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Jacobs Space Exploration Group (JSEG) is comprised of 10 companies and is located at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL (ranked #11 in Best Places to Live by U.S. News). JSEG has been a primary contractor for NASA since 1989 and supports marquee NASA programs, including the Space Launch System, International Space Station, space optics fabrication, earth and space sciences and advanced propulsion system development. As a partner in NASA's next generation of space exploration, our jobs are literally history in the making.
This position will provide systems engineering, requirements management, verification and validation (V&V) coordination, and element/system level integration support to the MSFC Systems Requirements, Verification & Validation Branch (EV73) for the Human Landing System (HLS) elements, and to the MSFC Systems Engineering and Integration Division (EV70).
The candidate will provide leadership and/or support for the development of key systems engineering products including functional analysis, requirements specifications, support of program/project milestones and subsequent activities where these products are assessed and matured. The successful candidate will work with the Human Landing System element customers/partners from inception to deployment in order to ensure stakeholder needs are satisfied.
The system engineering support that the candidate will provide and perform includes:
• Support the development of key systems engineering products to include functional analysis, system specifications, configuration item description and effectivity products, and decomposition, and analyses to support program/project milestones and the subsequent activities where these products are assessed and matured.
• Provide technical integration with other engineering disciplines, Human Landing System elements and cross-program elements, including risk-based insight/oversight through requirements assessments and traceability assessments supporting requirements verification activities as well as participate in reviews, meetings, working groups, task teams, and trade studies
• Provide support for requirement verification and validation through support of Human Landing System element and/or subsystem design trades and analysis to validate the requirements, maintain control of the design baseline, and continually track compliance of the design to the requirements during design, development, testing and evaluation.
• Communicate issues, best practices, lessons-learned and other technical positions related to systems engineering, requirement management, V&V practices, risk management processes and procedures through the development of integrated schedules and other tracking mechanisms to manage the work and identify risks and opportunities.
• Implement Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) best practices, approaches, techniques, and tools.
Degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, or Systems Engineering or related field is required. Degree from an ABET accredited university preferred. Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a Masters with at least 3 total years of relevant experience or a BS with at least 5 total years of relevant experience in systems engineering and integration.
The candidate is required to have:
•At least 5 total years of relevant experience working in requirements management, system architecture definition, functional design and modeling, functional analysis, requirements decomposition and analysis, maintaining an approved system baseline, requirement verification, and/or validation for complex systems, and supporting program milestones.
•Expertise and experience in utilization of tools such as MagicDraw and/or DOORS Next Generation to support development of systems engineering products.
•Demonstrated experience working across organizational boundaries and engineering disciplines to facilitate and execute program systems engineering tasks, and resolve systems integration issues.
•Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, customer relations, presentation, and organizational skills.
•Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
•Capability to be self-directed, effective team players, familiar with working in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment.
The candidate should also possess one or more of the following qualifications for which the presence of one or more of these qualifications are distinguishing factors in selecting applicants:
•Familiarity with NASA Systems Engineering policies and procedures.
•Familiarity with aerospace vehicle and system design.
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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General office environment (90%), lab environment (10%). 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 (<5%).
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.