CACI International Orion Spacecraft Software Test Lab and Systems Engineer in Houston, Texas

Job Description

What You’ll Get to Do:

CACI is looking for an experienced Space Vehicle Avionics and Software Test Lab Engineer to work with NASA’s Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) flight software. This engineering position involves providing support to a flight software test lab used for such tasks as developing test procedures and test scripts for formal flight software verification, performing tests for engineering analysis, performing flight software development tests, and integrating flight software with ground software and flight software data products. Test lab support includes integrating and testing flight software and developing and maintaining software tools including specialized tools for analyzing test data. The position also involves providing Orion flight software systems engineering support including analysis of flight software requirements and design and oversight of software architecture, development, and systems integration.

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.

More About the Role:

Job responsibilities include leadership and execution of:

  • Integrate flight software into a simulation environment to support flight software development and verification test activities.

  • Develop and run flight software test scripts.

  • Develop and maintain software tools.

  • Review and oversight of avionics and flight software requirements development, design, integration, production and certification.

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

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

  • Interface with NASA and contractor engineering teams.

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 for access to USG facilities.

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

  • At least five to seven years of related experience in human spaceflight rated software and systems.

  • Advanced Linux user skills

  • Experience with dev ops tools, e.g., Green Hills Multi Integrated Development Environment (IDE), Rhapsody code generation, Perforce, and Jira.

  • Experience with Python

  • Experience performing software troubleshooting.

  • 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, Electrical, Computer or Systems Engineering, Computer Science, or related discipline.

  • Experience in avionics and flight software development for human-rated space vehicle, e.g., Space Shuttle, International Space Station, Commercial Crew Vehicles, or Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV).

  • Experience setting up and running flight software tests.

  • Experience developing test scripts.

  • Experience integrating flight software with a software simulation test environment.

  • Experience as a system administrator.

  • Experience building flight software loads.

  • Experience with C/C++

  • Experience developing or using Software only Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV) Risk Reduction Analysis and Test Engineering Simulator (SOCRRATES)

  • Experience in the full life cycle of human-rated flight projects.

  • Experience with defining or preforming assessments of flight software architecture.

  • Vehicle-wide knowledge of space vehicle systems, e.g., avionics, commanding telemetry, command and control, crew life support, displays, power, propulsion, thermal, guidance, navigation and control, communications and tracking, NASA Docking System, etc.

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.

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CACI employs a diverse range of talent to create an environment that fuels innovation and fosters continuous improvement and success. 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 proud to provide dynamic careers for employees worldwide. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.