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Jacobs System Engineer GFAST 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 Launch Control Systems team is responsible for designing, building and testing the software, hardware and networking systems that will be used to launch the next generation rocket (Space Launch System) for NASA. As part of the Launch Control System Team, you will be responsible for taking conceptual ideas and making them a reality.

Description of Responsibilities:

The System Engineer / Thread Lead is the process owner for Software and Hardware development. You will be the driving force for turning concepts and ideas into tangible working products. The successful candidate will be able to lead the team through the multiple phases of the product delivery life cycle; requirements definition, conceptual designs, design reviews, product development, testing and troubleshooting, product and document delivery. The ability to solve problems, build on new ideas, and assemble seemingly incongruent information into an actionable plan will be key traits to bring the team to repeatable, successful solutions.

Areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to:

• Responsible for End-to-End technical integration of requirements through the product lifecycle

• Responsible in providing a clear product definition and its incremental buildup at each software and hardware iteration.

• Responsible to review, impact, control and document any requirements changes.

• Participate in Design Panels, technical assessments and analysis tasks to understand how new capabilities will impact the products, along with dependencies from other software as it relates to these new capabilities.

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

• Manage and contribute to the requirements tracking system

• Work with NASA processes and tools and coordinate with NASA personnel

• Clearly communicating progress and forward plan to the team, management and customers

• Perform other duties as assigned.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

BS degree accredited college or university and ten (10) years of progressive, relevant experience. Additional education may be substituted for experience.

• Must have experience working in a software development environment

• Must have experience working with requirements (development, definition, documentation, etc.)

• Must have leadership experience (Project Management, team lead, test lead, product owner, etc)

• Must be proficient with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc)

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

• Experience writing technical documentation for building, integrating and analyzing software/hardware systems products and configurations

• Experience JAMA, VersionOne or related requirements management and work performance tools is highly desirable

• Proficiency with Linux Operating System is a bonus

• C++ and/or Java programming experience is a bonus

• Create presentations and present to management and customers as need arises.

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.

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