GN&C Senior Integration Engineer - (AER0004YM)

  • Jacobs
  • United States-Alabama-Huntsville-20320-MSFC
  • Jul 28, 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.

Position Description:

The Jacobs Space Exploration Group (JSEG) Flight Mechanics and Mission Analysis team is responsible for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) Vehicle Management (VM) functions including Guidance, Navigation & Control (GN&C), Mission & Fault Management (M&FM), and Natural Environments. We are currently in search of a Senior Integration Engineer to support SLS in one or more of three areas/elements: Stages, Payloads, or Exploration Upper Stage (EUS). A GN&C Element Discipline Lead Engineer (EDLE) ensures the technical accuracy and adequacy of products related to VM. This exciting work will serve as a critical step in sending humans to the Moon, Mars and beyond!



Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Provide technical leadership and expertise to support vehicle integration;

Ensure that VM technical work is aligned with the vehicle needs;

Coordinate and track the status of requirements, analyses, deliveries, and verification/compliance with element prime contractors and VM.

Review element deliverables for quality and technical adequacy;

Utilized knowledge of multiple disciplines to determine and/or coordinate the analysis or impact of designs and/or changes on VM areas.

Participate in program, vehicle, element, and discipline reviews;

Support integration, verification, and validation activities; and

Prepare and present technical reports and briefings.





A degree in Aerospace, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or related field is required. Degree from an ABET accredited institution is required. Typical experience requirements are the equivalent of a PhD with at least 4 years of experience, a Masters with at least 8 years of experience, or BS with at least 10 years of experience.


Required skills/experience:

  • Experience performing design and/or analysis in one or more of the following areas: guidance, navigation, control systems, or mission/fault management
  • Ability to understand the relationship between discipline analyses/products and other vehicle systems
  • Proficiency resolving complex integration issues and clearly communicating issues and solutions to stakeholders
  • Knowledge in several areas such as sensors, thrusters/thrust vector control, avionics, orbital mechanics, dispersion analysis, control systems (phase plane control, stability analysis, filtering), fault management, slosh, flex, mass properties, aerodynamics, propulsion, etc.
  • Ability to apply subsystem knowledge to determine impacts of designs/changes on the vehicle and VM systems
  • Must be detail oriented and self-motivated that can work independently or collaboratively in a multi-discipline team.
  • Strong written and oral communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills

Desired skills/experience:

  • Experience with SLS or other NASA programs
  • Experience integrating aircraft, spacecraft, or launch vehicle systems
  • Work in the aerospace/defense industry
  • Proficiency in systems/project engineering
  • Model based design

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: 

General 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 (<5%).


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. 


Primary Location

: United States-Alabama-Huntsville-20320-MSFC

Job Posting

: Jul 27, 2020, 10:06:59 PM


: Engineering



Job Type

: Experienced

Job Classification: Full-Time Regular

Work Locations


620 Discovery Drive 

 Huntsville 35806

Capabilities: Aerospace Technology and Defense Programs and Facilities