Gateway MHM Software Engineer - (AER0004JH)

  • Jacobs
  • United States-Texas-Houston-20331-ESCG
  • Apr 27, 2020
Full time Construction

Job Description


Are you passionate about human space exploration or understanding the origins of the universe, and working with a dynamic and diverse team to make a difference?  If you are, we need you! 


We need your commitment, teamwork, and energy to help us achieve great things that inspire humans all over the globe.  We need you to bring innovative ideas and diverse backgrounds to help us envision, shape, and deliver systems that will benefit the quality of life of people around the world.  We are excited about what we do, and we need you on our team as we take on new challenges for NASA’s pursuits in deep space exploration.  Jacobs is NASA’s largest engineering solutions provider working alongside NASA at centers across the United States.


We have the unique and significant role to partner with NASA at Johnson Space Center (JSC), to be part of every human spaceflight program – the International Space Station (ISS), NASA’s Orion spacecraft, which will carry astronauts into deep space, and Gateway, the orbiting platform providing the home for astronauts to work and travel back and forth to the moon’s surface, and serving as the platform for deep space exploration.  From critical systems on the ISS to enable astronauts to live and work in space; to performing advanced development for systems leading to deep space exploration; to being part of the foundation for Gateway. 


We also partner with NASA at JSC, the only NASA center in the United States to curate all astromaterial samples returned from exploration missions, to perform curation services, orbital debris analysis, and basic research to further humankind’s understanding of the origins of our solar system. 

We need you to be a part of our team! 



**We are actively searching for qualified candidates for this potential opening, however we do not have assurance at this time if and when the position will be finalized and opened. Because we have strong reason to believe the position will be approved soon, we are proceeding with identifying qualified candidates and conducting interviews.**

We are currently in need of a 4ST Gateway MHM Software Engineer to join our team.  Do you have the following skills?

As a 4ST Gateway MHM Software Engineer you will:

  • Capturing and managing requirements.
  • Software release planning and estimation.
  • System integration and interface management and coordination.
  • Software testing and verification.
  • Review software products and artifacts for completeness of design and implementation.
  • Review software development activities across the full development life cycle.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Required Education/Experience/Skills: 

  • BS degree in engineering from an accredited engineering school and a minimum of fourteen (14) years of direct engineering experience, or a MS degree from an accredited engineering school and twelve (12) years of direct engineering experience, or Ph.D. degrees and nine (9) years direct engineering experience.
  • Experience in one or more of the following specialty areas:
    • Software Architecture
    • Avionics C&DH (Command and Data Handling)
    • Avionics ECLSS (Environmental Control and Life Support Systems)
    • Avionics Displays & Controls
    • Data Engineering/Data Governance
    • Avionics EPS (Electrical Power Systems), specifically Solar and Battery Systems
    • Fault Detection, Isolation and Recovery (FDIR) for Distributed Avionics Architectures
    • Spacecraft Propulsion Systems
    • Spacecraft Guidance, Navigation and Control Systems
  • Experience working as part of an Integrated Product Team to develop avionic systems.
  • Experience developing software across the full development life cycle.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and coordination skills and strong customer service attitude.
Requisition Preferences:
    • Knowledge of the NASA Gateway Spacecraft systems and software, specifically for the MHM (Mini-Habitation Module)
    • Safety and flight critical software development
    • NASA software and systems development standards
    • ARINC653
    • RTC DO178
    • Object oriented software development
    • Agile software development
    • Core Flight Software (CFS)
    • Software project management experience

Why Work for Jacobs? 


Click on the below links to view just a small sample of all that we do!  Come join our team and be part of our future.  We look forward to seeing you!


See What We Do

Jacobs Aerospace Solutions Overview
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In addition to exciting career opportunities we also have:

  • Excellent personal and professional career growth
  • 9/80 work schedule (every other Friday off)
  • Onsite cafeteria (breakfast & lunch)
  • Comprehensive Benefit Package (medical, dental & vision)
  • 401(k)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Much, much more!

For more information on our partnership with NASA at Johnson Space Center, please visit

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and successfully complete a U.S. government background investigation.
  • Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which this position has been advertised.
Essential Functions

Work Environment
Generally an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on task.


Physical Requirements
Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods (90% of time). May require lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs (5% of time).


Equipment and Machines
Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, printer, etc.).


Regular attendance in accordance with established work schedule is critical. Ability to work outside normal schedule and adjust schedule to meet peak periods and surge requirements when required.


Other Essential Functions
Must be able to work in a team atmosphere. Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.


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-Texas-Houston-20331-ESCG

Job Posting

: Apr 21, 2020, 10:03:25 PM


: Aerospace

Job Type

: Experienced
Job Classification: Full-Time Regular

Work Locations

2224 Bay Area Boulevard 
 Houston 77058