Jacobs IT Professional I - Database Administrator in Kennedy Space Center, Florida

IT Professional I - Database Administrator


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.

This position is considered an entry level and will work under the guidance and direction of experienced database administrator (DBA).

  • Support validation of LCS System Software and Hardware by assisting with the development & execution of Validation Requirements

  • Support Master Console Operations functions for launch Control System (LCS) O&M

  • Provide Firing Room System Administration functions

  • Support operations and systems end users with system software and application problem analysis; provide technical work-around to issues and anomalies, supports the development organization with enhancements and fixes.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Requires a BS degree in computer or system science, information technology or a related discipline from an accredited college or university.

  • Experience with planning, designing/organizing, and documenting

  • Knowledge of server-client computing and relational database environments

  • Knowledge of reporting and query tools and practices

  • Knowledge of data management and data processing flowcharting techniques

  • Knowledge of database lifecycles - builds, patching, backups, recoveries, tuning

  • Requires experience with Windows and/or Linux / Unix environments. Experience with Microsoft Visio, a plus.

  • Knowledge of relational database management systems (e.g. SQL, Oracle), techniques and standards.

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

  • Technical documentation skills

  • Excellent organizational, project management and time management skills

  • Ability to break down complex concepts and data and make them accessible to others

  • Ability to produce consistent positive results with minimal direction and supervision

  • Ability to prioritize and execute in a fast-paced environment with varying requirements and deadlines

  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment

  • Ability to travel as required.

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance, if necessary.

Essential Functions

Physical Requirements

  • 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

  • Work will mainly be done inside, but fieldwork can be a combination of outside and inside depending on the project.

  • Working at heights and in confined spaces may be required.

  • 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 will 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 may be used.


  • 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: AS0003TN