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Jacobs Electronics Design Engineer - Space Exploration Electronic Systems in Houston, Texas

Electronics Design Engineer - Space Exploration Electronic Systems


Are you passionate about human space exploration or understanding the origins of the universe, and working with a dynamic and diverse team to make a difference? If you are, we need you!

We need your commitment, teamwork, and energy to help us achieve great things that inspire humans all over the globe. We need you to bring innovative ideas and diverse backgrounds to help us envision, shape, and deliver systems that will benefit the quality of life of people around the world. We are excited about what we do, and we need you on our team as we take on new challenges for NASA’s pursuits in deep space exploration. Jacobs is NASA’s largest engineering solutions provider working alongside NASA at centers across the United States.

We have the unique and significant role to partner with NASA at Johnson Space Center (JSC), to be part of every human spaceflight program – the International Space Station (ISS), NASA’s Orion spacecraft, which will carry astronauts into deep space, and Gateway, the orbiting platform providing the home for astronauts to work and travel back and forth to the moon’s surface, and serving as the platform for deep space exploration. From critical systems on the ISS to enable astronauts to live and work in space; to performing advanced development for systems leading to deep space exploration; to being part of the foundation for Gateway.

We also partner with NASA at JSC, the only NASA center in the United States to curate all astromaterial samples returned from exploration missions, to perform curation services, orbital debris analysis, and basic research to further humankind’s understanding of the origins of our solar system.

We need you to be a part of our team!


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We are currently in need of an Electronics Design Engineer - Space Exploration Electronic Systems to join our team with ERC, Inc. , a JETS Teammate company. Do you have the following skills?

The Electronics Design Engineer - Space Exploration Electronic Systems will:

  • Report directly to theElectronics and Electrical Section Manager as part of group of over 50 otherElectronics and Electrical Engineers.

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

  • Support new designs fromconception, analysis, and manufacturing, through to operational test anddeployment.

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

  • Be familiar with NASAspecifications for Electronics Component development.

  • Develop component teststand architectures for various components.

  • Design and generateelectrical component and lab instrumentation test system designs.

  • Develop and or modifyLabVIEW code for various test systems.

  • Develop detailed testverification procedures.

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

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

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

  • Troubleshoot and repairexisting test systems.

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

  • Develop test softwaremodules to perform specific tests.

  • Work with eCAD designerto develop printed circuit board designs.

  • Work in a laboratoryenvironment, following standard operating procedures

  • Perform other duties asrequired and assigned.



This position has beenposted at multiple levels. Depending on the candidate's experience,requirements and business needs, we reserve the right to consider candidates atany level for which this position has been advertised.

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

  • Prior experience withAnalog and Digital electrical schematic entry and printed circuit board layouttools such as Altium Designer.

  • Prior experience withdata acquisition systems (especially National Instruments) and LabVIEW codedevelopment.

  • Prior experience withFPGA circuitry design and coding in associated VHDL developmentenvironments.

  • Prior experience withmicrocontroller circuitry design and associated embedded software developmentenvironments.


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

  • Experience with testhardware such as oscilloscopes, multi-meters, logic analyzers,function generators, electronic load banks, power supplies, power analyzers

  • Prior experience withcable design

  • Prior experience indesign and test of analog instrumentation systems.

  • Prior experience indesign and test of stepper and brushless DC-DC control circuits.

  • Prior experience indesign and test of power supply and conditioning systems.

  • Proficient in MS Officeprograms, particularly MS Project, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, OneNote andOutlook.

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

Why Work for Jacobs?

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

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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)

  • Comprehensive Benefit Package (medical, dental & vision)

  • 401(k)

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Much, much more!

For more information on our partnership with NASA at Johnson Space Center, please visit www.wehavespaceforyou.com

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and successfully complete a U.S. government background investigation.

  • Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which this position has been 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 when required.

Other Essential Functions

Must be able to work in a team atmosphere. Must put forward a 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 and supplemental language.

Job Aerospace

Primary Location United States-Texas-Houston-20331-ESCG

Job Type Experienced

Req ID: ADV0000CB