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Jacobs Systems Engineer - M&FM in Huntsville, Alabama

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The Jacobs Space Exploration Group (JSEG) a primary contractor for NASA since 1989 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).

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At Jacobs Space Exploration Group, people are at the heart of our business. We reflect a diversity of cultures, backgrounds, and experiences. We expect our people, clients, and partners to treat one another with dignity and respect. This means promoting inclusion, celebrating diversity, and appreciating the differences we all bring to our workplace.

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Our comprehensive benefits package includes wellness programs, 11 paid holidays, parental leave, paid time off, employee perks and much more. With these benefits, plus the option for flexible schedules and possible remote a few days a week (depending on customer requirements) we’ll support you as you pursue a balanced, fulfilling life—at work and at home.


Provide engineering support in the definition, design, development, analysis, test, and integration of a Mission and Fault Management system for integrated vehicles.

Develop, manage, validate and verify Mission and Fault Management requirements in support of Vehicle specifications and\or Vehicle Management Specifications.

Using in-depth knowledge of aerospace vehicle sub-system design, operation, and monitoring (for systems such as Engines, Main Propulsion System, Thrust Vector Control, Reaction Control Systems, Avionics, and\or Guidance, Navigation and Control), develop and analyze nominal and off-nominal system functions and operating parameters used during pre-flight and flight. Design, model, and\or test algorithms for vehicle integrated events and sequences including inter-system constraints, prerequisites, event triggers, and command requirements for nominal and off-nominal integrated vehicle functions. Analyze and evaluate hazards, monitored conditions, measurements, and failure modes to select appropriate and effective off-nominal response both automated and operational.

Interface with vehicle elements, vehicle contractors, and stakeholder organizations to ensure the principles of the fault management discipline are adhered to in the vehicle and interface designs and operations.

Participate in recurring vehicle, discipline and sub-system meetings or reviews to gather technical data, distribute analysis results, work technical issues and collaborate with stakeholder organizations (such as Flight Software, Systems Engineering and Integrations, Ground Operations, Flight Operations, Crew Office, Payload Integration Office, Element Contractors, Avionics, Safety and Mission Assurance).

Participate in discipline, project and program level reviews as necessary, to include but not limited to presenting results, issues, reviewing documents and working and issues as they arise.

Here’s what you’ll need :


Degree in Aerospace, Electrical, or Mechanical engineering or related field is required. Degree from an ABET-accredited university is preferred. Typically, the educational requirement is a BS with 0 - 5 years of experience.

  • Up to 5 years of experience working on an integrated project team using systems engineering, project management processes, and\or launch vehicle subsystem operations is required.

  • Excellent technical writing and communications skills are required.

  • Candidate is expected to be a self-motivated, team player familiar with working in a dynamic work environment.

  • Experience in Model Based System Engineering using SysML or Magic Draw is highly desired.

  • Familiarity with space rated propulsion systems would be a plus.

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:

General office environment. Requires ability to interact effectively with co-workers, managers, and clients. Requires ability to provide clear, concise, and accurate communications, both verbally and in writing (50%). Travel may be necessary, but infrequent (<10%).

Physical Requirements:

Requires sitting for extended periods of time in meetings with peers, management, and with our client at MSFC facilities to discuss technical issues (25%). Requires sitting at a desk to write reports and perform engineering task activities (25%). Work will be performed on-site at NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center (75%). Use of stairs or elevators can gain access to buildings.

Equipment and Machines:

Requires ability to operate a personal computer, telephone, task related software, and other general office equipment.


Normal workday is from 7:30 a.m. to 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:

Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and to make rational decisions, and to exercise good judgment (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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