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Jacobs Systems Engineer, Pressurized Lunar Rover 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. As NASA’s largest engineering solutions provider working together with NASA at centers across the United States.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Systems Engineer, Pressurized Lunar Rover to join our team with teammate company, Oceaneering.

The Systems Engineer for NASA's Pressurized Lunar Rover will be required to:

  • Work with team members to produce Systems Engineering & Integration products for the NASA Extravehicular Activity (EVA) and Human Surface Mobility (HSM) Program (EHP) with specific technical reporting through the Pressurized Lunar Rover (PR) Project Office

  • As part of the larger team, review engineering products such as design reference missions, Human Systems Integration tasks, integration plans for Government Furnished Equipment (GFE), and other integration plans

  • Responsible for the planning, development, review, and maintaining program requirements including Project Technical Requirements Specification (PTRS), Interface Control Documents (ICDs), Verification and Validation Document (V&VD), and Verification Success Criteria (VSC)

  • Utilize a requirements management software and systems engineering tool such as DOORS, Cradle or MagicDraw

  • Prepare materials for the system life cycle phasing, including SRR (System Readiness Review) and Critical Design Review (CDR)

  • Work with team members to identify risks, to develop risk statements, and to help them plan risk responses

  • Perform and review system level architecture trade studies and analyses that will influence the overall system design and performance

  • Work in a team environment and report to the team lead to provide status on progress and issues and for support. Maintain a professional relationship with the NASA customer and other NASA support contractors

  • Perform other duties as required​

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 Engineering and a minimum of 2- 5 years of experience in the field or in a related area

  • Basic knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures in the space hardware field, such as mechanical and electrical system design, engineering drawings and sketches, and material selection

  • Expert knowledge of systems engineering principles and associated documentation

  • Expert knowledge of systems engineering principles across Test and Verification and/or Verification and Validation phases. Specifically requirements definition, flow-down, assessment and verification planning

  • Previous experience developing test campaigns for flight certification

  • Ability to prepare written documents and to verbally present at various meetings

  • Must be able to organize and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines and schedules with limited supervision

  • Experience working in a team environment

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office products

Requisition Preferences:

  • Experience with the development of space systems requirements documents including PTRS and Verification and Validation documents (V&VD), and ICD

  • Experience with the design, assembly, verification, testing, and operation of space hardware

  • Experience with NASA JSC Flight Hardware Life Cycle, Certification, and Engineering processes

  • INCOSE Systems Engineering Professional certification

  • Working knowledge of NASA, JSC, and ISS standard practices and requirements including safety, fault tolerance, and unique disciplines

  • Familiarity with NASA/JSC documentation databases and share point sites as well as typical systems engineering products

  • Self-motivated individual with extraordinary initiative

  • Able to adapt and redirect effort on a rapidly evolving project through all mission phases​

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!

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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), when applicable

  • 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 may be 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.

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