Avionics/Network Engineer – Gateway Command and Data Handling
Company: Jacobs
Location: Houston , TX
Category: Information Technology, Professional, Engineering
Job Type: Full Time
Posted: 3/6/2020

Are you passionate about human space exploration or understanding the origins of the universe, and working with a dynamic and diverse team to make a difference? If you are, we need you!


We need your commitment, teamwork, and energy to help us achieve great things that inspire humans all over the globe. We need you to bring innovative ideas and diverse backgrounds to help us envision, shape, and deliver systems that will benefit the quality of life of people around the world. We are excited about what we do, and we need you on our team as we take on new challenges for NASA’s pursuits in deep space exploration. Jacobs is NASA’s largest engineering solutions provider working alongside NASA at centers across the United States.

We have the unique and significant role to partner with NASA at Johnson Space Center (JSC), to be part of every human spaceflight program – the International Space Station (ISS), NASA’s Orion spacecraft, which will carry astronauts into deep space, and Gateway, the orbiting platform providing the home for astronauts to work and travel back and forth to the moon’s surface, and serving as the platform for deep space exploration. From critical systems on the ISS to enable astronauts to live and work in space; to performing advanced development for systems leading to deep space exploration; to being part of the foundation for Gateway.

We also partner with NASA at JSC, the only NASA center in the United States to curate all astromaterial samples returned from exploration missions, to perform curation services, orbital debris analysis, and basic research to further humankind’s understanding of the origins of our solar system.

  • We need you to be a part of our team!
  • We are currently in need of a Avionics & Network Engineer – Gateway CDH to join our team with ERC, a JETS teammate company.

Do you have the following skills?

As a Avionics & Network Engineer – Gateway CDH you will:

  • Design the distributed network architecture for the Gateway Modular Spacecraft.
  • Perform Requirements Development and Management.
  • Perform Verification Testing.
  • Perform other duties as required.



In addition to exciting career opportunities, we also offer:

  • Excellent personal and professional career growth
  • 9/80 work schedule (every other Friday off)
  • Onsite cafeteria (breakfast & lunch)
  • Comprehensive Benefit Package (medical, dental & vision)
  • 401(k)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Much, much more!



Required Education/Experience/Skills:

  • 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 five (5) years of related engineering experience, or a MS degree from an accredited engineering school and four (4) years of related engineering experience, or Ph.D. from an accredited engineering school and zero (0) years of related experience.
  • Experience with either Avionic Electrical or Software Systems Design and Development


Experience with one or more of the following major spacecraft systems and disciplines:

  • Propulsion
  • Thermal
  • Power
  • Electrical Systems

Thorough knowledge of Computer Networking technology, such as:

  • IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet) standards
  • ARINC 664 Part 7 Aircraft Data Network – Full-Duplex Switched Ethernet Networks
  • SAE AS 6802 Time Triggered Standard
  • Internet Protocol Suite (IPS)
  • Hardware Cabling Standards

Experience with

  • Network Design
  • Network Management Tools
  • IT Security
  • Network Troubleshooting Techniques
  • Familiarity with commercial products available in computer networking technology.
  • Able to interpret network data captures, such as pcap files.


  • Time Triggered Ethernet (TTE) experience is a plus.
  • Experience with Time Triggered systems such as TDMA.
  • Fault tolerance/reliability experience.
  • Experience with spacecraft avionics and circuit design or analysis is a plus.
  • Previous experience in the application of computer network technology in space systems is a plus.


Must be a U.S. Citizen and successfully complete a U.S. government background investigation.


Houston, TX
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