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Huntsville, Alabama
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Bachelor's Degree

Senior Systems Engineer - AS0002M0


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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The key purpose of the position is to plan and perform systems engineering activities associated with the development, integration and verification/validation of SLS Integration and Test Facilities (IATF) and Software Development Facilities (SDFs) that will be used to verify the integrated avionics system for the Space Launch System (SLS) at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. This position will also perform system engineering activities associated with the development and verification of SLS Emulators that will be delivered and integrated into facilities used to develop/test the NASA MultiPurpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) and the Launch Control System.


The Senior Systems Engineer will provide systems engineering support to the NASA SLS Avionics and Ground Systems Test Branch (ES53) at MSFC in support of the Space Launch System (SLS) program. The engineer will apply systems engineering methods to define/evaluate SLS IATF, SDF and Emulator requirements, interfaces and plan/support IATF, SDF and emulator verification/validation activities.


Additional responsibilities are defined below:


- Perform or coordinate systems engineering activities including Trade Studies and Analysis, Requirements Definition and Traceability, Requirements Allocation and Verification, Interface Definition, System Integration and test, and Design Verification and Validation.
- Work closely with SLS IATF software, hardware, and facility development personnel during development and operation of IATF systems and emulators.
- Implement project verification and validation strategies by defining and delivering verification and validation project deliverables.
- Work with hardware and software development teams to create, review, and approve verification and validation deliverables.
- Review requirements for products to ensure that requirements and specifications can be verified and validated, including risk mitigations, usability and NASA requirements.
- Work with hardware and software development teams to understand the product configurations being developed.
- Identify the data that will be required to show objectively that all configurations of the product meet their requirements, as well as the customer needs.
- Ensure that all test systems and equipment are appropriately validated and controlled.
- Review and analyze test data and record pass/fail results and conclusions. Ensure that results are traced to requirements.
- Measure and report on progress toward completion of verification and validation.
- Summarize the verification and validation performed, the data reviewed, and conclusions reached in compliance.
- Support completion of development testing, to characterize designs and understand trade-offs.
- Project deliverables including producing and/or reviewing verification and/or validation plans, protocols, and reports; execution of the plans and protocols; and resolving deviations.
- Manage timeline for verification and validation activities and generate status reports.


These activities will be on going as the launch vehicle architecture matures and the SLS program completes program phases, reviews and scheduled milestones.




Degree in Aerospace, Software, Electrical Engineering or related field from an ABET-accredited university is required.  Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a Ph.D., with minimum of 24 years of experience, a Masters with at least 28 years of experience, or BS with at least 30 years of experience.


- Systems engineering experience supporting hardware and software integration, requirements development, verification and validation, and testing.
- Experience creating verification and validation plans, protocols, and reports.
- Hardware-in-the-loop testing, avionics testing, flight software, launch vehicle simulations, and/or avionics systems engineering experience.
- Experience defining hardware/software interfaces for launch vehicle avionics emulators and simulation systems is desired.
- Developing and updating Interface Control Documentation.
- Requirement development and flow down.
- Launch vehicle avionics and flight software experience is desired.
- Familiarity with NASA Systems Engineering policies and procedures is desired.
- Excellent communication skills, technical writing, and presentation skills are required


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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