The Aerospace Simulation Research and Development Branch at NASA Ames Research Center in California's Silicon Valley is seeking an electrical engineer whose work involves the development and maintenance of electronic systems and control systems used for operating experimental facilities, specifically the Vertical Motion Simulator (VMS), Crew Vehicle Systems Research Facility (CVSRF), and FutureFlight Central (FFC). The work is interdisciplinary and spans engineering and physical science fields.Learn more about this agency
- **This vacancy has been amended to extend the closing date to 4/3/2019.**
- Under guidance of senior engineers, supports the creation, operation, maintenance and enhancement of aeronautical simulation systems, including motion simulators and their electrical, electronic, and electro-mechanical components and control systems.
- Supports electro-mechanical interface, electronic circuit, or electrical circuit design, analysis and documentation. Tests circuits and troubleshoots hardware, including servo controls, to meet system and component-level performance requirements.
- Maintains existing systems capabilities and supports system modifications and upgrades to meet modern technological standards.
- Supports senior engineers with specification, design, implementation, and integration of new simulation systems, both hardware and software, into existing facilities to produce the highest quality flight simulation possible on time and on budget.
- Supports integration with existing systems in a timely and cohesive manner, and identifies integration issues associated with each system's introduction into the facility.
- Participates in the specification of appropriate simulation systems needed to fulfill research requirements, including all hardware and software, to integrate into operational facilities.
- Maintains familiarity with established safety regulations. Adheres to proper safety practices, and encourages the same of fellow employees. Reports unsafe worksite practices and conditions to supervisor or Facility Safety Monitor.
Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training or other work-related duties
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