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CACI International New Engineering or Computer Science Graduate – Lunar Gateway Embedded Flight Software Development Engineer in Houston, Texas

New Engineering or Computer Science Graduate – Lunar Gateway Embedded Flight Software Development Engineer

Job Category: Engineering

Time Type: Full time

Minimum Clearance Required to Start: None

Employee Type: Regular

Percentage of Travel Required: Up to 10%

Type of Travel: Continental US

CACI is looking for a new graduate or junior Lunar Gateway Flight Software Development Engineer to support the Lunar Gateway Program at NASA Johnson Space Center. This exciting position involves prototyping, requirements definition, design, development, test and verification, integration and certification of embedded Flight Software for the Lunar Gateway’s Vehicle Systems Manager (VSM).

What You’ll Get to Do:

The role will primarily be that of a technical contributor. The ideal candidate will work closely with the project lead.

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 the next human-rated space vehicles.

More About the Role:

Job responsibilities include

  • Design and develop embedded Lunar Gateway VSM Flight Software.

  • 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.

  • New graduate but prefer up to 3 years of relevant work experience (which can include student internships, co-ops, or support of university research labs, etc.).

  • Strong background in software development.

  • Strong C programming skills and experience with Linux.

  • Strong Python development skills.

  • Coursework and projects requiring software development to solve technical problems.

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

  • Must be highly mature and responsible, and team-oriented with strong communication skills and work ethic.

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

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

  • Experience and/or academic coursework in embedded software development.

  • 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 software).

  • Experience developing safety-critical software. Can be for aerospace vehicles or in other industries, e.g., oil and gas.

  • Experience in the entire software life cycle.

  • 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).

  • Experience in software and systems integration.

  • Experience in automated testing.

  • Experience in verification testing.

  • 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.

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 Employer – Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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