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GN&C Modeling and Simulation Engineer (JC99472062)

GN&C Modeling and Simulation 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\(GN&C\) team is a high performing group executing challenging tasks todesign and integrate GN&C systems for projects ranging from CubeSats toNASA’s Mars Ascent Vehicle \(MAV\)\.

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:

+ Configure, conduct, and analyze6\-DoF Monte Carlo simulations\.

+ Derive state equations related to spacecraft and launch vehicle systems\.

+ Develop, maintain, and matureGN&C algorithms\.

+ Analyze systems in the time andfrequency domain\.

+ Utilize model based designtechniques and best practices\.

+ Define and analyze system errorbudgets\.

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

+ Develop tools to aid andfacilitate the analysis of SIL, HIL, and flight test results\.

+ Work with GN&C engineering leads and otherengineering disciplines\.

+ Create and review engineering and software documentation\.

+ Prepare and present technical reports and briefings\.

Special consideration will be given to candidates withexperience in:

+ Modeling flexible body andcoupled dynamics, reaction control and TVC actuation systems, sensors,solid/liquid propulsion systems, and propellant slosh and pogo oscillation\.

+ Guidance, Navigation and Control


+ Statistics, estimation, andoptimization

+ Systems engineering


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\.Degree in Aerospace,Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or related field from an ABET accredited institution\.

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: AS0001XT

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