• Systems Engineer – Gateway Active Thermal Control Systems

    Job Locations US-TX-Houston
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  • Overview

    Our long-term client relationship with Jacobs has led to a need for a Systems Engineer – Gateway Active Thermal Control Systems on the JSC Engineering, Technology, and Science (JETS) contract at Johnson Space Center (Houston, TX).


    JETS provides products and technical services related to human operations in space through development and integration of a broad spectrum of engineering requirements. This includes human spacecraft flight and flight development products, human exploration mission planning for NASA, institution support services, and new technology development.


    Barrios Technology Ltd. is a woman-owned and operated small business headquartered in Houston, Texas. We provide a full spectrum of engineering, operations and related technology services in support of the aerospace community and have successfully supported NASA for 38 years. Barrios Technology is the prime contractor for the Mission and Program Integration (MAPI) contract and Research, Engineering, Mission Integration Services (REMIS) contracts along with subcontractor support to multiple prime contractors as listed below.  Barrios employees have the opportunity to contribute to the US Space Program through work on the International Space Station (ISS), Orion, Space Launch System and Exploration programs.  Our primary locations are at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, TX and the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, AL.  We also support commercial space programs and provide systems engineering services to the oil and gas industry. Our customers include:


    • Boeing on the Boeing Engineering and Technical Services (BETS) contract at JSC and MSFC
    • Jacobs Technology on the JSC Engineering and Technical Services (JETS) contract at JSC
    • COLSA Corporation on the Huntsville Operations Support Center (HOSC) contract at MSFC
    • Rothe Development, Inc. on the Joint Operations, Integrated Systems Technology (JOIST) Contract  at JSC
    • Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) Commercial Resupply Services 2 (CRS2) contract in Colorado and Houston
    • Leidos Innovations on the Cargo Mission Contract (CMC)3 at JSC
    • Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems (formerly Orbital ATK) on the CRS1 contract in Houston, TX and Virginia
    • British Petroleum (BP) in Houston, TX
    • Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc.(SGT) / KBRwyle on the Mission Systems Operations (MSOC) contract at JSC
    • Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (SGT)/ KBRwyle on the Integrated Mission Operations Contract II (IMOC II) contract at JSC
    • KBRwyle on the Fully Integrated Lifecycle Mission Support Services (FILMSS) contract at Ames Research Center


    The Systems Engineer - Gateway Active Thermal Control Systems (ATCS) will:

    • Perform and review system level architecture trade studies and analyses that will influence the overall design and performance.
    • Review and provide input to system and sub-system level requirements and other Gateway Program documents.
    • Develop ATCS requirements verification plan.
    • Investigate technology development opportunities and perform infusion planning.
    • Develop analysis package presentations.
    • Develop and manage heat load vs. heat rejection matrix.
    • Develop integrated module/TCS schematics.
    • Develop and maintain the TCS Concept of Operations (ConOps).
    • Provide written and oral statuses in the form of presentations or reports to help represent the Gateway Thermal Systems Manager at program and engineering boards.
    • Interface with international partners and Gateway module providers for integrated solutions of ATCS.
    • Work in a team environment and report to the team lead to provide status on progress and issues and for support.
    • Perform all other assigned duties.


    Required Education/Experience/Skills:


    This position is posted at multiple levels. Depending on the candidate’s experience, position requirements and business needs, we reserve the right to consider candidates at any level for which this position has been advertised. 


    • BS degree in engineering from an accredited engineering school and five (5) years of related engineering experience, or a MS degree from an accredited engineering school and four (4) years of related engineering experience, or a Ph.D. from an accredited engineering school and zero (0) years of related experience.

    - OR -

    • BS degree in engineering from an accredited engineering school and ten (10) years of direct engineering experience, or a MS degree from an accredited engineering school and eight (8) years of direct engineering experience, or Ph.D. and four (4) years of direct engineering experience.
    • Experience with the development of space systems requirements documents including functional requirements and verification success criteria.
    • Experience with the design, assembly, verification, testing, and operation of space thermal control systems.
    • Knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures in the space hardware field, such as mechanical and electrical system design, engineering drawings and sketches, material selection, and design software and tools.
    • Knowledge of spacecraft ATCS.
    • Ability to prepare written documents and to verbally present at various meetings.
    • Familiarity with Microsoft Office products.


    • Familiar with Johnson Space Center (JSC) organizations, processes, and procedures.
    • Experience in thermal analysis.
    • Knowledge of ISS Internal Active Thermal Control System (IATCS).

    Essential Requirements 

    • Must be a U.S. Citizen and successfully complete a U.S. government background investigation.
    • Applicant selected may be subject to government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
    • Work may involve sitting for extended periods.
    • May require lifting and carrying up to 25 lb.
    • Must have sufficient mobility to enter areas of test facilities where necessary.
    • Generally an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on task.
    • Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, fax, etc.)
    • Regular attendance in accordance with established work schedule is critical.
    • Ability to work outside normal schedule and adjust schedule to meet peak periods and surge requirements when required.
    • Must be able to work in a team atmosphere.
    • Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation.
    • Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.
    • This position may require some commuting and traveling to other installations as needed.


    Don’t miss out on this great opportunity; for immediate consideration, apply now!

    • Must be a U.S. Citizen and successfully complete a U.S. government background investigation.
    • Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which this position has been advertised.


     Barrios Technology is an Equal Employment Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.



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