Jacobs Software Development 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 :
This position will support the Systems Integration and Test Facility (SITF), Systems Integration Laboratory (SIL) Hardware-in-the-Loop facility (HWIL), and four Software Development Facilities (SDFs). These facilities will be used to verify the integrated avionics system and Flight Software for the Space Launch System (SLS) at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC).
The Software Development Engineer participates in implementing and maintaining laboratory automation software that controls real-time HWIL simulation systems used to support the NASA Space Launch System program at MSFC. This operations team member collects, interprets and documents system requirements; participates in component, subsystem and system concept designs; develops and recommends methods, tools, designs, and automation functions.
Perform software systems engineering functions.
Develop and execute test plans and procedures.
Enter and update documentation into appropriate control systems.
Troubleshoot and correct test anomalies.
Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure products meet requirements.
Produce documentation and user training materials to assist users.
These activities will be ongoing through multiple launch vehicle configurations as the SLS program completes program phases, reviews and schedule milestones.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
A Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field is required. Degree from an ABET accredited institution is preferred. Typically, educational requirements are a BS with 0 - 5 years of experience.
Proficient in tools/languages such as: Python, Qt, Windows 10, and Linux Red Hat.
Exposure to tools/languages/standards such as: XML, C/C++, Git, Trac, and Linux shell scripting.
Systems engineering experience in disciplines such as hardware and software integration, requirements development, verification and validation, and testing.
Distributed and clustered file systems with mixed Windows and Linux operating systems.
Network communications with TCP and UDP.
Configuration management of distributed computing platforms used during formal avionics HWIL test activities.
Developing user interfaces for automated test control and data display in support of formal avionics HWIL - test activities.
The ideal candidate should be proactive, willing to learn, a team player, customer-focused, attentive to details, and always looking for improvements.
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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Office environment and laboratory 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%).
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)
At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.