Jacobs Engineer IV - Engineering Specialist in Kennedy Space Center, Florida

Engineer IV - Engineering Specialist


Jacobs Technology provides overall management and implementation of ground systems capabilities, flight hardware processing and launch operations at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. These tasks will support the International Space Station, Ground Systems Development and Operations, and the Space Launch System, Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle and Launch Services programs.

  • Provide Systems Architecture support to Spaceport Command & Control System (SCCS).

  • Provide high level design requirements through the SCCS product life-cycle ensuring a robust system that meets program expectations.

  • Responsible in providing a clear product definition ensuring stakeholders expectations needs are met.

  • Responsible to review, impact, control and document any requirements changes providing a holistic view of SCCS.

  • Participate in Design Panels, technical assessments and use case analysis tasks to understand how to resolve, improve, and mature system capabilities.

  • Participate in problem reviews and work with Software Development to determine how changes to the software will impact other areas of the system.


BS or BA Degree in Engineering from an ABET certified school and ten plus years of related experience in complex Command & Control Systems.

  • Requires C and/or Java programming experience

  • Experience in all phases of the engineering process from conceptualization to systems integration to acceptance testing.

  • Experience in understanding requirements to include development, definition, and documentation.

  • Experience interfacing with customers/stakeholders in order to determine system needs.

  • Requires the ability to interpret written information and effectively communicate verbally and in writing.

Essential Functions

Physical Requirements

  • Will be required to climb stairs in order to access equipment for trouble shooting.

  • Will be required to wear hearing protection, eye protection and other associated personal protective equipment.

  • Position may involve extended periods of sitting or standing.

  • Physical requirements are: sitting, walking, standing, extensive use of stairs, and access to remote structures.

  • Position is located on a hazardous testing facility; must be able to quickly evacuate buildings in the event of an emergency.

Work Environment

  • Will be required to work inside and outside throughout the test complex.

  • Position may require daily individual to travel to different areas on site.

  • Walking on uneven terrain including paved areas, gravel/rocks, and dirt/sand is required to access various locations on the facility.

  • Climbing ladders and platforms may be necessary.

  • All work must be completed in a safe manner in accordance with NASA and Company

  • safety standards.

Equipment and Machines

  • Computers and printers used for producing reports and schedules.

  • Variety of equipment used in testing.


  • Full-time regular work hours between Monday-Friday.

  • Position may require occasional overtime including weekend work depending on task.

  • Must be dependable and punctual.

  • Shift work may be required.

Other Essential Functions

  • Must be able to accurately communicate ideas in writing and verbal communication.

  • Must be able to travel to support position requirements. This may include travel to and from customer location, which may involve airline travel. In some cases, accommodations can be made for POV, if necessary.

  • Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.

  • Must comply with all “drug free workplace” requirements as mandated by directives issued by the appropriate federal contracting officer and the company, which requires drug testing for use of illegal drugs by employees in sensitive positions.

  • Government security clearance may be required in the future.

  • Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner that fosters good relations with customers, clients, co-workers, and management.


Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity Employer and employment selection decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Jacobs does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of: race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by country, regional, or local law.

Primary Location United States-Florida-Kennedy Space Center

Req ID: AS0003TL