Jacobs JSEG Emulator Systems Engineer SME (AER0000BI) in Huntsville, Alabama

JSEG Emulator Systems Engineer SME (AER0000BI)


Support the Space Launch Systems (SLS) Integrated Avionics Test Facility (IATF)Project Office for the development of Emulators that simulate the SLS Vehicle and B2 Test Stand. This position will perform project management, systems engineering, testing/analysis, deployment, and sustainment activities associated with the full life-cycle of Emulator systems that are delivered to and used by the receiving project/program to support development/test activities. Likewise, this position will perform systems engineering functions to support the development activities performed by the MPCV and EGS programs in the development of Emulator systems that will be delivered to and used to support development/testing activities performed at the SLS Systems Integration Lab (SIL) located at MSFC.


  • Coordinate and interface with the SLS IATF office, the SLS Program Spacecraft Payload Integration and Evolution (SPIE), the Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) program, the Exploration Ground Systems (EGS) program, Mission Control Center, Crew Training, and associated Contractor organizations, for Emulator requirements, interfaces, verification, drawings, test/training facility operations, procedures, and technical issues.

  • Create and maintain a detailed Emulator development schedule.

  • Coordinate with receiving program (MPCV, SPIE, EGS, Crew Training, Mission Operations) to define Emulator concept of operation in host facility.

  • Lead and/or participate in technical reviews, working groups and trade studies with receiving program represenatives to determine Emulator to host facility interface requirements.

  • Define and obtain SLS IATF approval for Emulator requirements and Detailed Verification Objectives (DVOs).

  • Generate interface documentation to ensure the necessary and complete integration of Emulator systems to the receiving program’s host-facility.

  • Track the completion of Emulator HW and SW design.

  • Facilitate the assembly of emulator systems and the completion of Emulator software.

  • Develop test plans/procedures and verification documentation.

  • Execute test procedures and analyze test results.

  • Document/prioritize Emulator problems and coordinate fixes.

  • Track and generate/report metrics for Emulator problem reports.

  • Complete verification activities and associated documentation.

  • Plan/oversee the delivery of Emulator systems to the receiving program’s host-facility.

  • Lead Emulator delivery/integration activities located at customer locations (requires travel) and report results to SLS IATF management.

  • Coordinate with Safety and Mission Assurance (S&MA) to ensure any concerns or hazards identified with the Emulator systems are assessed and resolved/mitigated.

  • Identify and communicate risks associated with Emulator to host-facility interface requirements and Emulator development activities to SLS IATF Management.

Personnel are required to be self-motivated, effective team players familiar with working in a highly-dynamic work environment.

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!

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Degree in Engineering or related technical field from anABETaccredited university is required. 20-25 years of aircraft, spacecraft, or launch vehicle simulation experience is preferred.

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience:

  • using MS-Project to plan, track and report the development/testing, and deployment of a system.

  • with Systems Engineering as a discipline, including some or all of the following development of requirements,

  • requirement allocation, and development of verification plans, verification objectives, verification matrices, and verification

  • implementation.

  • in generating requirements, plans, and procedures for the development/test/deployment of simulation systems for aircraft, spacecraft or launch vehicle systems.

  • reading and working with engineering drawings, interface control documents, configuration documents, or

  • other technical documentation.

  • generating test plans/procedures.

  • executing test procedures and recording/analyzing results.

  • performing verification activities and associated documentation.

  • delivering and maintaining a deployed hardware/software system.

  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, customer relation skills, and presentation skills.

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

Highly desired:

An understanding of launch vehicle simulation development and testing,Demonstrated ability to work with a team of diverse individuals and reach group consensus on technical topics.

  • Experience:

  • in physical and functional integration of Emulator systems into a HWIL simulation facility.

  • with NASA and/or MSFC spacecraft avionics and flight software development/integration and testing activities.

  • supporting simulation to simulation integration or the development of simulation integration requirements supporting the DoD aircraft, Space Shuttle, ISS, or unmanned launch vehicles.

  • in programmatic planning, monitoring, and control of efforts associated with Emulator development, testing, deployment, and sustainment.

  • negotiating and coordinating top level integration agreements with receiving program representatives.

  • Some travel to other NASA Centers and customer locations will be 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: AER0000BI