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Jacobs Deputy Section & Task Order Manager, Software Engineering and DevOps 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. As NASA’s largest engineering solutions provider working together with NASA at centers across the United States.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Deputy Section & Task Order Manager, Software Engineering and DevOps to join the team with Teammate Company, McLaurin Aerospace.

The Deputy Section & Task Order Manager, Software Engineering and DevOps will:

  • Report to the JETS Software Engineering Section Manager. The position is responsible for the management of approximately 40 Employees across the Software Engineering,Avionics Network Engineering, Cybersecurity and DevOps disciplines

  • Maintain a positive, constructive, professional relationship with the NASA customers and other NASA support contractors

  • Interface with NASA Software Engineering Leads & Software Engineering oversight teams

  • Demonstrate excellent communication, collaboration, and coordination skills

  • Perform duties as the Software Engineering Deputy Section Manager:

  • Ensure employees in functional areas follow established procedures and generate finished work productsunder time and budgetary constraints

  • Assist in approving timecards on a weekly basis

  • Assist and reviewing and approving travel requests

  • Assist with personnel performance reviews

  • Assist with resolution of employee performance issues

  • Ensure proper team reporting on tasking

  • Assist with recruiting activities

  • Ensure personnel are recognized for accomplishments

  • Perform duties as the Software Engineering Deputy Task Order Manager

  • Assist with the management (creation, coordination and revision) of scope, cost, schedule and risk for government contract task orders

  • Develop, manage and monitor cost plans, estimates and actuals

  • Ensure proper team reporting on tasking

  • Conduct routine customer project reviews for cost, schedule, risk management, and deliverable adherence

  • Maintain active risk management (technical, cost, and schedule) on all projects and work functions

  • Communicate project status to senior JETS management

  • Work in a fast-paced, Agile environment Promote a culture of caring and safety

  • Demonstrate a Servant/Leader approach to management

  • Promote a culture of continuous improvement and innovation

  • Perform other duties as assigned or 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

  • Excellent communication, negotiation and coordination skills and strong customer service attitude with a history of effectively interacting with senior managers at all levels

  • Previous project management experience required

  • Experience leading a development project across the full development life cycle

  • Must be able to perform employee management duties including recruiting, developing, and terminating personnel

  • Experience fostering a collaborative team environment

  • Proficiency with team collaboration tools such as Microsoft Teams, Webex, Skype, SharePoint,Jira

  • Must be able to organize and prioritize tasks in order to meet deadlines and schedules with limited supervision

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

  • Must have strong time management and organizational skills

  • Demo​nstrates leadership ability to oversee a team of professionals working on multiple small and large projects concurrently

  • Self-starter who can understand and absorb new concepts quickly

  • Must be local to the JSC area and willing to work offsite at Jacobs building and onsite at Johnson Space Center on a regular basis

Requisition Preferences:

  • Experience leading a software development project across the full development life cycle

  • Experience in Safety Critical Human-Rated Software Development

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience with NASA/JSC

  • Prefer 10 years of experience with NASA/JSC flight software processes

  • Prior experience with government contract task order management

  • Prior experience in developing schedules, budgets, and project plans

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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