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Jacobs Software Engineer - Ground Launch Sequencer in Kennedy Space Center, Florida

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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.

The COMET contract 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.

The Spaceflight Processing, Test Integration Department is looking for highly qualified Engineering candidates to join the SLS/Orion Ground Launch Sequencer (GLS) software development team supporting software development and launch activities at the Kennedy Space Center, which will include but is not limited to:


· Maintenance of GLS software products to include creating requirements, composing supporting documentation, developing code, developing unit tests, participating in code peer reviews, writing, and executing test procedures for verification and validation tests, and data review.

· Initiate/disposition non-conformances, debugging, participating in code fixes, code and documentation peer review and testing.

· Firing room operations supporting Integration Console for launch countdown, launch simulations, and launch test events.

· Communication using headset with Test Conductors, system engineers within the firing room, and at remote locations to ensure time critical testing for problem resolution.

· Communicate with the software developer group, other users, and with management as well as with the wider community through the publishing and presentation of technical papers.

· Regular status updates will be required to show progress and annunciate roadblocks early. Be able to work under an established schedule and put in the extra effort when required to meet the schedule.

· Perform other duties as assigned.

Access to Kennedy Space Center Amenities

While doing your part to help further space exploration at Kennedy Space Center, you can enjoy many on-site amenities, such as:

· Child Development Center

· Discounted tickets to local attractions and theme parks

· Credit Union

· Fitness Center

· Barbershop

· NASA Exchanges

Flexible Schedule and Telework

At Jacobs, we value your time and commitment. Here at Kennedy Space Center, Jacobs offers partial telework options and flexible work schedules for many of our positions. The ability to utilize a flex schedule or telework will depend on your department’s demands and needs.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Engineering or technical equivalent from an ABET accredited institution, to include Computer Science, Software Engineering, and Computer Engineering. Additional relevant experience, skills, education, and certifications will be considered for various levels.

Job Requirements

· The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable of software testing and test analysis (regression, timing, failure, etc.) and an understanding of the configuration, build, and delivery authorization processes of software development/delivery.

· Experience programming under Linux or Unix and one or more of the following: C, C++, JAVA, ACL, or Jview is required.

· Must be a self-motivated, team player, and comfortable with working in a dynamic environment.

· Previous experience with Agile or other similar software methodologies is a plus.

· Experience with the full life cycle of software processes (design, development, and delivery) for highly critical software is a plus.

· Excellent communication, presentation, and customer interface skills required.

· Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects.

· Computer experience with Microsoft Office products, internet browsers, and Outlook.

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

· Must be a U.S. Citizen.

Physical Requirements

· Will be required to climb stairs 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 individual to travel daily 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 work hours.

· 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.

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