Systems Engineer - (ADV00008E)

  • Jacobs
  • United States-Alabama-Huntsville-20320-MSFC
  • Jul 27, 2020
Full time Construction

Job Description


Jacobs leads the global professional services sector delivering solutions for a more connected, sustainable world. With $15.0 billion in combined revenue and a talent force more than 77,000 strong, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of services including scientific, technical, professional, construction- and program-management for business, industrial, commercial, government and infrastructure sectors. For more information, visit


Jacobs Space Exploration Group (JSEG) is comprised of 10 companies and is located at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL (ranked #11 in Best Places to Live by U.S. News).  JSEG has been a primary contractor for NASA since 1989 and supports marquee NASA programs, including the Space Launch System, International Space Station, space optics fabrication, earth and space sciences and advanced propulsion system development. As a partner in NASA’s next generation of space exploration, our jobs are literally history in the making by challenging today, reinventing tomorrow.


Position Description:

This position will provide systems engineering and integration support to the Technical Management Branch/(EV71) in support of the Human Lander System (HLS) Technical Performance Metrics (TPM) lead and management.



The HLS Systems Engineer’s responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Establish and maintain effective technical interfaces with the three Phase 1 HLS vendors.
  • Establish and maintain interfaces with the appropriate HLS program disciplines.
  • Work with both HLS program personnel and HLS vendor personnel to generate monthly TPM reports.
    • Identify data sources and collect data.
    • Identify, collect, and integrate Technical Performance Metrics (TPM).
    • Report TPM to the HLS TPM lead.
    • Create monthly TPM reports for delivery to program management.
  • Maintain TPM lists and definitions and modify lists based on program feedback.
  • Perform assessments to ensure that all disciplines and elements are using consistent and accurate data to perform analyses to mature or verify designs.
  • Participate in critical mission event studies, critical technology development needs, affordability improvement activities, or other studies focused on improving overall system or element design, systems integration, systems operation or life cycle costs.


A degree in aerospace, mechanical, systems or a related engineering field or discipline is required.  Degree from an ABET accredited institution preferred.  Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a BS with at least 10 years of experience, or a master’s with at least 8 years of experience working on NASA space launch systems and/or vehicles.   

The candidate is required to have:

  • Understanding of typical NASA space vehicle Technical Performance Measures and how they are used to compare to technical requirements.
  • Knowledge of basic space vehicle design, functions, terminology, interfaces, technical disciplines, system design, system engineering and integration. 
  • Understanding of requirements, specifications, processes, and/or procedures associated with aerospace flight and ground hardware design, development, production, test, verification, evaluation, integration, and/or operations.
  • A strong ability to perform with limited direction and guidance.
  • Self-motivation and skill as a team player, familiar with working in a dynamic work environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in building strong working relationships with multiple stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and delivering project briefings as well as organizing and facilitating meetings.
  • Experience negotiating and collaborating to resolve complex technical problems.
  • Skill in breaking down complex tasks or issues into manageable pieces.
  • Excellent written and oral technical communication skills, with the ability to clearly define and describe a technical subject to peers across various engineering disciplines.
  • Intermediate skills using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams & Outlook).

​​​​​​​Desired qualifications and experience (presence of one or more of these qualifications will be used as a selection factor):

  • An understanding and knowledge of the current SLS program and a working understanding of the element interfaces.
  • Familiarity with the generic lander program and lander systems from the past.
  • Familiarity with NASA Systems Engineering policies, terms, and procedures.
  • Familiarity with analytical modeling tools.
  • Familiarity with requirements management tools such as DOORS Next Generation (DNG) and MagicDraw.

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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Essential Functions

Work Environment:

Office environment. Requires ability to provide clear, concise, accurate and timely communication, both verbally and in writing (100%). Requires ability to interact professionally with co-workers, management, and client (100%). Requires travel in the domestic USA (<15%).


Physical Requirements:

Requires sitting for extended periods of time in meetings with peers, management, and with our client at NASA facilities to discuss technical issues (10%). Also, requires sitting for extended periods of time at a desk to write reports and perform engineering tasks (80%). Requires ability to use stairs or elevators for access between floors and multiple buildings at NASA and Jacobs facilities (10%).


Equipment and Machines:

Requires ability to operate a personal computer, a telephone, fax machine, copier, calculator, and other general office equipment (100%).



Normal workday is from 7:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Minimal overtime may be required (10%) to meet schedule milestones and to support technical demands of the job. Regular attendance is a necessity and adequate arrangements for delegating duties during absences are required. 


Other Essential Functions:

The ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and to make rational decisions, and to exercise good judgment is essential (100%). Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.


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.


Primary Location

: United States-Alabama-Huntsville-20320-MSFC

Job Posting

: Jul 23, 2020, 12:32:24 AM


: Engineering



Job Type

: Experienced
Job Classification: Full-Time Regular

Work Locations

620 Discovery Drive 
 Huntsville 35806
Capabilities: Aerospace Technology and Defense Programs and Facilities