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Jacobs Space Software System Architect in Herndon, Virginia

Space Software System Architect



We are leading the design and development of next generation satellite payloads and ground processing systems. We have the corporate investment, infrastructure, subject matter experts, and strategic focus to enable you to be successful.


  • Product owner for the division’s space software portfolio responsible for establishing product roadmaps that align to business goals, customer objectives, and project requirements

  • Lead/advise space software IPTs

  • Proactively foster portfolio growth opportunities through long-term strategic planning and business capture in coordination with company leadership

  • Communicate customer needs to the agile teams and represent the agile teams to the customer

  • Migrate system solutions to space-grade enterprise scale

  • Support maturity of system engineering practices to CMMI V2.0 ML 3 by application of techniques such as Lean Six Sigma

  • Incorporate MBSE practices into software and systems engineering




  • Bachelors, Masters, or Ph.D. in electrical engineering, computer engineering, physics, math, or a related discipline.

  • 15 years’ experience in software and systems engineering.

  • Experience developing designs for airborne or satellite systems.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills ranging from proposal writing to briefing executive level leadership.


  • Experience leading agile teams of firmware and software engineers.

  • Systems engineering experience to optimize system performance versus size, weight, power, cost, thermal, and other constraints.

  • Experience with space software ranging from the payload, through the bus to the ground station, and to the cloud and beyond.

  • Experience with SoCs, FPGAs, and GPUs.

  • Experience with Software-Defined Radios.

  • Experience with radar, SIGINT, and/or communications systems.

  • Experience with extremely high performance, wideband, tunable RF systems.

  • Experience with moderate to high volume space systems production.

Clearance: Ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI clearance.

Location: Herndon, VA or Severn, MD

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Job Aerospace

Primary Location United States-Virginia-Herndon-20356-VA44

Other Locations United States-Maryland-Severn-20356-SEV1

Job Type Experienced

Req ID: RAP00005T