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Jacobs Software Engineer - Gateway Power and Propulsion Element (PPE) in Houston, Texas

Critical Mission Solutions

Your mission is our mission.

We're invested in you and your success. Everything we do - whether Aerospace, Defense, Intelligence, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Nuclear, Automotive, or Telecommunications - 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.

It's our promise to challenge the status quo as we redefine how to solve the world's greatest challenges, and transform 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 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!

We are currently in need of a Software Engineer - Gateway Power and Propulsion Element (PPE) to join our team. Do you have the following skills?

The Software Engineer - Gateway Power and Propulsion Element (PPE) will:

  • Capture and manage requirements.

  • Plan and estimate software release.

  • Be responsible for system integration and interface management.

  • Coordinate software testing and verification.

  • Review software products and artifacts for completeness of design and implementation.

  • Review software development activities across the full development life cycle.

  • Performing other duties as required.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Required Education/Experience/Skills:

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 a minimum of fourteen (14) years of direct engineering experience, or a MS degree from an accredited engineering school and twelve (12) years of direct engineering experience, or Ph.D. degrees and nine (9) years direct engineering experience.

  • Experience in one or more of the following specialty areas:

  • Software Architecture.

  • Avionics C&DH (Command and Data Handling).

  • Avionics ECLSS (Environmental Control and Life Support Systems).

  • Avionics Displays & Controls.

  • Data Engineering/Data Governance.

  • Avionics EPS (Electrical Power Systems), specifically Solar and Battery Systems.

  • Fault Detection, Isolation and Recovery (FDIR) for Distributed Avionics Architectures.

  • Spacecraft Propulsion Systems.

  • Spacecraft Guidance, Navigation and Control Systems.

  • Proficiency with C/C++ coding.

  • Proficiency with Linux.

  • Proficiency with scripting languages such as Python.

  • Experience working as part of an Integrated Product Team to develop avionic systems.

  • Experience developing software across the full development life cycle.

  • Excellent communication, negotiation and coordination skills and strong customer service attitude.

Requisition Preferences:

  • ​Knowledge of the NASA Gateway Spacecraft systems and software, specifically for the Power and Propulsion Element (PPE).

  • Safety and flight critical software development.

  • NASA software and systems development standards.

  • ARINC653.

  • RTC DO178.

  • Object oriented software development.

  • Agile software development.

  • Core Flight Software (CFS).

  • Software project management experience.

Why Work on 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 at https://app.frame.io/presentations/225c1d41-60d8-58cc-bf8c-fd204fb246d9

Jacobs Aerospace Solutions Overview at https://app.frame.io/presentations/dc04b01f-c3bd-46ad-88c9-95a4917fd985

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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 at http://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.).

Attendance

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 at https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf and supplemental language. at https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migratedfiles/employers/eeocgina_supplement.pdf

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

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