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Jacobs Systems Engineer, Gateway Launch Package in Huntsville, Alabama

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Your Impact:

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.

The NASA Gateway Program is building a human-tended space station orbiting the Moon that will provide capabilities to support NASA’s Artemis campaign. The Launch Package Management Team provides the primary focal and interface for integration of Gateway launch packages/co-manifested payloads (CPLs) with Exploration Ground Systems (EGS), Space Launch Systems (SLS), and Orion for pre-launch processing through delivery to Gateway. Launch Packages include the International Habitat (I-HAB), ESPRIT Refuel Module (ERM) and Airlock.

As a Systems Engineer, you will serve as the primary point of contact with SLS & EGS for all Gateway Launch Packages. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate development & maintenance of ground processing/integration schedule for each CPL starting with element arrival at KSC

  • Coordinate/negotiate ground support services required for each CPL from arrival at landing strip thru T-0

  • Coordinate/negotiate development of Launch Site Support & Requirements Document (LSSRD) for each CPL. Also serve as GW CPE during document review(s)

  • Coordinate/negotiate development of Payload Integration Agreements (PIAs) and Interface Control Documents (ICDs) for each CPL

  • Assist in resolution of integration/requirements issues

  • Assist in tracking (and facilitating closure) of action items

  • Assist in the tracking of safety/verification closures

  • Assist in the identification and tracking of risksAssist in planning for milestone/readiness reviews (e.g., pre-shipment, turnover, flight, etc.)

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Candidates should meet the following minimum criteria:

  • A senior level engineer with bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Physics or equivalent

  • Ph.D., with minimum of 4 years of experience,

  • MS with at least 8 years of experience, or

  • BS with at least 10 years of experience

  • Experience in integrating payloads for operation on spacecraft is desirable

  • Direct knowledge of MSFC and/or KSC processes is desirable

  • An Engineer who is pro-active, a good communicator, is organized, and skilled with Microsoft Office products

  • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally

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!

Essential Functions

Work Environment

Office 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%).

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 (40%). 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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