We are seeking a skilled professional with diverse experience to join our collaborative and dynamic team in the role of Systems Engineer. As a member of The Space Instrument Realization Group, ISR-5, you will have a central role as a Systems Engineer to support projects executed by the Intelligence and Space Research (ISR) Division on behalf of the Intelligence Community and Department of Defense. This position serves to define requirements, coordinate technical progress, and ensure successful integration and mission functionality as required to deliver instruments and capabilities for national security missions. The individual candidate should have a background in a specific engineering field, as well as experience leading activities across multiple engineering disciplines. The candidate should be able to creatively apply scientific principles to research, design, and development elements of the research and development process for instruments, machines, experiments, processes, theories or technologies. The candidate should have experience integrating multiple subsystems and debugging behavior issues, as well as the demonstrated ability to document and communicate the integration process, issues, and resolutions. The Systems Engineer works directly with the project leadership, program manager, and sponsors to define and document technical requirements, and track any design or functionality changes, and forecast how changes may impact the overall project.
The Intelligence and Space Research (ISR) Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory has been designing, building, and operating highly innovative ground, air and space-based measurement and detection systems for nearly 60 years. We solve some of the most challenging scientific and national security problems facing the world today. Our interdisciplinary teams of engineers, technicians, and scientists work, learn, and succeed through a highly creative and dynamic R&D environment. We build, fly, operate, and analyze data from measurement systems deployed to space for verification of international nuclear treaties, and develop innovative sensors and ground, airborne and space hardware/software systems for basic scientific missions, nuclear nonproliferation, space situational awareness and remote sensing. In addition, we lead experiments on NASA missions, including the Curiosity and Perseverance Mars Rovers, Van Allen Probes, and IBEX.