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at United Launch Alliance

Posted: 7/25/2019
Job Reference #: 1393999

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Position Location
Denver, CO

Job Description
The ULA team is working on products that will change how we think about space flight. Are you ready to join our highly talented team and work on something that will profoundly change the way we test and fly launch vehicles? Are you ready to Save Lives, Explore the Universe, and Connect the World? Are you ready to Harness the Potential of Space for Humanity?

Come be a part of the world's best rocket launch team! ULA is working on solutions that will change how we think about space flight. Join our highly talented team and tackle the next generation of aerospace development.

This position reports to the Software Engineering Organization and is deployed to support ULA Mission Integration as the Sequencing Lead. This Software Mission Operations Engineer will be part of an engineering team that is primarily responsible for integration, test, and, verification of final flight software parameters and mission flight software builds to perform guidance, navigation and control of launch vehicles and upper stages during powered and coast phases of launch, flight, earth orbit, interplanetary cruise and orbital insertion, as well as during staging events. May lead cross-functional teams and play a critical role in process and tool development, execution, and continuous improvement.

This lead position serves a critical function within the Mission Operations team. It has various leadership and technical responsibilities during integration of a mission, which requires interaction across multiple technologies and a system level understanding of flight software and the interaction between various systems. Leadership responsibilities include ensuring team execution to schedule, defining future state of team operations, continuous improvement, program & external customer interface, and building/maintaining a robust team knowledge. Technical responsibilities as Sequencing Lead include chairing technical reviews, developing deep understanding of multiple sub-components of the flight software and how parameter inputs from various teams integrate together, in-depth review of flight simulations, and confirming with 100% confidence that the integrated software products meet customer requirements and will execute as expected for every mission. This position applies system level understanding of flight software control logic, execution of the flight sequence, and parameter derivation spanning guidance & navigation, attitude control systems, propulsion, propellant management, avionics and ground system interfaces to ensure all aspects of the space launch vehicle perform as intended in flight, including launch support and review of post-flight data.

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External Additional Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Physics, or Computer Science from a traditional college or university
  • 4-8 years experience
  • Ability to strictly adhere to an established and documented process, with the ability to troubleshoot and communicate issues. 
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)

External Preferred Qualifications
  • Strong Communication skills (verbal and written, including presentations)
  • Experience with software programming and configuration management principles
  • Familiar with the Linux operating system
  • Strong understanding of data analysis, systems engineering, and test principles
  • Experience with Mission Integration of Atlas V, Delta IV, CCP, Vulcan, etc…
  • Robust understanding of launch vehicle systems
  • Knowledge of FCS code (Sequencer, VHM, EVS, Segment Utilities)
  • Experience leading teams and projects
  • Self-motivated with demonstrated initiative, teamwork, and leadership abilities

Functional Job Description
Safety to Self and Others: Must be able to perform all assigned tasks in a safe manner. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to repetitive motion injuries due to keyboarding or to cuts and bruises due to typical office accidents.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use computer and office equipment and to use hands to type, manipulate, handle, and feel; reach with hands and arms; talk; and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close –vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The noise level in the work environment is typical of most office environments with telephones, personal interruptions, and background noises.

Mental Functions: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate verbally and in writing and use interpersonal skills. The employee is regularly required to prioritize, multitask, analyze, interpret, coordinate, compile, evaluate, synthesize, compute, problem solve, concentrate, and think critically. The employee is occasionally required to copy, instruct, and negotiate.

Judgment and Decision-Making: Work is regularly assigned by self, supervisor, and departmental staff. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to exercise prudent judgment, decision making, and analytical skills to determine manner and operational steps necessary to properly handle inquiries and perform daily tasks within professional standards. Decision making is guided by ULA policies and procedures.

All tasks described in the job description must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The duties and responsibilities listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of fundamental job duties and responsibilities does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment for the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Security Clearance / International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR) This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). Therefore, all applicants must be U.S. Persons as defined in ITAR 120.15 (e.g., U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or protected individual. Also see 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) and 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) for additional information.)

ULA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other categories protected by law.

ULA is a participant in the federal E-Verify Program.

Posters in PDF format pertaining to this program can be accessed by clicking on the links identified below.

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