Avionics Hardware Technical Project Manager

Vehicles

DESCRIPTION:  You’ll lead a small team building high-performance, innovative, real-time embedded systems that monitor and control fully autonomous spacecraft.  By applying your deep technical experience and project management skills with a commitment to quality and attention to detail commensurate with safe human spaceflight, you’ll have an opportunity to directly impact the history of human space exploration.
 
Responsibilities
  • Collaborate with many internal stakeholders to define requirements, dependencies, and schedule needs associated with delivering integrated avionics hardware systems
  • Lead team-based identification, decomposition, and estimation of work scope for full lifecycle avionics hardware development
  • Manage project schedule, resources, and cost – present status of effort, including risks, variances and recovery plans to program management
  • Integrate hardware schedules with program and vehicle schedules
  • Work to continuously improve the team processes and organization to move quickly while meeting human space flight standards
  • Create the necessary high level program management plans and support the creation of other artifacts including the architecture design descriptions and verifications plans
  • Continuously track all hardware technical performance measures to ensure the development team is meeting its defined performance goals
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
Required
  • Minimum of a BS in electrical, aerospace, or computer engineering or a related field
  • 8+ years of hardware systems development and project management experience
  • Strong technical background in digital and analog circuit design, assembly, and test
  • Experience leading at least 1 multi-person development project, managing requirements, priorities, scope, schedule, cost, and communications
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Passion for hands-on problem solving with an interest in spacecraft systems
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team on rapid development programs
  • U.S. citizen, permanent resident alien or otherwise able to review all export-controlled technical information.
 
Desired
  • Post-graduate degree in electrical or computer engineering or management
  • Project management training
  • Experience managing complex projects combining hardware, firmware, and software
  • Experience leading the development and testing of real-time embedded systems with a focus on modular and extensible architectures
  • Experience developing hardware to IPC J-STD-0001xS, IPC/WHMA-A-620x-S, and/or NASA-STD-8739.n standards
  • Experience with safety-critical systems development (automotive, aerospace, medical)

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