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Bachelor's Degree

Senior Systems and Integration Engineer, Stages Element - AS0002TE


The Jacobs Space Exploration Group (JSEG) offers a partnership in which you can grow personally and professionally within a framework of strong leadership, competitive compensation, and rewarding career paths. Come join our team on the Engineering Services and Science Capability Augmentation (ESSCA) contract whose work is destined to have a long-range effect on future generations!


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This opportunity will provide systems engineering, requirements management, verification and validation (V&V) coordination, and element/system level integration support to the MSFC Systems Requirements & Verification Branch (EV73) for the Space Launch System (SLS) Stages Office, and to the MSFC Systems Engineering and Integration Division (EV70).


 The successful candidate will coordinate and interface with Stages Element Chief Engineer and the Stages Element Lead Systems Engineer, as well as participate in reviews, meetings, working groups, task teams, and trade studies.  The candidate will supply leadership and/or support for the development of key systems engineering products for Stages, support program/project milestones, and subsequent activities where these products are assessed and matured.


Specific support that will be provided and performed by the candidate includes:


  • Lead and/or support element and/or subsystem design trades and analysis necessary to validate the requirements, maintain control of the design baseline, and continually track compliance of the design to the requirements during design, development, testing and evaluation.
  • Lead and/or support the development of key systems engineering products and analyses for the Stages Element to support program/project milestones and the subsequent activities where these products are assessed and matured.
  • Evaluate Prime Contractor deliverables including requirements, specifications, and verifications of allocated end item specification requirements, as well as verification closures of NASA performed joint verification compliance analyses and assessments.
  • Provide insight/oversight of SLS Stages products and activities related to systems engineering, systems integration, requirements, V&V, and test planning throughout the project life-cycle.
  • Generate compliance reports to address the SLS allocated requirements from the system specification.
  • Lead and/or support element and/or subsystem design trades and analysis.
  • Provide support for requirement V&V and support element level integration activities for the Stages Office of the SLS Project, including V&V planning, execution, coordination, and integration for Stages systems/subsystems.
  • Identify, describe, and communicate potential risks related to the products, processes and interactions in the systems engineering processes and document them in the NASA Risk Management System.
  • Provide technical integration of the Stages element with other SLS elements and cross-program elements, including risk-based insight/oversight through traceability and assessment of verification activities, and support of cross-program and element interface verification to assure effective and efficient V&V of all Stages Interfaces.




Degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, or Systems Engineering or related field from an ABET-accredited university is required.  Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a Ph.D. with a minimum 4 years of experience; Masters with at least 8 years of experience, or a BS with at least 10 years of experience.


The candidate is required to have:


  • At least 10 years of relevant experience in systems engineering and integration, launch vehicle definition, functional design, design integration, launch vehicle performance analyses, flight evaluation planning, requirement verification, and/or requirement validation.  
  • Experience in developing verification strategies, verification planning, and facilitating the successful completion of verification compliance activities.
  • Experience with defining and managing interfaces, interface requirements, and interface verification.
  • Knowledge of component level and integrated systems qualification and acceptance testing, as well as experience in developing and delivering briefings to NASA program, test, and verification boards.
  • Familiarity with NASA Systems Engineering policies and procedures related to verification, and have experience using tools/systems to manage verification compliance data.
  • Excellent oral, written, and customer relation skills, and be proficient using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).


Personnel are required to be self-directed, effective team players familiar with working in a dynamic work environment who are willing to assume a leadership role in this SLS verification, validation, and test planning effort.


It is desired that the candidate also possess the following:


  • An understanding and knowledge of the current SLS program and a working understanding of the SLS Element interfaces.
  • Experience working across organizational boundaries and engineering disciplines to identify and resolve vehicle/propulsion systems integration issues.
  • Knowledge of launch vehicle programmatic planning processes and experience performing oversight of prime contractor hardware production, test, and certification efforts.


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.


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