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Principal Systems (I&T) Engineer

Company: Airbus Defense and Space
Location: Merritt Island
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, Inc offers advanced solutions to meet the most complex U.S. defense, security, space, and intelligence requirements. Celebrating over 50 years in the US, we remain a trusted government partner, leveraging world-class satellite, laser communication, rotor and fixed wing solutions to help our national security, defense and space focused customers meet their missions. Airbus U.S. looks to employ a commitment driven team, dedicated to enabling our customer's mission success. We are committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment and a welcoming and engaging staff. With competitive compensation and superior employee benefits, as well as a commitment to fostering individual career growth, Airbus U.S. is the place where top talent wants to work. Position Summary: Airbus U.S. is looking for an enthusiastic and creative Principal I&T Engineer to develop solutions for satellite integration and test. We're looking for candidates who can bring exceptional engineering skills and strong experience in aerospace programs to the team. Position Responsibilities: The Principal I&T Engineer's primary responsibility will beleading development and executing I&T activities for the Airbus U.S.'s satellite flight hardware, flatsats, HWIL/SWILs, and simulators. This engineer will be involved in the full lifecycle of development, from requirements definition through operations.Being at the cutting edge of space technology, we need someone who is eager to learn, grow, and take on new and potentially unfamiliar challenges. There is no shortage of fascinatingproblems to solve. The Principal I&T Engineer will provide autonomous support of complex assignments and technical leadership of other I&T engineers, under the leadership of the Systems Engineering Manager. The Principal I&T Engineer will have project and subject matter responsibility and authority. Integration and Test 75%

  • Develop and execute various tests pertaining to the AirbusUS satellite platforms, including ARROW platform to meet customer requirements:
  • Create test plans and procedures for various levels of assembly: unit, module, subsystem, platform, satellite. Includes testing such as functional, environmental, compatibility
  • Develop and interact with the Flatsats and other I&T means to test functionality and performance
  • Develop test sequences that demonstrate compliance with various interface specifications at both the subsystem and satellite, and systems level
  • Work with the AirbusUS and OneWeb Satellites engineers to develop and perform V&V tasks that ensure compatibility and performance of various 3rd party equipment with the modified ARROW platform, as well as new satellite programs
  • Assist in ensuring maximum reuse of the existing ARROW product and identify need for modification
  • Support the development of subsystem level requirements and requirement flow-down to the various components and parts as necessary - in all phases of the development lifecycle with particular emphasis on Design for Cost/Design for Manufacturability/Design for Test approaches
  • Ensure the maximum reuse of the existing Airbus heritage products and if necessary identify need for modification
  • Drive multiple design activities (programs or mission) - could lead to spacecraft, payload, satellite bus, and/or launch integration activities; Roadmap Development 15%
    • Support Airbus spacecraft development product roadmap: includes design adjustments, schedule, and cost targets aligned for future business captures.
    • Support the definition of spacecraft customization process for customer mission needs. Additional Responsibilities 10%
      • Perform all the necessary C&DH system engineering activities to build, to maintain and to evolve the Airbus spacecraft products.
      • Promote and optimize cost savings by reuse of the heritage platform designs and manufacturing infrastructures in the pursuit of various constellation prospects. Qualified Experience / Skills / Training: Education:
        • Bachelor's degree in STEM (Science, Technical, Engineering, Math) or related scientific areas.
        • Preferred: Master's in STEM (Science, Technical, Engineering, Math) or related scientific areas. Experience:
          • A minimum of 15 years with a Bachelor's degree, or 12 years with a Master's degree
          • Proven track-record of working with aerospace hardware and/or software systems, starting from conceptual designs and tradeoffs thru detailed design, development, manufacture, integration, test, deployment, and operations. Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:
            • Demonstrated ability to participate in cross-functional planning, coordination, and task execution situations involving the full spectrum of engineering and integration activities
            • Proficiency with various I&T engineering tools and processes
            • Familiarity with elements of space mission architectures extending beyond the satellite platform - including launch, flight operations, mission CONOPS, user interfaces, etc.
            • Communicate in a clear and concise manner effectively across multiple levels.
            • Be team-minded and ready to work in a multi-functional and multi-cultural, fast-moving and complex/technical environment.
            • Flexible attitude and strong initiative.
            • Demonstrated ability to deliver results. Travel Required:
              • If based in Merritt Island, Florida: periodic travel (less than 20%) to US Airbus facilities or partner companies
              • If not based in Merritt Island, Florida: significant travel to Merritt Island, FL (at least 50% during I&T activities)
              • Occasional International travel to collaborate with European Airbus counterparts Eligibility: US Citizenship Clearance: Ability to obtain and maintain a Government security clearance Active DoD security clearance at Secret or above highly desirable Organizational information: Direct Reports: Exempt: 0 Non-exempt: 0 Physical Requirements:
                • Vision: able to see and read computer screen and other electronic equipment with screens, able to read documents.
                • Hearing: able to hear to participate in conversations in person and via teleconference or phone and to hear sounds including safety warnings or alarms.
                • Equipment Operation (personal computer, telephone, copies, fax machine, and related office equipment and using electronic identification card to enter building floors and internal doors): able to operate most office and personal electronic equipment.
                • Carrying: able to carry documents, electronic equipment and/or supplies up to 40lbs/9kg.
                • Lifting: able to lift documents, electronic equipment and/or supplies up to 40lbs/9kg.
                • Sitting: able to sit for long periods of time in meetings, working on computer.
                • Squatting / Kneeling: able to occasionally squat or kneel to retrieve or replace items shelved on bottom shelves.
                • Standing: able to stand for long periods of time.
                • Walking: able to walk through office and outside areas including uneven surfaces. Equal Opportunity: Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, Inc. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, Inc. is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status. As a leader in our field, Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, Inc. provides relocation assistance for qualified positions and a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. As a matter of policy, Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, Inc. does not sponsor visas for US positions unless specified. Only applicants with current work authorization will be considered. Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, Inc. does not offer tenured or guaranteed employment. Employment with Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, Inc. is at will, meaning either the company or the employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice. Company Website: Job Posted by ApplicantPro

Keywords: Airbus Defense and Space, Melbourne , Principal Systems (I&T) Engineer, Other , Merritt Island, Florida

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