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Systems Engineer (NASA HHPC - Johnson Space Center)


Systems Engineer


Moutain City, California, United States


Leidos has an excellent opportunity for an experienced Systems Engineer to work on the Human Health and Performance Contract (HHPC) at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas for an upcoming NASA exploration project. This role provides

critical systems engineering leadership as NASA continues to evolve systems for exploration missions including Gateway, lunar surface, Mars transit, and Mars surface missions. This position will support projects as a lead systems engineer by developing and integrating next generation technology, processes, and design into solutions that will enable astronauts and the program to safely execute missions beyond low earth orbit.

This position is located in Houston, Texas with the opportunity to work a flexible schedule 1-2 days per week remote.

The Systems Engineer will identify and manage system requirements, verification, and validation activity. This role will help define the system architecture and system interfaces, evaluate system characteristics and performance, lead integration efforts, participate in testing of work products, and support the lifecycle review process. Duties also include participation in design reviews, risk and opportunity management, and leveraging subject matter experts to execute technical strategy. The successful candidate will also routinely work with innovative technology, design, and processes developed internally by NASA and externally by leading technology companies, will perform trade studies, and execute down-select.

US Citizenship or US Permanent Residency and the ability to successfully obtain a Pubic Trust Security Clearance are required.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Create and deliver systems engineering artifacts, such as: concepts of operations, requirements, traces, allocations, system architectures, design solutions, interface definitions.
  • Participate in system testing; administer systems operations and sustainment activities.
  • Perform verification and validation planning and execution.
  • Apply systems engineering concepts and prior experience in collaboration with project team to achieve project milestones.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related discipline, and 8+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience leading complex technical projects involving both hardware and software configuration items
  • Experience and / or knowledge of systems engineering to include requirements development, functional decomposition and allocation, functional integration, integrated design, analysis and evaluation, verification
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to collaborate with internal / external stakeholders across multi-disciplinary groups and organizational levels
  • Excellent problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Development Assurance, Certification and Safety Analysis
  • Knowledge of Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)
  • Prior experience supporting NASA programs

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $81,250.00 - $146,875.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.