Scientist II - Payload Integration - (ADV00008Q)

  • Jacobs
  • United States-Florida-Kennedy Space Center-20339-KSC
  • Jul 28, 2020
Full time Construction

Job Description


Jacobs Technology provides overall management and implementation of ground systems capabilities, flight hardware processing and launch operations at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. These tasks will support the International Space Station, Ground Systems Development and Operations, and the Space Launch System, Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle and Launch Services programs.


  • Perform International Space Station Research (ISS-R) support to requirements for Class D and 1E payloads or other assigned projects.

  • Interface with Payload Developers and Principal Investigators to meet ISS Program requirements for manifest, execution and return of biological payloads.

  • Coordinate with Principal Investigators to develop the Science Verification Test (SVT), Experiment Verification Test (EVT), Flight, and Ground Control Test (GCT) requirements and support execution.

  • Responsible for drafting the Experiment Requirements Documents (ERDs) and assist with schedule maintenance of assigned payloads.

  • Attend technical conferences and meetings.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.




Must have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in biology, health physics, microbiology, plant physiology or other related field plus a minimum of three (3) years of experience processing ISS payload requirements.

  • Must have excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.

  • Must be dependable, punctual and professional.

  • Must be self-motivated and take a proactive approach to completing work.

  • Must be able to manage and prioritize multiple projects without missing deadlines or sacrificing accuracy.

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance, if necessary.

  • Must be able to travel to support conferences and technical meetings - CONUS.

  • Must be able to work extended shifts, holidays and weekends to support payload activities.

  • May be required to wear eye protection and other necessary personal protective equipment.

  • Prior experience working in the OZ Requirements Baseline and Integration Tool is preferred.

  • Prior experience processing Class D/1E or other ISS payloads is preferred.





Essential Functions


Physical Requirements





  • Will be required to climb stairs in order to access equipment.
  • Will be required to wear hearing protection, eye protection and other associated personal protective equipment.
  • Position may involve extended periods of sitting or standing.
  • Physical requirements are: sitting, walking, standing, extensive use of stairs, and access to remote structures.
  • Position is located on a hazardous testing facility; must be able to quickly evacuate buildings in the event of an emergency.





Work Environment



  • Will be required to work inside and outside throughout the test complex.
  • Position may require daily individual to travel to different areas on site.
  • Walking on uneven terrain including paved areas, gravel/rocks, and dirt/sand is required to access various locations on the facility.
  • Climbing ladders and platforms may be necessary.
  • All work must be completed in a safe manner in accordance with NASA and Company safety standards.


Equipment and Machines

  • Computers and printers used for producing reports and schedules.
  • Variety of equipment used in performing research.



  • Full-time regular work hours between Monday-Friday.
  • Position may require occasional overtime  including weekend work depending on task.
  • Must be dependable and punctual.
  • Shift work maybe required.


Other Essential Functions


  • Must be able to accurately communicate ideas in writing and verbal communication.
  • Must be able to travel to support position requirements. This may include travel to and from customer location, which may involve airline travel. In some cases, accommodations can be made for POV, if necessary.
  • Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.
  • Must comply with all “drug free workplace” requirements as mandated by directives issued by the appropriate federal contracting officer and the company, which requires drug testing for use of illegal drugs by employees in sensitive positions.
  • Government security clearance may be required in the future.
  • Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner that fosters good relations with customers, clients, co-workers, and management.


 Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language. 

Primary Location

: United States-Florida-Kennedy Space Center-20339-KSC

Job Posting

: Jul 25, 2020, 11:09:40 PM


: Engineering



Job Type

: Experienced
Job Classification: Full-Time Regular

Work Locations

Building K6-1547 
 Kennedy Space Center 32899
Capabilities: Aerospace Technology and Defense Programs and Facilities