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CACI International NASA Artemis Lunar Terrain Vehicle (LTV) Flight Software Systems Engineer in Houston, Texas

NASA Artemis Lunar Terrain Vehicle (LTV) Flight Software Systems Engineer

Job Category: Engineering

Time Type: Full time

Minimum Clearance Required to Start: NACI

Employee Type: Regular

Percentage of Travel Required: Up to 10%

Type of Travel: Continental US

CACI is looking for an experienced Space Vehicle Flight Software Systems Engineer to work at NASA Johnson Space Center on a crewed Lunar Terrain Vehicle (LTV). This unpressurized piloted vehicle is a vital component of NASA’s Artemis Program that will enable astronauts to explore the lunar surface, essential to return to the Moon and for establishing a long-term human presence.

What You’ll Get to Do:

This exciting system engineering position involves insight/oversight of human-rated flight software including evaluations of concepts, analysis of flight software requirements and design, assessments of software architecture and code, and evaluations of verification tests and certification. Special emphasis will be placed on software safety, software process adherence, software verification, and certification for flight readiness.

Typical areas of focus will be data network and channelization, fault management, mission sequencing, aborts, emergency responses, redundancy management, etc. Vehicle system domains include crew systems; displays; avionics; command and data handling; power; thermal; guidance, navigation, and control; and communications.

This work requires collaboration with NASA multiple prime contractors developing the LTV.

This position requires a self-motivated, capable person with strong verbal and written communication skills. In addition to outstanding technical expertise, the individual 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. Finally, the most qualified candidate will be an articulate speaker able to communicate complex technical ideas in a convincing manner, must share our passion for our Nation's Space Program, and share in the excitement of developing future human-rated space vehicles.

More About the Role:

Job responsibilities include:

  • Become familiar with the LTV, it’s systems, design, and proposed operation.

  • Become highly knowledgeable in the use of the LTV prime contractor tools and processes.

  • Review and provide oversight of flight software requirements development, design, integration, production, verification, validation, and certification.

  • Provide feedback to the Software System Manager on software pedigree and software process compliance.

  • Perform systems engineering, such as hazard analysis, on vehicle subsystem domains.

  • Review Hazard Reports and Computer Based Control System (CBCS) analysis from a software perspective.

  • Coordinate flight software issues and resolution across programs and vehicle systems engineering teams.

  • Detect areas of risk within the flight software and guide partners and contractors through corrective action.

  • Evaluate prime contractor flight software architecture, design and implementation.

  • Provide oversight of integration of flight software in test and verification facilities.

  • Interface with NASA and prime contractor engineering teams.

  • Elicit software technical discussion between the NASA team and LTV prime contractors by producing detailed technical questions on the LTV software design and implementation.

  • Coordinate with LTV prime contractors and NASA stakeholders to ensure that all defects are analyzed, prioritized, assigned an appropriate disposition, and communicated effectively.

  • Provide inputs for developing Certification of Flight Readiness (COFR) recommendations.

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.

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

  • Prior or current background in software development or systems engineering.

  • At least three years of related experience in real-time safety critical software, including internships. Experience can be for aerospace vehicles or in other industries, e.g., oil and gas. Experience greater than the minimum is highly valued.

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

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities with little supervision.

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

  • Must have highly developed coordination and organization skills.

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • M.S. in Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical, Computer or Software Engineering, Computer Science, or related disciplines.

  • Experience in full life cycle safety critical software for aerospace or non-aerospace applications.

  • Experience in flight software development for human-rated space vehicles, e.g., Space Shuttle, International Space Station, SpaceX Crew Dragon, Boeing Starliner, Orion, or Gateway L2 or L3 modules.

  • Vehicle-wide knowledge of space vehicle systems, e.g., avionics; command and telemetry; command and control; displays; power; thermal; guidance, navigation, and control; communications and tracking, etc.

  • Knowledge of aerospace or similar vehicle operations, e.g., aircraft, space vehicle, satellite, submarine, etc.

  • Experience developing C/C++ or Python code.

  • Project management skills.

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 60 years, the principles of CACI’s unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.


Company Overview:

CACI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected characteristic.

Pay Range : There are a host of factors that can influence final salary including, but not limited to, geographic location, Federal Government contract labor categories and contract wage rates, relevant prior work experience, specific skills and competencies, education, and certifications. Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives. We offer competitive compensation, benefits and learning and development opportunities. Our broad and competitive mix of benefits options is designed to support and protect employees and their families. At CACI, you will receive comprehensive benefits such as; healthcare, wellness, financial, retirement, family support, continuing education, and time off benefits. Learn more here (

The proposed salary range for this position is:

$69,100 - 141,500 USD