Jacobs Jobs

Job Information

Jacobs Computer Science Engineer - Virtual Reality in Huntsville, Alabama

Computer Science Engineer - Virtual Reality


Jacobs leads the global professional services sector delivering solutions for a more connected, sustainable world. With $15.0 billion in combined revenue and a talent force more than 77,000 strong, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of services including scientific, technical, professional, construction- and program-management for business, industrial, commercial, government and infrastructure sectors. For more information, visit www.jacobs.com

Jacobs Space Exploration Group (JSEG) is comprised of 10 companies and is located at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL (ranked #11 in Best Places to Live by U.S. News). JSEG has been a primary contractor for NASA since 1989 and supports marquee NASA programs, including the Space Launch System, International Space Station, space optics fabrication, earth and space sciences and advanced propulsion system development. As a partner in NASA’s next generation of space exploration, our jobs are literally history in the making by challenging today, reinventing tomorrow.

This position will provide Virtual Reality (VR)/Augmented Reality (AR) support to the System Analysis Branch (EV74) and Human Factors Engineering (HFE) team in support of the Human Lander System (HLS) Program. The successful candidate will be the operator of the Virtual Environment Lab (VEL) and responsible for maintaining the hardware and software in order to support human factor assessments. The candidate will coordinate and interface with multiple engineering disciplines, system elements, and customers, as well as participate in reviews, meetings, working groups, task teams, and trade studies.

The candidate will provide and perform the following tasks:

Integrate multiple technologies into a cohesive virtual environment for analysis purposes. >>Work with software developers to solve issues between software/hardware being used to perform the VR/AR assessments. >>Stay up-to-date on new technologies being developed and hitting the market in the area of VR/AR. >>Update programming tools for various AR/VR platforms. >>Participate in showcasing the VEL’s capabilities to external customers for future work. >>Provide forward thinking ideas on the VEL’s need and capabilities. >>Work with IT managers to ensure all programs are up-to-date. >>Participate in worksite analyses using virtual assessments software such as Process Simulate Human (PSH) or JACK, to evaluate hardware designs against the requirements in the SLSP Human System Integration Requirements document. >>Recommend effective and timely design solutions to mitigate human factors non-compliances to designers and engineers.


A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Mechanical, Aerospace, or Civil Engineering or a degree in a related technical discipline such as Industrial Design, Physics or Mathematics. Typical educational requirements are the equivalent of a BS with at least 5 years of experience in VR/AR. Degree in Engineering or related discipline required; Engineering degree from an ABET accredited university preferred.

  • Bachelor and 5 years experience

  • Masters and 3 years experience

The candidate is required to have:

  • Understanding of how VR/AR is used to help engineering assessments.

  • Proficient in coding/using the following software packages:

  • Unity

  • C

  • Unreal Engine

  • Microsoft HoloLens for Augmented Reality capabilities

  • Siemens Process Simulate Human (JACK)

  • Proficient in or used for following hardware:

  • Vicon Camera system with Shogun software.

  • HTC Vive VR headset/Stream

  • Microsoft HoloLens

  • Synertial MoCap gloves

  • Oculus Headset

  • Ability to solve problems, think critically, and communicate effectively.

  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, and presentation techniques are required in order to provide appropriate design solutions for mitigating human factors deficiencies.

  • Ability to break complex problems or issues into manageable pieces to facilitate resolution of technical concerns.

  • Experience working with designers and analysts, interface control requirements, configuration documents, and other technical documentation.

  • A solid understanding of how human factors requirements are verified and validated.

  • Intermediate skills using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

Desired (presence of one or more of these qualifications will be used as discriminating factors in selecting applicants):

  • Experience using PSH, Jack, or Delmia.

  • Experience with CAD software such as CREO, SolidEdge, or SolidWorks.

  • Familiarity of project management and human factors requirement development

  • Familiarity/knowledge of NASA, MIL, or FAA Human Factors standards.

  • Understanding of mechanical techniques and methods.

  • Aerospace, military, or commercial human factors or design experience

  • An understanding of the NASA systems engineering processes and familiarity with the Space Launch Program (SLS) Program.

The Jacobs Space Exploration Group (JSEG) offers a partnership in which you can grow personally and professionally within a framework of strong leadership, competitive compensation, and rewarding career paths. Come join our team on the Engineering Services and Science Capability Augmentation (ESSCA) contract whose work is destined to have a long-range effect on future generations!

For more information on why Huntsville is known as “ one of the smartest cities in the nation ”, check out these websites

  • https://hsvchamber.org/

  • www.Huntsville.org/

  • https://www.movoto.com/guide/huntsville-al/moving-to-huntsville/

  • https://realestate.usnews.com/places/alabama/huntsville

  • https://iveyhsv.com/real-estate-blog/13-reasons-why-you-should-move-to-huntsville/

Essential Functions

Work Environment

Office environment. Requires ability to provide clear, concise, accurate and timely communication, both verbally and in writing (100%). Requires ability to interact professionally with co-workers, management, and client (100%). Requires travel in the domestic USA (<15%).

Physical Requirements

Requires sitting for extended periods of time in meetings with peers, management, and with our client at NASA facilities to discuss technical issues (10%). Also, requires sitting for extended periods of time at a desk to write reports and perform engineering tasks (80%). Requires ability to use stairs or elevators for access between floors and multiple buildings at NASA and Jacobs facilities (10%).

Equipment and Machines

Requires ability to operate a personal computer, a telephone, fax machine, copier, calculator, and other general office equipment (100%).


Normal workday is from 7:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Minimal overtime may be required (10%) to meet schedule milestones and to support technical demands of the job. Regular attendance is a necessity and adequate arrangements for delegating duties during absences are required.

Other Essential Functions

The ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and to make rational decisions, and to exercise good judgment is essential (100%). Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.

Proof of U.S. Citizenship is required.



Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Job Engineering

Primary Location United States-Alabama-Huntsville-20320-MSFC

Job Type Experienced

Req ID: AER00045L