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Huntsville, Alabama
United States
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
More than 7 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Thrust Vector Controls Engineer - AS0002E8


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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  • Development and integration of the elements and components to meet the safety, technical, and program (cost and schedule) objectives of the overall systems
  • Evaluate systems program risks associated with the design, and identification of any safety concerns regarding the design
  • Provide support for trade studies and issue resolution as well as to requirements definition and flow down
  • Coordinate with the appropriate MSFC engineering disciplines to conduct independent assessments necessary to effectively evaluate Thrust Vector Control (TVC) Systems
  • Assess designs, including impacts of changes to systems performance, identification of the technical risks associated with the design, and identification of any safety concerns regarding the design 
  • Provide analytical support for trade studies, design analysis, test, flights, and evaluation of models 
  • This position requires electrical engineers who have a strong desire to apply their skills towards the design cycle development and insight into flight vehicle avionics, controls, test, logic design, and integrated test to assist our NASA customer with the overall development of America’s premier human rated deep space exploration vehicle.
  • Interface with senior engineers and aerospace technicians who are available to provide guidance and mentoring to quickly ramp you up to increased levels of responsibility
  • Apply knowledge of operational requirements to assist ESSSA engineers in maintenance and operational support for the SLS TVC systems used with both Core and Booster elements of the vehicle
  • Provide electrical diagrams, circuit control drawings and simulated active models to assist with build phase bread-boarding prototypes
  • Analyze data logs and results for documentation




Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a Ph.D., with a minimum 19 years of experience, Masters with at least 23 years of experience, or BS with at least 25 years of experience.


A Ph.D. with 15 years of experience is preferred along with a high aptitude for solving complex nonlinear equations. 


Excellent Skills and experience required in the following:


  •  Interpersonal and communication skills and strong team commitment  and customer relations
  •  Written and verbal communication skills
  •  Microsoft Office products such as PowerPoint, Excel, and Word 


Additional preferred Skills and experience in the following:


  • Planning, organizing, scheduling and resource allocation
  • Hydraulic fluid systems, mechanical motion control, and battery powered control systems
  • Simulink experience or ability to take the class through proficiency soon after employment
  • Prior AIAA student participation and leadership in our local AIAA chapter
  • Specialized academic experience with practicum in controls engineering
  • Industry and/or lab experience with motion controlled kinematic systems
  • Matlab and Simulink
  • Working within an IPT and/or collaborative team development environment 


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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