Sr. Verification & Validation Engineer

Company Name:
Jacobs Technology
Overview:
The Engineering & Science
services
and Skills Augmentation (ESSSA) contract provides engineering, scientist and engineering technician support to NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, AL. The Jacobs ESSSA Group is comprised of eight companies of Aerodyne, All Points Logistics, Bevilacqua, ERC, Jacobs, Lee and Associates, Qualis and Tuskegee. Each company, individually and in combination as the Jacobs Team, brings strong technical capabilities and value-added management strategies to the ESSSA contract. The Jacobs ESSSA Group works across the contract without boundaries governed by the Integrated Team Management Approach (ITMA).
Jacobs ESSSA Group offers a partnership in which you can grow personally and professionally with the advantages of strong leadership, competitive compensation, and rewarding career paths. Come join the team whose work is destined to have a long-range effect on future generations!
Responsibilities:
Provide systems engineering, verification and validation support to the Systems Test and Verification Branch/EV73 for the Space Launch Systems (SLS) Lead Systems Engineer (LSE), and MSFC Systems Engineering and Integration Division (EV70).
Provide support in the development and execution of verification and validation (V&V;) products and activities related to systems engineering, systems integration, V&V;, and test planning
Support development and implementation of approaches and methodologies to implement the SLS V&V; planning, compliance, and closure as well as other systems engineering topics
Communicate issues, best practices, lessons-learned, and other technical positions related to systems engineering with associated recommendations during the design process
Identify, describe, and communicate potential risks related to the products, processes, and interactions in the systems engineering process
Coordinate and integrate with requirements engineering, design integration, and other systems engineering functions to ensure adequacy of the V&V; approach and provide tracking of successful requirements compliance
Qualifications:
A degree in in aerospace, mechanical or a related engineering field or discipline from an ABET accredited institution is required. Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a Ph.D., with a minimum 10 years of experience, Masters with at least 12 years of experience, or BS with at least 15 years of systems engineering, vehicle integration, systems integration, verification and validation (V&V;), and test planning experience.
Knowledge of component level and/or integrated systems verification planning (qualification and acceptance) as well as design requirement verification is required
Experience preparing for and presenting to NASA test and verification boards is highly desired
Knowledge of NASA Systems Engineering policies and procedures related to verification is required
Familiarity with databases for the management and tracking of verification compliance data is expected
Personnel are required to be self-motivated, team players familiar with working in a dynamic work environment who are willing to assume a leadership role in this SLS verification, validation, and test planning effort
Excellent technical writing and presentation skills are required
Understanding and knowledge of current SLS program plan and strategy is desired
Proof of U.S. Citizenship is required.
Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity Employer and employment selection decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Jacobs does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of: race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by country, regional or local law.
Physical Requirements:
Requires sitting for extended periods of time in meetings with peers, management, and with our client at NASA facilities to discuss technical issues (10%). Also, requires sitting for extended periods of time at a desk to write reports and perform engineering tasks (80%). Requires ability to walk between floors and multiple buildings at NASA and Jacobs facilities (10%). Stairs or elevators can gain access.
Work 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 (
Equipment and Machines:
Requires ability to operate a personal computer, a telephone, fax machine, copier, calculator, and other general office equipment (100%).
Attendance:
Normal workday is from 7:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Minimal overtime may be required (10%) to meet schedule milestones and to support technical demands of the job. Regular attendance is a necessity and adequate arrangements for delegating duties during absences are required.
Other Essential Functions:
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, to make rational decisions, and to exercise good judgment (100%). Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.
Requisition Number: 15913
Posted Date: 2/28/2014
Segment: ESSSA
City: Huntsville
State/Province: Alabama
Country: United States
Requisition Type: Opening
Relocation Assistance: None Available
Duration: Full Time

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