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Jacobs Electronics Design Engineer - Space Exploration Electronic Systems 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 an Electronics Design Engineer - Space Exploration Electronic Systems to join the team with our Engineering Division.

** 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. **

The Electronics Design Engineer - Space Exploration Electronic Systems will:

  • Report directly to the Electronics and Electrical Section Manager as part of group of over 55 other Electronics and Electrical Engineers.

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

  • Support new designs from conception, analysis, and manufacturing, through to operational test and deployment.

  • Provide design support and guidance in various aspects of Electronics System Development.

  • Be familiar with NASA specifications for Electronics Component development.

  • Develop component test stand architectures for various components.

  • Design and generate electrical component and lab instrumentation test system designs.

  • Develop and or modify LabVIEW code for various test systems.

  • Develop detailed test verification procedures.

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

  • Develop and test various breakout boxes and digital/analog sensor emulation systems.

  • Perform electrical evaluation/selection of instrumentation (pressure transducers, flow meters, pumps, fans, RTDs,Thermocouples, etc.).

  • Troubleshoot and repair existing test systems.

  • Conduct analog and digital printed circuit board design for various application needs.

  • Develop test software modules to perform specific tests.

  • Work with eCAD designer to develop printed circuit board designs.

  • Work in a laboratory environment, following standard operating procedures.

  • Perform other duties as required and 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 bachelor's degree in Engineering and a minimum of 2 - 5 years of experience in the field or in a related area.

  • Prior experience with Analog, Digital, and Power electrical schematic entry and printed circuit board layout tools such as Altium Designer.

  • Prior experience with data acquisition systems (especially National Instruments) and LabVIEW code development.

  • Prior experience with FPGA circuitry design and coding in associated VHDL development environments.

  • Prior experience with microcontroller circuitry design and associated embedded software development environments.

  • Prior experience in cable design for space applications.

  • Prior experience with JSC standards and processes.​

Requisition Preferences:

  • Familiarity with data interface protocols and associated hardware such as Ethernet, RS232, RS422, RS485, I2C, SPI, etc.

  • Experience with test hardware such as oscilloscopes, multi-meters, logic analyzers, function.

  • Generators, electronic load banks, power supplies, power analyzers.

  • Prior experience with cable design.

  • Prior experience in the design and testing of analog instrumentation systems.

  • Prior experience in the design and testing of stepper and brushless DC-DC control circuits.

  • Prior experience in the design and testing of power supply and conditioning systems.

  • Prior experience in version control software like Subversion (SVN).

  • Proficient in MS Office programs, particularly MS.

  • Project, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, OneNote, SharePoint, and Outlook.

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills and the ability to work in a team environment.

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)

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), 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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