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Software/Hardware Systems Engineer

at Jacobs

Posted: 8/25/2019
Job Reference #: AER0002PC

Job Description

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.

Provide Systems Engineering support to Launch Control System(LCS) Development for Computer System Software and Hardware.


• Responsiblefor End to End technical integration of requirements through the productlifecycle

• Responsiblein providing a clear product definition and its incremental buildup at eachsoftware and hardware iteration. Responsible to review, impact, control anddocument any requirements changes.

• Participatein Design Panels, technical assessments and use case analysis tasks tounderstand how new capabilities will impact the CSCI/HWCI along withdependencies from other software as it relates to these new capabilities.

• Participatein problem reviews and work with Software and Hardware Development to determinehow changes to the software/hardware will impact other areas of the system.

• Manageand contribute to Requirements Traceability Verification Matrix

• Work withNASA processes and tools and coordinate with NASA personnel

• Performother duties as assigned.



Minimum of two (2) years of college or vocational training in area of specialty plus ten (10) years of relevant experience, or any equivalent combination of education/experience for a total of twelve (12) years.

• Proficiencywith Linux Operating System is a bonus

• C and/or Java programming experience is a bonus

• Requiresthe ability to interpret written information and effectively communicateverbally and in writing.

• Experiencein understanding requirements to include development, definition, anddocumentation.

• Experiencewriting technical documentation for building, integrating and analyzingsoftware/hardware systems products and configurations

• Requiresthe ability to interpret written information and effectively communicateverbally and in writing.

•  Maycreate presentations and present to management on occasion.


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.


Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.