Software Systems Engineer at Jacobs (Houston, TX)

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Job Description

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.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Software Systems Engineer to join our team with JETS teammate company, Barrios Technology, Inc.

The Software Systems Engineer will:

  • Monitor system integration and interface management and coordination
  • Perform software product assessment for completeness of design and implementation throughout the full software development lifecycle
  • Interface with NASA and spacecraft designer engineering teams
  • Review lower-level software testing and verification
  • Demonstrate excellent communication, collaboration, and coordination skills
  • Maintain a professional relationship with the NASA customer and other NASA support contractors
  • Work in a fast-paced, Agile environment
  • Perform other duties as required


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.

Engineer must have experience in multiple areas including:

  • BS degree in engineering from an accredited engineering school and ten (10) years of direct engineering experience, or a MS degree from an accredited engineering school and eight (8) years of direct engineering experience, or Ph.D. and four (4) years of direct engineering experience
  • Software Engineering Life Cycle
  • Software Insight and Oversight
  • Independent Verification and Validation
  • Human Rated Communication and Tracking systems
  • Command and Data Handling for Communication and Tracking
  • Pressure Flow Control Systems
  • Suited and Unsuited life support
  • Data driven software systems and applications
  • Writing/reviewing test and verification definitions
  • Software testing and verification
  • Use of web-based collaboration tools
  • Ability to prepare written documents and to verbally present at various meetings
  • Must be able to organize and prioritize tasks in order to meet deadlines and schedules with limited supervision
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and coordination skills and strong customer service attitude
  • Leading a software development project across the full development life cycle
  • Fostering and working in a collaborative team environment
  • Proficiency with team collaboration tools such as Microsoft Teams, WebEx, SharePoint, Windchill
  • Must be willing to relocate to JSC area

Requisition Preferences:

  • Knowledge of systems engineering principles and associated documentation
  • Familiarity with:
    • NASA/JSC engineering processes
    • NASA/JSC documentation databases as well as typical systems engineering products
    • Safety Critical Human-Rated Software Development Processes
    • Software project management experience
    • NASA software and systems development standards (incl NPR 7150.2)
    • Fault Detection, Isolation and Recovery (FDIR) for Distributed Avionics Architectures
    • Spacecraft Avionics and Software Architecture
    • Agile software development
    • ARINC 664, 653; SAE AS6802
    • RTC DO178
    • Real Time Operating Systems (RTOS)
    • Data Validation
    • Display creation
    • Code Review
    • Unit Testing
    • Algorithm Design Document
    • Run for Record test and results
  • Proficiency with C/C++ coding
  • Proficiency with Linux
  • Proficiency with scripting languages such as Python

Why Join Our Team?

Click on the below links to view just a small sample of all that we do! Come join our team and be part of our future. We look forward to seeing you!

See What We Do

Jacobs Aerospace Solutions Overview

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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

  • 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.

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.).


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.
More Information on Jacobs
Jacobs operates in the Consulting industry. The company is located in Dallas, TX, Fort Worth, TX, Irvine, CA, Baton Rouge, LA, Orlando, FL, Atlanta, GA, Greenville, SC, Reston, VA and New York, NY. Jacobs was founded in 1947. It has 67337 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 177 open jobs at Jacobs, click here.
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