Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Sub-System Specialist

    • Houston, TX

Requisition ID: 52428

All Locations: Houston, TX (Texas)

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation. A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning government to commercial, you'll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration - to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves. When you join our team, you'll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators. Are you ready to launch your career?


Serve as Sub-System Manager (SSM) for the Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Space Suit used for the International Space Station (ISS). Requires serving as both Systems Engineer and Project Engineer in support of the Space Station EMU, Life Support System, Space Suit Assembly, the associated support hardware and airlock systems.

Key Functions

  • Gain knowledge within the EMU Life Support Systems, Space Suit Assembly Design, and Service Performance Checkout Equipment (EMU/airlock interfaces)
  • Support mission control console operations for real-time on-orbit EMU activities
  • Support ground testing for manned and unmanned tests such as chamber, NBL, and lab tests
  • Lead, manage and provide technical insight for support hardware and recertification for equipment such as the Fluid Pumping Unit (FPU) and Power Supply Assembly (PSA) through design, development, and flight certification
  • Participate in the review and approval of documentation and change requests related to the SPCE and EMU hardware
  • Maintain awareness of Advanced Spacesuit airlock integration plans and the impact of mixed spacesuit operations (xEMU and EMU)
  • Manage technical teams and technical interchange meetings, consulting with other EVA and space suit engineers and subject matter experts to assure product success
  • Provide recommendations for EMU System concerning hardware, system, and flight readiness (Certificate of Flight Readiness or EVA Readiness/CoFR or CoER preparation)
  • Represent the system and branch as delegated to external customers and stakeholders for project planning and providing statuses on technical, cost, and schedule matters
  • Support and maintain a culture of safety in lab system development, lab operations, test readiness and flight system development and operations
  • Work with EVA experts from across the center, including Flight Operations Directorate, Crew Office, ISS Program, EVA Office, and various Engineering Divisions
  • Ensure that the EMU hardware is ready for each EVA, that the EVAs are successful, and that EMU system changes are well managed
  • Occasional travel to EMU contractors and hardware suppliers to observe operations and develop strong partnerships


  • Strong leadership and technical skills
  • In-depth knowledge of the EMU spacesuit
  • Ability to effectively utilize oral and written communication to express technical concepts and recommendations to personnel at all technical and managerial levels

  • Experience performing or leading technical and programmatic tasks for NASA, understanding NASA's expectations and briefing results to NASA

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Additional Requisition Details

Clearance Requirement: None

Access: None

Polygraph: None

Relocation Available: Yes

Employment Type: Regular

Work Schedule: Full Time

Company Statement

The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to provide critical solutions to technologically complex systems in such areas as communications, shipping, law enforcement, and cyber, among others.

From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.

All Aerospace employees working in organizations with technical responsibilities are required to apply for and maintain at least a Secret clearance. U.S. citizenship is required for those positions.

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion,genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you're an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email atieo.mailbox@aero.org. You can also reviewThe Equal Employment Opportunity is the Lawposter andthe supplement, as well as thePay Transparency Policy Statement.

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