Jacobs JSEG GN&C Modeling and Simulation Engineer (Mid Level) (AER0000DK) in Huntsville, Alabama

JSEG GN&C Modeling and Simulation Engineer (Mid Level) (AER0000DK)


The Jacobs Space Exploration Group (JSEG) Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GN&C) team is a high performing group executing challenging tasks to design and integrate GN&C systems for projects ranging from CubeSats to NASA’s Space Launch System. We are searching for highly qualified candidates to support the Control Systems Design and Analysis branch at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. This exciting work will serve as a critical step in sending humans to the Moon, Mars and beyond!

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 inAerospace, Mechanical, or ElectricalEngineering or related field from an ABET-accredited university is required.Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a Ph.D. with a minimum 4 years of experience; Masters with at least 8 years of experience, or a BS with at least 10 years of experience.

To be successful in this position, the applicant must be detail oriented, work independently and collaboratively, possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, and must have the ability to:

  • Derive state equations related to space craft and launch vehicle systems.

  • Model, simulate, and analyze vehicle and spacecraft dynamics.

  • Configure, conduct, and analyze 6-DoF Monte Carlo simulations.

  • Analyze systems in the time and frequency domain.

  • Utilize model based design techniques and best practices.

  • Create, edit and debug software written in C/C , Matlab, and Simulink.

  • Work with GN&C engineering leads and other engineering disciplines.

  • Create and review engineering and software documentation.

  • Prepare and present technical reports and briefings.

Special consideration will be given to candidates with experience in the following areas:

  • Liquid propellant instability associated with longitudinal modes of vibration (Pogo)

  • TVC, RCS, slosh, rigid and flexible body dynamics, filtering, and sensor fusion.

  • Multi-DoF simulation platforms including ML_POGO, MAVERIC, FRACTAL, and SAVANT.

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: AER0000DK