Senior Systems Engineer
Jacobs Technology - Huntsville, AL

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Jacobs ESSSA Group offers a partnership in which you can grow personally and professionally with the advantages of strong leadership, competitive compensation, and rewarding career paths. Come join the team whose work is destined to have a long-range effect on future generations!

Responsibilities:
Sr. Systems Engineer – Requirement Functional Definition and Decomposition will

Provide systems engineering support to the Systems Design & Definition Branch (EV72) in the development of approaches and methodologies to be used in the creation of a functional system design tool
Develop an approach for the establishment of processes, methodologies, and a toolset to evolve the traditional Functional Flow Block Diagram (FFBD) approach into one that can be used to create a complete functional design
Generate an integrated system schematic that graphically links functional attributes to system, subsystem, element and component requirements, and design attributes
Evaluate products that can be used to create the toolset, including ones currently in use at MSFC, Off the Shelf (OTS) products, and new products
Develop and document software code, scripts, etc. that could be used for the functional system design tool development

Qualifications:
Personnel shall have a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or equivalent from an accredited institution with a minimum of 15 years of experience with functional analysis and allocation, requirement definition and decomposition, and/or Functional Flow Block Diagram (FFBD) tools and processes. Personnel must have experience and expertise in software and model development. Personnel shall be experienced with systems engineering processes and activities used to transform functional, performance, interface, and other requirements into a coherent description of system functions. Personnel will be capable of the following:
Defining the system in functional terms and then decomposing the top-level functions into sub-functions.
Translating higher-level performance requirements into detailed functional and performance design criteria or constraints
Identifying and defining internal and external functional interfaces.

Excellent technical writing and presentation skills are required. Experience and expertise in engineering analysis of mechanical systems is desired. The ideal candidate will have engineering knowledge of NASA space craft and launch vehicle systems. Personnel are required to be self-motivated, team players familiar with working in a dynamic work environment.

Proof of U.S. Citizenship is required.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity Employer and employment selection decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Jacobs does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of: race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by country, regional or local law.

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 walk between floors and multiple buildings at NASA and Jacobs facilities (10%). Stairs or elevators can gain access.

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%).

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. to 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:
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and to make rational decisions, and to exercise good judgment (100%). Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.

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