Jacobs Senior Systems Engineer in Huntsville, Alabama

Senior Systems Engineer

Description

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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The Huntsville area, visit http://www.huntsville.org/

This opportunity will provide systems engineering, requirements management, verification and validation (V&V) coordination, and system level integration support to the MSFC Systems Requirements & Verification Branch (EV73) for the Space Launch System (SLS), and to the MSFC Systems Engineering and Integration Division (EV70).

The successful candidate will coordinate and interface with multiple engineering disciplines, system elements and the Lead Systems Engineer, as well as participate in reviews, meetings, working groups, task teams, and trade studies. The candidate will supply leadership and/or support for the development of key systems engineering products including the System Specification, support program/project milestones, and subsequent activities where these products are assessed and matured.

Specific support that will be provided and performed by the candidate includes:

  • Lead and/or support the development of key systems engineering products to include system specifications, configuration item description and effectivity products, and analyses to support program/project milestones and the subsequent activities where these products are assessed and matured.

  • Lead and/or support the management of vehicle configuration evolution through products such as a mission configuration definition.

  • Provide technical integration with other engineering disciplines, SLS elements and cross-program elements, including risk-based insight/oversight through traceability and assessment of requirements and verification activities.

  • Lead and/or support system level vehicle design trades and analysis necessary to validate the requirements and maintain control of the design baseline.

  • Provide support for requirement V&V including V&V planning, execution, coordination, and integration for system level requirements to assure design compliance.

  • Identify, describe, and communicate potential risks related to the products, processes and interactions in the systems engineering processes and document them in the NASA Risk Management System.

Qualifications

Degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, or Systems Engineering or related field from an ABET-accredited university is required.Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a Ph.D. with a minimum 4 years of experience; Masters with at least 8 years of experience, or a BS with at least 10 years of experience.

The candidate is required to have:

  • At least 10 years of relevant experience in systems engineering and integration, requirements management, system architecture definition, functional design, design integration, requirement verification, and/or requirement validation.

  • Demonstrated experience with defining, developing, and managing requirements for complex systems of systems, maintaining an approved system baseline, performing functional analysis, and supporting program milestones.

  • Demonstrated experience working across organizational boundaries and engineering disciplines to identify requirements and resolve vehicle/propulsion systems integration issues.

  • Excellent oral, written, and customer relation skills, and be proficient using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

Personnel are required to be self-directed, effective team players familiar with working in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment who are willing to assume lead roles in the SLS requirements management, verification, and validation planning effort.

It is desired that the candidate also possess the following:

  • An understanding and knowledge of the current SLS program and a working understanding of the SLS Element interfaces.

  • Experience in requirements development and maintenance through relational database management and an understanding of Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE).

  • Familiarity with NASA Systems Engineering policies and procedures related to verification, and have experience using tools/systems to manage verification compliance data.

  • Experience in developing verification strategies, verification planning, and facilitating the successful completion of verification compliance activities.

  • Knowledge of launch vehicle programmatic planning processes and experience performing oversight of prime contractor hardware production, test, and certification efforts.

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%).

Attendance

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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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

Req ID: AS00039K