Jacobs JSEG SLS Avionics Systems Integrator SME (AER0000B5) in Huntsville, Alabama

JSEG SLS Avionics Systems Integrator SME (AER0000B5)


Candidate will provide subject matter expert level systems management support to the Level III Integrated Avionics and Software Discipline Lead Engineer within the Space Systems Department Avionics Systems Integration Branch at MSFC. Candidate will serve as an expert in avionics systems engineering and systems management and would be responsible for the integration of launch vehicle avionics (integrated hardware and software) for the Space Launch System (SLS) launch vehicle core stage. Duties may include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Assisting or leading the planning for avionics hardware/software design solutions with special emphasis on hardware and software integration, test and verification

  • Support trade studies

  • Performing systems analyses

  • Support strategic planning activities

  • Coordinating with the SLS core stage prime contractor and subcontractors

  • Assisting with the technical integration of both hardware and software and recommending design solutions when appropriate

  • Making technical risk mitigation/management inputs

  • Coordinating technical performance measures

  • Attending, providing input to, conducting, and/or presenting at technical reviews, working groups and board meetings

  • Reviewing and responding to comments from meetings

  • Developing integrated schedules, status reports, and other technical documentation

  • Providing periodic status inputs and briefings to SLS project, ES management and JS management

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 field from an ABET-accredited university is required. Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a Ph.D., with a minimum 14 years of experience, Masters with at least 18 years of experience, or BS with at least 20 years of experience.

  • Broad background in systems engineering, avionics, hardware and software, project management, ability to converse with multiple subject matter experts at all levels

  • Practical experience with more than fifteen years of hands on designing, testing, integrating, qualifying, delivering, and supporting hardware and software

  • Intimate familiarity with development and manufacturing protocols such as noncompliance (NCs), waivers, deviations, engineering changes, and problem reporting

  • Must be familiar with and have experience in the development, integration and test of software models for complex avionics systems.

  • Extensive experience in the coordination and integration of all avionics elements and the ability to communicate to all levels of management

  • Expertise in avionics and integration of hardware and software within a launch vehicle

  • Practical experience with the planning and management of the technical integration, logistical planning, and test definition associated with avionics hardware and software electrical systems

  • Knowledge of technical and test risk mitigation planning

  • Comprehensive understanding of Marshall Space Flight Center’s processes and working within the NASA environment and familiarity with NASA Systems Engineering policies and procedures

  • Ability to review and provide relevant feedback on Level II and III technical products

  • Excellent communication skills, technical writing, and presentation skills

  • Strong customer relations skills, ability to multi-task, ability to be proactive in between formal assignments, and ability to get a task completed with minimal direction

  • Employee must be self-motivated, team player familiar with working in a dynamic work environment

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products such as PowerPoint, Excel, and Word

  • Proven ability to socialize recommendations achieving group consensus

Desired Skills for this position include:

  • Experience with Space Shuttle, Ares or SLS avionics hardware and software

  • Thorough knowledge/experience supporting the full life cycle (phases A-E), including but not limited to requirements, testing, prototyping, etc.

  • Understanding/experience of contracting between NASA/MSFC and a prime contractor

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: AER0000B5