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CACI International Orion Compact Flight Computer Embedded Software Systems Engineer in Houston, Texas

Orion Compact Flight Computer Embedded Software Systems 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 an experienced Orion Compact Flight Computer Embedded Software Systems Engineer to support development of a new Compact Flight Computer (CFC) for the Orion spacecraft. The CFC will provide an additional processor to host Orion docking FSW and other applications. The work involves porting NASA’s Core Flight Software (cFS) to a new Real-Time Executive for Multiprocessor Systems (RTEMS) platform and developing a cFS/RTEMS Class A safety critical FSW pre-certification package. The work includes developing a test framework, developing and executing tests, analyzing test results, and generating related documentation.

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, and be an articulate speaker able to communicate complex technical ideas in a convincing manner. The individual must share our passion for our Nation's Space Program and share in the excitement of developing the next human-rated space vehicles.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Integrate the cFS Operating System Abstraction Layer (OSAL) and Platform Specific Package (PSP) with a new version of RTEMS.

  • Develop a software test framework for static code analysis, unit tests, and integration testing.The framework development will include document generation for test coverage and requirements tracing.

  • Develop test plans and procedures for certification of cFS/RTEMS software as class A safety critical software.

  • Develop and execute test scripts for testing on emulated targets as well as development and production hardware.

  • Analyze test results and perform software troubleshooting.

  • Provide software products and metrics per NASA Spacecraft Software Engineering Team (SSET) standards for class A safety critical flight software.

  • Generate documentation including a User Manual, Developer’s Guide, Software Development Plan, and Configuration Management Plan for a cFS/RTEMS pre-certification package.

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, Electrical, Computer or Systems Engineering, Computer Science, or related disciplines required.

  • At least five years of related experience in human-rated real-time safety critical flight software in aerospace or other industries.

  • 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 greater than the minimum of 5 years related experience in human-rated real-time safety critical flight software in aerospace or other industries is highly valued, i.e., the greater the experience level the better.

  • Experience developing and debugging embedded software.

  • Experience with real-time operating systems, e.g., RTEMS , VxWorks, FreeRTOS.

  • Experience with NASA’s Core Flight Software (cFS).

  • FSW Verification and Validation (V&V) experience.

  • Experience with Class A safety-critical FSW certification for human spaceflight programs, e.g., Space Shuttle, ISS, Orion, CCP, Gateway.

  • Familiarity with the NASA Spacecraft Software Engineering Team (SSET) standards and processes for class A safety critical FSW.Experience with NPR 7150.2C is valued.

  • Experience with software configuration management tools such as Git and Subversion.

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.

As a federal contractor, CACI is subject to any federal vaccine mandates or other customer vaccination requirements. All new hires are required to report their vaccination status.

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