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Sr. Aerospace Engineer

Company: Jacobs Engineering Group
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Jacobs leads the global professional services sector delivering solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.With $15.0 billion in combined revenue and a talent force more than 77,000 strong, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of services including scientific, technical, professional, construction- and program-management for business, industrial, commercial, government and infrastructure sectors. For more information, visit www.jacobs.comJacobs Space Exploration Group (JSEG) is comprised of 10 companies and is located at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL (ranked #11 in Best Places to Live by U.S. News). JSEG has been a primary contractor for NASA since 1989 and supports marquee NASA programs, including the Space Launch System, International Space Station, space optics fabrication, earth and space sciences and advanced propulsion system development. As a partner in NASA's next generation of space exploration, our jobs are literally history in the making.The GNC Dynamics Engineer uses modelling and simulation to help prevent catastrophic collisions between separating rocket components of NASA's SLS. From booster separation, to liftoff clearance, to separations in space, this position will require a well-rounded background of dynamics modelling skills, experience with computer programming, and the desire to perform high fidelity analyses to help prevent damage and destruction of the involved NASA systems.The Jacobs Space Exploration Group (JSEG) Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GN) team is a high performing group executing challenging tasks to design and integrate GN systems for NASA projects ranging from NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) to NASA's Human Lander System. We are searching for highly qualified candidates to support NASA's Flight Dynamics Team in the Guidance, Navigation, & Mission Analysis branch at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. This exciting work will serve as a critical step in sending humans back to the Moon, Mars and beyond!Job Functions: Analysis of launch vehicle and spacecraft multi-body dynamics, equations of motion, and trajectories to assess contact and clearance during liftoff, separation, and jettison events Modeling ascent and in-space environments, errors, disturbances, GN algorithms, sensors, actuators, and mechanisms Simulate and analyze nominal, contingency, and failure scenarios during ascent and in-space flight Develop algorithms and tools to analyze6 DOF trajectories for separations and recontacts Execute/modify existing software/scripts in Python, Matlab, Fortran, C++ Generate requirement specifications for separation systemsQualifications Qualifications:A degree in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering or a related field is required. A degree from an ABET-accredited university preferred.Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a Ph.D., with a minimum 19 years of experience, Masters with at least 23 years of experience, or BS with at least 25 years of experience. Strong communication, interpersonal skills, and independent problem solving are required. Familiarity with Monte Carlo, design of experiments, and statistical analysis is required. Strong proficiency in programming, especially with C, C++, Python, or MATLAB is REQUIRED. Strong proficiency in technical writing and technical presentations is required. Broad knowledge across multiple GN disciplines, including flight mechanics, 3 DOF and 6 DOF simulations, orbital mechanics, guidance, navigation, and control, is desired. Experience with multibody dynamics and orbital mechanics as applied to spacecraft, launch vehicles, or similarly complex systems is desired.The Jacobs Space Exploration Group (JSEG) offers a partnership in which you can grow personally and professionally within a framework of strong leadership, competitive compensation, and rewarding career paths. Come join our team on the Engineering Services and Science Capability Augmentation (ESSCA) contract whose work is destined to have a long-range effect on future generations!For more information on why Huntsville is known as "one of the smartest cities in the nation", check out these websites:---https://hsvchamber.org/---www.Huntsville.org/---https://www.movoto.com/guide/huntsville-al/moving-to-huntsville/---https://realestate.usnews.com/places/alabama/huntsville---https://iveyhsv.com/real-estate-blog/13-reasons-why-you-should-move-to-huntsville/Essential FunctionsWork 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 (

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