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Job #: R-00017579
Location: Houston, TX
Category: Aerospace Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil


Job Requisition:

Aerospace Engineer

Job Description:

The candidate is expected to complete required training in minimal time and to achieve ISS robotics systems analyst, flight controller, and instructor certifications to support Space Station Robotics Operations (ROBO) console and Lead ROBO instructor roles as assigned.

Analysis support includes development of the Robotics Planning System (RPS) simulation, software tool user acceptance testing, and product development.

The Robotics Flight Controller role consists of developing robotic arm trajectories, procedure development and verification, mission development, and support of real time, on console operations of flight control commanded and astronaut controlled robotic operations. 

Robotics Instructors provide skills training to astronauts, flight controllers, and other instructors in classroom, single systems trainer, integrated simulation, and remote/on board ISS environments.

Frequent interactions with diverse organizations require development of close working relationships facilitated by good interpersonal skills.

Presentations to NASA and Integrated Mission Operations Contract II (IMOC II) technical community and management are required.

Candidate is expected to participate and contribute in group efforts to streamline and upgrade technical and administrative processes.

This IMOC II position requires successful completion of a government background check before commencement of employment.

If you are not a United States Citizen, this check could take up to 12 months to be completed.


Must have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college in Aerospace, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering (ABET), MATH or Physics, 0-2 years of equivalent experience/combined education, this is an entry level position.

Space Shuttle and/or International Space Station (ISS) flight control operations, mission design, instruction and/or analysis is highly desired.

Candidate must be well organized, able to properly prioritize complex schedules, possess good planning skills, and have strong decision-making, negotiating and integration skills, along with the ability to function well under pressure.

Candidate must also be highly motivated and able to work with minimal supervision and be able to participate in and facilitate team efforts.

Candidate must be an effective communicator (both oral and written) and possess capable interpersonal skills as this position directly interfaces with a diverse group of team contacts, customers, and management.

NOTE: Medical clearance necessary for flight control certification; must be able to pass Air Traffic Controller Physical.

Working shifts and holidays may be required for integrated simulations and robotic operations support.

Position certification requires international travel.

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Public Trust


Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Aerospace Engineering



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