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PRA Analyst
Ref No.: 18-00096
Location: Houston, Texas
  • Providing expertise in the application of Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) theory and application
  • Develop and utilize PRA models to assess ground support and spaceflight hardware, software, pre-launch, in-flight and post landing recovery operations to quantify risk of designated operations, conditions or events related to planned human spaceflight missions.
  • Develop and document assessments/analyses in formal reports which may include fault/event trees and application of reliability/risk assessment tools.
  • Provide expert technical assessment of Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability (RAM) products and processes.
  • Utilizing Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) expertise to develop assigned portions of the ground support systems and Orion spacecraft models, and operational phases to be integrated into the overall mission model
  • Provide PRA expertise to integrate multiple models (launch vehicle, spacecraft, and ground support systems, in-space assets) to develop the integrated mission model and support model validation efforts
  • Oversee and review all PRA system modeling and analysis performed by the prime contractors and international partners
  • Provide PRA modeling and data analysis for design and operational trade studies to support risk informed decision making

Required Education and Experience
  • Bachelors and five (5) years or more experience; Masters and three (3) years or more experience; PhD and 0 years related experience Position-related Master's degree may be substituted for 2 years' experience.
  • US citizen ability to obtain a Public Trust
  • Ability to pass a NASA background check to get access to NASA facilities and IT systems
  • 5+ years of Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) experience.