Systems Performance Engineer (MSOC)

Houston, TX 77058 - Full-time exempt position

The Mission Systems Operation Contract (MSOC) has an excellent opportunity for a Systems Engineer to join the System Performance Engineering team. System Performance Engineering encompasses the techniques applied during the system development life cycle to ensure the non-functional requirements for ground systems within the Mission Control Center Systems (MCCS) and Training Systems (TS) are met. Adherence to the non-functional requirements is also validated post-deployment by monitoring the production systems. The applicant will work in a dynamic team environment and will be responsible for working with the NASA customer, other systems engineers, and software engineers to understand system requirements and to determine the operation of the system through measuring and evaluating its system performance characteristics. The applicant will have the unique opportunity to support human spaceflight during the mission operation critical phases of launch, rendezvous, and landing.


  • Collecting raw resource utilization data from workstations, servers and networks from the development, integration and production environments

  • Processing resource utilization data

  • Managing, protecting and retaining the raw resource utilization data

  • Provide resource metrics for platforms and networking devices

  • Provide impact assessments and cost associated with critical designs

  • Investigate system anomalies using current/historical system data and user reports

  • Maintain technical performance measures

  • Perform and support system testing and bench-marking

  • Establish baselines of current system behavior tailored for specific investigations

  • Estimate changes to system behavior given prospective modifications or additions

  • Identify trends that may violate resource constraints

  • Provide specifications for new equipment given current loads and required margins

  • Provide support during critical phases or specified complex phase for manned spaceflight

  • Perform cost, risk, supportability analyses for MCC systems

  • Perform systems analysis, functional analysis, statistical analysis, trade studies and requirements allocation

  • Technical management

  • Opportunity to perform maintenance and recommend enhancements to existing process and procedures

  • Develop automation scripts for handling big data

  • Making improvements and suggestions to advance overall system performance capabilities


  • Typically requires BS in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, MIS, Math or related area.

Required Skills:

  • Have experience with data analysis, data management, data mining and/or BIG data

  • Have a big picture mindset

  • Be process oriented

  • Have previous experience with automation, Linux, and Python

  • Be familiar with scripting languages and monitoring tools (Perfmon, solar winds)

  • Be familiar with requirements verification methodologies

  • Have familiarity with Service Now (not required but knowledge of the tool would be a plus)

  • Have leadership skills

  • Strong coordination and communication skills, both oral and written

  • Be able to support schedules and meet deadlines

  • Have demonstrated the ability to work as part of a team or as an individual contributor

  • Have excellent interpersonal skills

  • Have strong initiative, teamwork and problem solving skills

  • Have demonstrated the ability to plan, maintain schedules, and push to meet deadlines

  • Be detail-oriented

  • Have the ability to work independently with minimal supervision and professionally represent the program

  • Be a highly motivated individual willing to learn and apply new concepts, tools, and software

  • Have demonstrated good problem solving and analytical skills

*U.S. citizenship is required.

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