Avionics Systems Engineer

Huntsville, Alabama
23 Nov 2016
10 Feb 2017
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. Come join the team whose work is destined to have a long-range effect on future generations!

  • Serve as an technical expert in avionics systems engineering and systems management responsible for the integration/test of the Stage Controller for green-run
  • Support the launch vehicle avionics (integrated hardware and software) for the Space Launch System (SLS) launch vehicle
  • Provide subject matter expert level support to the Systems Engineering and Integration Division within the Space Systems Department at MSFC
  • Provide specifically direct support to the Space Systems Department Level II Integrated Avionics and Software Discipline Lead Engineer
  • Responsible for assisting in program coordination within the Space Systems Department

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

  • assisting in planning activities
  • supporting trade studies
  • performing systems analyses
  • supporting integrated avionics hardware/software design solutions and test
  • making technical risk management inputs
  • coordinating technical performance measures
  • supporting reviews, working groups and boards and
  • providing periodic status inputs to project and ES management

Degree in Engineering or related field from an ABET-accredited university is required. Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a Ph.D., with minimum of 12 years of experience, a Masters with at least 15 years of experience, or BS with at least 20 years of experience i n design, test and integration as well as requirement definition of the spacecraft flight Avionics systems. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. Personnel are required to be self-motivated team players familiar with working in a dynamic work 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%). 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%).


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.