Spacecraft Navigation Engineer
- Houston, Texas
- Annual Salary $75,000.00 - $155,000.00
- Job ID
Spacecraft Navigation Engineer job at Jacobs in Houston TX
Description, duties, responsibilities
Spacecraft Navigation Engineer
Location: Houston, TX
Job ID: ADV0002HW
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Our long-term client relationship with NASA has led to the need for a Spacecraft Navigation Engineer to support the development of navigation algorithms/systems for NASA/JSC manned spacecraft projects including Orion, Gateway, and Human Landing Systems (HLS). The selected candidate will join our team with Oceaneering Space Systems, a JETS teammate company. Do you have the following skills?
The Spacecraft Navigation Engineer will:
- Design, develop and integrate navigation algorithms into the integrated GN&C system for NASA spacecraft including:
- Lunar surface-navigation without GPS
- Navigation during the descent phase of flight with precision landing and hazard avoidance
- 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:
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:
- Graduate-level coursework and in-depth knowledge of:
- Linear and non-linear state estimation theory
- Linear covariance analysis
- Numerical methods
- Familiarity with relative navigation concepts
- Knowledge of lunar surface-navigation techniques
- Knowledge in the design, analysis, and implementation of navigation algorithms
- 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
- Minimum of an MS in Aerospace, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering.
- Knowledge of image processing
- Knowledge of inertial sensors
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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
- Proof of U.S. Citizenship or US Permanent Residency is a requirement for this position.
- 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.
Generally, an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on the task.
Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods (90% of the time). May require lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs. (5% of the time).
Equipment and Machines
Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, printer, etc.).
Regular attendance in accordance with the established work schedule is critical. Ability to work outside normal schedule and adjust the 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.
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Jacobs Company Overview
Jacobs Technology is the advanced technology arm of Jacobs Engineering (NYSE:JEC), one of the largest engineering and technical companies in the United States. Engineering Services Jacobs’ engineering teams develop and sustain flight and ground hardware and software for human space flight. They provide critical services to the International Space Station, Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, and development programs. Jacobs’ engineers perform flight systems analyses that include complex guidance, navigation, and control simulations. The engineering services provided are extensive—they include thermal, stress, vibration, and loads analysis and testing; communications and data processing; and failure analysis. Applications range from crew health and habitation systems, avionics and instrumentation, cameras, robotic systems, avionics and instrumentation, extravehicular activity tool development, and NASA Docking System and Capsule Parachute Assembly System (CPAS) development. Jacobs’ engineering teams also research and develop low–Technology Readiness Level (TRL) concepts into practical applications. Maintenance and Test Operations Jacobs is responsible for the maintenance of approximately 79 Johnson Space Center Engineering Directorate facilities and laboratories and the test operations conducted within them. Our highly skilled employees fabricate complex, state-of-the-art manufactured, mechanical, and electronic assemblies and support structural, environmental, and space-simulated testing with expertise that is required to certify space hardware, test vehicles, and mockups. Jacobs is also responsible for maintaining and tracking tens of thousands of pieces of Government-furnished property (GFP) and contractor-acquired property (CAP). The Logistics Section is responsible for the tracking and storage of hardware and material; shipping and receiving, and mailroom operations. Science Jacobs also provides expertise in image science and analysis, including photogrammetry, precision motion tracking, and imagery enhancement and restoration. Jacobs’ scientists inspect and analyze micrometeoroid and orbital debris (MMOD) impacts and design MMOD shielding. They include experts in the classification, processing, and storage of lunar samples, Antarctic meteorites, and cometary and interstellar particles as well as experts in scanning and transmission electron microscopy and mass spectrometry.