Jacobs JSEG Systems Engineer – NASA Space Launch System (Mid Level) (AER0000DL) in Huntsville, Alabama

JSEG Systems Engineer – NASA Space Launch System (Mid Level) (AER0000DL)


This opportunity will provide systems engineering, requirements management, and element/system level integration support to the MSFC Systems Analysis Branch (EV74) for the Space Launch System (SLS) Program and Spacecraft Payload Integration and Evolution (SPIE) Office.

The systems engineering support will include providing and performing the following activities:

  • Implement the SPIE Project Office approach, requirements, developments, plans, design, and processes with respect to flight hardware and support equipment at MSFC and Exploration Ground Systems (EGS) during assembly, integration, test, launch and flight operations.

  • Lead the development/updates of key system engineering products as the book manager. Tasks include:

  • Coordinate development/updates to the documents as required.

  • Coordinate with SLS and SPIE team member for inputs, comments, and integration to perform document update/development.

  • Lead task teams to gain concurrence to release the documents through the Project/Program configuration management system.

  • Serving as the Change Package Engineering (CPE) for the Change Requests (CR) to baseline/mature the documents.

  • Perform technical analysis of ground processing requirements, such as shipping, storage, off-nominal operations, and integrated operations (stacking, test, and checkout) with a focus on when, how, where support equipment is needed.

  • Develop and analyze requirements, analyze and assess drawings schematics, and specifications, review and analyze ground operations procedures, address technical issues, and participate in design reviews.

  • Lead and/or participate in working groups and Technical Interchange Meetings (TIMs)

  • Provide technical integration with other engineering disciplines, SLS Elements, and Exploration Ground Systems (EGS).

  • Travel to NASA and contractor facilities as required in support of reviews, meetings, TIMs, conferences, training, etc.

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 Mechanical, Aerospace, Systems Engineering or related field from an ABET-accredited university is required.Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a Masters with at least 8 years of experience, or a BS with at least 10 years of experience.

The candidate is also required to have:

  • At least 10 years of relevant experience in systems engineering and integration, launch vehicle definition, functional design, design integration, launch vehicle performance analyses, flight evaluation planning, requirement verification, and/or requirement validation.

  • Experience with developing systems requirements, verification strategies, and verification planning as well as facilitating the successful completion of verification compliance activities.

  • Experience with defining and managing interfaces, interface requirements, and interface verification.

  • Knowledge of component level and integrated systems verification planning as well as experience in developing and delivering briefings to NASA program, test, and verification boards.

  • Familiarity with NASA Systems Engineering policies and procedures related to verification, and have experience using tools/systems to manage verification compliance data.

  • Critical thinking, effective communications, and problem solving skills.

  • Demonstrated experience developing and delivering executive-level briefings, have excellent oral, written, and customer relation skills, and be proficient using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

Desired (presence of one or more of these qualifications will be used as discriminating factors in selecting applicants):

  • Experience with systems engineering and integration of ground and/or flight hardware.

  • Ground operations experience for Space Shuttle, International Space Station (ISS), or Expendable Launch Vehicle (ELV) programs.

  • Experience in Launch Vehicle Ground Support Equipment (GSE) requirements, implementation, and/or manufacturing.

  • Knowledge of NASA spacecraft, launch vehicles, space launch operations, and flow processes.

  • Experience with requirements management tools; systems engineering tools; product Development, Design, Test and Evaluation (DDT&E), Engineering Document Management Systems, and unique database tools used during system development.

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: AER0000DL