Jacobs JSEG Terrestrial Environments Analyst (AER0000CZ) in Huntsville, Alabama

JSEG Terrestrial Environments Analyst (AER0000CZ)


As a Terrestrial Environments Analyst, the candidate will assist the MSFC Natural Environments Branch / EV44 through analysis and quality control of meteorological data used to evaluate, determine, and specify the natural environments to which space vehicle programs must account during all mission phases from pre-launch through post-landing throughout the vehicle’s life cycle. Specifically, the candidate will help determine thresholds for various data quality flags used to screen data from meteorological data collection sources including, but not limited to, towers at the USAF Eastern Range, located near Cape Canaveral, Florida. The candidate will also assist as needed in analysis of data from ground-based remote sensing instrumentation as part of an evaluation of such instrumentation supporting the USAF.

This position is a temporary position, with a current end date of 28 June 2019 as of the writing of this requisition.

Duties will include the following:

  • Processing and visualizing meteorological data from various instruments.

  • Creating and examining distributions of various meteorological parameters.

  • Use statistical distributions and observations of data collected to determine thresholds used to flag data. Observations can stem from the data being examined or from other sources.

  • Document findings for future use by EV44.

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 atmospheric science, math, physics 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.Having or pursuing an MS degree in such a field is preferred.

The successful candidate must:

  • Have 5-7 years of experience in examining meteorological data. Experience is examining data from the Eastern Range is preferred.

  • Have experience and show proficiency in statistics.

  • Have experience in writing computer code. Experience in Python is preferred.

  • Be proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook.

  • Have strong customer relations skills - Have the ability to multi-task and transition between quick turnaround assignments.

  • Show initiative and be proactive to make connections and build relationships with key players on the tasks.

  • Demonstrate the capability to plan and perform analyses independently and as a team.

  • Demonstrate strong technical writing and presentation skills in order to present data to study customers.

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: AER0000CZ