Autonomy Systems Capability Leader
Leads System Capability Leadership Team of system-specific subject matter experts from across the Agency for the autonomy discipline in support of NASA’s aeronautics, robotic, and human exploration missions. Provides stewardship of NASA's critical capabilities in autonomy to meet current and future mission needs by enabling NASA leadership to make informed decisions about both investing and divesting in order to ensure that the agency has the right mix of people and assets to carry NASA's mission forward. Identifies and assists in the coordination of autonomy technology planning and development efforts across research and flight system directorates. Examines the current state of the autonomy to recommend the future direction of research and development; recommends investments to leverage the use of autonomy across the Agency; maintains awareness of and engagement with the autonomy community outside of NASA to complement and support NASA requirements; analyzes the skills-base needed to advance autonomy; and identifies barriers that impact the development and infusion of autonomy. Leads identification of promising autonomy technologies and architectures, and integrates results from numerous other activities to develop a set of integrated technology options and priorities that are unique to advancing the autonomy state of the art. Represents NASA’s autonomy community and coordinated technology investments across multiple Mission Directorates, Centers, and external entities.
Please see "How you will be evaluated".System Leadership is targeted to those areas that need (a) a greater coordination and alignment across Mission Directorates and Centers, and (b) an integrated strategy toward advancement for future Agency objectives. Position serves as a senior advisor by providing NASA management with agency-wide insight and advice around autonomy capability technical content, tools/methods, workforce skills, asset utilization, and external disposition.This position requires a broad understanding of the state of the art in autonomy technologies, as well as insight into current and future technology development efforts and mission requirements such that the systematic application of advanced autonomy technologies can be assembled into an appropriate architecture to allow for future and enhancements to operational efforts in aeronautics (including civil aviation applications), robotic, and human exploration missions. Position also requires systematic application of scientific and technical knowledge directed toward the creation of new or substantially improved autonomous systems, mathematical models, tools, facilities, standards, hardware, software, processes, and techniques. Also, the position requires demonstrated multidisciplinary skills in the autonomy area and the individual's credentials in the autonomy field should be of national stature. A. Degree: physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physicalscience and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, andelectronics.orB. Combination of education and experience - education equivalent to one of the majors shown in A abovethat included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plusappropriate experience or additional education.Candidates must have a bachelor's degree, preferably an advanced degree in engineering, physical science,or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science suchas mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, or electronics. U.S. citizenship is required.
.The payment of relocation expenses is not authorized.