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Jacobs Electronics Design Engineer - FPGA/VHDL Verification and Validation for NASA Lunar Rover Avionics in Houston, Texas

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It's our promise to challenge the status quo as we redefine how to solve the world's greatest challenges, and transform big ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.

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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 are actively searching for qualified candidates for this potential opening; however, we do not have assurance at this time when the position will be finalized and opened. Because we have strong reason to believe the position will be approved soon, we are proceeding with identifying qualified candidates and conducting interviews. **

We are looking for an Electronics Design Engineer - FPGA/VHDL Verification and Validation for NASA Lunar Rover Avionics to join our team with HX5 , a JETS Teammate company. Do you have the following skills?

​ As an Electronics Design Engineer - FPGA/VHDL Verification and Validation for NASA Lunar Rover Avionics, you will:

  • Report directly to the Electronics and Electrical Section Manager as part of group of over 60 other Electronics and Electrical Engineers.

  • Provide FPGA code Verification and Validation support of Avionics development in the Robotics Systems NASA Engineering Division.

  • Work directly with Team Lead and associated Electrical Engineers on a given project.

  • Provide expertise in software test process and practice.

  • Work with FPGA developers to perform functional and verification testing of flight FPGA code.

  • Configure, maintain, and configuration manage, and document software tools to support FPGA code V&V.

  • Generate, maintain, and report on related documentation.

  • Generate and maintain procedures.

  • Work in a team environment, and report to project manager for technical support, task assignment, and processes.

  • Perform job functions in a laboratory environment, following pre-established guidelines or instructions and standard operating procedures.

  • Work with electrical and mechanical technicians to build and test designed systems.

  • Troubleshoot and repair existing test systems.

  • Develop detailed test verification procedures.

  • Perform other duties as required and assigned.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Required Education/Experience/Skills:

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.

  • BS degree in engineering from an accredited engineering school and five (5) years of related engineering experience, or a MS degree from an accredited engineering school and four (4) years of related engineering experience, or Ph.D. from an accredited engineering school and zero (0) years of related experience.

  • Working knowledge of software or HDL testing.

  • Working knowledge of Jenkins, Docker, Git, SVN, and Linux.

  • Experience with shell scripting, Python.

  • Self-motivated, team player with adaptability to a dynamic environment and the ability to complete all assignments as required.

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

  • Must have the ability to visualize and work with complex mechanical/electrical systems.

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills and the ability to work with others in problem solving as part of a team.

  • Proficient in MS Office programs, particularly MS Project, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, OneNote and Outlook.

Requisition Preferences:

  • DevOps experience.

  • Version control and release management experience.

  • VHDL or Verilog development and test experience.

  • HDL test suite experience.

  • Experience in Spaceflight software or HDL testing and verification & validation.

Why Work on 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!

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Jacobs Aerospace Solutions Overview

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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, 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.).

Attendance

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

P rofessional 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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