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Software Project Lead Engineer Space Vehicle Embedded Software Development

Company: CACI International
Location: Houston
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Software Project Lead Engineer Space Vehicle Embedded Software Development
Job Category: Engineering
Time Type: Full time
Minimum Clearance Required to Start: NACI
Employee Type: Regular
Percentage of Travel Required: Up to 10%
Type of Travel: Continental US

CACI is looking for experienced lead human spaceflight software engineers to provide project leadership and technical expertise in embedded software systems to support development of human-rated space vehicle avionics and subsystem software. The individual will work with current and future space flight projects at NASA Johnson Space Center including Lunar Gateway, Human Landing System (Lunar Lander), next generation space suits, and the Orion spacecraft. This work will include prototyping, requirements definition, design, development, test and verification, integration and certification of embedded software.
The candidate filling this position may not be in a lead role initially. Rather, this individual may begin in a senior engineering role involving extensive technical work. The position will lead to a future role in technical leadership.
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 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:



  • 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.


  • Willingness to take on a future technical leadership role including leading a software development team, developing and prioritizing new features based on customer needs, interacting with and providing support to users, managing project schedule, and giving large presentations and demonstrations of product capabilities.


  • Support customer status reporting.


  • Support recruiting and team member development initiatives.


    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.


    • At least ten years of experience in embedded software development for safety-critical software. Experience can be for aerospace vehicles, e.g., commercial or high-performance aircraft, satellites, or in other industries, e.g., oil and gas.


    • Experience in technical leadership of software development teams.


    • Strong C programming skills.


    • Experience developing software in a Linux environment.


    • Strong Python development skills.


    • 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.


    • 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.


      • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification.


      • C++ programming skills.


      • Object Oriented Analysis and Design (OOAD) experience.


      • Experience in Real-time Operating Systems, preferably VxWorks.


      • Experience developing embedded firmware for microcontrollers.


      • Experience developing and troubleshooting device drivers.


      • Experience in NASA Core Flight Software (CFS).


      • Experience in Time-Triggered Ethernet (TTE).


      • Experience in other bus communication protocols (e.g., 1553, RS-422, RS-232, USB, Ethernet).


      • Experience with digital signal processors (DSPs).


      • Experience with NASA / CACI Trick Simulation Framework.


      • Experience developing and troubleshooting device drivers.


      • Experience in software and systems integration.


      • Experience in automated testing.


      • Experience in verification testing.


      • Experience with GitLab and the Git version control system.


      • Experience using Jira.


      • Experience working in an Agile software development environment.


      • 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).


      • Familiarity with CMMI Level 3 (or above) process areas.


      • This position description is not an active opening but is representative of positions within CACI that are consistently available. Individuals who apply may also be considered for other positions at CACI.


        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 60 years, the principles of CACI's unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.


          This position is contingent on funding and may not be filled immediately. However, t his position is representative of positions within CACI that are consistently available. Individuals who apply may also be considered for other positions at CACI.
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          Company Overview:
          CACI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected characteristic.
          Pay Range : There are a host of factors that can influence final salary including, but not limited to, geographic location, Federal Government contract labor categories and contract wage rates, relevant prior work experience, specific skills and competencies, education, and certifications. Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives. We offer competitive compensation, benefits and learning and development opportunities. Our broad and competitive mix of benefits options is designed to support and protect employees and their families. At CACI, you will receive comprehensive benefits such as; healthcare, wellness, financial, retirement, family support, continuing education, and time off benefits. Learn more here (https://careers.caci.com/global/en/employee-benefits)
          The proposed salary range for this position is:
          $82,100 - 172,400 USD

Keywords: CACI International, Houston , Software Project Lead Engineer Space Vehicle Embedded Software Development, IT / Software / Systems , Houston, Texas

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