Deputy Division Head, Electronics (4723) - UPDATED
Company: National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Posted on: June 24, 2022
National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Position Description: Position Summary The National Radio Astronomy
Observatory ( NRAO ) announces an opportunity for a full-time
Deputy Division Head in the Electronics Division at the Domenici
Science Operations Center in Socorro, NM. The Deputy Division Head
will have a direct role in the operations and development of
existing radio astronomy arrays , lead the Divisions growth in
Systems Engineering methodology, and support the design and
construction of the next generation Very Large Array (ngVLA) .
Generally , t he Deputy Division Head will provide technical
leadership and operational support for the Division. The position
will also directly lead a small group of Systems E ngineers and
technicians . The Deputy will take a leadership role in
establishing best practices in systems engineering methodology,
operations, repair, maintenance, and design of the equipment
supported by the Division . This includes the Jansky Very Large
Array (VLA), the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA), and the proposed
ngVLA . Job Duties Summary The essential duties and
responsibilities will include:
- D uties of Division Head in Division Head s absence , including
management of the Division .
- Provid ing technical guidance to electrical engineers,
technical specialists, and technicians .
- S upervision , coordination, budgeting, and training of a group
of E l ectronics and System E ngineers and a technician that
provide high-level and multi-system support .
- Work ing with engineers, technical specialists and Observatory
scientists to identify and solve complex and unique electrical
engineering problems .
- Leading division efforts on requirements development, system
design, integration, and Verification and Validation .
- E ngineering analysis, design, and execution of ma jor projects
and systems. Make decisions and determinations in design,
procurement, manufacture, erection, testing, and some degree of
- Direct ing other engineering and technical personnel in the
fabrication and testing of equipment, and determines methods,
procedures, and conditions for testing. Ensure manufacturing,
construction, installation, and operational testing conform to
functional specifications and requirements.
- Carr ying out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with
the Observatorys policies and applicable law.
- Proactive compliance with NRAO and government safety policies
and procedures in own work area is expected.
- Other duties as assigned , relevant to the scope of this role .
Work Environment Work is typically performed in a research or
development environment; will be required to stand and sit, and
perform fine hand manipulation. Must work near moving mechanical
parts and/or with electrical equipment. Occasionally required to
climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, and crouch. May occasionally
work at high altitudes, and in high, precarious places and in
outside weather conditions, and may be exposed to chemicals, or the
risk of electrical shock. Some travel may be required to other NRAO
sites. Position Requirements: Minimum Education BS Electrical
Engineering or related engineering discipline Preferred Education
Advanced degree in Electrical Engineering Minimum Experience Seven
years of experience in a combination of the following areas:
- Leading electronics hardware design, maintenance and/or
- L eading technical teams through requirements development and
engineering reviews on requirements and designs
- Budgeting and planning of programs or proposals
- Project leadership and management Preferred Experience Ten or
more years of experience in Minimum Experience items plus
experience in the following areas:
- Demonstrated e xperience with requirements management and
system modelling tools, such as DOORS and NoMagic
- INCOSE ( International Council on Systems Engineering )
- PMP Project Management Professional Certification Competency
Summary An e xcellent understanding of analog and digital
electronics is required. Excellent presentation, oral and written
skills is required to facilitate effective and efficient
communication with colleagues. Must be proficient with Microsoft
Office programs and engineering management software tools. Must
possess a valid drivers license . Familiarity is needed with
computer - assisted engineering and design software and equipment
in design ing equipment, components, systems or structures for
radio telescopes and related systems. Must have e xperience in
modify ing existing hardware to add new features and improvements,
or to correct original design problems. Application Instructions:
Apply online at the careers page. You will need to be prepared to
upload your current CV/Resume and a letter of application
describing interest and suitability for the position. The NRAO is
an equa l opportunity employer (M/F/D/V) The National Radio
Astronomy Observatory is a facility of the National Science
Foundation operated under cooperative agreement by Associated
Keywords: National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Albuquerque , Deputy Division Head, Electronics (4723) - UPDATED, Other , Socorro, New Mexico
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