Jacobs Engineer – Radio Frequency/GPS in Huntsville, Alabama

Engineer – Radio Frequency/GPS


Provide Radio Frequency (RF) and Global Positioning System (GPS) engineering support to the ES45 RF & E3 Branch of the Space Systems Department in the Engineering Directorate at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL. This is an opportunity to grow your career in the areas of aerospace/avionics, and space hardware applications.

The RF/GPS support to be provided will include communications system design, analyses, support, and Subsystem Block Diagram development for RF/GPS systems. The selected candidate will evaluate Functional Test Reports for Components and Subsystems, Test Procedures and Reports for Component/Subsystem Qualification/Acceptance Testing, and Procurement Specifications for RF/GPS Components and Subsystems. In addition, this individual will have the opportunity to prepare inputs to, or assist in development of:

  • Project documentation

  • Requirements verification

  • Requirements validation

  • Presentation and trade study reports/packages

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!

To learn more about:

JSEG, visit http://YesWeAreRocketScientists.com

The Huntsville area, visit http://www.Huntsville.org/


Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field from an ABET-accredited university is required.Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a minimum of a Masters with at least 3 years of experience, or BS with at least 5 years of experience.

Direct RF experience in GPS, antennas, RF systems design, testing, and evaluation is required.

Proficiency with the following is also required:

  • Mathematical Analyses (MATLAB, MathCAD, Excel)

  • Link Margin Analyses (Satellite Took Kit, MATLAB, MathCAD,)

  • Operational knowledge of RF Lab Test Equipment (RF Receivers, RF Transmitters, Spectrum Analyzer, Network Analyzer, Oscilloscopes, Signal Generators)

  • Technical expertise in environmental testing in support of RF/GPS Components/Subsystems (TVAC, Vibe, EMC/EMI, RF Compatibility)

  • Familiarity with Programming Languages (C, Visual Basic).

Excellent organizational skills and an ability to perform technical tasks independently is required.

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.

Primary Location United States-Alabama-Huntsville

Req ID: AS0003F1