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Jacobs Avionics Software Systems Engineer (Cyber) in Houston, Texas

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Your Impact:

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 Avionics Software Systems Engineer (Cyber) to join our team with JETS II Teammate Company, Oceaneering Space Systems.

The Avionics Software Systems Engineer (Cyber) will:

  • Serve as Systems Software Consultant for the Command and Data Handling of the Gateway Avionics

  • Systems.

  • Provide detailed engineering analysis and technical consultation for development, design, testing and

  • evaluation of the Gateway spacecraft Systems, Software, Hardware, and Cybersecurity

  • Provide technical guidance, oversight, and resolution of technical issues to NASA projects and

  • programs relating to Avionic Systems

  • Responsible for Command and Data Handling Cybersecurity requirements definition and implementation for spacecraft

  • Manage and direct analysis tasks, tests, and research in Avionic Systems and related Cybersecurity.

  • Perform cybersecurity impact assessments

  • Effectively communicate with internal and external customers

  • Coordinate with external organizations to perform cybersecurity remediation

  • Successfully operate in a highly dynamic simulations engineering environment with a team of

  • engineers working to rapidly develop spacecraft avionics systems

  • Strong customer focus, highly effective communication skills, and the ability to work in a dynamic,

  • rapidly changing engineering environment with demanding customers on a

  • compressed schedule

  • Perform other duties as assigned

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.

  • Requires a minimum of a bachelor's degree in Engineering and normally possess 5 -10 years of related experience

  • Eligible for US Govt Top Secret security clearance

  • Experience with either Avionic Electrical or Software Systems Design and Development

  • Thorough knowledge of Computer Networking Technology, such as:- IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet) standards

  • Experience with cybersecurity impact assessment and remediation

  • Familiarity with cybersecurity controls and requirements such as

  • NIST SP 800-53 ‘Recommended Security Controls for Federal Information Systems’

  • NASA NPR2810.1A ‘Security of Information Technology’

  • Experience with: Network Design, Network Management Tools, IT Security, Network Troubleshooting

  • Techniques

  • Familiarity with commercial products available in computer networking technology

  • Excellent communication, negotiation and coordination skills and strong customer service attitude

Requisition Preferences:

  • Hardware and Software integration

  • Experience with cybersecurity planning, auditing, and vulnerability scanning

  • Experience with avionics cybersecurity system maintenance (disabling services, effective

  • countermeasures, intrusion detection, firewall configuration, etc.)

  • Experience with spacecraft avionics and circuit design or analysis

  • Experience in the application of computer network technology in space systems.

  • ARINC 664 Part 7 Aircraft Data Network

  • SAE AS 6802 Time Triggered Standard

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)

  • 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 is 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.

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 (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf) .