Jacobs Senior Gateway Flight Control Engineer 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. 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 Senior Gateway Flight Control Engineer to join our team with the Engineering Division.
This is a part-time opportunity.
The Senior Gateway Flight Control Engineer will:
Lead in the development, verification and validation of on-orbit flight control algorithms and system architecture for Gateway
Support the development, verification, and integration of Gateway 6-DOF simulations and associated math models
Participate in the flight control performance analysis of Gateway on-orbit operations in an integrated GN&C environment.
Identify and resolve GN&C performance related issues and assist others in the resolution of issues
Formally document the results of all V&V and analysis activities
Directly interact with the NASA customer along with various NASA support contractors
Perform other duties as required
Here’s What You’ll Need:
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 ten (10) years of direct engineering experience, or a MS degree from an accredited engineering school and eight (8) years of direct engineering experience, or Ph.D. and four (4) years of direct engineering experience.
Experience developing flight control algorithms for spacecraft using classical control theory including 3-DOF control, 6-DOF control, rate damping, and maneuver logic
Knowledge of systems engineering impacts that drive constraints on the control system
Expertise with MATLAB and Simulink toolboxes
Experience developing, verifying, and validating simulation math models
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to work in a team environment consisting of NASA civil servants and various contractor employees
MS in Aerospace Engineering with a focus on GN&C, flight controls, orbital mechanics, systems engineering
Direct experience with LINUX, Python, C++
Why Join Our Team?
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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
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.
Generally, an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on task.
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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