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Gateway Avionics Lab Specialist at Jacobs Solutions Inc.

Gateway Avionics Lab Specialist

Jacobs Solutions Inc. Houston, TX Full-Time
Challenging Today. Reinventing Tomorrow.

We're invested in you and your success. Everything we do is more than just a project. It's our challenge as human beings, too. That's why we bring a thoughtful and collaborative approach to every one of our partnerships.

At Jacobs, we challenge the status quo and redefine how to solve the world's greatest challenges, transforming big ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.

Design your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed - today and into tomorrow

Your Impact:

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 Gateway Avionics Lab Specialist to join our team with JETS teammate company, Oceaneering Space Systems.

The Gateway Avionics Lab Specialist will:

* Maintain and update spacecraft avionics lab hardware and software
* Validate C&DH subsystem requirements
* Validate spacecraft network interface requirements
* Configure and troubleshoot development hardware and software with limited documentation
* Identifying bugs, and work with the product vendor to reproduce resolve
* Organize and manage multiple priorities
* Communicate and demonstrate progress to management
* Perform other duties as required

Here's What You'll Need:

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.

* BS degree in engineering from an accredited engineering school.
* Knowledge and understanding of computer networking technology especially at Layer 2
* Experience architecting Computer Networks and using Network Management Tools
* Familiarity with Network Troubleshooting Techniques
* Experience with a Scripting language such as Python
* Familiarity with IEEE802.3 (Ethernet) standards
* Familiarity with Linux systems, programming with C/C++

Requisition Preferences:

* Avionic network systems design and development (electrical or software)
* Experience with Realtime embedded programing with C/C++ in a Linux environment
* Familiarity with VxWorks RTOS
* Experience with socket programing
* Familiarity with Git or other similar configuration management/version control systems
* Familiar with commercial products available in computer networking technology
* Familiarity with Time-Triggered Ethernet (TTE) (SAE AS6802) and AFDX (ARINC 664p7)
* Familiarity with AFDX (ARINC 664p7)
* Experience with BASH scripting
* Hardware cabling standards
* Experience with spacecraft avionics and circuit design or analysis is a plus
* Previous experience in the application of computer network technology in space systems

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.

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