Jacobs Hardware-in-the-Loop Systems Analyst (Entry Level) in Huntsville, Alabama

Hardware-in-the-Loop Systems Analyst (Entry Level)


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/

The key purpose of the position is to plan and perform Hardware in the Loop Test Development, Conduct and Test Reporting using the Systems Integration Laboratory (SIL) Hardware-in-the-Loop facility (HWIL) to verify the integrated avionics system for the Space Launch System (SLS) at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center.

- Tracking and reporting progress and timely completion of milestones is essential.

- Problem solving and troubleshooting, including hands-on use of test equipment will be required.

- Develop and Execute Simulation based Tests.

- Provide engineering/scientist support to augment a team of Government engineers.

Some travel may be required and is expected to be no more than 5%.


Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or related field from an ABET accredited institution is required.

Demonstrated expertise in:

  • Detailed understanding of command and data handling functionality.

  • Assimilating test requirements in order to develop test methodology and test approach to address requirement verification, including definition of needed test resources.

  • Understanding of MIL-STD-1553B, RS422 and Ethernet bus protocols and formats.

  • Recent Software coding experience.

  • Willing to perform shift and weekend work.

  • Capable of developing test scripts in Python and C.

  • Capable of developing and using data reduction and manipulation tools.

  • Have an understanding of verification and validation activities as it relates to system level testing.

  • Have a minimum of 15 years recent experience with testing/test methodology and performing verification and validation activities at a system level.

  • Capable of clear written and verbal communications with team members and others outside the team as needed.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Essential Functions

Work Environment

Office and laboratory 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 (40%). 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, to make rational decisions, and to exercise good judgment is essential (100%). Grooming and dress must beappropriate 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: AS0003GE