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Systems Engineer

United States, Texas, Houston
October 03, 2022

Systems Engineer

Engineer II


NASA Johnson Space Center

Houston, Texas

HX5 is an award-winning provider of engineering, research and development, and technical services to clients such as NASA and the Department of Defense. Founded in 2004, HX5 is a fast-growing veteran- and woman-owned company with locations nationwide.

HX5 is currently seeking a Systems Integration Engineer to join our team in Houston, Texas at NASA Johnson Space Center in support of the Computer Human Interface Imagery and Lighting System, a critical sub-system of the Gateway Program which will return to the Moon

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support engineering flight project schedule, procurement documentation, budget and system requirements documents
  • Develop and support sub-project requirement and verification data packages to support architecture requirements, design, verification/validation, operations, and sustaining engineering
  • Conduct product life cycle reviews, coordinate integration, verification and validation activities
  • Work with requirements to align with hardware specifications while understanding the verifications
  • Perform system engineering functions of projects and provide user input feedback during the design process
  • Work with ground testing and flight operations testing of hardware with end item documentation
  • Review verification and validation reports to verify compliance with requirements
  • Participate and contribute to system requirements reviews, preliminary design reviews and critical design reviews
  • Perform and review system level architecture trade studies and analyses that will influence the overall electrical design and performance
  • Participate in test, verification, and operation of the as-built hardware
  • Work with team members and leads to identify risks, develop risk statements, and plan risk responses
  • Work and present schedule and progress to customers
  • Perform other duties as required
  • Must have good communication and organizational skills and the ability to work in a team environment
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Education and Experience

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

  • Must have one of the following combinations of education and experience.

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

  • Knowledge and understanding of SE&I processes, methodologies, tools, and technologies including model-based systems engineering
  • Knowledge of test principles, tools, and processes needed to develop test requirements
  • Knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures in the space hardware field, such as mechanical and electrical system design, engineering drawings and sketches, and material selection.
  • Ability to prepare written documents and to verbally present at various meetings
  • Able to organize and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines and schedules with limited supervision
  • Experience working in a team environment


  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited engineering school
  • 5-10 years' of relevant experience in engineering or systems engineering
  • Knowledge of Flight Hardware and/or Flight Processes/Paperwork
  • Experience with NASA processes

Proof of U.S. Citizenship or US Permanent Residency is a requirement for this position.

Must be able to complete a U.S. government background investigation.

COVID-19 Regulations: As a federal government contractor, HX5 complies with all customer, federal, state, and local requirements regarding COVID-19 regulations, including COVID-19 vaccinations and testing requirements. This means that our employees and new hires, whether working at a customer site, working remotely, or working in an HX5 facility, will need to adhere to applicable COVID-19 requirements. These requirements may include vaccination, attestations regarding your vaccination status and/or COVID-19 testing, and you may be required to show proof of vaccination and/or negative test results as a condition of your employment. Requests for an accommodation will be reviewed and assessed under applicable laws and regulations.

HX5 offers a competitive salary and benefits package to include:

  • Medical/dental/vision insurance
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Paid holidays
  • Accrued Paid Time Off

HX5, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.

HX5, LLC is a Drug Free Workplace Employer.

ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please call (850) 362-6551.