Edward Grigsby serves as the director of Systems Architecture and Engineering in NESDIS. Prior to joining NOAA in May 2023, Grigsby served in a variety of leadership roles for NASA, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the commercial aerospace sector.
At NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Grigsby served as deputy system program director for the GOES-R and GeoXO program, where since 2016 he supported the formulation of NOAA’s geosynchronous satellites. For six years prior, as GOES-R Program Systems Engineering Lead, Grigsby oversaw all technical aspects of that mission, including program mission systems integration, engineering processes and products for that mission.
Earlier in his career, Grigsby developed his technical and engineering leadership abilities serving in a series of roles overseeing mission, program and instrument development. Those included positions as NASA Earth System Science Pathfinder Program Director; program executive for NASA’s Landsat Data Continuity and IceSat missions; and as program manager, systems engineer and senior test director for a variety of NASA, U.S. Air Force and commercial projects.
Grigsby earned his Master of Science degree in Electro-Optic Engineering and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic/Computer Engineering, both from the University of Wyoming.