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Jacobs Software Test Analyst Summer Intern 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 #1 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 by challenging today, reinventing tomorrow.

As a Jacobs Space Exploration Group (JSEG) intern, you will have an opportunity to work with engineers and scientists involved in such areas as hardware development, payload integration and operations, laboratory and test operations, modeling and simulation, space environments, scientific research and propulsion systems.

Internship provides an opportunity to gain valuable work experience related to your field of study. You will be engaged in paid, full-time work that allows you to apply classroom theories to space-flight missions. Your experience will also help you determine whether a career with the Space Program is right for you. If that is the case, your new skills and knowledge will help you begin your career at a higher level of responsibility and productivity.

Outline of Roles and Responsibilities:

The Software Test Analyst will perform formal and informal white box (unit) and black box (integrated) software testing in support of the Space Launch System and the Software Development Facility and other integration facilities in the MSFC Space Systems Division. This testing will be used to verify software functionality per established Formal and Design Level Software Requirements for the Flight Computer of NASA’s Space Launch System and will report to the Flight Software Test and Verification Lead. The selected candidate will be well articulated and comfortable working in a CMMI Level 3 environment, and will have skills in providing test reports, supporting test readiness, and anomaly reviews, and interaction with Software Readiness Boards in support of formal software product release.

  • Perform routine assignments following detailed specifications. These activities will be on-going as the launch vehicle architecture matures and the SLS program completes program phases, reviews and schedule milestones.

  • Participate in meetings in support of the above activities.

Here’s what you’ll need :

The educational requirement is enrollment in a university or college program leading to a BS degree in Engineering or related STEM field. An ABET accredited program is preferred.

Must be able to provide own transportation.


  • Familiar with/Ability to read and comprehend C or C software and interfaces to include 1553, Ethernet, TCP/IP, and/or RS 422

  • Familiar with evaluating test data to correlate with test findings and investigate potential anomalies.

  • Familiar with Model Base System Engineering approach and skill sets.

  • Understanding of Systems and Software Engineering processes such as Agile, Object-Oriented Methodologies, and Processes.

  • Familiarity with software development tool sets, experience with the Atlassian Tool set is a plus.

  • Familiarity with data reduction and manipulation tools.

  • Ability to develop and perform test procedures, including pre-test setups such as instrumentation, data acquisition, software loading/configuration and post-test activities such as data archiving and data analysis within a simulated environment.

  • Ability to write and maintain technical documents including test plans, procedures, and formal reports to address verification requirements.

  • Ability to review program/project documents and provide relevant comments from a test perspective.

  • Understanding of scripting languages such as Python, or other UNIX or Windows Scripting tools used to automate both product release and regression testing is highly desirable.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products such as PowerPoint, Excel, and Word.

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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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 (<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, 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.



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