Instrument Systems Engineer | The Space Dynamics Laboratory

Date Posted: 
Thursday, February 6, 2020

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Position Location: 
Logan, UT
Job Description: 

The Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) in Logan, UT has been developing innovative technologies and solutions for cutting-edge NASA, DoD and intelligence programs for almost six decades. Our expertise is in space and airborne IR, VIS, UV, and RF instruments, sensors, small satellite technologies, test and calibration, cybersecurity, data visualization and assurance, and ground stations.

SDL is seeking an experienced electro-optical (EO) instrument systems engineer for exciting relevant NASA science projects including the PACE Ocean Color Instrument, Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope Relative Calibration System, Near Earth Object Surveyor and Europa camera projects. The EO instrument systems engineer is responsible for the architecture, technical trades, risk tracking, requirements tracking, and the technical progress and execution of the EO/IR instrument program. They must have the ability to understand the science driven requirements and work with the team to translate into a technical solution, work with program management to ensure technical requirements and performance are achieved, support interactions with customers, and provide technical support to related proposal efforts.

Required Qualifications:

  • B.S. degree in a related technical field (e.g., optical engineering, electrical engineering or aerospace engineering)
  • 5+ years of relevant EO/IR instrument systems engineering or advanced degree(s) in a related field
  • Familiarity with EO/IR instruments and subsystems design
  • Familiarity with EO/IR detectors
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to present technical concepts, information and solutions clearly and succinctly
  • Must be a US citizen
  • Must be able to travel

Preferred Qualifications:

Advanced degree in a related technical field (e.g., optical engineering, electrical engineering or aerospace engineering)

  • 10+ years of relevant EO/IR instrument systems engineering
  • In-depth familiarity with EO/IR instruments, systems requirements and subsystems
  • Experience with proposal development for NASA opportunities
  • Experience with space instrument/sensor design process, build, assembly, test and integration
  • Experience with environmental testing for space applications
  • Experience with EO/IR requirements development, flow-down, and verification
  • Experience with EO/IR sensor test and calibration
  • Understanding of space environment
  • Understanding of risks and risk mitigations for spaceflight instruments

SDL Benefits: SDL offers competitive salaries and unique benefits, among which include a variety of inexpensive-premium, quality health insurance options; automatic employer retirement contributions, up to 14.2% of base salary; flexible work schedules; generous annual and sick leave; and discounted USU tuition of 50% for employees and dependents. At SDL, we take pride in and highly value our employees. Please contact us if you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of applying.


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