Robotics Control Systems Engineer (AER0004KN)

at Engineering Research
Location Houston, TX
Date Posted July 1, 2020
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


ERC is a servant-leader oriented company with approximately 1,800 employees and multiple contracts across the US.  We believe that our culture has a direct influence on the job satisfaction of our employees and is reflected in the outstanding quality of service received by our customers. 

Your role:

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.

What you’ll do all day:

As a Robotics Control Systems Engineer, you will:

  • Use modern controls methods (state space control, observer design, kalman filters, etc.) to design and develop control systems for robotic systems.
  • Develop embedded software.
  • Develop simulations using Matlab.

You will love this job if you:

  • Are a self-starter and require little oversight to complete given tasks
  • Enjoy a fast-paced work environment
  • Love working with diverse groups of individuals, including engineers and technicians
  • Are good at communicating with people
  • Have a positive attitude
  • Enjoy multitasking

Minimum requirements for this position:

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.
  • Experience with robotic systems.
  • Experience with controls development using modern controls methods (state space control, observer design, kalman filters, etc.).
  • Experience with embedded software development.
  • Proficiency with C/C++ coding.
  • Proficiency with Linux.
  • Experience with simulation development using Matlab.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and coordination skills and strong customer service attitude.
  • Must be a US Citizen

Desired skills and experience for this position:

  • Experience with adaptive controls methods.
  • Proficiency with scripting languages such as Python.
  • NASA software and systems development standards.

What we offer:

  • Competitive salaries.
  • Continuing education assistance.
  • Professional development allotment.
  • Multiple healthcare benefit packages.
  • 401K with employer matching.
  • Paid time off (PTO) along with federally recognized holiday schedule
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