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CACI International Lunar Gateway Systems Management Flight Software Development Engineer in Houston, Texas

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CACI is looking for experienced Embedded Flight Software Development Engineers to join our forming team in support of NASA’s Lunar Gateway Program at Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX. This team will develop embedded flight software that will provide common services and subsystems management onboard the Gateway space station in Lunar orbit. These software engineering positions include prototyping, requirements definition, design, development, test and verification, integration, and certification of embedded Flight Software.

What You’ll Get to Do:

We are looking for self-motivated, capable individuals with strong verbal and written communication skills. In addition to outstanding technical expertise, you must be very people savvy, have strong customer relationship skills, possess a positive team-player attitude, be flexible and willing to take on new assignments and responsibilities as they arise, and be articulate and able to communicate complex technical ideas in a convincing manner. We are looking for people who share our passion for our Nation's Space Program and share in the excitement of developing the next human-rated space vehicles. More About the Role:

  • Design and develop embedded Lunar Gateway Flight Software covering functions of Common Software Services and Subsystems Management, e.g., payloads, crew health.

  • Perform systems engineering in support of software requirements and interface definitions, design, and performance analysis.

  • Perform software integration, test, and verification.

  • Integrate and test software/hardware in avionics test bed and flight certification environments.

  • Collaborate with engineering teams and contractors across multiple NASA programs and projects.

  • Ensure adherence to JSC standard software process practices.

This work takes place at NASA/JSC in Houston, TX, a highly stimulating and dynamic environment that is critical in human space flight and the space exploration initiative.

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident to facilitate access to USG facilities.

  • B.S. in Aerospace, Electrical, Software, Computer or Systems Engineering, Computer Science, or related disciplines required.

  • Must be a highly responsible, team-oriented individual with strong work ethic.

  • At least five years of experience in embedded software development for safety-critical software. Greater experience from mid- to late-career is highly valued. Experience can be for aerospace vehicles or in other industries, e.g., oil and gas.

  • Strong C programming skills and experience with Linux.

  • Python development skills.

  • Must have significant experience in the entire software life cycle.

  • Must be flexible, open to new challenges in a dynamic environment, and possess strong technical expertise combined with strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Requires the ability to manage multiple priorities with little supervision.

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • M.S. in Aerospace, Electrical, Software, Computer or Systems Engineering, Computer Science, or related discipline.

  • Experience in human-rated space vehicles, e.g., Space Shuttle, Space Station, Orion, Commercial Crew, and in specific vehicle software domains (e.g., C&T, C&DH, GN&C, Payloads, software).

  • C++ programming and Object Oriented Design and Analysis (OOAD) skills.

  • Experience in NASA Core Flight Software (CFS).

  • Experience in Real-time Operating Systems, preferably VxWorks.

  • Experience in Time-Triggered Ethernet (TTE).

  • Experience in other bus communication protocols (e.g., 1553, RS-422, RS-232, USB, Ethernet).

  • Platform Support Package development (e.g., driver interfaces)

  • Experience in CCSDS Standards

  • Experience in software and systems integration.

  • Experience in automated testing.

  • Experience in verification testing.

  • Experience in the Agile software development process

  • Experience with Trick Simulation Framework

  • Experience using GitLab and the Git version control system.

  • Experience using Jira.

What We Can Offer You:- We’ve been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.- Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.- We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.- We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation’s highest priorities.- For over 55 years, the principles of CACI’s unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.

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