CACI International xEMU Space Suit Embedded Software Engineer in Houston, Texas
xEMU Space Suit Embedded Software 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 Embedded Software Engineer to support the Exploration Extravehicular Mobility Unit (xEMU) Portable Life Support Subsystem (PLSS) Spacesuit project at NASA Johnson Space Center with software engineering skills in the design and development of embedded flight software (FSW) and software tools. The xEMU is NASA’s next generation space suit that will be used for future space missions including a return to the Lunar surface. This work will include prototyping, requirements definition, design, development, test and verification, integration and certification of embedded software.
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.
More About the Role:
Design and develop embedded software prototype and 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 for access to USG facilities.
B.S. in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electrical or Computer Engineering, or related disciplines.
At least five years of experience in embedded software development for safety-critical software.
Strong C programming skills.
Python programming skills.
Experience developing software in a Linux environment.
Must have significant experience in the entire software life cycle.
Must be flexible, open to new challenges in a dynamic environment, and possess strong technical expertise combined with strong verbal and written communication skills.
Requires the ability to manage multiple priorities with little supervision.
Must be a highly responsible, team-oriented individual with strong work ethic.
These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:
M.S. in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related disciplines.
C++ programming skills.
Object Oriented Analysis and Design (OOAD) experience.
Experience developing software for Real-time Operating Systems (e.g., VxWorks).
Experience developing embedded firmware for microcontrollers.
Experience developing and troubleshooting device drivers.
Experience developing software using various bus communication protocols (e.g., RS-485, RS-422, RS-232, Low-Voltage Differential Signaling (LVDS), 1553, USB, Ethernet).
Experience in NASA Core Flight Software (CFS).
Experience with NASA / CACI Trick Simulation Framework.
Experience with GitLab, Atlassian Jira, and the git version control system.
Experience with United Electronic Industries (UEI) Racktangle I/O Platform or PowerDNA software suite.
Experience in software and systems integration.
Experience in human-rated space vehicle software (e.g., C&T, C&DH, GN&C software).
Familiarity with CMMI Level 3 (or above) process areas.
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.