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Vehicle Systems Integration Manager

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Post Name Vehicle Systems Integration Manager
Industry Government
Employment Type Full Time
Location Houston, Texas, United States 77058


The Vehicle Systems Integration Manager is responsible for the overall management and leadership of vehicle systems end-to-end definition and integration across all Gateway Program elements.

This includes an overall definition of requirements and mating interfaces for all NASA and International Partner elements, overall vehicle testing and verification, overall avionics and software integration, planned vehicle sustaining engineering, and logistics and maintenance.


This position reports to the Gateway Program Manager. The Vehicle Systems Integration Manager:

  • Manages end-to-end formulation, design, development, test, and delivery of all integrated systems across the Gateway Program (power, avionics and software, Environmental Control and Life Support System, guidance, navigation, and control, etc.). Manages the Engineering Directorate matrixed system managers for these activities.
  • Manages the development and long-term usage of various labs to conduct initial and sustained verification activities for Gateway, including on-orbit anomaly resolution. This includes the overall Gateway Avionics and Software test facilities, the Power verification lab, and the communications and tracking lab.
  • Manages Gateway Program Government Furnished Equipment as assigned by the Program Manager.
  • Manages the development, verification, and delivery of the integrated software flight loads for the Gateway during various stages of assembly. This includes verification testing of the flight software from all NASA and Gateway elements.
  • Serves as technical adviser and consultant to the Gateway Program Manager and other Center and Agency personnel relative to Gateway systems engineering and integration.
  • Serves as the primary point of contact for technical information and assistance on matters relating to systems engineering, vehicle specifications and standards, interfaces between the major system and subsystem elements, and overall test plans and requirements.
  • Provides authoritative technical decisions and consultation on vehicle and cross-system variables affecting planning, integration, coordination, and critical management of problems with respect to safety, costs, and schedule.
  • Coordinates with other offices within the Gateway Program to establish technical content, cost, and schedule of products, deliverables, and services, and interacts with senior management to formulate agreements and plans for institutional support of Program activities.
  • Attends and chairs conferences and technical meetings with NASA Headquarters, other NASA Centers, JSC contractors, and JSC organizations to discuss, advise on and establish specifications, design, and development requirements.


Conditions of Employment

  • The individual selected will be required to file an ‘Executive Branch Personnel Financial Disclosure Report (OGE-278) in accordance with the Ethics in Government
  • An initial Senior Executive Service (SES) Career appointee is subject to a one-year probationary period.
  • Successful completion of a background investigation commensurate with the risk and sensitivity level of the position.
  • Successful completion of pre-employment and random drug testing may be required.
  • Must meet qualifications requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


You must have the skill and ability to perform the duties described above as demonstrated by progressively responsible supervisory/leadership experience, normally obtained over several years by serving in positions at the GS-15 level or equivalent.

To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you MUST address each Executive Core Qualification (ECQ) and Mandatory Technical Qualification (MTQ) separately. If you fail to do so, your application will be rated ineligible.
We recommend you provide two (2) examples of relevant experience for each ECQ. Responses to ALL ECQs must not exceed ten (10) pages; MTQ responses must not exceed one (1) page per MTQ. Please include your full name on all documents submitted.

If you are currently serving under a career SES appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program and been certified by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) you MUST submit a resume and in a separate document address the MCQs. Any ECQs submitted will not be considered. Your resume must clearly state that you are a current career SES, eligible for reinstatement, or SES CDP certified, and year of certification.

When preparing your responses to the ECQs and MCQs, you are encouraged to follow the Challenge, Context, Action, and Result model outlined in the OPM’s Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualification. For a sample template on how to format your ECQ narrative visit NASA’s Executive Leadership Opportunities.


ECQ 1 – Leading Change: The ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and implement it in a continuously changing environment.

ECQ 2 – Leading People: The ability to lead people toward meeting the organization’s vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

ECQ 3 – Results Driven: The ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

ECQ 4 – Business Acumen: The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

ECQ 5 – Building Coalitions: The ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.


MTQ 1- Demonstrated system integration experience in the design, development, integration, testing, and delivery of complex human spaceflight systems with International Partner participation (including integrated system, verification, certification techniques, and operations transition processes).

MTQ 2- Demonstrated experience in programmatic planning, program performance and schedule management, budget control, acquisitions, and detailed risk management associated with a human spaceflight vehicle development program.


This position has a positive education requirement. To be eligible, you must clearly state in your resume the following: degree, major and/or minor, and college/university.

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major study in engineering, physical science, mathematics, life sciences, computer science, or another field of science.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in the interpretation of foreign education programs.

These education credentials must be deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program, or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S.-accredited college or university. 

Additional information

Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) security clearance.

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