Jacobs JSEG Spacecraft & Payload Integration Engineer (AER0000A2) in Huntsville, Alabama

JSEG Spacecraft & Payload Integration Engineer (AER0000A2)


This exciting work will serve as a critical step in sending humans to the Moon, Mars and beyond! The Jacobs Space Exploration Group (JSEG) Flight Mechanics and Mission Analysis team is responsible for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) Vehicle Management (VM) functions including Guidance, Navigation & Control (GN&C), Mission & Fault Management (M&FM), and Natural Environments. We are currently in search of an Integration Engineer to support SLS spacecraft and payload integration activities including analysis, design, development, and procurement. As a Spacecraft & Payload Integration Engineer, you will assist the Element and Discipline Lead Engineers by ensuring the technical accuracy and adequacy of products related to VM.

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.

To be successful in this position, the applicant must be detail oriented, work both independently and collaboratively, possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, and…

  • Ensure the technical work is aligned with the vehicle needs.

  • Review deliverables for quality and technical adequacy.

  • Synthesize knowledge of multiple disciplines including: sensors, effectors, avionics, orbital mechanics, dispersion analysis, control systems, mass properties, aerodynamics, propulsion, etc.

  • Participate in program, vehicle, element, and discipline reviews.

  • Support the integration, verification, and validation activities.

  • Prepare and present technical reports and briefings.

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 minimum of a Masters with at least 3 years of experience, or BS with at least 5 years of experience.

The applicant must have the ability to:

  • Understand the relationship between VM products and other integrated systems.

  • Provide VM expertise and technical leadership to support SLS Core Stage, Upper Stage, and Payload integration.

  • Solve complex integration issues, perform trade studies, and clearly communicate issues and solutions to customers and contractors.

  • Work effectively in a multi-discipline team and interface with GN&C and other engineering discipline leads.

Special consideration will be given to candidates that have the following additional experience:

  • Guidance, navigation, mission/fault management, control systems, mission operations.

  • SLS or other NASA programs.

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and launch vehicle systems.

  • Aerospace/defense industry.

  • Systems/project engineering.

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: AER0000A2