Title: Robotics Analyst, Instructor/Flight Controller
Location: Johnson Space Center – Houston, TX
Citizenship requirement: US
Salary: Competitive -TBD
Req #: 1214
Job Duties & Responsibilities
Entry Level Engineer position. Candidate is expected to complete required training per scheduled time and to achieve ISS robotics systems analyst, flight controller, and instructor certifications to support 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. Flight Controller support includes participation in integration and planning forums related to robotics; development, testing, verification and validation of flight crew procedures; and real time console support of robotic operations - performing malfunction troubleshooting, diagnosis, and operational workarounds of the robotic system while maintaining system safety as considered necessary. Instructor duties require developing and writing training facility requirements, lesson plans and training materials; conducting skills based robotic systems training lessons in classrooms and simulators for flight controllers, astronauts and other operations personnel; and the ability to provide constructive, honest feedback. Frequent interactions with diverse organizations require development of close working relationships facilitated by good interpersonal skills. Presentations to NASA technical community and management are required. Candidate is expected to participate and contribute in group efforts to streamline and upgrade technical processes.
Candidate must have a science background and a good understanding of engineering principles. 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.
Education: B.S. Engineering (Aero, Electrical, Mechanical) from ABET accredited program
***All candidates selected will be subject to a security background investigation and must meet all eligibility requirements for access to classified information. ***