FLIGHT SYSTEMS ENGINEER

Recruiter
Location
Edwards AFB, California
Salary
Competitive
Posted
02 Sep 2016
Closes
17 Feb 2017
Ref
SAL0000ID
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Jacobs is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of full-spectrum technical, professional and construction services for industrial, commercial and government organizations globally. The company employs over 54,000 people and operates in more than 25 countries around the world.

Jacobs Engineering and Technical Services (ETS) division provides the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC) support for flight research projects, internal research and development, and various technical support functions.

Job Summary:

This position will support NASA's Traveler Project with data analysis. The successful candidate will assist the Project Lead Operations Engineer and Chief Engineer in the development and implementation of a Traveler data capture, storage and analysis system (that includes onboard flight data and Low Altitude Small UAS Test Ranges (LASUTR) instrumentation) that will grow as the project progresses thru its development phases; each adding additional Traveler systems capabilities.

Responsibilities Include:



Supporting the Traveler project effort includes (but is not limited to) the following:
  • Identify and document data system requirements and gaps;

  • Perform data analysis of Traveler flight data (from onboard systems and merged LASUTR data);

  • Perform quick (1-2 day) analysis/turn around of flight data to feed into next/upcoming Traveler flight planning;

  • Assist in writing and development of flight test cards;

  • Assist in writing on Traveler Project Technical Report at conclusion of Phases I, II, and III;

  • Flight qualification of systems; system verification and validation testing.

  • Ensure performance of hardware development, qualification, test, and evaluation; perform integration of automated tools developed for simulation and systems test into the project-testing mainstream.

  • Analyze project objectives and requirements, develop plans for conducting projects, provide support for the project safety review process, including participation in the development of Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, documentation of hazards, and the specification and implementation of mitigations to those hazards.

  • Conduct test planning including both ground and flight tests. Post flight data analysis and reporting.

  • Review project instructions to ascertain requirements, specifications, procedures, objectives, equipment, nature of technical problem, and possible solutions.

  • Set up and conduct tests or studies of complete systems, components, or concepts under research test conditions to investigate proposals for improving performance or other factors, or to obtain data for development, standardization, and quality control with some supervisory direction and review.

  • Record test or report procedures and results, numerical and graphical data, and makes recommendations for changes. Create project schedules to track progress on projects and to ensure that deadlines are met.

  • Generate and validate test procedures to ensure that all system requirements are met.

  • Analyze indicated and calculated results in relation to requirements, specifications, or test objectives.

Experience Requirements:
  • Must possess at least 2 years experience (strongly prefer 5 years) with systems instrumentation (with aircraft systems and fight test), data capture, storage and analysis;
  • Prefer experience with time-stamping and data integration from various independent sources is also highly desirable.
  • Must have some familiarity with aircraft avionics and/or instrumentation systems.
  • Must be able to work in a team oriented environment.

  • Application of Engineering principles and Systems Engineering processes.

  • Able to work in a dynamic and multi-task work environment by prioritizing work and coordinating task/project schedules.

  • Review project instructions to ascertain requirements, specifications, procedures, objectives, equipments, nature of technical problem, and possible solutions.

  • Must be able to ascertain, manage and decompose requirements in specific technical areas.

  • Strong communications skills and ability to work in a team environment required.

  • Possess good written and oral communication, organizational skills,

  • Must be multi-task oriented and capable of prioritizing tasks,

  • Capable to manage and decompose requirements in specific technical areas.

Educational Requirements:
  • High School diploma along with 8 years of technically related experience including 2 years experience with systems instrumentation (strongly desire aircraft system and flight test experience) and data capture, storage and analysis; or
  • AS degree in Engineering or Physical Science along with 8 years of general work related experience including 2 years systems instrumentation experience, data capture, storage and analysis; or
  • BS in non-engineering discipline along with 8 years related experience of which 2 years are performing para-engineering duties and 2 years systems instrumentation experience, data capture, storage and analysis; or
  • BS degree in Engineering or Physical Science along with 3 years of general work experience including 2 years systems instrumentation experience, data capture, storage and analysis; or
  • Advanced degree with 2 years of systems instrumentation or data analysis experience.

US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED. Must be able to secure and maintain a government Secret security clearance.

Essential Functions

Work Environment

Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner to get along with customers, clients, co-workers and management.

Must perform work activities requiring interaction, negotiating, instructing, supervising, persuading or speaking with others.

Must be able to work under supervision and respond appropriately and professionally to criticism from a supervisor.

Must be able to commute between buildings to support work requirements. Independent transportation is required to commute between buildings and locations.

Travel Requirements

Travel is anticipated both locally and long distance by car and/or plane.

Physical Requirements

Working at a computer or desk (Considerations: sitting, eyes and hands). May involve long periods of sitting or standing on current tasking. Must be able to carry a maximum of 35lbs and climb. May be exposed to areas of high noise levels. Must perform activities requiring interaction, negotiating, instruction, persuading or speaking with others.

Equipment and Machines

Basic Office Equipment including (but not limited to): personal computer, scanner, copy machine, telephone, laser printer, fax machine and other office equipment including office supplies.

Attendance

With the exception of STD/LTD/FMLA & approved time off, attendance is considered essential.

Must be able to work within the core hours of 8:00 AM and 3:30 PM; schedule may vary depending upon workload.

Other Essential Functions

Must be a U. S. Citizen.
Must be able to secure and maintain a security clearance.
Must pass drug testing.
Must be able to read and write effectively in English.

Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety/risk hazard to the employee or others.

The Jacobs System Lifecycle Group (SLG) enables the success of Department of Defense (DOD) and other Governmental organizations by providing unmatched systems life-cycle solutions. As a partner to our clients, we focus on innovative and cutting edge solutions that drive value. We take pride in sustaining a strong culture by remaining true to our three Core Values: We are a Relationship-based; Growth is an Imperative, and People Are Our Greatest Asset. Jacobs offers a partnership in which you can grow personally and professionally with the advantages of strong leadership, competitive compensation and rewarding career paths. Come join the team whose work is destined to have a long-range effect on future generations.