VIPER Rover Systems Engineer
Company: Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
Posted on: June 12, 2021
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 are looking for a VIPER Rover Systems Engineer to join our
team. Do you have the following skills?
The VIPER Rover Systems Engineer will:
- Maintain the VIPER Rover Systems Concept of Operations
- Coordinate Fault Management activities across the VIPER Rover
- Collaborate with subsystems to develop a Critical Items Lists
(CIL) for Rover.
- Develop and integrate Interface Control Documents (ICDs) for
Rover and its subsystems, collaborating with subsystem teams to
define Rover requirements and capture subsystem needs.
- Coordinate and integrate Rover subsystems, ensuring schedule
dependencies across subsystems are honored.
- Provide "down and in" System Engineering oversight across all
- Review and provide input to system and sub-system level
- Develop verification and validation plan including verification
matrix (success criteria for requirements) and track items to
- Perform requirements and interface management, including
preparation of change requests, assessment of impacts and
management of requirements traceability, updates to verification
planning and verification criteria, and interface control
- Provide written and oral statuses in the form of presentations
or reports to help represent the VIPER at program and engineering
- Prepare materials and track open actions for integrated
- Investigate technology development opportunities across the
VIPER Rover project.
- Work with team members to perform risk management, including
identification, mitigation planning and tracking.
- Adapt to new design constraints, functions, and configurations
- Maintain a professional relationship with the NASA customer and
other NASA support contractors.
- Define test flow, identify, and account for dependencies, and
collaborate with the Rover assembly and integration teams.
- As needed, initiate collaboration with subsystem owners to
reach and document concurrence.
- Integrate requirements flow-down (for example: Level 2 to Level
3 to Level 4).
- Manage the requirements from environmental specifications and
applicable splinter documents.
- Perform other duties as required.
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.
- BS degree in engineering from an accredited engineering school
and a minimum of five (5) years of engineering experience within
the engineering and systems engineering fields.
- Experience with the development of space systems requirements
documents and verification plans. For example, at Johnson Space
Center these documents are called PTRS (Project Technical
Requirements Specification), Verification and Validation documents
(V&VD), and ICD (Interface Control Document).
- Experience with the development of space systems requirements
documents including functional requirements and verification
- Experience with the design, assembly, verification, testing,
and operation of space systems.
- Knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures
in the space hardware field, such as mechanical and electrical
system design, engineering drawings and sketches, material
selection, and design software and tools.
- Ability to prepare written documents and to verbally present at
- Must be able to organize and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines
and schedules with limited supervision.
- Experience working in a team environment.
- Familiarity with Microsoft Office products including SharePoint
- Prefer aerospace or electrical engineering degree.
- Experience with NASA JSC Flight Hardware Life Cycle,
Certification, and Engineering processes.
- INCOSE Systems Engineering Professional certification.
- Working knowledge of NASA, JSC, and ISS standard practices and
requirements including safety, fault tolerance, and unique
- Familiarity with NASA/JSC documentation databases and
- Familiarity with state-of-the-art requirements management and
model-based systems engineering tools.
- Basic knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and
procedures in the space hardware field, such as mechanical and
electrical system design, engineering drawings and sketches, and
- Experience with requirements and analyses.
- Familiarity with SharePoint and Confluence.
Why Work on 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, 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
- 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 task.
Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods (90%
of time). May require lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs. (5% of
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.
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