CACI International Orion to SLS Flight Software Systems Engineer in Houston, Texas

Job Description

What You’ll Get to Do:

CACI is looking for an experienced Space Vehicle Avionics, and Flight Software Systems Engineer to work with NASA’s Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) and Space Launch System (SLS) Launch Vehicle flight software in a systems engineering and integration (SE&I) capacity.

The specific focus of this engineering position involves flight software SE&I associated with technical issues in the interface between Orion and SLS. Avionics and flight software Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) domains include analysis of flight software requirements and design, data network and channelization, fault management, mission sequencing, abort, flight and ground software, etc. This work also requires collaboration with test and verification, launch vehicle, missions and ground operation, and vehicle system teams, such as avionics, command and control, crew life support, displays, power, propulsion, thermal, guidance, navigation and control, communications and tracking, docking, etc.

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 leadership experience and 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:

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

  • Assess interface Requirements Documents (IRDs) and Interface Control Documents (ICDs).

  • Integrate computer and avionics systems including analyzing synchronization of data between the systems

  • Analyze data characteristics and interactions within the flight system.

  • Perform systems engineering on vehicle subsystem domains.

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

  • Evaluate flight software architecture concepts, design, and implementation.

  • Present at technical reviews or technical board meetings.

  • Interface with NASA and company 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, Software, Computer or Systems Engineering, Computer Science, or related disciplines required.

  • At least seven years of related experience in software systems engineering.

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

  • 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, etc.

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

  • Experience with data networks, fault management, and mission planning and execution.

  • Experience integrating computer systems including analyzing synchronization of data between the systems.

  • Experience assessing interface Requirements Documents (IRDs) and Interface Control Documents (ICDs).

  • Experience with requirements traceability.

  • Experience with data analysis.

  • Experience integrating systems across NASA programs and centers.

  • Experience with SLS, Exploration Upper Stage (EUS), or Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage (ICPS).

  • Experience with abort systems.

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

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.

Job Location

US-Houston-TX-HOUSTON

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.