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at United Launch Alliance

Posted: 8/3/2019
Job Reference #: 1430134

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Position Location
Denver, CO

Job Description
The Systems Engineering technology defines and verifies the requirements, integrates across technologies, organizations, suppliers, and customers for all launch vehicle components, ground system components and the payloads. 

The SEIT Lead will drive rigorous Systems Engineering and Integration across the program and lead the SEs, SAILs and Integrators.

Responsible for:
Execution of the System Engineering within the Program
* Ensure consistent execution of scaled and tailored SEIT processes by the Program
* TDM, Requirement Management and Integration, Fish bones, Gate Reviews, Trade Studies
* Development and maintenance specs
* Development of verification plans
* Program Gate Review roadmap
* Prioritization of SE work within the Program
* Support integration and coordination across the Enterprise
* Day to day tasking of the Program SEIT team
* Coordination and integration with other SEIT leads
* Coordination with CE and PM to define prioritization and define tasking of team
* Elevation of items that raise to system level for coordination and arbitration of system level decisions

The System Engineer RS4 will lead a large (15-20 people) multi-disciplinary team to establish and execute ULA Systems Engineering and Integration activities in support of the NASA Space Launch System program and the Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage (ICPS) SM-1 Europa Program.

ULA Job Description:
Performs system and subsystem integration ensuring that subsystems function together as an integrated system. Brings together discrete systems utilizing a variety of methods including systems engineering, technical risk assessments, technical planning, verification and validation, and supportability and effectiveness analyses of total systems throughout the system lifecycle. Analyses are performed at all levels of total system product to include: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, certification, operation, maintenance, and disposal. Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detailed trade studies, requirements allocation, and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications. May lead cross-functional teams and play a critical role in process and tool development, execution, and continuous improvement.

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Vehicle & Ground Systems

External Additional Requirements
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or Applied Mathematics
  • 6-10 years of applicable and relatable experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience with Word, Excel and PowerPoint to include the integration of charts for presentations
  • Ability to quickly build and maintain rapport with teammates and customers.
  • Ability to travel (10%)
  • Self-motivated with demonstrated initiative, teamwork and leadership skills on previous technical projects
  • Ability to operate independently and work as part of a team

External Preferred Qualifications
  • Organization skills necessary to maintain focus and achieve consensus within the diverse multi-disciplined teams
  • Previous work experience in an Aerospace company
  • Advanced understanding of systems engineering principles and project management
  • Advanced understanding of launch vehicle systems
  • Experience with NASA programs and customer interfaces
  • Experience and background with previous large-scale launch vehicle programs, including the Atlas and Delta family
  • Experience and background with significant launch system and component development and upgrades.
  • Experience coordinating system level design reviews (e.g. SRR, PDR, CDR, etc.) and presenting to a diverse customer audience.
  • Knowledge of agile development processes.
  • Written and oral communication skills.

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.

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