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CACI International NASA Lunar Gateway Task Authoring Software Tool Developer in Houston, Texas

NASA Lunar Gateway Task Authoring Software Tool Developer

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 a Task Authoring Software Tool Developer to provide the Lunar Gateway Program at NASA Johnson Space Center with software skills in the development of an application for creation of executable tasks used to support autonomous operations onboard the Gateway. This exciting position involves software design, development, test, integration, and troubleshooting of automated task generation software.

The Gateway in lunar orbit will support astronaut habitation and allow easy access to the lunar surface for exploration. Gateway will also provide a test bed for development of planetary exploration spacecraft technologies.

What You’ll Get to Do:

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:

  • Design and develop software for creation of Gateway executable tasks.

  • Perform testing to ensure requirements are being met.

  • Perform integration of Task Authoring Tool components with external interfaces and interfaces to the Gateway data toolchain.

  • Perform troubleshooting of Task Authoring Tool discrepancies.

  • Adhere 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.

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

  • Full stack developer with at least five years of related experience.

  • Experience developing web applications and web services, including database back-end, middle-ware, and front-end.

  • Experience with Java, Javascript.

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

  • 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 Computer or Software Engineering, Computer Science, or related disciplines.

  • Experience developing single page web applications with REST back end.

  • Experience with GtiLab Continuous Integration (CI).

  • Experience with JWT.

  • Experience with NASA software tool requirements.

  • Experience with SQL (DML and DDL) PostgreSQL flavor

  • Experience with CSS, Custom Elements (JS ES6+/HTML 5).

  • Experience with XML schemas and JAXB.

  • Experience with Java 17+, and Jakarta EE (TomEE implementation).

  • Experience with unit testing frameworks Junit and Karma.

  • Experience with Docker, Docker Desktop, and Docker compose.

  • Experience with .NET Core.

  • Experience with Entity Framework Core.

  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS).

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: At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. 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.