Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality Intern


Huntsville, AL
Apr 29

Company Description:

We deliver impactful global solutions to create a more connected, sustainable world — from intelligence to infrastructure, cybersecurity tospace exploration.

Our 52,000 employees across 50 countries work every day, challenging the expectations of today to reinvent the way we’ll all live tomorrow.

Critical Mission Solutions

Your mission is our mission.

We're invested in you and your success. Everything we do - whether Aerospace, Defense, Intelligence, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Nuclear, Automotive, or Telecommunications - 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.

It's our promise to challenge the status quo as we redefine how to solve the world's greatest challenges, and transform 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

Jacobs leads the global professional services sector delivering solutions for a more connected, sustainable world. With $15.0 billion in combined revenue and a talent force more than 77,000 strong, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of services including scientific, technical, professional, construction- and program-management for business, industrial, commercial, government and infrastructure sectors. For more information, visit

Jacobs Space Exploration Group (JSEG) is comprosed of 10 companies and is located at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL (ranked #11 in Best Places to Live by U.S. News). JSEG has been a primary contractor for NASA since 1989 and supports marquee NASA programs; including the Space Launch System, International Space Station, space optics fabrication, earth and sciences and advanced propulsion system development. As a partner in NASA's next generation of space exploration, our jobs are literally history in the making by challenging today, reinventing tomorrow!

Job Description:

This position will provide Virtual Reality (VR)/Augmented Reality (AR) support to the System Analysis Branch (EV74) and Human Factors Engineering (HFE) team in support of a variety of programs that the Marshall Space Flight Center supports. The successful candidate will support the Virtual Environment Lab (VEL). The candidate will coordinate and interface with multiple engineering disciplines, system elements, and customers, as well as participate in reviews, meetings, working groups, task teams, and trade studies.


The candidate will provide and perform the following tasks

  • Assist in integrating multiple technologies into a cohesive virtual environment for analysis purposes.
  • Assist in working with software developers to solve issues between software/hardware being used to perform the VR/AR assessments.
  • Update programming tools for various AR/VR platforms.
  • Participate in showcasing the VEL’s capabilities to external customers for future work.
  • Participate in worksite analyses using virtual assessments software such as Process Simulate Human (PSH) or JACK, to evaluate hardware designs against the requirements in the SLSP Human System Integration Requirements document.


Pursuing a BS or MS degree in engineering, computer science, mathematics, or related field of study from an ABET-accredited university or specialized engineering knowledge that is related to the task is required.

The candidate is required to have

  • Understanding of how VR/AR is used to help engineering assessments.
  • Knowledge in coding/using any of the following software packages
  • Unity
  • C+
  • Unreal Engine
  • Micosft HoloLens for Augmented Reality capabilities
  • Siemens Process Simulate Human (JACK)
  • Knowledge in or used any of the following hardware
  • Vicon Camera system with Shogun software.
  • HTC Vive VR headset/Stream
  • Microsoft HoloLens
  • Synertial MoCap gloves
  • Oculus Headset
  • Critical thinking, effective communications, and good problem solving skills.
  • Personnel are required to be self-motivated, team players willing to work in dynamic work environments.
  • Comfortable with technical writing and presentation skills.
  • Intermediate skills using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

Desired (presence of one or more of these qualifications will be used as discriminating factors in selecting applicants)

  • Experience using PSH, or Jack.
  • Experience with CAD software such as CREO, SolidEdge, or SolidWorks.
  • Familiarity/knowledge of NASA, MIL, or FAA Human Factors standards.
  • An understanding of the NASA systems engineering processes and familiarity with the Space Launch Program (SLS) Program.

Essential Functions

Work Environment

Office and laboratory 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 (<15%).

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 use stairs or elevators for access between floors and multiple buildings at NASA and Jacobs facilities (10%).

Equipment and Machines

Requires ability to operate a personal computer, a telephone, fax machine, copier, calculator, and other general office equipment (100%).


Normal workday is from 730 a.m. through 430 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

The ability to work independently with minimal supervision, to make rational decisions, and to exercise good judgment is essential (100%). Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.

Proof of citizenship required




Huntsville, AL



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