Jacobs GN&C Modeling and Simulation Engineer in Huntsville, Alabama
GN&C Modeling and Simulation Engineer
The Engineering & Science Services and Skills Augmentation (ESSSA) contract provides engineering, scientific and engineering technician support to NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, AL. Come join the team whose work is destined to have a long-range effect on future generations!
To learn more about:
The ESSSA Group, visit http://YesWeAreRocketScientists.com
The Huntsville area, visit http://www.huntsville.org/
The Jacobs ESSSA Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GN&C) team is a high performing group executing challenging tasks to design and integrate GN&C systems for projects ranging from CubeSats to NASA’s Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV).
To be successful in this position, the applicant must be detail oriented, work independently and collaboratively, possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, and have the ability to:
Configure, conduct, and analyze 6-DoF Monte Carlo simulations.
Derive state equations related to space craft and launch vehicle systems.
Develop, maintain, and mature GN&C algorithms.
Analyze systems in the time and frequency domain.
Utilize model based design techniques and best practices.
Define and analyze system error budgets.
Create, edit and debug software written in C/C , Matlab, and Simulink.
Develop tools to aid and facilitate the analysis of SIL, HIL, and flight test results.
Work with GN&C engineering leads and other engineering disciplines.
Create and review engineering and software documentation.
Prepare and present technical reports and briefings.
Special consideration will be given to candidates with experience in:
Modeling flexible body and coupled dynamics, reaction control and TVC actuation systems, sensors, solid/liquid propulsion systems, and propellant slosh and pogo oscillation.
Guidance, Navigation and Control
MAVERIC, FRACTAL, SAVANT, bdStudio
Statistics, estimation, and optimization
Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a Ph.D., a Masters with at least 2 years of experience, or a BS with at least 6 years of experience.Degree in Aerospace, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or related field from an ABET accredited institution.
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%).
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 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%).
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, and to make rational decisions, and to exercise good judgment is essential (100%). Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.
Proof of U.S. Citizenship is required.
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: AS0001XT