Systems Engineering Team Lead for Gateway Project GRAIL

Job Locations US-TX-Houston
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/9/2024 5:37 PM)
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Systems Engineering Team Lead for Gateway Project GRAIL



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 Systems Engineering Team Lead for Gateway Project GRAIL for the JETS II Contract, supporting the Space Division.




JOB STATUS: Full-time

TRAVEL: none



This position has been posted at multiple levels. Depending on the candidate's experience, requirements, and business needs, we reserve the right to consider candidates at any level for which this position has been advertised.


  • Typically requires a minimum of a bachelor's degree in Engineering and normally possess 5 - 10 years of related experience. License and certification may be required.
  • 10 years of relevant experience in systems engineering
  • Knowledge and understanding of SE&I processes, methodologies, tools, and technologies including model-based systems engineering
  • Knowledge of test principles, tools, and processes needed to develop test requirements
  • Knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures in the space hardware field, such as mechanical and electrical system design, engineering drawings and sketches, and material selection
  • Ability to prepare written documents and to verbally present at various meetings
  • Able to organize and prioritize tasks in order to meet deadlines and schedules with limited supervision
  • Experience working in a team environment
  • U.S. Citizenship is required


  • Knowledge of Flight Hardware and/or Flight Processes/Paperwork
  • Experience with NASA processes
  • Knowledge and experience with DOORS Next Generation



  • The Systems Engineering Team Lead will be managing the SE activities of the Gateway Program GRAIL Laboratory
  • Support engineering flight project schedule, procurement documentation, budget, and system requirements documents
  • Develop and support sub-project requirement and verification data packages to support architecture requirements, design, verification/validation, operations, and sustaining engineering
  • Conduct product life cycle reviews, coordinate integration, verification, and validation activities
  • Work with requirements to align with hardware specifications while understanding the verifications
  • Perform system engineering functions of projects and provide user input feedback during the design process
  • Work with ground testing and flight operations testing of hardware with end item documentation
  • Review verification and validation reports to verify compliance with requirements
  • Participate and contribute to system requirements reviews, preliminary design reviews and critical design reviews
  • Perform and review system level architecture trade studies and analyses that will influence the overall electrical design and performance
  • Participate in test, verification, and operation of the as-built hardware
  • Work with team members and leads to identify risks, develop risk statements, and plan risk responses
  • Work and present schedule and progress to customers
  • Must have good communication and organizational skills and the ability to work in a team environment
  • 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!


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