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    NASA, the world's leader in space and aeronautics is always seeking outstanding scientists, engineers, and other talented professionals to carry forward the great discovery process that its mission demands. Creativity. Ambition. Teamwork. A sense of daring. And a probing mind. That's what it takes to join NASA, one of the best places to work in the Federal Government.

    This position serves as an Electronics Engineer, AST - Electronic Instrumentation Systems in the Electronic Systems Branch (ESB), within the Engineering Directorate. ESB is responsible for providing design, development, and application of state-of-the-art electronic systems for space flight experiments including performance modeling and tradeoff analysis, the design, development, and application of advanced electronic systems for flight experiments and ground support systems including signal processing, data acquisition, microcontrollers, control systems, and data formatting, leadership.

    Vacancy may be filled at the GS-11 or GS-12 level. The employee may be non-competitively promoted to the next grade level when qualified and recommended by management. The full performance level of this position is to the GS-13.

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    The position is for an electronic engineer specializing in the development of flight electronics systems. The incumbent is involved with engineering, research, development and technology development of equipment and/or systems for detecting, recording, measuring, or controlling physical conditions, phenomena, and environments encountered in aeronautical and aerospace research and development programs. The position will support instrumentation, electronics, and avionics development for Earth Science, Aeronautics, and Science Technology missions. The work involves analyzing, designing, testing, and conducting performance validation of electronic instrumentation systems used for detecting, recording, measuring, or controlling physical conditions, phenomena, and environments encountered in aeronautical and aerospace research and development programs.

    Serves as a technical specialist within a specialized field of electronics design and/or development. Designs or directs the development of unique or leading-edge technology, equipment, or systems to meet specific mission requirements. Provides multi-program support for the establishment of data system hardware/software requirements. Defines hardware/software interfaces to ensure mutual compatibility of integrated systems. Plans and directs all work necessary to meet project design, fabrication, test, and delivery milestones. Directs the design and development of required ground support equipment in support of flight projects. Leads the investigation of anomalies and definition of avionics system architecture/design changes as needed to support sustaining engineering activities. Serves as a consultant in the field of avionics system design to other Centers and to contractors. Performs additional data systems and analysis work.

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    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

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    U.S. citizens and U.S. nationals

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    0855 Electronics Engineering

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