-19 protocols and procedures are in effect. Unfortunately, we cannot arrange an onsite visit prior to your decision.
Offers of employment can be extended and new hires will on-board virtually. We will then ship systems to you or you can pick them up to enable working from home. If applicable, relocation benefits will be available to those eligible when travel can be supported but employees are required to be resident in the Baltimore-Washington area within a limited timeframe.
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