Job Title: SYSTEMS ENGINEER
Job number: 130220-1
Type: Full time, professional.
Location: GMT Project Office, Pasadena CA
The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) Project is a collaboration of major US and international educational and research institutions constructing a next-generation extremely large optical/infrared telescope for astronomical research. GMT will have a segmented primary mirror approximately 25 meters in diameter, far larger than any current optical/IR telescope. The telescope is being designed with an integrated adaptive optics system and a powerful suite of instruments to support a wide range of scientific programs. The telescope will be located at Las Campanas Observatory in Chile. The Project is currently preparing for the Preliminary Design Review.
The GMTO Corporation (GMTO) has been formed to construct and operate the GMT Observatory. The GMTO members include Carnegie Institution for Science, Harvard University, the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI), The Smithsonian Institution, Texas A&M University, University of Chicago, The University of Texas at Austin, the Australian National University, Astronomy Australia Ltd (AAL), and the University of Arizona. The project office is located in Pasadena, California.
GMT website: www.gmto.org
The Systems Engineer will be a member of the Systems Engineering group that is responsible for the system level requirements, interface control, documentation, change control, product assurance, project standards, integration and test planning, commissioning and the safety plan.
It is expected that the Systems Engineer will develop a comprehensive understanding of the technical aspects of the project, including the telescope, instrumentation, and enclosure, and how the systems will perform under various operating modes and environmental conditions.
As part of the systems engineering group, the Systems Engineer will apply systems engineering best practices using the processes and tools put in place by the Project, assist the Systems Engineering Team Lead with the development of system design safety, and apply engineering multidisciplinary technical support for products developed by Systems Engineering.
The Systems Engineer will also work closely with subsystem engineers and scientists to develop interface control documents, and plans for product assurance, integration, test and commissioning.
The Systems Engineer will:
• Develop a quality assurance (QA) program and assist the GMT sub-system groups to implement the QA plan.
• Develop system-level integration and test plans with the sub-system groups and develop commissioning plans for the GMT.
• Support the hazards analysis and global safety systems development.
• Assist in developing the ICD’s.
• Assist with implementing systems engineering practices and procedures throughout the project.
• Provide engineering multidisciplinary technical support for development of standard equipment and utility distribution on the telescope.
• An engineering or scientific degree in a technical field such as electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, controls, optics, or instrumentation or similar experience is required.
• 5 years post-degree experience with complex systems
• A strong working knowledge of systems engineering techniques as applied to large projects.
• Willingness and ability to travel to foreign and domestic vendor, partner, and observatory locations as the need arises.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Experience with telescope or aerospace systems is strongly preferred.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to work cooperatively in a team environment
• Good computer skills.
Applicants should send a Letter of Interest and a Resume to careers[at]gmto.org. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Please refer to the Job Number in the letter and in the email subject line. GMTO is an equal opportunity employer.