Jacobs Spacecraft Navigation 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.
Our long-term client relationship with NASA has led to the need for a Spacecraft Navigation Engineer to support the development and testing of navigation algorithms/systems for NASA/JSC manned spacecraft projects including Orion, Gateway, Commercial Crew, and Human Landing System (HLS).
** 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 selected applicant will:
Design and develop navigation algorithms for the integrated GN&C system for NASA spacecraft
Integrate, test, and analyze navigation algorithms in a 6-DOF GN&C environment
Provide oversight of the design and functionality of commercial partner's navigation systems
Formally document the results of all design and analysis activities
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.
A Bachelor's degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited engineering school and a minimum of five (5) years of related engineering experience, or a Master's degree from an accredited engineering school and four (4) years of related engineering experience, or Ph.D. from an accredited engineering school and zero (0) years of related experience.
Skills and experience should include:
Coursework and/or in-depth knowledge of:
Linear and non-linear state estimation theory
Linear covariance analysis
Familiarity with relative navigation concepts
Knowledge in the design, analysis, and implementation of navigation algorithms
Experience with spacecraft simulation modeling and analysis of integrated GN&C systems
Experience programming in C/C++ and knowledge of Matlab/Simulink
The proven ability to solve complex total GN&C system and simulation problems
Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment consisting of NASA civil servants and various contractor employees.
Minimum of an MS in Aerospace, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering
Knowledge of image processing
Knowledge of inertial sensors
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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