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Jacobs Lead Technology Transfer Engineer in Houston, Texas

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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 have an exciting opportunity for a Lead Technology Transfer Engineer to join our team with the Science & Exploration 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 Business Development & Technology Integration (BDTI) Office exists to enable human space exploration through technology development, technology transfer and partnership formulation “for the benefit of all humankind."

  • As NASA embarks on its next era of exploration, the BDTI Office is focused on advancing technologies and partnerships to develop new capabilities to support the NASA and Johnson Space Center missions, and we are looking for a team member to help us make this happen.

  • The Lead Engineer will work with our Technology Transfer team to identify technology transfer and partnership opportunities.

  • As part of the technology transfer team, you will collaborate to determine what NASA technologies may benefit current or future terrestrial or commercial space markets.

  • Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Perform screening and commercial assessments of NASA invention disclosures to determine commercial potential. Support agency Technology Transfer exhibits and marketing research / analyze patent portfolio, work with inventors to understand technology and identify commercial partners.

  • Learn about NASA patented technologies and be able to communicate with internal/external stakeholders about their potential uses in commercial products.

  • Identify new technologies and provide assessments with the goal of identifying market potential. Multimedia marketing campaigns for JSC patented technologies will be developed

  • Ability to lead a team that generates New Technology Reports (NTRs) and assists inventors in the process of developing NTRs

  • Develop and execute a plan for in-reach to the Johnson Space Center workforce, to include inventors

  • Communicate with innovators after the creation of an NTR and if necessary, work with legal through patent process

  • As member of the BDTI Office you will collaborate with others across all three branches in the division, including technology development, technology transfer, and partnerships.

  • Other regular duties may include communications content development in support of BDTI objectives.

  • Perform other tasks 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 minimum of a bachelor's degree in Engineering and normally possess 5 -10 years of related experience.

  • Ability to communicate with business specialists and engineers.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Exemplary organizational skills and careful attention to detail.

  • Ability to multi-task.

  • Working knowledge of and experience with MS Office​.

Requisition Preferences:

  • BS or MS degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering or a related discipline with 10-15 years of experience.

  • Coursework or practical experience in Business or a related discipline.

  • Experience working with new and patented technologies.

  • Experience or coursework working in a Technology Transfer Office.

  • Experience or coursework in data management.

  • Previous NASA experience is a plus​.

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)

  • 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 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.).


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.

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 (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf) .