Jacobs Software Development Engineer in Huntsville, Alabama

Software Development Engineer

Description

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!

To learn more about:

JSEG, visit http://YesWeAreRocketScientists.com

The Huntsville area, visit http://www.Huntsville.org/

The key purpose of the position is to plan and perform software development and integration activities in support of the Systems Integration and Test Facility (SITF), Systems Integration Laboratory (SIL) Hardware-in-the-Loop facility (HWIL), and multiple Software Development Facilities (SDFs) that will be used to verify the integrated avionics system for the Space Launch System (SLS) at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC).

Responsibilities:

The Software Development Engineer participates in implementing and maintaining laboratory automation software that controls real-time HWIL simulation systems used to support the NASA Space Launch System program at MSFC. The incumbent collects, interprets and documents system requirements; participates in component, subsystem and system concept designs; develops and recommends methods, tools and designs and participates as a member of a multifunctional laboratory automation development team. Some functions of the position are as follows:

  • Perform software systems engineering functions as required.

  • Analyze and develop software per customer requirements.

  • Implement source code per detailed designs.

  • Support software integration troubleshooting and bug-fix activities.

  • Develop and execute test plans and procedures.

  • Conduct and participate in design and code reviews.

  • Enter or update documentation into appropriate control systems.

  • Troubleshoot and correct test automation anomalies.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure products meet performance goals.

  • Produce documentation and user training materials to assist users in the operation of software.

These activities will be on-going as the launch vehicle architecture matures and the SLS program completes program phases, reviews and schedule milestones.

Qualifications

A degree in Aerospace, Mechanical, or Computer Engineering or related field from an ABET accredited institution is required. Typically, educational requirement is a BS. Track toward a MS is desired.

Additional desired attributes:

  • Experience in developing software in the Python scripting language or C/C is preferred.

  • Experience in modeling of Physical Systems.

  • Experience in modeling using numerical methods and analysis.

  • Proficiency in using tools and development in Red Hat Linux/Fedora Core.

  • Exposure to tools/languages/standards such as MATLAB, XML, C/C , Thrift, Stomp, Java, Git, SVN, Trac, Review Board, and Linux batch scripting.

Essential Functions

Work Environment

Office and laboratory 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 (40%). 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%).

Attendance

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, to make rational decisions, and to exercise good judgment is essential (100%). Grooming and dress must beappropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.

Proof of U.S. Citizenship is required.

#ESSSA

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.

Primary Location United States-Alabama-Huntsville

Req ID: AS000315