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Project Systems Engineer (0349U), Space Sciences Laboratory - 33364
University of California, Berkeley
Project Systems Engineer (0349U), Space Sciences Laboratory - 33364
At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.
We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.
The Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL) is an Organized Research Unit (ORU) of the Berkeley campus reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Research. SSL's primary goal is to foster research in space-related sciences and to provide education for the next generation of space scientists. Research at SSL, led by Berkeley faculty and SSL Senior Fellows, focuses on experiments and observations carried out in space as well as theoretical and basic research.
Since its inception in 1959, SSL has participated in over 50 NASA space science missions, including the Apollo, Mars, Discovery, and Explorer
programs, as well as many international space missions. SSL researchers have pioneered the development of instrumentation for study of the Sun, the interplanetary medium, the planets, and the Earth; for ultraviolet, x-ray, gamma-ray, and infrared astronomy; and for the measurement of the cosmic microwave background.
SSL provides the engineering and technical capabilities required to develop and fabricate individual space instruments, an entire scientific payload for a spacecraft, or an entire space mission from start-to-finish-complete with in-house instrument design and fabrication; instrument and spacecraft integration and testing; launch support; mission and science operations, including commanding the spacecraft and bringing the data down to SSL's own ground station; and data processing and analysis.
Project Systems Engineer of a major spaceflight project. Reports to a higher-level program manager. Serves as a consultant on other programs. Assigns subsystem managers for their part of a program. Manages, prepares, administers, and directs resources. Participates in developing, modifying and executing policies that affect immediate operation and may also have campus-wide effect. Erroneous decisions or failure to achieve goals results in additional costs and personnel, and serious delays in overall schedules.
- Generates Project-level Systems Engineering Documentation and assists with entry products for milestone reviews.
- Manages the flow-down of Level 1 requirements, CONOPs, Interface Control Documents, and Baseline Configuration.
- Performs and documents technical trade studies; assists in the design and configuration of the Observatory and Instrument.
- Coordinates and oversees content of component and system-level design reviews.
- Oversees subsystem leads for resource metrics and technical requirements management.
- Implements and monitors NASA or other funding agency procedures, contract terms, guidelines and directives, including all quality assurance and safety requirements.
- Advanced skills in the planning, development, and implementation of space systems, including one successful complex space instrument from concept development through launch.
- Thorough knowledge and skills in systems engineering covering disciplines (electrical or mechanical) relevant at the Instrument level
- Advanced systems knowledge to effectively integrate multiple engineering disciplines.
- Excellent skills in leading the technical design and development of a space project.
- Doctorate or advanced degree with significant post-graduate work in related field.
Salary & Benefits
This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying. Please upload the document in the Resume section, then skip the (optional) Cover Letter upload section.
Please include, as part of your application a brief (1-2 paragraph) statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in your professional experience.
Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental to our UC Berkeley Principles of Community, which states that "every member of the UC Berkeley community has a role in sustaining a safe, caring, and humane environment in which these values can thrive."
The minimum posting duration of this position is 14 calendar days. The department will not initiate the application review process prior to April 11, 2022.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
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