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Jacobs Systems Engineer - Spacecraft Docking Systems 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 are looking for a Systems Engineer - Spacecraft Docking Systems to join our team with GeoControl Systems, Inc. , a JETS teammate company. Do you have the following skills?

The Systems Engineer – Spacecraft Docking Systems will:

  • Become familiar with the details of the NASA Docking System and provider docking system designs.

  • Review proprietary Commercial partner documentation on their vehicle design as pertains to installation and operation of the docking system.

  • Analyze partner requirements to assess adequate flow down and decomposition of the NASA program requirements.

  • Analyze various program requirements to determine conflicts and/or gaps.

  • Participate in partner design/test/certification reviews and provide specific comments to docking-system related documentation (particularly NASA Docking System or ISS/Gateway interface design, test & verification requirements, linkage to interface requirements, analysis or test results, and acceptable verification closure data).

  • Review and provide comments to Docking-related Safety Hazard reports, participate in the joint NASA safety panel reviews.

  • Coordinate and track the approval of partner-provided Verification Closure Notifications.

  • Preparation and/or review of variances and/or waivers to NASA requirements.

  • Participate in docking system integration tasks.

  • Manage partner provided data, including analysis and reformatting to support this list of tasks.

  • 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:

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 five (5) years of related engineering experience, or a MS 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.

  • 5 Years of experience in a Systems Engineering role in a NASA or DoD environment.

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

  • Knowledge of systems engineering principles and associated documentation (for example ICD, requirement analysis, V&V Plan, verification closure).

  • Experience working in a team environment.

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office products.

Requisition Preferences:

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

  • INCOSE Systems Engineering Professional certification.

  • Experience with spacecraft docking systems.

  • Working knowledge of NASA, JSC, and ISS standard practices and requirements including safety, fault tolerance, and unique disciplines (i.e. DFMR/MSWG, Materials, EME, Structures).

  • Understanding of requirements flow down from NASA Program to contractor Project through verification closeout as well as interface definition between subsystems.

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

  • Experience with project management practices and processes.

  • Flexibility and skills to receive data or requirements in various partner provided formats and transform it for review and analysis resulting in feedback to the provider documenting the process, noted compliance, and required changes.

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!

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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, please visit www.wehavespaceforyou.com

  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship or US Permanent Residency is a requirement for this position.

  • Must be able to complete a U.S. government background investigation.

  • Administration 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.).

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.

Other Essential Functions

P rofessional 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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