Jacobs Spacecraft Rendezvous and Proximity Operations GN&C 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 Spacecraft Rendezvous and Proximity Operations GN&C Engineer to join our team with Teammate company, Bastion Technologies, Inc.
In this position you will work to provide technical oversight, program integration, and certification of visiting vehicle mission Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GN&C) systems to both the International Space Station (ISS) and future commercial space platforms.
The selected applicant will:
Certify GNC system requirements compliance through review of analysis and test reports, including assessment of navigation sensor performance, trajectory dispersions, and other GN&C parameters
Certify fault tolerance safety requirements compliance through review of GNC-related hazard reports and associated verification evidence, including communicating uncovered issues to a Safety Review Panel
Identify and recommend solutions to GNC/Rendezvous and Proximity Operations performance related issues
Conduct performance assessments on delivered GN&C data from visiting vehicle providers and provide feedback on compliance
Provide feedback on Monte Carlo trajectory analyses using independent 6 degrees-of-freedom simulations
Provide engineering inputs to operational products, such as flight rules and on-orbit demonstration plans
Provide console support during real-time ground monitoring of the visiting vehicle's GN&C system on missions
Maintain relationships with a diverse technical team, including personnel from engineering, safety, flight operations, crew office, and visiting vehicle providers
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.
Requires a bachelor's degree in Engineering and a minimum of 2- 5 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
Experience with orbital mechanics and GNC principles
Knowledge in the development of GNC algorithms and analyzing system performance for spacecraft
Experience with design, verification, testing, and operation of GNC hardware and software
Experience with the development of space system requirements and documents
Strong interpersonal skills to enable successful performance in a collaborative engineering environment
Ability to organize and prioritize tasks in order to meet deadlines and schedules with limited supervision
Ability to prepare written documents and to verbally present at various meetings.
Excellent communication and documentation skills and the ability to work in a team environment consisting of NASA civil servants and various contractor employees
Experience with Microsoft Office products
MS in Aerospace Engineering with a focus on GNC, flight controls, and orbital mechanics
Experience with spacecraft rendezvous, proximity operations, and capture/docking
Experience developing, verifying, and validating simulation models
Familiarity with spacecraft docking systems
Working knowledge of NASA, JSC, and ISS standard practices and requirements, including safety and fault tolerance
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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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