Technology Development Engineer - (AER0004LW)

  • 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 currently in need of a Technology Development Engineer to join our team. Do you have the following skills?

As a Technology Development Engineer you will: 
  • Participate in NASA’s ongoing preparations for cold/cryogenic sample return from Solar System bodies such as the Moon, comets, icy moons, etc.
  • Define, implement, and design laboratory tools and instrumentation for cold/cryogenic sample transportation and storage of cold extraterrestrial samples.
  • Develop sample handling tools and containment gloveboxes using CAD software.
  • Develop vacuum chamber systems for simulating Lunar and Martian conditions for scientific studies in the Planetary Exploration and Astromaterials Research Laboratory.
  • Assist with the definition and communication of laboratory design requirements for new cold sample return laboratories.
  • Coordinate maintenance and upkeep of current and new facilities/laboratories and equipment.
  • Take part in regular domestic and international meetings (remotely and in-person) and telecons, including as a presenter or meeting leader.
  • Prepare Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for new laboratories processes/instruments.
  • Sustain a safety-first laboratory culture.
  • Perform other duties as required.



Required Education/Experience/Skills:


This position has been posted at multiple levels.  Depending on the candidate's experience, requirements and business needs, we reserve the right to consider candidates at any level for which this position has been advertised. 

  • BS or MS degree in mechanical, aerospace, environmental, petroleum/geotechnical engineering or associated engineering discipline.
  • Experience using CAD, such as Creo, Solidworks, AutoCAD or other solid model/manufacturing software highly preferred.
  • Must be capable of and willing to work as part of a team with mixed skillsets, including scientists, engineers, technicians, etc.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Willing to learn new laboratory techniques, develop new/unique technologies, and generally able to work “outside the box”.
  • Proficiency with the design of vacuum and/or cryogenic systems is highly preferred.
  • Experience working with hazardous materials is preferred. 

Why Work on Our Team? 


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. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language.


Primary Location

: United States-Texas-Houston-20331-ESCG

Job Posting

: Apr 22, 2020, 6:32:31 PM


: Aerospace

Job Type

: Experienced
Job Classification: Full-Time Regular

Work Locations

2224 Bay Area Boulevard 
 Houston 77058