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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.
A Systems Engineer is needed to support NASA’s Space Nuclear Propulsion Project Office that seeks to advance nuclear propulsion technology for future NASA/Mars missions. The Jacobs ESSCA team supporting MSFC’s Science and Technology Office is an exceptional and diverse group of high performing individuals able to engage in a collaborative environment to help push the envelope for innovation and technology, as well as supporting the operation and advancement of key NASA science systems and instruments. We have a unique opportunity to provide a full-time person to the Space Nuclear Project Office that will serve as a Systems Engineer. The ideal candidate is passionate about technology and innovation and has exceptional collaboration and communication skills.
This position is an immediate need that will support the project as it aims to conduct a flight demonstration test that will further mature the technology for use as the main propulsion device for future Mars missions. The duties in this dynamic environment will range from:
Degree in Engineering or related technical field is required. Degree from an ABET-accredited university is preferred. Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a Ph.D. with a minimum 9 years of experience; Masters with at least 13 years of experience, or a BS with at least 15 years of experience.
Skills and experience should demonstrate:
Additional desired skills:
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General office environment (100%). 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 (<10%).
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.
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