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At Jacobs, we challenge the status quo and redefine how to solve the world's greatest challenges, transforming big ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.

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Our Space Exploration Group (JSEG) has been a primary contractor for NASA since 1989 is comprised of 9 companies and is located at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL (ranked #1 in Best Places to Live by U.S. News).

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Our comprehensive benefits package includes wellness programs, 11 paid holidays, parental leave, paid time off, employee perks and much more. With these benefits, plus the option for flexible schedules and possible remote a few days a week (depending on customer requirements) we’ll support you as you pursue a balanced, fulfilling life—at work and at home.


This opportunity will provide systems engineering and interface integration support to the Systems Definition & Integration Branch/EV72 for the Space Launch System (SLS) Avionics, and Software integration for the SLS vehicle system.

The successful candidate will coordinate and interface with the SLS Lead System Engineer (LSE) to facilitate the integration of the SLS Elements and Vehicle Systems Avionics & Software (A&S). This person will collaborate with the Integrated Avionics & Software (IAS) Team, the Element A&S SMEs, as well as S&MA team to ensure that all the SLS A&S components are compatible and capable of correctly processing and reacting to software commands from the flight computers.

Systems engineering support that will be provided and performed as needed includes:
• Generate and/or coordinate SLS vehicle-level system engineering processes for requirements and related verifications to ensure the necessary and complete integration of the SLS Element hardware, software, commands, and telemetry.
• Lead or participate in the Avionics & Software screening panel meetings and provide subject matter expertise as needed to resolve identified issues.
• Lead or participate in the resolution of Problem Reports created at the Avionics & Software Control Board (ASCB).
• Provide thorough technical assessments of all proposed avionics, and software interface and integration requirements to understand the impacts imposed by modifications.
• Identify and communicate risks associated with requirements via the NASA Risk Management System.
• Lead or participate in the leadership of the System Integration Lab (SIL) or the Integrated Avionics Test Facility (IATF).
• Participate in the Safety & Mission Assurance oversight of the avionics and software activities.

Additional responsibilities may include leading and/or supporting the following systems engineering tasks:
• Development of key system engineering products for program/project milestones.
• Integration of the A&S interface technical decisions and concerns with SLS, EGS, and Orion program/project stakeholders and with a variety of engineering disciplines across multiple NASA Centers.
• Performance of critical mission event and process improvement studies including affordability improvement activities focused on improving overall element design, systems integration, operational efforts, or life cycle costs.
• Document and control of the A&S systems through controlling documents and deliverables which may include interface requirements and control documents, functional schematics, trade study reports, and other technical briefing and/or decision packages.

Here’s what you’ll need :


A degree in electrical, software, or computer engineering or a degree in a related technical discipline such as computer science is required. Degree from an ABET-accredited university is preferred. Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a Master’s degree with at least 8 years of experience, or BS with at least 10 years of experience.

• Specialized engineering knowledge in launch vehicle avionics design and integration, software systems document development, and/or space and defense systems software and telemetry systems.
• Must have a working knowledge of space flight systems avionics, and the interaction of these elements.
• Expected to be a self-directed, effective team players who is familiar with working in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment and is willing to assume lead roles in avionics and software interface definition, management, and integration efforts.
• Operational knowledge of space flight system and ground system interaction including, but not limited to, communication, commanding, and data processing.
• Experience with A&S interface requirement document development, multifaceted integration of launch vehicle systems and components, and hardware-in-the loop testing/verification processes.
• Demonstrated experience developing and delivering executive level briefings.
• Managed and/or led engineering teams, especially those composed of multiple engineering disciplines.
• Outstanding negotiation skills demonstrated through complex technical problem solving.
• Capability to breakdown complex problems or issues into manageable pieces.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience with space flight Command & Data Handling (C&DH) systems and documentation.
• An understanding and knowledge of the current SLS program and a working understanding of the SLS, Orion, and EGS interfaces is highly desired.
• Familiarity employing systems engineering processes and concepts for the definition and integration of requirements as well as adhering to Configuration Management (CM) processes used for the control of requirement data/documents is expected.
• Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, customer relation skills, and presentation skills are required.
• Intermediate skills using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, & Outlook) are required

JSEG offers a partnership in which you can grow personally and professionally within a framework of strong leadership, competitive compensation, and rewarding career paths. Come join our team on the Engineering Services and Science Capability Augmentation (ESSCA) contract whose work is destined to have a long-range effect on future generations!

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Essential Functions

Work Environment:

Office environment. Requires ability to provide clear, concise, accurate and timely communication, both verbally and in writing (100%). Requires ability to interact professionally with co-workers, management, and client (100%). Requires travel in the domestic USA (<10%).

Physical Requirements:

Requires sitting for extended periods of time in meetings with peers, management, and with our client at NASA facilities to discuss technical issues (10%). Also, requires sitting for extended periods of time at a desk to write reports and perform engineering tasks (80%). Requires ability to use stairs or elevators for access between floors and multiple buildings at NASA and our facilities (10%).

Equipment and Machines:

Requires ability to operate a personal computer, a telephone, fax machine, copier, calculator, and other general office equipment (100%).


Normal workday 7:30 – 4:30, Monday thru Friday. Minimal overtime may be required (10%) to meet schedule milestones and to support technical demands of the job. Regular attendance is a necessity, and adequate arrangements for delegating duties during absences are required.

Other Essential Functions:

The ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and to make rational decisions, and to exercise good judgment is essential (100%). Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.

Proof of U.S. Citizenship is required.


Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language
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