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Jacobs Logistics System Engineer in Huntsville, Alabama

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Jacobs Space Exploration Group (JSEG) is comprised of 10 companies and is located at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL (ranked #11 in Best Places to Live by U.S. News). JSEG has been a primary contractor for NASA since 1989 and supports marquee NASA programs, including the Space Launch System, International Space Station, space optics fabrication, earth and space sciences and advanced propulsion system development. As a partner in NASA’s next generation of space exploration, our jobs are literally history in the making.

Position Description:

Provide System Engineering & Integration (SEI) and Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) expertise relative to in-space vehicles, launch vehicles, ground, manufacturing, test, and support systems for the System Analysis Branch (EV74) supporting the Gateway Program and Space Launch System (SLS) Program.

The successful candidate will coordinate and interface with multiple engineering disciplines, system elements, cross-program elements, international partners, and customers, as well as participate in reviews, meetings, working groups, task teams, and trade studies. The candidate will supply leadership and/or support for the development of key systems engineering and logistics products. The successful candidate will work with the Gateway Program customers/partners from inception to development in order to ensure stakeholder needs are satisfied.

The candidate will provide and perform the following tasks:

  • Provide SEI and ILS expertise relative to the Formulation Phase of the Gateway Program to ensure operations life cycle goals are achievable.

  • Lead and/or support the development of key ILS products to include the Integrated Logistics Support Plan (ILSP) and Maintenance Concept Plan.

  • Setup, maintain, and administrate a multi-program Logistics Support Analysis Record (LSAR) GEIA-STD-0007 compatible database, to include importing data from multiple compatible sources and exporting required reports.

  • Provide technical integration with other engineering disciplines, elements, international partners, including risk-based insight/oversight.

  • Provide program level SEI coordination for requirement development and review.

  • Provide design influence for effective logistics and maintenance operations.

  • Apply Design for Support and Support the Design supportability approach.

  • Review, understand, interpret, assess, and analyze Interface Control Documents (ICDs) and Interface Requirements Documents (IRDs).

  • Perform Verification and Validation of design and performance requirements related to in-space and launch vehicles.

  • Apply knowledge/familiarity of life cycle processing of flight hardware.

  • Perform document and milestone review activities, to include major milestones such as System Requirement Review (SRR), System Design Review (SDR), Preliminary Design Review (PDR), and Critical Design Review (CDR).

Here’s What You’ll Need:


Degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, or Systems Engineering or a degree in a related technical discipline is required. Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a Masters with at least 13 total years of relevant experience or a BS with at least 15 total years of relevant experience in systems engineering and integration.

The candidate is required to have:

  • At least 5 total years of relevant experience working System Engineering and/or Integrated Logistics Support for complex systems of systems.

  • Demonstrated experience with one or more LSAR database software tools, preferably in an administrative position.

  • Demonstrated experience with defining, developing, and managing requirements for complex systems of systems, maintaining an approved system baseline.

  • Demonstrated experience working across organizational boundaries and engineering disciplines to facilitate and execute program systems engineering tasks and to resolve systems integration issues.

  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, customer relations, presentation, and organizational skills.

  • Proficiency 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/knowledge supporting the International Space Station operations.

  • Experience/knowledge of NASA Systems Engineering policies and procedures.

  • Knowledge of NASA spacecraft, launch vehicles, SLS Program, or Gateway Program.

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Essential Functions

Work Environment:

General office environment (100%). 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 (<5%).

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, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language. (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf)

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