About the Agency
The Flight Projects Directorate, Earth Science Technology Office (ESTO) (Code 407) is seeking a highly qualified individual to serve as a Technology Development Manager. As the Technology Development Manager, you will manage the technology requirements, initiatives, investment strategies, business strategies and advocate advanced technology developments for the Earth Science Division Technology Office in the Science Mission Directorate (SMD) at NASA.
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As a General Engineer specializing in Technical Management, you will lead the definition, design, and implementation of advanced instrument, spacecraft, and information systems technology infusion and their overall integration into the future Earth Science missions. Provide technical, programmatic and budgetary guidance in executing the new technology and commercialization activities of the ESTO for the assigned area. Develop, implement, and manage coordination among NASA, government agencies and universities and other research and commercial entities, facilitating information exchange on requirements and potential NASA Earth Science Enterprise science technologies that meet the future Enterprise needs. Organize and lead multi-Center and external industry and academia system analysis and trade studies to support investment strategies and delineate opportunities made possible by emerging technologies. Coordinate the processes and schedules by which Agency, interagency, commercial entities, universities and other research organizations involved with development of Earth Science instruments and application of Earth Science data submit responses to technology announcement of opportunities. Organize technology working groups to define and prioritize technology needs for Earth Science missions, identify technology needs for Earth Science, and interact with technology providers to generate strategic roadmaps and development plans. Take lead role in documenting the on-going program on a yearly basis.
Define program baselines and modifications, and conduct regular reviews of new technology implementation and associated financial plans. Define programmatic metrics for interim evaluation of progress for multi-year projects. Participate in the development of new technology planning thrusts, and remain current with new technology requirements, studies and outreach activities.