Engineer III - Team Lead

Kennedy Space Center, Florida
19 Sep 2016
26 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Jacobs Technology provides overall management and implementation of ground systems capabilities, flight hardware processing and launch operations at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. These tasks will support the International Space Station, Ground Systems Development and Operations, and the Space Launch System, Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle and Launch Services programs.

Candidate will be a member Test Operations Engineering organization functioning as a Test Project Engineer and responsibilities include:

  • Support GSDO and Cross Program planning, test plan development and support the path to testing assessment identifying dependencies/dates
  • Senior Test Team member serving as a focal point to integrate and resolve technical issues across multiple NASA programs
  • Responsible for authoring and executing work plans for Integrated Test and Check Out and Integrated Systems Verification and Validation
  • Leads the development of operational test requirements and launch commit criteria for the SLS/ORION/GSDO programs
  • Supporting firing room console activities whose responsibilities include the integration of technical activities on flight and ground hardware processing and the resolution of real time problems and issues as they occur.
  • Serves as a technical specialist and acts as a contributing member of management teams for policy formulation
  • Performs random quality and continuous improvement assessments on work plans to ensure procedures are being followed and work is completed correctly.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

BS degree in appropriate engineering field from an accredited engineering school and a minimum of fourteen (14) years of direct progressive and relevant experience in analytical, project scheduling, and negotiation skills or any equivalent combination of education/experience for a total of seventeen (17) years.

  • Must have 5-10 years of experience in integrated spacecraft/aerospace and ground support operations
  • Previous experience in the development of technical requirements is desirable
  • Ability to work in Manufacturing Execution Systems such as SOLUMINA and MAXIMO is a plus
  • Excellent communication, presentation and customer interface skills required with a proven ability to work effectively and cooperatively in a team environment.
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects with minimal supervision
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance, if necessary

Essential Functions

Physical Requirements
  • Will be required to climb stairs in order to access equipment for trouble shooting.
  • Will be required to wear hearing protection, eye protection and other associated personal protective equipment.
  • Position may involve extended periods of sitting or standing.
  • Physical requirements are: sitting, walking, standing, extensive use of stairs, and access to remote structures.
  • Position is located on a hazardous testing facility; must be able to quickly evacuate buildings in the event of an emergency.

Work Environment
  • Will be required to work inside and outside throughout the test complex.
  • Position may require daily individual to travel to different areas on site.
  • Walking on uneven terrain including paved areas, gravel/rocks, and dirt/sand is required to access various locations on the facility.
  • Climbing ladders and platforms may be necessary.
  • All work must be completed in a safe manner in accordance with NASA and Company
  • safety standards.

Equipment and Machines
  • Computers and printers used for producing reports and schedules.
  • Variety of equipment used in testing.

  • Full-time regular work hours between Monday-Friday.
  • Position may require occasional overtime including weekend work depending on task.
  • Must be dependable and punctual.
  • Shift work may be required.

Other Essential Functions
  • Must be able to accurately communicate ideas in writing and verbal communication.
  • Must be able to travel to support position requirements. This may include travel to and from customer location, which may involve airline travel. In some cases, accommodations can be made for POV, if necessary.
  • Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.
  • Must comply with all "drug free workplace" requirements as mandated by directives issued by the appropriate federal contracting officer and the company, which requires drug testing for use of illegal drugs by employees in sensitive positions.
  • Government security clearance may be required in the future.
  • Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner that fosters good relations with customers, clients, co-workers, and management.