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Jacobs Project Engineer - Software Lab Operations in Houston, Texas

Challenging Today. Reinventing Tomorrow.

We're invested in you and your success. Everything we do is more than just a project. It's our challenge as human beings, too. That's why we bring a thoughtful and collaborative approach to every one of our partnerships.

At Jacobs, we challenge the status quo and redefine how to solve the world's greatest challenges, transforming big ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.

Design your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow

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 Project Engineer - Software Lab Operations to join our team with JETS II teammate company, Intuitive Machines.

The Project Engineer - Software Lab Operations will:

  • Effectively communicate with internal and external customers and be customer-focused

  • Operate and maintain lab environment hardware and software in various labs around Johnson Space Center

  • Perform Linux/Unix system administration, communication, user authentication and storage design,

  • development and maintenance

  • Perform rapid troubleshooting in resolving lab and computer system issues

  • Create and maintain documentation of lab resources and lab management practices

  • Identify and cross-pollinate best practices and lessons learned across labs

  • Coordinate vacation plans and fill in as needed

  • Active participation in quarterly Lab Ops Team meetings

  • Conduct a weekly tag-up with management to report status

  • Update and present documentation to management for each lab

  • Provide surge support as needed

  • Perform other duties as 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.

  • Typically requires a bachelor's degree in a related area and a minimum of 5 years of experience in the field or in a related area

  • Ability to get highest level of confidence for System Administration

  • Linux/Unix system administration, communication, user authentication and storage design,

  • development and maintenance

  • Network analysis, configuration and administration

  • Firewall maintenance and administration

  • Automation of system maintenance and reporting via scripting

  • Demonstrate ability to document configurations, resources and maintain burndown lists

  • Demonstrate problem-solving background with accompanying troubleshooting skills

  • Demonstrate effective communication with customers and other team members, both written and orally

  • Able to quickly adapt to new situations and a willingness to learn new technologies

  • Able to work independently as well as collectively within a team

  • Must be willing to work onsite at Johnson Space Center

Requisition Preferences:

  • TCP/IP Network analysis, configuration and administration experience

  • ARINC 664 Rate Constrained or SAE AS6802 Time Triggered Ethernet Experience

  • System and software configuration management

  • Server maintenance and backup

  • System requirements analysis

  • JSC network familiarity

  • Hardware and software integration

  • System and software configuration management

  • System tuning and performance analysis

  • System requirements analysis

  • JSC network familiarity

  • Software Development Life Cycle familiarity

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) .