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The Project Systems Engineering & Formulation Section provides lifecycle leadership in the formulation, planning and execution of the project systems engineering function for JPL space flight missions from concept development through completion of post-Launch checkout and commissioning. Providing formulation services from concept ideation, to the full expression of that concept in formulation phase products, the creative and innovative personnel within this section are responsible for the leadership for project-wide systems engineering efforts, and the delivery of project-level systems engineering products. The section’s expertise spans a wide array of project products and disciplines, including: Project system and mission architectures, project-level trade studies, risk management, programmatic, architecture, and system modeling and analysis, and Identification and evaluation of advanced technologies, among others.
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We seek a self-motivated individual who can work well both independently and in a team environment to serve as a Data Scientist for our Systems Analysis, Modeling & Architecture Group (312C). You will develop data-driven models and tools that are web-based in support of JPL projects and advanced concept studies.
Reporting administratively to the Technical Group Supervisor and working closely with formulation and Project Systems Engineering teams, you will be responsible for developing statistical analysis, including data collection and normalization, performing analysis on varied sets of space mission programmatic, technical, performance and risk data (both hardware and software), developing models and tools to perform data analytics, and using data analytics to develop models to support Formulation activities. In addition, you will participate in architecture, system and subsystem design trade studies that address cost as a function of technical performance, schedule, and risk.
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JPL has a catalog of benefits and perks that span from the traditional to the unique. This includes a variety of health, dental, vision, wellbeing, and retirement plans, paid time off, learning, rideshare, childcare, flexible schedule, parental leave and many more. Our focus is on work-life balance, and living healthy, fulfilling lives as we Dare Mighty Things Together. For benefits eligible positions, benefits are effective the first day of the month coincident with or immediately following the employee’s start date.
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The hiring range displayed below is specifically for those who will work in or reside in the location listed. In extending an offer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory considers factors including, but not limited to, the candidate’s job related skills, experience, knowledge, and relevant education/training. Hiring range for this job may be adjusted based on primary work location outside of Pasadena, California. This adjusted range will be provided to candidates by the Recruiter when applicable.
The typical full time equivalent annual hiring range for this job in Pasadena, California.
$78,832 - $104,104