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CACI International NASA Simulation Software Engineer in Houston, Texas

NASA Simulation Software 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: Local

CACI is looking for an experienced Simulation Software Engineer to work with NASA's human-rated spacecraft simulations in support of our Nation’s space exploration initiative at NASA / Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX. CACI works in direct collaboration with NASA developing high-fidelity computer simulations related to all aspects of human space flight exploration.

What You'll Get To Do:

This work includes the development, maintenance, and support of the Trick Simulation Framework, A NASA/Open-source framework, developed by CACI, for creating high-fidelity, training, and engineering simulations, using time-based physics models. Trick is written in C/C++ and Java and supports both Linux and MacOS computer operating systems. The ideal candidate has strong software design and development skills.

This work takes place in a fulfilling, collaborative environment of engineers and computer scientists with diverse educational backgrounds and skill sets, critical to the human space exploration initiative. One learns a lot here. In addition to outstanding technical expertise, this experienced individual will be very people savvy, possess strong customer relationship skills and a positive team-player attitude, and will be flexible and willing to take on new challenges as they arise.

Finally, the most qualified candidate will be an articulate speaker able to communicate complex technical ideas in a convincing manner.

More About the Role:

Job Responsibilities will include:

  • Develop, test, debug, and document the Trick Simulation framework ( ).

  • Provide user support and collaborate with domain specific simulation engineers to develop software simulation models using Trick.

  • Teach/facilitate a training curriculum that includes classes for Trick, computer science topics, and computer simulation topics.

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

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

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

  • Minimum of three or more years of recent experience demonstrating strong software development skills using C and C++. Greater experience is highly valued.

  • Software development experience in a Unix or Linux operating system environment.

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

  • Share our passion for our Nation's Space Program.

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • M.S. in Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, or related disciplines a plus.

  • Experience with an of the following is a plus:

  • Continuous Integration (CI),

  • Test-Driven Development (TDD),

  • Git source code control,

  • Real-time software development,

  • Multi-Threaded Programming, and

  • Compiler/Language Translation.

  • Experience with Python and Java desired.

  • Experience with NASA / CACI Trick Simulation development experience desired but not mandatory.

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.