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Jacobs Systems Engineer in North Andover, Massachusetts

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Your Impact:

Jacobs’s Remote Sensing Division is seeking a Systems Engineer with a background in Remote Sensing Systems. This engineer will help develop, mature, and sustain electro-optical remote sensing systems, in addition to integrating these systems onto airborne platforms. This position requires close interaction with a team of 10 hardware and software engineers to ensure projects are being executed efficiently and effectively.

The systems engineer will assist in the creation of remote sensing camera systems, as well as the performance analysis and integration/test support thereof. A broad engineering background is required, from developing electromechanical and software systems, to working with COTS and custom hardware and software tools to collect and process imagery and geospatial data.

Candidates must be able to identify system performance drivers, prioritize issues based on system impact, and play a hands-on role in solving both hardware and software problems in a startup-like environment. Candidates must be adept at conducting technology assessments and conveying this information to the rest of the team.

Software background is desired, with the ability to use scripting languages such as Python to perform file IO, scientific programming and data analysis. Familiarity with various sensor modalities such as multi-spectral, hyperspectral, thermal, and lidar, is preferred, as is familiarity with common computing and networking hardware.

Most importantly, the ideal candidate will bring a drive to execute with quality, to learn and perform a broad set of tasks, and to coordinate effectively with others, putting the team first.


Here’s What You’ll Need:

Required :

  • Use of standard productivity tools, Microsoft Windows, Office, etc.

  • Basic understanding of electro-optical camera systems

Preferred :

  • Knowledge of systems engineering practices including system design though testing

  • Python scripting and object oriented software development

  • Basic understanding of radiometric and geometric camera calibration

  • Basic understanding of image processing and raw conversion techniques

  • Use of linux operating systems

  • Knowledge of network topologies and infrastructure

Physical Requirements : Most work will be done at a desk or computer.

Work Environment : General Office environment. The work environment is fast-paced and sometimes involves extreme deadline pressures. The nature of the work requires a high degree of teamwork and cooperation with other members of the staff as well as individuals across the Company and Customers.

Equipment & Machines : General office equipment including PC/laptop, Fax, Copiers, Shredder, Printers, Telephone, and other miscellaneous office equipment.

Attendance : Attendance is critical at all times. Must be able to work a 40-hour workweek, normally Monday through Friday. However, times and days may vary depending on business requirements. Needs to be available to work overtime during critical peaks and be available to meet last minute requests for overtime should the situation occur.

Other Essential Functions : Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others. Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation. Must be able to interface with individuals at all levels of the organization both verbally and in writing. Must be well-organized with the ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously. Must work well under pressure to meet deadline requirements. Must be willing to travel as needed. Must take and pass a drug test and background check as well as a motor vehicle records check. Must be a US citizen.


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