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Jacobs Sr. Software Engineer in Kennedy Space Center, Florida

Sr. Software Engineer


Jacobs providesoverall management and implementation of ground systems capabilities, flighthardware processing and launch operations at NASA's Kennedy Space Center inFlorida. These tasks will support the Ground Systems Development and Operations(GSDO), and the Space Launch System (SLS), Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicleprograms and fulfill a specific need in supporting the Launch Control Systems(LCS) team including but not limited to Software/Hardware Engineering.

The System Monitoring and Control (SMC)Computer Software Configuration Item (CSCI) Engineer position develops softwareused for configuring, controlling and monitoring the LCS hardware and software.The CSCI is part of the system running in Launch Control Firing Room serversfor use by other applications that process, monitor, and command the vehiclesthrough assembly, testing, and launch.

  • Utilizes CMMIcompliant processes to develop, modify and maintain software.

  • Monitors theoperation of assigned applications and responds to problems by diagnosing andcorrecting errors in logic and coding.

  • Reviews userrequirements and needs for new software and performs analysis, design,implementation, installation and documentation related to new software developedand/or acquired.

  • Providereal-time troubleshooting, anomaly resolution, and system recovery asnecessary.

  • Assist indeveloping project plans and developing schedules for completion of assignedtasks.

  • Attendmeetings and possibly make presentation on matters pertaining to supportedapplications.

  • Perform otherduties as assigned.


  • Minimum 10 years of relevant Software Development experience.

  • BS Degree required, Computer Science or related discipline desired.

  • Expert SW Developer: C in Linux and AIX environments.

  • Ability to analyze information and problem solving.

  • 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 work both independently and in a team environment.

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

  • If offered a position, proof of US Citizenship or Legal Permanent Resident/Green Card holder of the United States is required.

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.

Job Engineering

Primary Location United States-Florida-Kennedy Space Center-20339-KSC

Job Type Experienced

Req ID: AER0004S6