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Control Systems Engineer (JC100467029)

Control Systems Engineer


The Engineering & Science Services and Skills Augmentation \(ESSSA\) contract provides engineering, scientific and engineering technician support to NASA Marshall Space Flight Center \(MSFC\) in Huntsville, AL\. Come join the team whose work is destined to have a long\-range effect on future generations\!

To learn more about:

The ESSSA Group, visit http://YesWeAreRocketScientists\.com

The Huntsville area, visit http://www\.huntsville\.org/

The Jacobs ESSSA Guidance, Navigation, and Control team is ahigh performing group executing challenging tasks to design and integrateGN&C systems for projects ranging from CubeSats to NASA’s Space LaunchSystem and Mars Ascent Vehicle\. We are searching for highly qualifiedcandidates to support the Control Systems Design and Analysis branch at NASA’sMarshall Space Flight Center\.

To besuccessful in this position, the applicant must be detail oriented, workindependently and collaboratively,possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, and have the ability to:

+ Design, model, analyze, and test launch vehicle andspacecraft control systems\.

+ Develop, modify, and maintain timeand frequency domain software tools that predict flight performance undernominal, off\-nominal, and Monte Carlo flight conditions\.

+ Support software verification andvalidation efforts\.

+ Work effectively in amulti\-discipline team and provide technical guidance & insight\.

+ Create, edit, and debug softwarewritten in C/C , Matlab, and Simulink\.

+ Prepare and present technical reports and briefings\.

+ Create and review engineering and software documentation\.

Special consideration will be given to candidates that havethe following additional experience:

+ Design, definition and developmentof flight control systems\.

+ TVC, LITVC, RCS, slosh, pogo, rigidand flexible body dynamics, nonlinear control, orbital mechanics, filtering,and sensor fusion\.

+ Guidance, navigation, and mission& fault management\.

+ Space craft and launch vehiclesystems\.

+ Aerospace/defense industry\.



Degree in Aerospace,Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or related field from an ABET accredited institution is required\.Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a Ph\.D\., a Masters with at least 2 years of experience, or a BS with at least 6 years of experience\.

Essential Functions

Work Environment

Office environment\. Requires ability to provide clear, concise, accurate and timely communication, both verbally and in writing \(100%\)\. Requires ability to interact professionally with co\-workers, management, and client \(100%\)\. Requires travel in the domestic USA \(<15%\)\.

Physical Requirements

Requires sitting for extended periods of time in meetings with peers, management, and with our client at NASA facilities to discuss technical issues \(10%\)\. Also, requires sitting for extended periods of time at a desk to write reports and perform engineering tasks \(80%\)\. Requires ability to use stairs or elevators for access between floors and multiple buildings at NASA and Jacobs facilities \(10%\)\.

Equipment and Machines

Requires ability to operate a personal computer, a telephone, fax machine, copier, calculator, and other general office equipment \(100%\)\.


Normal workday is from 7:30 a\.m\. through 4:30 p\.m\., Monday thru Friday\. Minimal overtime may be required \(10%\) to meet schedule milestones and to support technical demands of the job\. Regular attendance is a necessity and adequate arrangements for delegating duties during absences are required\.

Other Essential Functions

The ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and to make rational decisions, and to exercise good judgment is essential \(100%\)\. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others\.

Proof of U\.S\. Citizenship is required\.


Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer\. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law\. Jacobs is a background screening, drug\-free workplace\.

Primary Location United States\-Alabama\-Huntsville

Req ID: AS00021S

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