Integration and Test Systems Engineer - TS-SCI

Job Details

Job Details

Job ID: 10153

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Located in Pasadena, California, JPL has a campus-like environment situated on 177 acres in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and offers a work environment unlike any other: we inspire passion, foster innovation, build collaboration, and reward excellence.


Unique opportunity for a multi-disciplined Ground Data Systems I&T System Engineer for Special Programs.  You will be a member of the Ground Data Systems (GDS) Integration, Test, & Deployment Group reporting administratively to the Technical Group Supervisor and programmatically to the GDS Lead. As the GDS I&T Systems Engineer, you will develop and execute a detailed plan to test the mission operations system in an integrated ground environment. This is a position for an energetic and multi-disciplined ground engineer who is customer-focused, articulate, reacts well to changes, can multi-task, and work well independently and within a team environment.


Will be responsible to:

  • Develop and execute system level test procedures.
  • Dry-run test procedures, scripts and products using test resources.
  • Trouble-shoot and document anomalies.
  • Lead anomaly resolution teams.
  • Support and participate in the execution of element level mission operations V&V.
  • Lead in the execution of the Integrated Ground V&V campaign.
  • Lead coordination and execution of End-to-End Testing.
  • Lead teams that support and maintains the mission system software and hardware environments.
  • Lead implementation of task plans as they pertain to the GDS.
  • Support program milestones.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, EE, or related technical discipline with a minimum of 9 years of related experience; Master’s degree in similar disciplines with a minimum of 7 years of related experience; or PhD in similar disciplines with a minimum of 5 years related experience.
  • Systems Engineering knowledge and lifecycle experience in one or more of the following areas: Mission Operations Systems (MOS), Ground Data Systems (GDS), and system Verification and Validation (V&V).
  • Strong Virtual Machine (VM) skills in configuring, maintaining, and deploying multiple VM instances in an environment.
  • Strong Information Technology skills and proficiency in:   Linux Operating Systems, database applications such as FileMaker Pro and MySQL; scripting languages such as Python and STOL; cloud computing; and JAVA
  • Leadership abilities to manage a team of System Administrators to support the working IT environment.
  • Experience using requirements management systems such as DOORs.
  • Demonstrated experience in planning and execution of ground test campaigns.
  • Direct experience in working effectively across multiple organizations.
  • Ability to quickly grasp new concepts and incorporate innovations.
  • Demonstrated experience working with source control applications and workflow applications such as GitHub and JIRA.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills required for customer interface.


Must be a U.S. Citizen with an active Top Secret (TS) clearance based upon Single Scope Background investigation (SBBI) within a 5-year scope and must be approved for Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) accesses.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Direct experience in DoD systems engineering lifecycle.
  • Knowledge and experience in applicable DoD policies and procedures pertaining to Ground Systems and Mission Operations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in software systems I&T and deployment.
  • Prior experience working in a 24x7, high-availability, operations engineering environment.
  • Experience in maintaining program external technical interfaces.
  • Understanding of JPL Flight Project Practices and Design Principles.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with evolving software/hardware infrastructure
  • Ability to work with multiple customers on premises and remote


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