Opportunity: Mission Readiness Test (MRT) Lead


Mission Readiness Test (MRT) Lead

Greenbelt, MD

Period of performance is March 15, 2019 to April 25, 2020 with potential for extension

Timeline for response is by Friday March 8, 2019 (or soon thereafter)

This role will be to formalize the process for integration and testing of pre-launch systems for the Restore-L ground element.

Responsibilities below and to include:

  • Develop high level test plans

  • Tracking statistics

  • Build metrics dashboard

  • Prior or current NASA experience highly desirable but not a must have

  • Reports to Civil Servant Ground Systems Manager

Mission Readiness Test (MRT) Lead

The contractor shall provide a Restore-L Mission Readiness Test (MRT) Lead.  This is a Mission Operations position requiring broad experience in the Systems Engineering discipline, with a focus on development and execution of a testing program to demonstrate readiness to conduct Restore-L mission operations.  The MRT Lead will be responsible for developing and baselining the Restore-L Mission Readiness Test Plan by Mission Critical Design Review (CDR).  Post CDR, the MRT Lead will be responsible for planning and execution of the MRTs, including rehearsals. The candidate must be able to operate with a high level of autonomy, interfacing directly with PDLs, MSE, RGE, SSL (spacecraft vendor), etc.

  • Requires experience in requirements management, traceability, verification and validation. DOORS experience preferred. 

  • Requires experience in Level 2 test program development including defining stakeholders, configurations, test procedures, artifacts, requirements management,  discrepancy reporting and mitigation strategies, test reporting, and leading the MRT test team.  

  • Requires ability to lead an integrated test team with representatives from the RGE/MOC, Payload/Robot team, Bus vendor, NASA networks, FDF, and CARA.

  • Will require an in-depth knowledge of the Restore-L Servicing Vehicle (RSV), Mission ConOps, Constraints, and NASA Networks. 

  • Requires supporting End-to-End (ETE) Test Plan development and execution; and matrixing MRTs with other mission test events to ensure all Level 2 requirements have been verified and validated.  

  • Preferred experience in system/software development, observatory integration and test, and flight operations.

To apply, please send your resume and brief cover letter to jobs@techpromanagers.com. No phone calls, please.