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Thea Energy

Thea Energy

Software Engineering
Kearny, NJ, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024
Thea Energy is seeking for an experienced, organized, and motivated systems engineer. This position will lead an interdisciplinary team to integrate numerous first-of-a-kind technologies while developing scalable processes and procedures. The Systems Engineer will be responsible for the managing requirements, integration, and interfaces for one of the most consequential and cutting-edge technologies of our generation - fusion energy.
The Thea Energy team is comprised of self-motivated, innovative, and collaborative individuals with an excitement for solving complex problems. This is a challenging position that requires a high degree of autonomy, and the ideal candidate must be able to move quickly. A proven track record of leading systems engineering, excellent communication skills, and a passion for new technologies and innovation is required.

Key Responsibility Areas:

  • Develop system and interfacing requirements, protocols, and procedures
  • Work closely with engineering and physics teams designing various systems to provide engineering coordination and support
  • Ensurethe efficient and systematic conversion of functional requirements into a scalable system architecture and execution strategy
  • Assist in the management of technical, schedule, cost, and performance analysis for various development programs
  • Develop and enact protocols to inform clear and efficient decision making processes
  • Manage updates and changes to systems and interfaces, and monitor impacts to program schedule, cost, and performance
  • Manage system configuration control
  • Manage the product breakdown structure
  • Coordinate with suppliers, vendors, and internal manufacturing engineering teams
  • Coordinate design reviews and program management functions
  • Institute the processes for, and help run HAZOPS and FMECA programs
  • Implement an effective design integration program
  • Develop and manage effective processes for making and tracking key decisions
  • Develop and implement verification and validation processes
  • Implement system design lifecycle management processes

Ideal Experience & Skillsets:

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant engineering field
  • 5+ years of experience in systems engineering
  • Proven experience integrating large industrial and /or first-of-a-kind R&D projects (e.g. power plants, manufacturing facilities, particle accelerators, etc.)
  • Experience across mechanical, electrical, and fluid systems
  • Experience with cryogenic, heating, fluid, vacuum, power electronics, and control systems is preferred but not mandatory
  • Familiarity with the processes needed to build, test, troubleshoot, and scale complex mechanical and electrical systems
  • Leadership of engineering, technical, and scientific teams
  • Experience with 3D modeling tools (Siemens NX)
  • Strong communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to innovate, execute, and flourish in a fast-paced environment
  • Exceptional work ethic
  • Prioritization of safety above all else
  • Ability to wear many different hats
  • Team player who is excited to help others
  • Ability to occasionally lift objects up to 50 lbs.

Company Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive health benefits (e.g. medical/dental/vision)
  • Employee equity stock options
  • Open vacation policies
  • Work-life balance
It’s not necessary to meet all of the skillsets outlined above. Please feel free to send us a note and tell us why you would still be a great fit for this role or Thea Energy.
Diversity and Inclusion:
Thea Energy is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a company of diverse backgrounds. By creating a diverse environment, we will bring new ideas and approaches to solving some of the world’s hardest (and most important) problems. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, family or marital status, age, disability, veteran’s status, or other characteristic protected by applicable laws and regulations.