Chief System Engineer, EX Division

Job Locations US-TX-Houston
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(3/21/2024 5:23 PM)
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Chief System Engineer, EX Division



Be the Difference


Astrion offers comprehensive services that boost preparedness, optimize performance, and ensure success across various domains, from Cyber to Digital, Mission and Systems, servicing our nation's Civilian, Defense and Space communities. We support customers with Centers of Excellence in Washington DC, Huntsville, AL and Burlington, MA with an additional 36 locations across the U.S.


Astrion has an exciting opportunity for a Chief System Engineer, EX Division for the JETS II Contract, supporting the Space Division.



LOCATION: Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX


TRAVEL: none




  • Typically requires a minimum of a bachelor's degree in Engineering and may be expected to have a related master's or higher degree and normally possess 15+ years of related experience
  • Extensive aerospace industry experience
  • Extensive working knowledge and experience with JSC engineering processes for hardware/software development (including NPR 7120, 7123, EA-023/-025) along with associated products (e.g., SEMP, PTRS, etc.)
  • Experience across all phases of a mission
  • Knowledge and experience of the SE “V"
  • Experience leading a multi-disciplinary SE teams
  • Experience with various MBSE tools (Cameo, Magic Draw, JAMA)
  • Self-motivated, team player that will be comfortable working autonomously to develop or improve processes and practices for all SEs in the EX Division
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and will be expected to effectively interact with customers and management at all levels
  • Ability and willingness to teach and mentor new SEs through training, SE product reviews, discussions, and feedback
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office products
  • Current U.S. Citizenship is required



  • 10 years JSC/NASA SE experience
  • BS engineering, space science, physics, or related field
  • Ability to research practices and processes to obtain information across a distributed organization
  • Ability to synthesize other people's thoughts or data into organized constructs that effectively communicates those thoughts/data to others
  • Ability to work at both top-level strategies, define lower-level aspects of the strategy, break it down into manageable parts, and then lead execution of those work products
  • Familiar with Johnson Space Center (JSC) organizations, processes, and procedures
  • Familiarity with the Engineering Life Cycle process
  • MS or PhD engineering
  • Systems Engineering degree(s)
  • JSC hardware development experience
  • Experience as Project Engineer or Project Manager
  • Familiarity with Agile Project Management tools (JIRA, Confluence)
  • INCOSE CSEP or ESEP Certification


  • This position will serve as a senior SE resource for JSC's Project Management and Systems Engineering (EX) division.
  • This position is expected to craft and define the strategic direction of the EX SEs across the division to align with EX and EA goals while also developing best in class SE practices.
  • The person in this position will work across all projects in the EX portfolio to provide assistance, support, and guidance to multiple EX projects in all phases of the mission life-cycle; concept to verification to operations.
  • The successful candidate will provide SE expertise and guidance to JETS staff for SE discipline questions as well as practical applications.
  • This candidate will also provide quick reaction support for emerging and critical systems engineering needs within the division as the need arises.
  • Perform other duties as required.

What We Offer


  • Competitive salaries
  • Continuing education assistance
  • Professional development allotment
  • Multiple healthcare benefits packages
  • 401K with employer matching
  • Flexible time off (FTO) along with a federally recognized holiday schedule


Who We Are


At Astrion, we innovate, elevate, and shape the world of tomorrow. At our core is our purpose to “Be the Difference”. This means we encourage our employees to take action and be the driving force for positive change. We foster an environment where innovative solutions flourish and our company continuously evolves.


We have a culture of care, empathy, and making a tangible difference within our organization and communities. We embrace continuous learning, growth, and innovation, and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. We promote collaboration and empowering our teams is at the core of our success.


Join Astrion and Be the Difference in your career and the world!


Astrion is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.


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