Systems Test Engineer - (AER00050P)

  • Jacobs
  • United States-Alabama-Huntsville-20320-MSFC
  • Jul 30, 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:

The successful Systems Test Engineer will assist in planning, developing, conducting, and presenting results for software based tests utilizing Space Launch System (SLS) Avionics hardware in the Integrated Avionics Test Facility (IATF) at Marshall Space Flight Center, in Huntsville, AL. The facility is comprised of the Systems Integration Lab (SIL) as well as the Software Integration Test Facilities (SITF). This exciting work is being performed to verify the integrated avionics system for NASA’s new, and destined to become the largest space launch vehicle in history.



You can be a part of that history by:

• Developing and executing simulation based tests on SLS avionics hardware

• Utilizing engineering knowledge and theories to develop and refine specific test procedures and methods for SLS avionics systems

• Collecting and analyzing avionics systems data in order to evaluate the effect of variable inputs on complete avionics systems and individual components

• Collaborating with a team of Government and contractor engineers providing engineering/scientific support

• Providing data analysis, problem solving and troubleshooting using your knowledge of software, and systems engineering

• Leveraging your unique talents to expand upon the capabilities of this diverse team





Bachelor’s Degree in Aeronautical, Computer, or Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or related STEM field is required.  Degree from an ABET accredited university preferred.   

Required skills

• Experience with verification and validation activities as related to system level testing

• Knowledge of databases

• Ability to assimilate test requirements, develop test methodology including definition of needed test resources and perform software based tests

• Ability to analyze data for validation and verification of test performance

• Strong written and verbal communication skills

• Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

• Willingness to perform occasional shift and weekend work

Preferred/Desired skills:

• Experience with testing/test methodology and performing verification and validation activities at system level

• Ability to develop and use data reduction and manipulation tools

• Experience with system design requirements and data analysis for projects relating to electronics systems and instrumentation

• Experience assisting in engineering studies and simulations

• Experience troubleshooting avionics and flight systems

• Ability to develop simple test scripts in Python and/or C/C++

• Knowledge of MIL-STD-1553B, RS422 and Ethernet bus protocols and formats

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!  For more information on why Huntsville is known as “one of the smartest cities in the nation”, check out these websites


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


Primary Location

: United States-Alabama-Huntsville-20320-MSFC

Job Posting

: Jul 29, 2020, 7:46:27 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