Jacobs Systems Design Engineer - High Power in Huntsville, Alabama

Systems Design Engineer - High Power


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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Provide power systems support to the Electronics Branch of the Space Systems Department in the NASA MSFC Engineering Directorate. This work will assist in development of High Power Break-Out Boxes used in the Integrated Avionics Test Facility for testing and development of SLS electrical and electronic systems. This is a comprehensive task that includes integrated design, component procurement, manufacturing, fabrication, and assembly.


Degree inElectrical Engineering, Physics, or Scienceor related field from an ABET-accredited university is required.Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a Ph.D., with a minimum 9 years of experience, Masters with at least 13 years of experience, or BS with at least 15 years of experience.


Minimum of 15 years applicable experience in analog and power circuit design and analysis. Specific emphasis and experience should be on direct current systems for avionics and aerospace applications that includes:

  • Spaceflight Design and Testing

  • Associated Safety/Quality

  • Power Distribution, Switching, and Control

  • Integrated Avionics Architectures

  • Electrical Integration Design and Documentation Products

Also required:

  • Effective oral and written communication skills

  • Experience with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint)

Highly Desired skills:

  • Knowledge of high power system design.

  • Knowledge of NASA parts selection and derating requirements for flight hardware.

  • Experience with Mentor Graphics’ Design View/Dx Designer, and Expedition PCB or similar electrical CAD package is preferred.

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: AS00034C