Jacobs JSEG Systems Engineer (Entry to Mid-Level) (AER000110) in Huntsville, Alabama

JSEG Systems Engineer (Entry to Mid-Level) (AER000110)


Support the Space Launch Systems (SLS) Program Spacecraft Payload Integration and Evolution (SPIE) Element Project Office for the SLS Launch Vehicle, including the Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage (ICPS), the Exploration Upper Stage (EUS), and the adapters for Core Stage and the Spacecraft. This position will perform engineering and liaison functions, providing interface between the SPIE Project Office and other SLSP, NASA, and Contractor organizations, for requirements, verification and validation, drawings and schematics, specifications, ground operations procedures, and technical issues.


  • Provide systems engineering and interface integration support to the MSFC Systems Requirements, Verification & Validation Branch, for Space Launch System (SLS) Integrated Spacecraft/Payload Integration Element (ISPE) design and integration.

  • Support performed includes, but is not limited to interface design definition, requirements development, and verification planning.

  • Perform technical analysis of processing requirements and associated ground hardware for nominal and off-nominal integrated operations from manufacturing, transportation, off-line and integrated ground processing, stacking, test and checkout and launch. Coordinate with ground systems personnel to identify and define ground operations processing requirements.

  • Coordinate and interface with MSFC Customer, Spacecraft/Payload Integration & Evolution (SPIE) Office, and SLS project teams and payload customers as well as participating in reviews, meetings (team, discipline, TIMs, teleconferences, etc.), working groups and trade studies.

  • Coordinate with Safety and Mission Assurance (S&MA) to ensure any concerns or hazards identified with spacecraft or payload ground operations processing are assessed and resolved/mitigated.

  • Support analyses, trade studies, and decision packages provide feedback and technical recommendations (written and/or verbal) Personnel may be asked to lead and/or support the following systems engineering tasks:

  • Technical integration across multiple NASA Centers, diverse engineering and program/project organizations, and a variety of engineering disciplines.

  • Performance of critical mission event studies, process improvement studies, affordability improvement activities, or other studies focused on improving overall element design, systems integration, systems operation or life cycle cost.

  • Document and control of the integrated architecture through appropriate controlling documents and/or deliverables which may include interface requirement/control documents, functional schematics, trade study reports, and other technical briefing/decision packages.

  • Some travel to other NASA Centers and customer locations will be required (nominally 0 to 20%, depending on project requirements.)

Personnel are required to be self-motivated, effective team players familiar with working in a dynamic work environment who are willing to assume a Systems Integration role in this SLSP systems design and definition effort.

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!


Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) field from an ABET accredited institution. Typical educational/experience requirements are a BS with at least 5 years’ experience.


  • Experience analyzing complex problems or issues.

  • Systems Engineering processes and methodologies knowledge, experience, and application to complex programs, including familiarity with verification and validation approaches, methodology and implementation.

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

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, & Outlook) intermediate skills

Highly Desired

  • Knowledge of launch vehicles design and operations interfaces as well as demonstrated experience with systems engineering and integration of ground and/or flight hardware.

  • Mission support planning, development, and implementation experience

  • Console support experience

  • Real-time operations training plan development, training development, and training execution experience.

  • Real-time simulation event support experience.

  • Experience with requirements management tools; systems engineering tools; product Development, Design, Test and Evaluation, Engineering Document Management Systems, and the use of databases during program and technical implementation development.

  • Understanding of the NASA systems engineering policies and procedures, and familiarity with the SLS Program.

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: AER000110