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Space Flight Dynamics Docking Engineer - Space Systems

Company: Oceaneering International
Location: Houston
Posted on: June 10, 2024

Job Description:

Company Profile

Oceaneering Space Systems (OSS) develops, integrates, and applies new and innovative technologies to meet the challenges of working in space and other harsh environments. We are ideally positioned to meet the growing needs of NASA and the expanding commercial and Department of Defense (DOD) markets.

Oceaneering Aerospace and Defense Technologies (AdTech) delivers solutions that enable humans to work safely and effectively in harsh environments - from underwater to the outer reaches of space. Our innovative solutions support the development and application of practical, cost-effective systems that meet our customers' challenges - from routine to extreme. Our experience and expertise across multiple industries uniquely positions us as a leader in the government, space, and maritime services markets. Our products and services meet the rigorous demands of the complex environments in which they operate, delivering results without compromising safety or reliability.

Oceaneering is a global provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore energy industry. We develop products and services for use throughout the lifecycle of an offshore oilfield, from drilling to decommissioning. We operate the world's premier fleet of work class ROVs. Additionally, we are a leader in offshore oilfield maintenance services, umbilicals, subsea hardware, and tooling. We also use applied technology expertise to serve the defense, entertainment, material handling, aerospace, science, and renewable energy industries.

Position Summary

Are you passionate about solving complex problems? Join our dynamic team as a Space Flight Dynamics Docking Engineer and become a vital contributor to support NASA as an Oceaneering Teammate on the JSC Engineering, Technology, and Science (JETS) II contract. As an integral part of our organization, you'll play a crucial role in the Structural Loads & Dynamics section in the Engineering Department on the NASA JSC Engineering, Technology and Science II (JETS II) Contract.
This role will give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the thrilling world of human spaceflight and deep space exploration programs. Your contributions will ensure that our services not only meet - but outperform all standards and expectations. As a Space Flight Dynamics Docking Engineer, you'll find yourself at the forefront of innovation, collaborating with a passionate team who shares your dedication to excellence. If you're seeking to immerse yourself in an environment where your skills and expertise will make a genuine impact, we invite you to join our team!
We are seeking someone with a keen eye for detail, a strong commitment to owning their work, and providing superior quality. You should be a person who thrives in a diverse environment and who is comfortable communicating at all levels of the organization. To be successful in this role, you should have a sense of genuine, engaging curiosity, and a desire for growth and continuous learning.
Someone in this role would typically have a Bachelor's degree in Engineering. This position can be hired at any level in our professional career framework, depending on business need at the time of hire.

**International travel may be required. Straight time overtime, 9/80 work schedule (every other Friday off), and/or 1 day of telework per week may be available**

Duties & Responsibilities

Some of your major responsibilities will include:
--- Perform analysis, verification, and testing of the docking systems used in NASA's human spaceflight programs. This includes Orion, Gateway, Human Landing System, the International Space Station, and others.
--- Perform modeling and simulation of nonlinear contact dynamics using commercial and in-house code bases, as well as develop new models, typically in the NASA-developed Trick Simulation Environment (using C/C++).
--- Understand and model the dynamics of complex, multi-body mechanical systems.
--- Understand of control systems.
--- Perform structural loads and dynamics analysis.
--- Perform verification of mechanical system requirements through test and analysis.
--- Perform simulation-based analysis using Monte-Carlo methods.
--- Perform data post-processing, reduction, and visualization using commercial and in-house code bases, as well as develop additional data processing tools, typically in Python.
--- Perform other duties as required


--- Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, or in a related engineering field
--- Proficiency in Python, MATLAB, and/or C/C++

--- MS degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering
--- Coursework or previous experience with numerical methods and rigid body dynamics
--- Experience with hardware-in-the-loop simulation and testing
--- Experience developing software for modeling, analysis, and/or data acquisition
--- Experience with NASA-developed Trick Simulation Environment
--- Familiarity with Linux operating systems and command line interface
--- Familiarity with the International Docking System Standard (IDSS) and IDSS-compliant mechanisms

Additional Information

This position is Hybrid - Remote and will require commuting to a designated office. Hybrid work schedules are determined by the hiring manager based on business need.

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified candidates will receive consideration for all positions without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity,national origin, veteran status,disability, genetic information, or other non-merit factors

Keywords: Oceaneering International, Houston , Space Flight Dynamics Docking Engineer - Space Systems, Other , Houston, Texas

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