Extravehicular Activity Exploration Engineering Specialist

The Aerospace Corporation - Houston, TX4.0

All Locations: Houston, TX (Texas)


The Aerospace Human Exploration and Space Flight (HESF) will provide system engineering capabilities to NASA/Johnson Space Center in support of their Extravehicular Activity (EVA) exploration planning. Our support will include the development of EVA concept of operations, defining requirements for future equipment, participation in trade studies, and the integration of EVA needs into the Design Reference Missions (DRM).

Provide Systems Engineering and integration related to EVA interest in the area of NASA wide exploration Design Reference Mission (DRM) development and/or refinement:
DRM Flow Down to EVA - Assess DRM Requirements from an EVA perspective and recommend EVA Project level requirements.
EVA Flow Up to DRM - Assess and recommend the flow-up of EVA Architecture Assumptions for Exploration DRM SE&I products, including identification and documentation of technical baseline impacts, trade studies, and response recommendations.
Assess and recommend supporting technical data for EVA performance measures per DRM Master Equipment Lists, Power Equipment Lists, and Volumes.
Perform EVA related trade studies, special requirement studies, technology readiness studies as requested to support unique mission concept developments.
Provide Systems Engineering and Integration related to EVA and space suit requirements planning, coordination, and documentation in the following areas:
Perform EVA System engineering applied to space suits for manned space activities and supporting EVA equipment for manned space activities, including EVA Tools and Vehicle Interface options.
Performing Cradle database support as required especially in support of Exploration (such as ARRM/ARCM) requirements document development.
Develop and coordinate documentation change packages, including stakeholder review and technical interchange meetings for technical issue resolution.
Participate in status/planning meetings, workshops, and control boards to discuss requirements, traceability/metrics, and overall systems engineering processes.
Support analyses, trades, and decision package development for resolution of EVA architectural options and EVA requirements.
Provide coordinated updates to the EVA Management Office.
Develop relevant processes and operating procedures as needed for requirement management tasks.
As directed, plan and coordinate the overall EVA Exploration planning schedule for major milestone participation and deliverable development
As directed, plan and coordinate the EVA ops con documents and integration of those document with exercises associated with analogue and other EVA simulated environment evaluations
Periodic travel within the US is expected. Suit activity may require travel outside the US as well.

Bachelor of Science degree in engineering or science.
In-depth knowledge of current EVA technology.
Knowledge and understanding of the NASA program life cycle and system engineering processes.
Ability to effectively utilize oral and written communication to express technical concepts and recommendations to personnel at all technical and managerial levels.
Ability to work effectively and quickly in real-time environments of rapid-change, conflicting requirements, and occasional pressure.
Ability to coordinate and lead engineering teams in a matrixed organization.
Exhibit high level of innovation, creativeness, and initiative.
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers.
Broad internal recognition from peers and Aerospace program office.
Broad technical/programmatic impact on programs supported.

Advanced degree in engineering or science.
Eight years of experience with NASA spacecraft.
Understands the utilization of Cradle requirements management software.
Understanding of scheduling software packages.
Experience performing or leading technical and programmatic tasks for NASA.

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Additional Requisition Details


Clearance Requirement: None

Access: None

Polygraph: None

Relocation Available: Yes

Employment Type: Regular

Work Schedule: Full Time

Company Statement

The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to provide critical solutions to technologically complex systems in such areas as communications, shipping, law enforcement, and cyber, among others.

From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.

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The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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