Systems Engineer Student III-IV

The Libera systems engineering team is looking for a student majoring in engineering to support development of a novel spaceflight instrument that continues a key measurement for the Earth Radiation Budget.  The successful candidate will be given a unique opportunity to experience the development of a satellite instrument as a member of the core project team.

The minimum commitment is for one (1) year (two semesters and a summer), working part-time (up to 20 hours/week) while classes are in session and full-time (40 hours/week) during the summer and other breaks in classes. It is hoped that the successful applicant continues to work with the project beyond the first year. Many student research assistants at LASP have been hired as full-time professional engineers after graduation.

Job Duties:

  • Provide direct assistance to the lead Project Systems Engineer (PSE) in day-to-day activities
  • Work alongside the PSE as an informational interface between the instrument and spacecraft bus
  • Organize and distribute core mission data, including technical resource data, technical performance metrics, interface definitions and general technical documentation
  • Assist management of the Libera requirements database in DOORS Next
  • Provide DOORS Next technical support and assistance to the engineering team
  • Support the project library management function and assist with organizing documents, data and technical drawings in multiple repositories
  • Assist with the execution of milestone technical reviews both in the preparation stage and in the resolution of resulting action items
  • Proofread technical materials for content and consistency
  • Assist the definition and maintenance of the project technical baseline and support the formal change process
  • Contribute ideas, insights, and your imagination to a unique space instrument development opportunity

Required Ed/experience

Current CU student majoring in engineering, mathematics, physics, or related field

  • Solid computer literacy and understanding of modern tools of information exchange
  • Ability to self-manage, prioritize tasks and report on the status of work during team meetings
  • A willingness to work hard and a desire to learn

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge of any aspect of space instrument development and flight hardware design
  • Acquaintance with formal engineering requirements management
  • Familiarity with at least one programming language

Pay Rate:
• $15.00 – $19.25/hour

How to Apply:

Please visit to learn more about LASP. LASP is a very good training site for future aerospace industry employment. Our students receive job offers from aerospace companies across the United States, many times receiving more than one employment opportunity in this field upon graduation. Resumes for this position will be accepted until it is filled. Please submit resume via e-mail (preferred) to: Include any coursework or experience you have that directly relates. Due to Export Control requirements on NASA programs, only US Citizens and Permanent Residents need apply. Please include your US citizenship status in your email.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.