Autonomous Systems Technology Specialist
Houston, TX 
Posted 24 days ago
Job Description
    Job LocationsUS-TX-Houston
    Autonomous Systems Technology Specialist
    Job ID2019-1624

    Our long-term client relationship with Jacobs has led to a need for a Autonomous Systems Technology Engineer on the JSC Engineering, Technology, and Science (JETS) contract at Johnson Space Center (Houston, TX).

    JETS provides products and technical services related to human operations in space through development and integration of a broad spectrum of engineering requirements. This includes human spacecraft flight and flight development products, human exploration mission planning for NASA, institution support services, and new technology development.

    Barrios Technology Ltd. is a woman-owned and operated small business headquartered in Houston, Texas. We provide a full spectrum of engineering, operations and related technology services in support of the aerospace community and have successfully supported NASA for 38 years. Barrios Technology is the prime contractor for the Mission and Program Integration (MAPI) contract and Research, Engineering, Mission Integration Services (REMIS) contracts along with subcontractor support to multiple prime contractors as listed below. Barrios employees have the opportunity to contribute to the US Space Program through work on the International Space Station (ISS), Orion, Space Launch System and Exploration programs. Our primary locations are at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, TX and the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, AL. We also support commercial space programs and provide systems engineering services to the oil and gas industry. Our customers include:

    • Boeing on the Boeing Engineering and Technical Services (BETS) contract at JSC and MSFC
    • Jacobs Technology on the JSC Engineering and Technical Services (JETS) contract at JSC
    • COLSA Corporation on the Huntsville Operations Support Center (HOSC) contract at MSFC
    • Rothe Development, Inc. on the Joint Operations, Integrated Systems Technology (JOIST) Contract at JSC
    • Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) Commercial Resupply Services 2 (CRS2) contract in Colorado and Houston
    • Leidos Innovations on the Cargo Mission Contract (CMC)3 at JSC
    • Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems (formerly Orbital ATK) on the CRS1 contract in Houston, TX and Virginia
    • British Petroleum (BP) in Houston, TX
    • Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc.(SGT) / KBRwyle on the Mission Systems Operations (MSOC) contract at JSC
    • Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (SGT)/ KBRwyle on the Integrated Mission Operations Contract II (IMOC II) contract at JSC
    • KBRwyle on the Fully Integrated Lifecycle Mission Support Services (FILMSS) contract at Ames Research Center

    The Autonomous Systems Technology Engineer will:

    • Integrate existing technologies to achieve autonomous system functions, including:
      • Task planning and execution
      • Resource management
      • Fault management
      • Vehicle control
    • Develop algorithms to achieve unprecedented spacecraft control capabilities.
    • Develop autonomous system management reference implementation in C, C++.
    • Work in an Agile, fast-paced environment.
    • Perform all other assigned duties.

    Required Education/Experience/Skills:

    This position is posted at multiple levels. Depending on the candidate’s experience, position 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 three (3) years related engineering experience, or MS degree from an accredited engineering school and two (2) years of related engineering experience, or Ph.D. from an accredited engineering school.

    - OR -

    • BS degree in engineering from an accredited engineering school and five (5) years of related engineering experience, or a MS degree in engineering from an accredited engineering school and four (4) years of related engineering experience, or Ph.D. in engineering from an accredited engineering school and zero (0) years of related experience.
    • Training or experience with one or more of the following:
      • Task Planning
      • Fault detection and management
      • Algorithms development
    • Must be interested in developing a systems perspective
    • Proficiency with C/C++ coding
    • Should be a quick learner and self-motivated
    • Excellent communication, negotiation and coordination skills and strong customer service attitude


    • Proficiency with scripting languages such as Python.

    Essential Requirements

    • Must be a U.S. Citizen and successfully complete a U.S. government background investigation.
    • Applicant selected may be subject to government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
    • Work may involve sitting for extended periods.
    • May require lifting and carrying up to 25 lb.
    • Must have sufficient mobility to enter areas of test facilities where necessary.
    • Generally an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on task.
    • Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, fax, 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 when required.
    • Must be able to work in a team atmosphere.
    • Must put forward a 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.
    • This position may require some commuting and traveling to other installations as needed.

    Don’t miss out on this great opportunity; for immediate consideration, apply now!

    • Must be a U.S. Citizen and successfully complete a U.S. government background investigation.
    • Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which this position has been advertised.

    Barrios Technology is an Equal Employment Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.


    Job Summary
    Start Date
    As soon as possible
    Employment Term and Type
    Regular, Full Time
    Required Education
    Bachelor's Degree
    Required Experience
    3 years
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