Jacobs JSEG Systems Engineer - Gateway Habitat Element (Mid Level) (AER00010D) in Huntsville, Alabama

JSEG Systems Engineer - Gateway Habitat Element (Mid Level) (AER00010D)


This position will provide systems engineering and interface integration support to the Systems Design & Definition Branch/EV72 for the Gateway Habitat Element for design and integration.

Support includes coordinating and interfacing with EV, Gateway Habitat Element Leads, and customers as well as participating in reviews, meetings (i.e. team/discipline, TIMs, teleconferences, etc.), working groups and trade studies. Will work with the Habitat customers/partners from inception to launch to ensure we meet all the interface and integration requirements for them.

The MSFC assigned Gateway Habitat Element role includes I-Hab, US Hab, ESPRIT and Utilization Module; and MSFC is also assigned as the US Hab lead. A portion of the Habitat components will be launched commercially (PPE, Logistics, & Robotic Arm).

Specific support to be provided and performed includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Support interface design definition, requirements development, and verification planning for proposed systems within the Gateway Habitat Element, and primary components of the module.

  • Interact with Gateway Program Level 2 and 3 teams to ensure all requirements are placed in the correct Gateway Habitat documentation.

  • Interact with ground systems and SLS for creation and documentation of ground operations/requirements.

  • Work with the Safety office to ensure their requirements are documented and can be met.

  • Interacting with Analysis teams - loads, environments etc. to track all the mission unique analyses.

  • Identify design options within the solution space and lead or support functional architecting and/or functional analyses.

  • Perform thorough technical assessments of proposed internal and external interface requirements to understand the impacts imposed by modifications.

  • Assist with the functional decomposition of interface requirements into verification requirements which can be verified and validated.

  • Generate and coordinate Interface Requirement Document(s) (IRD) as well as Interface Control Document(s) (ICD) to ensure the necessary and complete integration of requirements for the Habitat to SLS and EGS Programs.

  • Identify and communicate risks associated with interface requirements via the NASA Risk Management System.

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 IRDs and ICDs and/or deliverables which may include functional schematics, trade study reports, and other technical briefing/decision packages.

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, physical sciences, mathematics or related field from an ABET-accredited university is required as well as experience in supporting Interface requirements development or the development of payload integration requirements supporting the Space Shuttle, EELVs, SLS, or equivalent DoD programs.Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a Masters with at least 8 years of relevant experience, or a BS with at least 10 years ofrelevant experience.

Additional Requirements:

  • An understanding of launch vehicle systems definition, functional requirement development, and/or design integration is required.

  • Must be able to breakdown complex problems or issues into manageable pieces to facilitate resolution of technical concerns.

  • A minimum of 4 years of specialized experience in interface requirements and definition, to include both explicit and derived requirements supporting the Space programs, or equivalent DoD prgrams.

  • Experience reading and working with engineering drawings, interface control documents, configuration documents, or other technical documentation is expected.

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

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

  • The ideal candidate will have experience negotiating and coordinating top-level interface/integration agreements with Gateway Habitat Element principals and developers.

Personnel are also 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 Gateway Habitat systems design and definition effort.

Preference will be given to personnel with an 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: AER00010D