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Huntsville, Alabama
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Bachelor's Degree

Systems Software Test Engineer - AS0002XG


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 Hardware in the Loop Test Development, Test Conduction and Test Reporting using the Systems Integration Laboratory (SIL) Hardware-in-the-Loop facility (HWIL) to verify the integrated avionics system for the Space Launch System (SLS) at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center.

Responsible to provide services and support for the Avionics and Ground Systems Test Branch (ES53) for the Space Launch System (SLS) program. This branch is responsible for maintenance, fabrication, integration, operation, assembly, and testing of project hardware and software. Provide test support to the Avionics and Ground Systems Test Branch for programs and projects. This support will be conducted within an existing operational Government owned and managed facility housed at MSFC. All task support shall comply with the Avionics and Ground Systems Test Branch Organizational Work Instructions (OWIs) and safety procedures. Personnel will be required to be active participants in MSFC’s safety program and International Standards Organization (ISO). Avionics and Ground Systems Test Branch OWIs govern work processes.  Personnel will be required to stay up-to-date on all required training, abide by branch Job Hazard Analyses (JHAs) and attend branch safety meetings.

This position requires broad technical capability to perform Test Development, Test Conduction and Test Reporting of real-time HWIL systems, as well as good project management skills to define and plan the activities. Tracking and reporting progress and timely completion of milestones is essential. Problem solving and troubleshooting, including hands-on use of test equipment will be required. Provide engineering/scientist support to augment a team of Government engineers.

  • Participate in defining verification/validation information such as Detailed Verification Objectives and success criteria.
  • Develop test scripts via a scripting language such as Python and C.
  • Write technical documents including test plans, procedures and reports to address verification requirements.
  • Review program/project documents and provide relevant comments from a test perspective.
  • Develop and use data reduction and manipulation tools.
  • Develop and perform test procedures, including pre-test setups such as instrumentation, data acquisition, software loading/configuration and post-test activities such as data archiving and data analysis.
    • Assist in producing integrated schedules, management reports and budget reports.
    • Produce, archive, and distribute test data as appropriate to support verification closure.
    • Evaluate test data to correlate with test findings and investigate potential anomalies.
    • Participate in or conduct meetings in support of the above activities.

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


A degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or other related field from an ABET accredited university is required. Typically, educational requirement is a BS with 0 - 5 years of experience from and ABET accredited institution is required.

Knowledge of:

  • Using simulation in HWIL systems testing.
  • Analysis of Requirements and Design Verification Objectives for Testability and Test Development.
  • Development of optimized test plans and procedures.
  • Troubleshooting and testing in support of distributed computing and simulation of launch vehicle and spacecraft systems.
  • Ability to work as part of a team or as an individual contributor.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to perform hands-on integration and troubleshooting support, including proficiency with basic lab hardware and software diagnostic tools.

Travel may be required, but expected to be no more than 5%.

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.


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Engineering degrees must be from an ABET accredited institution. 


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