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System Engineer- Space, Security & Science Program

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Science & Engineering
Job ID: 103355
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Science and Technology on a Mission!

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

We have openings for an experienced Systems Engineer. You will support the Space Security and Science Program in the Z Program in Global Security (GS). You will provide engineering solutions with a focus on space and satellite projects in the areas of kinetic energy, lasers, RF, and optical and work with sponsors that include: NASA, Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Defense (DOD), and other government agencies. This position is in the National Security Engineering Division (NSED) within the Engineering Directorate.

This position will be filled at either the SES.3 or SES.4 level depending on your experience and qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

Essential Duties
- Design, develop, and integrate a broad range of operational, system, and component level functional models to inform the following system engineering activities: operational, requirements, and functional analysis; interface identification and definition; system synthesis; system performance analysis.
- Develop complex designs and apply advanced principles to a wide variety of hardware design and analysis projects.
- Apply advanced system engineering processes to define requirements, manage risk, analyze design failures to determine cause and recommend corrective action.
- Evaluate alternative designs from engineering and economic perspectives and present the results at design reviews.
- Research novel approaches to develop operational, system, and component level models as needed to execute an integrated engineering risk reduction program.
- Develop cost models and cost/budget analysis, project schedules including resource loading/leveling, system maintainability and operations models.
- Coordinate project interfaces and deployment, interfacing with other organizations internal and external to LLNL.
- Collaborate within a team of scientists, engineers, designers, technicians, coordinators, and procurement personnel to achieve project goals.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
In addition, at the SES.4 Level
- Serve as a subject matter expert and apply advanced engineering solutions and technical analysis to resolve highly complex technical and programmatic issues.
- Develop innovative methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria to obtain results based on in-depth analysis of multiple tangible and intangible factors.
- Set broad research/project vision and provide technical direction to small teams and work as a primary technical contact on multidisciplinary teams.

Qualifications
- Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering, System Engineering, Chemical Engineering or a related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Significant experience with system engineering practices, including formally managing requirements and leading independent studies on complex problems.
- Significant experience in prototype development and testing as well as hardware design and analysis.
- Demonstrated ability to devise solutions for complex problems that require in-depth analysis of tangible and intangible factors.
- Demonstrated ability, flexibility and initiative to reprioritize and change programmatic direction depending on emergent requests.
- Experience working as a member of a multidisciplinary project team that may include engineers, scientists, designers, technicians, and coordinators.
- Advanced verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and present and explain technical information to colleagues, management or sponsors.
In addition, at the SES.4 Level
- Expert-level knowledge of highly advanced concepts related to engineering hardware design, fabrication, or testing processes and the ability to meet schedule and deliverables for multiple concurrent projects with a range of priorities.
- Significant experience and demonstrated track record of success developing and implementing creative solutions to a diverse range of highly complex, multi-disciplinary problems and leading corrective actions where necessary.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple parallel tasks, often requiring the resolution of conflicting work requirements and prioritization of tasks toward predetermined long-range targets.

Desired Qualifications
- PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering, System Engineering, Chemical Engineering or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Completion of credentialed System Engineering programs, such as the MIT System Design and Management program, the Georgetown and Stevens Institute of Technology Systems Engineering Management program.
- Knowledge of DoD Architectural Framework and Acquisition Process best practices as well as Knowledge and/or familiarity with NASA Systems Engineering Handbook.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.
 

Security Clearance:  This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.  Also, you must have the ability to obtain and maintain Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access.
 
If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

Note:  Relisted position. Originally listed on February 5, 2018. Previous candidates need not reapply. This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE).  LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.  The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $1.8 billion, employing approximately 6,500 employees.

 

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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