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Your Impact:

Are you passionate about human space exploration, understanding the origins of the universe, and working with a passionate and diverse team to make a difference? If you are, we need you!     

We need your talent, teamwork, and energy to help us achieve great things that inspire people all over the globe. We need you to bring creative ideas and diverse backgrounds to help us envision, shape, and deliver systems that will enable the exploration of space while benefiting people here on Earth. We are excited about what we do, and we need you on our team as we take on exciting challenges for NASA’s pursuits in deep space exploration. Jacobs is NASA’s largest engineering solutions provider working together with NASA at centers across the United States. 

Our long-term client relationship with NASA has led to the need for an Optical Navigation Engineer to support the development of navigation algorithms/systems for NASA projects including Orion, Gateway, and Human Landing System (HLS). 

** We are actively searching for qualified candidates for this potential opening; however, we do not have assurance at this time when the position will be finalized and opened. Because we have strong reason to believe the position will be approved soon, we are proceeding with identifying qualified candidates and conducting interviews. **

The selected applicant will:

  • Design, develop, and integrate optical navigation systems into the integrated GN&C system for NASA spacecraft
  • Perform analysis and testing in an integrated GN&C environment
  • Formally document the results of all design and analysis activities
  • Perform other duties as required
Here’s What You’ll Need:

Requisition Qualifications:

This position has been posted at multiple levels. Depending on the candidate's experience, requirements, and business needs, we reserve the right to consider candidates at any level for which this position has been advertised.

  • A Bachelor's degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited engineering school and a minimum of five (5) years of related engineering experience, or a Master's degree from an accredited engineering school and four (4) years of related engineering experience, or Ph.D. from an accredited engineering school and zero (0) years of related experience.
  • Skills and experience should include:
  • Expertise with real-time image processing, feature extraction, camera hardware experience and navigation filtering.
  • Graduate level coursework and/or in-depth knowledge of:
    • Linear and non-linear state estimation theory
    • Linear analysis
    • Numerical methods
    • Astrodynamics
  • Familiarity with relative navigation concepts
  • Knowledge in the design, analysis, and implementation of navigation algorithms
  • Knowledge of spacecraft avionics systems
  • Experience with spacecraft simulation modeling and analysis of integrated GN&C systems
  • Experience programming in C/C++ and knowledge of Matlab/Simulink
  • The proven ability to solve complex total GN&C system and simulation problems
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment consisting of NASA civil servants and various contractor employees

Requisition Preferences:

  • Minimum of an MS in Aerospace, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering
  • Knowledge of inertial sensors
  • Familiarity with covariance analysis

Why Join Our Team?

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In addition to exciting career opportunities, we also have:

  • Excellent personal and professional career growth
  • 9/80 work schedule (every other Friday off)
  • Onsite cafeteria (breakfast & lunch)
  • Much, much more!

For more information on our partnership with NASA at Johnson Space Center (JSC), please visit www.wehavespaceforyou.com

  • Must be able to complete a U.S. government background investigation.
  • Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which the position is advertised.

 

Essential Functions

Work Environment

Generally, an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on task.

Physical Requirements

Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods (90% of time). May require lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs. (5% of time).

Equipment and Machines

Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, printer, etc.).

Attendance

Regular attendance in accordance with established work schedule is critical. Ability to work outside normal schedule and adjust schedule to meet peak periods and surge requirements.

Other Essential Functions

Professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language. See Job Description

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