Engineer II - Fault Management Systems Engineer with Security Clearance

BAE Systems
Boulder, Colorado
Jun 20, 2024
Jun 28, 2024
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate

Join the Fault Management team - a diverse group of creative, passionate systems engineers with an expertise in designing on-board autonomy to protect space system mission objectives in the presence of critical faults and failures. We work on everything from payloads to space vehicles to mission architectures. Our close-knit team looks out for one another, sharing expertise & common design practices, collaboratively engaging on the hardest technical problems, and constantly sharpening one another through candid and curious discussions. Fault management offers opportunities to dig into the lowest level details of the system, really understanding how it works, while also considering the big-picture architecture, customer needs, and mission objectives. Individuals who thrive in this environment build skills that prepare them to move into technical leadership roles like chief engineer, architecture lead, or lead systems engineer. We are searching for innovative leaders who enjoy rolling up their sleeves to solve hard problems alongside other subject matter experts to help us ensure mission success for the next generation of BAE Systems missions. We're seeking an action-oriented engineer with intellectual curiosity who is excited to apply systems engineering fundamentals and technical expertise to designing autonomous fault detection and correction. Our national defense missions require the utmost attention to the fault management design to ensure mission success through simple yet robust implementations. As part of this team, you will have the opportunity to grow as a leader, gain technical depth in multiple subsystems, refine your communication skills, and challenge yourself to solve hard problems with a mission success perspective. You will participate in internal and external development and milestone reviews, design fault protection that will be loaded to flight hardware, develop scripts and participate in verification and validation of the design, and ultimately support commissioning of the mission on-orbit as well as provide expert factory reach-back support in the case of on-orbit anomalies. You will work closely with, and be mentored by, experts in the field. You will have opportunities to take ownership of portions of the overall design while collaborating with a team to ensure all the piece parts work together. Your work will provide development, I&T, and operations experience that will prepare you for growth opportunities in multiple directions - we'd love to hear about your personal career goals. Our fault management engineers are systems engineers, and as a result, you will have opportunities to contribute beyond the fault management design. Architecture design, CONOPS definition, integration and test, requirements verification, and mission operations are common places where fault management engineers contribute to the program beyond the fault design. Our engineers are involved from program study phases all the way through on-orbit factory support; true cradle to grave exposure to the space mission lifecycle. The Engineering, Science and Analysis (ESA) Strategic Capabilities Unit comprises the technical talent and organizational leadership that enables the successful delivery of high-impact discriminating technologies for our customers' missions. Our collaborative, cross-functional teams are committed to innovation, integrity, continual learning and strong execution. What You'll Do: Work in a fast-paced team environment designing, building, verifying, and launching spacecraft & missions.
Contribute to fault management concept, development, test, and training/operations activities.
Participate in the systems engineering team on your program.
Understand mission-level priorities and risk posture to inform fault management implementation.
Develop a working knowledge of individual vehicle subsystems.
Collaborate with subject matter experts to solve unique design challenges related spacecraft health and safety.
Understand failure modes and effects for vehicle subsystems and components.
Tailor heritage fault management designs to meet program-specific mission requirements.
Clearly and thoroughly document the fault management approach in Systems Engineering Reports.
Collaborate across internal and external interfaces and with the customer to develop a mission fault management design.
Develop test plans, procedures, and scripts, and execute test campaigns to verify fault management design.
Participate in hardware build and test as a member of the systems engineering team.
Collaborative member of fault management section, contributing to internal peer reviews, development of common philosophies and approaches, training and mentoring activities.
Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Capabilities Units and the Company. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
Perform other duties as necessary. On-Site Work Environment: This position requires regular in-person engagement by working on-site five days each normally scheduled week in the primary work location. Travel and local commute between company campuses and other possible non-company locations may be required. Working Conditions: Work is performed in an office, laboratory, production floor, or cleanroom, outdoors or remote research environment.
May occasionally work in production work centers where use of protective equipment and gear is required.
May access other facilities in various weather conditions. Required Education, Experience, & Skills BS degree or higher in Engineering or a related technical field is required plus 5 or more years related experience.
Each higher-level degree, i.e., Master's Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.
A current, active TS/SCI security clearance.
Ability to be a self-motivated learner with demonstrated desire and ability to learn new technical areas.
Capability to think critically at all mission levels; architecture-level impacts of design decisions down to implementation details.
Collaborative, team-oriented approach to problem solving.
Excellent communication skills.
Goal oriented, excellent organizational skills, a team mindset, and a desire and capability to come up to speed quickly on the assigned program. Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills BS degree in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or related technical field.
Solid experience with scripting and programming.
Detailed understanding of one or more spacecraft subsystem.
Experience with simulator/hardware test development and execution and/or mission operations.
Systems engineering experience with requirements validation and verification.
Previous experience with spacecraft fault management design and/or operations. Pay Information
Full-Time Salary Range: $111000 - $137500 Please note: This range is based on our market pay structures. However, individual salaries are determined by a variety of factors including, but not limited to: business considerations, local market conditions, and internal equity, as well as candidate qualifications, such as skills, education, and experience. Employee Benefits: At BAE Systems, we support our employees in all aspects of their life, including their health and financial well-being. Regular employees scheduled to work 20+ hours per week are offered: health, dental, and vision insurance; health savings accounts; a 401(k) savings plan; disability coverage; and life and accident insurance. We also have an employee assistance program, a legal plan, and other perks including discounts on things like home, auto, and pet insurance. Our leave programs include paid time off, paid holidays, as well as other types of leave, including paid parental, military, bereavement, and any applicable federal and state sick leave. Employees may participate in the company recognition program to receive monetary or non-monetary recognition awards. Other incentives may be available based on position level and/or job specifics. About BAE Systems Space & Mission Systems BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts - defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team-making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you'll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.
Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, Space & Mission Systems is a leading provider of national defense and civil space applications, advanced remote sensing, scientific and tactical systems for the U.S. Intelligence, Department of Defense and scientific communities. We continually pioneer ways to innovate spacecraft, mission payloads, optical systems, and other defense and civil capabilities . click apply for full job details