Huntsville, Alabama
21 Sep 2016
02 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
The Engineering & Science Services and Skills Augmentation (ESSSA) contract provides engineering, scientific and engineering technician support to NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, AL. The Jacobs ESSSA Group is comprised of nine companies of Aerodyne, All Points Logistics, Bevilacqua, ERC, Geocent, Jacobs, Lee and Associates, Qualis and Tuskegee. Each company, individually and in combination as the Jacobs Team, brings strong technical capabilities and value-added management strategies to the ESSSA contract. The Jacobs ESSSA Group works across the contract without boundaries governed by the Integrated Team Management Approach (ITMA).

Jacobs ESSSA Group 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!


Candidate would provide support as an IMAGERY SYSTEMS ENGINEER specifically to the Space Launch System Engineering Imagery Team within the Space Systems Department at Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC). Candidate would serve a coordinating role with multiple discipline engineers. Prime focus would be in the areas of SLS imagery needs, including onboard and ground systems.

Duties may include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Assisting or leading system engineering efforts, specifically in the areas of requirements/verification with SLS Program Imagery System Requirements
  • Coordinating with prime users of the imagery, the image analysis and the prime contractors
  • Assisting with the technical feasibility assessments of both hardware and software and recommending design solutions when appropriate
  • Making technical risk mitigation/management inputs
  • Supporting ground support planning as needed to ensure the data will be provided to the end users while the quality is maintained
  • Attending, providing input to, conducting, and/or presenting at technical reviews, working groups and board meetings
  • Ensuring proper maintenance of documentation to include interfacing with Quality personnel to ensure records are maintained
  • Providing periodic status inputs to project and Space Systems Department management

A minimum of a BS degree from an ABET accredited institution in Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics or a related field is required. A minimum of 2 years of related experience working with project/vehicle/subsystem integration, systems engineering, requirements definition, verification experience, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience is also required.

Additional Required Skills for this position include:

  • Strong skills and experience in systems engineering specifically related to the design, development, documentation and performance testing of flight subsystems
  • Extensive experience in the coordination and integration of various disciplines/areas including mechanical, ground support systems, imagery, and quality
  • The ability to be flexible in easily transitioning between work assignments
  • Knowledge of technical risk mitigation planning
  • Excellent communication skills, technical writing, and presentation skills
  • Strong customer relations skills.
  • The ability to be proactive between formal assignments, and complete tasks with minimal direction
  • Proficiency with Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, and Word and Adobe Acrobat Pro

Desired Skills for this position include:

  • Experience with Ares or SLS Program
  • An understanding of imagery systems and/or imagery analysis
  • Understanding/experience of contracting between NASA/MSFC and a prime contractor
  • Understanding of MSFC's processes and working within the NASA environment

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%). Position may include travel.

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 U.S. Citizenship is required.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity Employer and employment selection decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Jacobs does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of: race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by country, regional, or local law. To view the DOL's Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster, please click here .