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Jacobs Audio Systems Manager - Gateway System in Houston, Texas

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Are you passionate about human space exploration, understanding the origins of the universe, and working with a passionate and diverse team to make a difference? If you are, we need you!

We need your talent, teamwork, and energy to help us achieve great things that inspire people all over the globe. We need you to bring creative ideas and diverse backgrounds to help us envision, shape, and deliver systems that will enable the exploration of space while benefiting people here on Earth. We are excited about what we do, and we need you on our team as we take on exciting challenges for NASA’s pursuits in deep space exploration. Jacobs is NASA’s largest engineering solutions provider working together with NASA at centers across the United States.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Audio Systems Manager - Gateway System to join the team.


  • Serve as the Subject Matter Expert for the Audio System of the Gateway Avionic Audio Sub-System, a critical sub-system of the Gateway Program which will return to the Moon

  • Develop and support sub-project Audio Electroacoustics Testing of hardware and verification data packages to support requirements, design, verification/validation and operations

  • Develop and support sub-project Audio VoIP or Packetized Audio Testing of hardware and verification data packages to support requirements, design, verification/validation and operations

  • Perform audio engineering functions of projects and provide user input feedback during the design process

  • Perform and review system level architecture trade studies and analyses that will influence the overall electrical design and performance

  • Participate in test, verification, and operation of the as-built hardware

  • Manage and decompose requirements and support design integration activities across modules and with visiting vehicles

  • Evaluate milestone review materials as it fulfills audio requirements of system and engage with module provider companies

  • Work with team members and leads to identify risks, develop risk statements, and plan risk responses

  • Must have good communication and organizational skills and the ability to work in a team environment​

  • Perform other duties as required

Here’s what you’ll need :

Requisition Qualifications:

This position has been posted at multiple levels. Depending on the candidate's experience, requirements, and business needs, we reserve the right to consider candidates at any level for which this position has been advertised.

  • Typically requires a minimum of a bachelor's degree in Engineering and normally possess 5 - 10 years of related experience. License and certification may be required.

  • 5-10 minimum years' of relevant experience in engineering

  • Advanced knowledge or class instruction within the audio domain

  • Experience or advance knowledge of Electroacoustics Testing

  • Experience or advanced knowledge of VoIP or Packetized Audio

  • Ability to prepare written documents and to verbally present at various meetings

  • Able to organize and prioritize tasks in order to meet deadlines and schedules with limited supervision

  • Experience working in a team environment​

Requisition Preferences:

  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering or Engineering Technology from an accredited school

  • Knowledge of Flight Hardware and/or Flight Processes/Paperwork

  • Experience with NASA processes​

Why Join Our Team?

Click on the below links to view just a small sample of all that we do! Come join our team and be part of our future. We look forward to seeing you!

See What We Do (https://app.frame.io/presentations/225c1d41-60d8-58cc-bf8c-fd204fb246d9)

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In addition to exciting career opportunities, we also have:

  • Excellent personal and professional career growth

  • 9/80 work schedule (every other Friday off), when applicable

  • Onsite cafeteria (breakfast & lunch)

  • Much, much more!

For more information on our partnership with NASA at Johnson Space Center (JSC), please visit www.wehavespaceforyou.com

  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship or US Permanent Residency may be a requirement for this position.

  • Must be able to complete a U.S. government background investigation.

  • Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which the position is advertised.

Essential Functions

Work Environment

Generally, an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on task.

Physical Requirements

Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods (90% of time). May require lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs. (5% of time).

Equipment and Machines

Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, printer, etc.).


Regular attendance in accordance with established work schedule is critical. Ability to work outside normal schedule and adjust schedule to meet peak periods and surge requirements.

Other Essential Functions

Professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.

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