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Jacobs Systems Engineer 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 Best Places to Live by U.S. News in 2022). 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:

Provide systems management support for the Space Launch System (SLS) Spacecraft and Payload Integration and Evolution (SPIE) Office to include:

  • Technical expertise to support systems engineering and management functions to develop, trace, verify and validate subsystem requirements leading up to flight-certification.

  • Development and maintenance of contract end item (CEI) requirements for the multiple SPIE sub-systems.

  • Support SPIE in the planning and conducting of SPIE Element Milestone Reviews including but not limited to:

  • Preliminary Design Review (PDR),

  • Critical Design Review (CDR), and

  • Design Certification Reviews (DCR) to meet the requirements of NASA Procedural Requirements NPR 7123.2.

  • Development and maintenance of SPIE Data Requirements Lists

  • Maintenance of the SPIE Document Tree

  • Maintenance of the SPIE Element Plan

Provide Systems Engineering & Integration (SE&I) Subsystem support to include:

  • Technical support to the SPIE Element to support a broad range of SE&I functions.

  • Documentation of requirements, compliance with SLS procedures, verification of SPIE Element milestone readiness, data integration and management and providing data to senior leadership of the Element for decision making purposes.

  • Collaboration and integration of SE&I functions with Prime Contractors and numerous MSFC organizations.

  • Support the Hardware Integration Manager with ISPE Vehicle Management including support to the SLSP AFSITT.

  • Coordinate the Review and Approval of Contractor Risk Assessments for SLS Program Tier 2 Design and Construction Standards.

  • Support the development, review, and approval of SPIE Tailoring Requests, Waivers, and Exceptions.

  • Provide consolidation and expertise to the SPIE Risk Manager as needed.

Here’s What You’ll Need:


Degree in Engineering, Science, or related technical field is required. Degree from an ABET-accredited university is preferred. Minimum of 15 years’ experience 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.


  • Effective and creative management of technical, and scheduling challenges.

  • Ability to integrate management and technical functions to ensure informed decisions, be an effective communicator, serve as change package engineer (CPE), and represent SPIE at various meetings and interface with numerous contractors and government agencies.

  • Familiarity with NASA MSFC processes, procedures and requirements.

  • Experience in program integration and requirements development/management.

  • Proficient with oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to work in a team environment, consisting of government and contractors, and build collaborative relationships within and across organizations is highly desirable.

  • Ability to work in a leadership role supporting government/customer interests to contractors and other NASA center organizations is highly desirable.

​​​​​​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%).

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, 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)