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Engineer II - Spacecraft Power Systems

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Boulder
Posted on: July 1, 2024

Job Description:

Job Description US CITIZENSHIP REQUIREDContingent upon contract award to BAE Systems, Inc. and subsequent task orders.#LI-AP1This position is for an experienced power systems engineer who can provide added value to the Electrical Power and Distribution Subsystem (EPDS) team for spacecraft programs throughout the company. The Engineering, Science and Analysis (ESA) Strategic Capabilities Unit comprises the technical talent and organizational leadership that enables the successful delivery of high-impact discriminating technologies for our customers' missions. Our collaborative, cross-functional teams are committed to innovation, integrity, continual learning and strong execution.What You'll Do:

  • Collaborate with the EPDS department as part of your core team.
    • Work together with colleagues on tackling complex and challenging tasks.
    • Support spacecraft power system development at each phase of the program lifecycle.
    • Complete understanding and wide application of technical principle, theories, and concepts in the field.
    • Own several different spacecraft power system roles as the need arises to include but not limited to:
      • Support the lead Electrical Power Systems engineer working on unique and exciting spacecraft missions to include national defense and civil space.
      • Perform as the Responsible Engineer for EPDS components to include spacecraft battery and/or solar array(s).
      • Contribute to the completion of specific programs and projects.
      • Development of a new payload interface box.
      • Provide power system sizing & schedule for new business proposals and opportunities.
      • Oversee the procurement(s) of critical spacecraft components with subcontractors that are vital to program success.
      • Provides technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems. Solutions are imaginative, thorough, practicable and consistent with organization objectives.
      • Contribute toward advancements in power system architectures for new missions.
      • Manage Independent Research and Development (IR&D) advancing new and innovative technological products and solutions.
      • Represent the power systems team to the space vehicle program at all levels, ensuring the power system can meet the mission needs.
        • Ensure designs are technically correct and contribute to program goals and success.
        • Participate both broadly and deeply in power systems for our space missions.
        • Provide contributions that result in more pictures taken, more planets found, more storms tracked, more intelligence gathered.
        • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
        • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Capabilities Units and the Company. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
        • Perform other duties as necessary.On-Site Work Environment: This position requires regular in-person engagement by working on-site five days each normally scheduled week in the primary work location. Travel and local commute between company campuses and other possible non-company locations may be required.Working Conditions:
          • Work is performed in an office, laboratory, production floor, or cleanroom, outdoors or remote research environment.
          • May occasionally work in production work centers where use of protective equipment and gear is required.
          • May access other facilities in various weather conditions.#IJSRequired Education, Experience, & Skills
            • BS degree or higher in Engineering or a related technical field is required plus 5 or more years related experience.
            • Each higher-level degree, i.e., Master's Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.
            • A current, active TS/SCI security clearance is required.
            • Direct experience in spacecraft electrical power subsystem engineering or electrical power test or electrical power operations.
            • A desire to learn - our culture fosters intellectual curiosity.
            • A solid technical foundation - people who flourish behave like owners.
            • Effectiveness in small teams with broad responsibilities, with eagerness to work for the success of the team.
            • Comfortable working in a collaborative team environment.
            • Solid communication and presentation skills.
            • Capability to learn and apply tools to perform solar array, battery, power conversion, and distribution sizing, and performance analysis.Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
              • Detailed knowledge relating to some, or all, of the following:
                • Lithium-ion batteries.
                • Solar arrays.
                • Power control and distribution.
                • Power conversion, regulation, and/or direct energy transfer architectures.
                • Charge control methods and power fault protection.
                • Experience with power simulation tools (e.g., PSPICE, MATLAB, etc.).
                • Experience with defining, developing and delivering space qualified hardware.Pay InformationFull-Time Salary Range: $111000 - $137500Please note: This range is based on our market pay structures. However, individual salaries are determined by a variety of factors including, but not limited to: business considerations, local market conditions, and internal equity, as well as candidate qualifications, such as skills, education, and experience. Employee Benefits: At BAE Systems, we support our employees in all aspects of their life, including their health and financial well-being. Regular employees scheduled to work 20+ hours per week are offered: health, dental, and vision insurance; health savings accounts; a 401(k) savings plan; disability coverage; and life and accident insurance. We also have an employee assistance program, a legal plan, and other perks including discounts on things like home, auto, and pet insurance. Our leave programs include paid time off, paid holidays, as well as other types of leave, including paid parental, military, bereavement, and any applicable federal and state sick leave. Employees may participate in the company recognition program to receive monetary or non-monetary recognition awards. Other incentives may be available based on position level and/or job specifics.About BAE Systems Space & Mission Systems BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts - defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team-making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you'll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, Space & Mission Systems is a leading provider of national defense and civil space applications, advanced remote sensing, scientific and tactical systems for the U.S. Intelligence, Department of Defense and scientific communities. We continually pioneer ways to innovate spacecraft, mission payloads, optical systems, and other defense and civil capabilities. Powered by endlessly curious people with an unwavering mission focus, we continually discover ways to enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most.BAE Systems is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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