National Aerospace Solutions, LLC


Data Acquisition Systems Engineer/Supervisor - NFAC

Location: Moffett Field, CA
Date Posted: 03-22-2017
Job Title: Data Acquisition System Engineer/Supervisor

Grade Level: 37-38

National Aerospace Solutions is contracted by the United States Air Force to operate and maintain the world’s largest wind tunnel at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA.  The National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex (NFAC) provides the United States with the capability of performing ground-based aerodynamic and acoustic experiments at speeds from static to nearly 350mph on large-scale and full-scale aerospace vehicles and components.  This complex includes a 40 by 80 foot Wind Tunnel, a 80 by 120 foot Wind Tunnel and the Outdoor Aerodynamic Research Facility. 

Data System Support Duties:
  • Interface with test customers to establish test requirements for the instrumentation and data system working closely with Test Directors and Instrumentation Engineers.
  • Develop data system configuration files and software programs to meet test data acquisition and analysis requirements.
  • Interface with test customers and Test Directors to establish data analysis tasks to ensure quality data that meets test objectives.
  • Perform project management duties for system upgrades and assist with the continual risk assessment of system components to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Develop process and procedure documentation, as required.
Data Systems Group Supervisor Role:
  • Coordinate staff work assignments, track progress and help eliminate roadblocks.
  • Ensure clear goals and expectations are communicated and followed within the team.
  • Continually assess team performance and write annual reviews for staff.
  • Foster a strong safety culture amongst team members to sustain an injury and incident free workplace.
  • Participate in and foster a work environment that is based upon openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.
  • Assess group needs and coordinate group resources to optimize efficiency and productivity.
  • Oversee Data System Group annual budget and support long range planning to upgrade and modernize the Data Acquisition System.
  • Ensure team members develop and maintain system documentation and perform necessary configuration management.
Basic Qualifications:
  • B.S. degree in Electrical or Aerospace Engineering (or a closely related discipline) plus 9 to 11 years of relevant experience in industrial instrumentation, controls, and/or data acquisition and analysis. Additional education can be substituted for experience.
  • Comfortable in a highly dynamic working environment managing several different projects simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability as evidenced by prior work experience, including directing and motivating a multidisciplinary staff of technicians and engineers.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • General knowledge of configuration management principles.
  • Ability to be technically conversant with experts in the fields of instrumentation, data acquisition, data analysis and code development, and process controls.
  • Willingness to learn and expand technical understanding of wind tunnel test techniques and measurement systems.
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