Jacobs Jobs

Job Information

Jacobs Launch Control System Test Engineering - Group Manager in Kennedy Space Center, Florida

Challenging Today. Reinventing Tomorrow.

We're invested in you and your success. Everything we do is more than just a project. It's our challenge as human beings, too. That's why we bring a thoughtful and collaborative approach to every one of our partnerships.

At Jacobs, we challenge the status quo and redefine how to solve the world's greatest challenges, transforming big ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.

Design your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow

Your Impact:

We are launching people to the moon and mars. If you want to be part of this amazing mission and enjoy working in a great team environment, we would love to have you as part of our team that is making history, today. It takes big ideas and determination to take NASA's vision and make it reality. That's what we do every day.

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 as part of the Test and Operations Support Contract (TOSC). These tasks will support the Exploration Ground Systems, Space Launch System, Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle and Launch Services programs.

Job Description

This position is responsible for management of the Launch Control System (LCS) Test Engineering department. This department has three main responsibilities:

A. All aspects of system level verification testing to include analysis of test requirements, support development and coordination of specific system level tests, verification that test procedures correctly test system requirements, and recording of system non-conformances/failures

B. Development, creation and certification of the test tools and applications. Software development and coding is an aspect of this area of responsibility

C. Full system level performance testing and support for other groups as needed for performance analysis

Specific areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to:

• Provide overall leadership and direction for LCS Test Engineering department

o Match department daily, weekly and long-term assignments with program schedules

o Provide support for testing and troubleshooting efforts for other departments as required

o Provide support for design analysis tasks with systems engineering department

o Monitor development activities that drive content in S/W deliveries that need to be formally tested

o Provide leadership in efficiency and process improvement activities

o Communicates TOSC policies and procedures; develops, coordinates, and implements policies and procedures for areas of responsibility

o Communicates and administers quality, safety, and housekeeping standards

o Define, alter and re-emphasize department responsibilities as needed

o Manager tasks such as employee status reports, timecards and monitoring training status

• Actively supports Engineering Control Panel (ECP) and Configuration Control Panel (CCP) as required

• Actively supports the LCS IPT

• Provide direct customer interface with NASA

• Coordinate planning and resolving issues with multiple departments

• Be proactive to address NASA expectations and needs for upcoming missions

• Identify and Prepare resource estimates and complies with budget limitations

• Manages resources effectively within budgetary and time constraints

• Lead, evaluate and mentor TOSC department personnel

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Bachelor's degree with five (5) or more years of experience in progressively challenging technical and management positions, including successfully leading or managing teams of people

Prefer: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and ten (10) years of Aerospace experience in progressively challenging technical and leadership positions. Additional relevant education may be substituted for a portion of the experience.

• Must have experience with large scale server-based computer systems

• Must have experience with multiple operating systems such as AIX, Unix and Windows

• Requires demonstrated leadership skills as evidenced by prior managerial supervisory or team leadership experience

• Must be able to excel in a fast pace and evolving project

• Experience interfacing with customers and Senior Management

• Demonstrated written and verbal presentation skills for delivery of technical subject matter to peers, senior management, and the NASA customer

• Previous experience in software development is highly desirable

• A successful department manager will be able to:

o Provide alternatives to challenges that are creative, well thought out and can be effectively implemented

o Be able to lead a diverse group of individuals

o Take a personal stake in each individual's growth and performance success

o Be proactive in problem identification and resolution

o Match department resources and daily activities with program objectives and milestones

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 used in performing research.


  • 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 maybe 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/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) .