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Jacobs Electrical Power Systems Engineer for HALO 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 are looking for an Electrical Power Systems (EPS) Engineer to support Gateway's Habitation and Logistics Outpost (HALO) project. HALO is the first pressurized module for NASA's Gateway, an outpost that will orbit the moon and provide a temporary home and workplace for astronauts. The selected candidate will be joining our team with Teammate company, GeoControl Systems, Inc.

This is your chance to be an interface, or bridge, between the EPS and flight software teams. You will need to learn HALO's EPS system and how it works. Then, you will help review/tailor the software algorithms to ensure the software is performing the required functions at the correct time. This is an oversight role that will not need to write software/code, but will need to understand what is needed, review it, and provide comments.

The Electrical Power Systems Engineer will:

  • Ensure requirements are satisfied by the software design solutions by reading pseudo-code and functions

  • Have system level EPS experience and be knowledgeable of flight software

  • Be involved in algorithm making

  • Understand and review test results from EPS/Software testing (results look code-like)

  • 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.

Technical (EPS & Software)

  • System Level EPS experience required - Knowledge of electrical systems engineering principles

  • (NASA) Flight software experience required - Knowledge of software engineering principles

  • C programming experience

  • Experience with (spacecraft) power systems

  • Demonstrate problem-solving background with accompanying troubleshooting skills


  • Proficient with MS Office and MS Teams (for virtual meetings)

  • Excellent communication skills (in person and in writing)

  • Be a self-starter who doesn't require a lot of hand holding

  • Ability to communicate effectively across different teams

  • Experience fostering a collaborative team environment

  • Must be able to organize and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines and schedules

  • Must be willing to work onsite at Johnson Space Center

Requisition Preferences:

  • BS degree in Electrical or Aerospace Engineering and at least 5-10 years of experience (EN3/EN4/ESS).

  • Some Simulink/Matlab experience preferred

  • Some knowledge of Time Triggered Ethernet a plus

  • NASA/Space experience preferred

  • Knowledge of commonly used NASA concepts, practices, processes, and procedures

  • System requirements analysis

Why Join Our Team?

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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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