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Systems Engineer 3, Space Sciences Laboratory (0546U) 3275 - 3275
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Dec. 2, 2019
Title Systems Engineer 3, Space Sciences Laboratory (0546U) 3275 - 3275
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautics

Systems Engineer 3, Space Sciences Laboratory (0546U) 3275 - 3275

About Berkeley

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.

Departmental Overview

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.

This is a Systems Engineering position to support the TRACERS project at UC Berkeley's Space Sciences Laboratory. The position will provide day-to-day support to the TRACERS SSL Project Manager including but not limited to:
A) Requirements development, documentation and verification.
B) Systems level documentation generation, curation and configuration control.
C) Developing and maintaining interface control across multiple instruments, D) Identification, qualification and control of system level trades, budgets and resources for the TRACERS SSL project.


  • Provides professional Systems engineering information and advice to senior systems engineers, management and the PI.
  • Plans, organizes and supervises lower level engineers and technical staff engaged in design, construction and testing of space flight instruments.
  • Carries system engineering responsibility covering relevant engineering specialties engaged in the instrument level.
  • Develops requirements and specifications for aerospace parts procurements; works with other research organizations in the development of the component.
  • Coordinates work at other research institutions and reports to NASA technical review teams.

Required Qualifications

  • Thorough skills in the design, development and construction of space systems, including one successful aerospace product.
  • Specialist in Aerospace Systems Engineer discipline.
  • Thorough skills in supervising lower level professional engineering and technical staff to ensure objectives are met in adherence to quality standards.

Education and Training
  • Advanced degree in Physics, Engineering or Aerospace Engineering and/or equivalent experience/training.
  • Post-graduate level course work in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Salary & Benefits

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.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

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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