Model-Based Systems Engineer

Reference Number: 2567D
Location: California

The Photonics Group
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The Model-Based Systems Engineer (SE) will be a key member of the team defining and implementing the Telescope system model. The successful applicant will use Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) approaches to develop project systems engineering products using SysML and related MBSE tools. Duties will also include working with other team members to ensure the requirements, interfaces, functions, behaviors, and models are understood and aligned, and ensuring that models and documentation are updated as needed to establish and maintain configuration control.


• Eliciting and capturing stakeholder needs in the system model

• Developing and extending the system model using existing requirements, interface documentation, and related design and systems engineering documents

• Developing new documentation for requirements, interfaces, error budgets, key performance parameters, and operational concepts,

• Creating software applications to process model data and automate modeling tasks

• Taking on additional model-based and traditional systems engineering tasks as needed. 

• Maintaining and processing SE documentation for configuration and change control

• Preparing and delivering programmatic and technical reports and presentations for reviews and conferences.




• A BS degree in engineering, physics, math, or an equivalent technical discipline

• Knowledge of Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and associated standards, processes, and methods

• Working knowledge of programming languages such as C/C++ and Java

• Willingness to travel to foreign and domestic vendor, partner, and observatory locations

• Strong analytical ability with demonstrated written and oral communication skills in English.


• A Master’s degree in systems engineering with a substantial MBSE component

• Knowledge of Magic Draw or similar SysML tools (e.g. Rhapsody)

• Knowledge of astronomical telescopes and observatories

• Knowledge and experience executing systems engineering efforts according to international standards (e.g. INCOSE, ISO/IEC 15288:2008)

The Photonics Group
Call us at 919 479 1941