The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) is the science operations center for multiple NASA missions, including the Hubble Space Telescope, and the flight operations center for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), planned to launch in early 2021. Our Flight Operations Team is seeking a Console Engineer to plan and control real time operations for the JWST. The Console Engineer will be trained to operate the Flight Operations System (FOS) to monitor the activities of the JWST Observatory and support the ground systems to ensure the instruments and spacecraft subsystems are operating normally.
Take part in a NASA mission at the forefront of astronomy in a job that offers an excellent benefits package, tuition reimbursement, competitive salaries, and a stimulating and diverse work environment. The Space Telescope Science Institute, is located on the Johns Hopkins University Campus in Baltimore, MD.
Your Role and Job Responsibilities:
These are 8-hour daytime positions prior to launch, with the expectation that pre-launch testing will also require shift work and additional hours for testing, simulations and rehearsals. Shift-work is a requirement of the position and will begin shortly before the scheduled JWST launch. Normal operations will consist of a 12-hour per shift rotating schedule.
As a Console Engineer you are a member of the JWST Flight Operations Team (FOT), operating the Flight Operations System (FOS) to monitor the activities of the JWST Observatory and supporting ground systems to ensure the JWST Flight Operations System (FOS) is operating normally. Your role may include the following:
Your Qualifications and Job Requirements:
We invite you to apply if you have a minimum of a B.S. Degree in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, or related physical science degree and technical writing experience. Technical writing experience is a minimum requirement. You must be efficient using standard productivity software and database tools to develop documentation and test results.
The position level and salary are commensurate with education and relevant work experience. Substitution of additional relevant education or experience for stated qualifications may be considered.
At launch, shift work is a requirement. You must be willing and able to support 12-hour, rotating shifts with periods of night shifts up to 7 consecutive days.
Helpful Skills and Experience Considered an Asset (not required)
Candidates must be a US citizen or Permanent Resident. ITAR clearance is required.
TO APPLY: You are requested to complete an on-line application through our website at: www.stsci.edu/opportunities. Applications received by February 20, 2019 will receive full consideration.
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