Jacobs Flight Systems Engineer 2 in Edwards AFB, California

Flight Systems Engineer 2


Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of full-spectrum technical, professional and construction services for industrial, commercial and government organizations globally. The company employs over 74,000 people and operates in more than 40 countries around the world.

This is a journey-man level position that requires understanding and application of the knowledge of engineering technology, systems engineering concepts to the specific technical tasks, and education or experience related to avionics systems.

Work scope may include any/all of the following duties:

  • Design electronic and avionics systems, subsystems, units, and components as required.

  • Flight qualification of systems; system verification and validation testing.

  • Ensure performance of hardware development, qualification, test, and evaluation; perform integration of automated tools developed for simulation and systems test into the project-testing mainstream.

  • Analyze project objectives and requirements, develop plans for conducting projects, provide support for the project safety review process, including participation in the development of Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, documentation of hazards, and the specification and implementation of mitigation's to those hazards.

  • Conduct test planning including both ground and flight tests. Post flight data analysis and reporting.

  • Review project instructions to ascertain requirements, specifications, procedures, objectives, equipment, nature of technical problem, and possible solutions.

  • Set up and conduct tests or studies of complete systems, components, or concepts under research test conditions to investigate proposals for improving performance or other factors, or to obtain data for development, standardization, and quality control with some supervisory direction and review.

  • Record test or report procedures and results, numerical and graphical data, and makes recommendations for changes. Create project schedules to track progress on projects and to ensure that deadlines are met.

  • Generate test procedures to ensure that all system requirements are met.

  • Analyze indicated and calculated results in relation to requirements, specifications, or test objectives.

  • Report status to Senior Technical Lead and/or Functional Area Lead as required.

  • Follow the safe practices and rules contained in the Jacobs Safety and Health Plan and other such rules and practices communicated on the job.

  • Perform work in accordance with NASA ISO AS9100 procedures and applicable regulatory requirements.


  • This list is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities._



  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering or Physical Science and 3 years of progressive, relevant experience; or Advanced Degree (Masters or PhD) in Engineering or Physical Science; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, skills & abilities required:

  • Application of Engineering principles and Systems Engineering processes.

  • Work in a dynamic and multi-task work environment by prioritizing work and coordinating task/project schedules.

  • Review project instructions to ascertain requirements, specifications, procedures, objectives, equipment, nature of technical problem, and possible solutions.

  • Must be able to manage and decompose requirements in specific technical areas.

  • Strong communications skills and ability to work in a team environment required.

  • Experience in one or more of the following technology areas are highly desirable: Avionics hardware systems, commercial and military data busses, software design, development and management, real-time systems, or system test and validation.

Essential Functions

Physical Requirements

  • Working at a computer or desk (considerations: sitting, eye strain, hand strain)

  • May involve long periods of sitting or standing.

Work Environment

  • Will work in a hangar and lab environment.

  • Can contain confined and restricted work areas.

  • Typically indoor conditions but heat may be a factor.

  • Noise levels can be high during testing periods.

  • Needs to have clear, concise and accurate communication skills

  • Need to work well with, co-operate, and support clients, supervisors, and co-workers

Equipment and Machines

  • Standard office equipment and machines, computer workstation.

  • Working at a computer or desk


  • Normal hours are Monday – Friday, between the core hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

  • Punctuality and regular attendance are necessary to meet deadlines

  • Regular attendance is necessary and required

Other Essential Functions

  • Must be able to communicate effectively

  • Must demonstrate professional behavior at all times when dealing with clients, supervisors and co-workers

  • Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk to the employee or others

  • Must be able to support and work in a proactive team environment

  • Must hold the safety of yourself and those around you as the number one priority in the workplace

The Jacobs System Lifecycle Group (SLG) enables the success of Department of Defense (DOD) and other Governmental organizations by providing unmatched systems life-cycle solutions. As a partner to our clients, we focus on innovative and cutting edge solutions that drive value. We take pride in sustaining a strong culture by remaining true to our Core Values: Profitable Growth is an Imperative, People are the heart of our business, Clients are our valued partners, and Performance excellence is our commitment. Jacobs offers a partnership in which you can grow personally and professionally with the advantages of strong leadership, competitive compensation and rewarding career paths. Come join the team whose work is destined to have a long-range effect on future generations.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmation Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disbility, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-California-Edwards AFB

Travel Yes, 10 % of the Time

Req ID: SAL000278