Configuration Management Engineer III ( TS/SCI clearance)

Job Details

Job ID: 11481

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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.


Do you have a passion for space exploration and Configuration Management Systems? Are you a strategic thinker and enjoy the challenge of developing and improving engineering practices and processes?

We invite you to join the Special Programs Information and Configuration Management Group to serve as an Information and Configuration Management Engineer Level 3. Reporting functionally to the Special Programs Information and Configuration Management Group Supervisor and programmatically to the Project Systems Engineer.

We seek a motivated individual that can work independently and within a team environment, be able to strategically lead teams, and initiate and lead tasks that need to be performed across a spectrum of engineering disciplines.

As a member of the Special Programs Information and Configuration Management Group, the Information and Configuration Management Engineer (ICME) is responsible for tailoring and implementing the institutional requirements on JPL projects. The ICME provides support for JPL Project System Engineers including:

  • Ensuring the project is aligned with institutional policies, processes and procedures
  • Serving as the technical point of contact to implement and manage the appropriate level of access control to protect sensitive project information
  • Releasing documents and drawings, including verifying that drawings and interface control documents conform to specifications and other contractual requirements
  • Planning and executing the change control process (including action item collection/tracking/closure, impact assessments, change incorporation, verification, and closure)
  • Working within a Dynamic Object Oriented Requirements System (DOORS) database to verify changes in the system
  • Preparing CM activity/status reports and metrics for project meetings and reviews
  • Coordinating waivers to project and institutional requirements
  • Managing information throughout the product's lifecycle, including archiving and closeout
  • Investigating alternate methods when needed and recommending improvements to project personnel and management
  • Applying knowledge of standards and practices to integrate partner information


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


Successful candidates typically have a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Library and Information Science, or related field with a minimum of 6 years of related experience or a Master’s degree with a minimum of 4 years of related experience or a PhD degree with a minimum of 2 years of related experience. The applicant must have an understanding of the CM discipline; experience coordinating and collaborating efficiently in a multifaceted environment; and excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience using an enterprise Product Data Management (PDM) system such as Siemens Teamcenter, SAP PLM, or PTC Windchill
  • Experience creating, updating, and maintaining MS Office information
  • Experience managing requirements in DOORS
  • Experience managing and tracking actions and tasks in JIRA
  • Experience using an enterprise content management system such as SharePoint

Work Authorization

U.S. Citizen

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