Spacecraft Bus Specialty Engineer – Flight Software Location: VA
Req #: 4451
Thank you for your interest in joining the Centauri team.
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technologies to deliver industry-leading capabilities across land,
air, sea, space, and cyberspace. Our goal is to deliver innovative
solutions using an agile, mission-first approach to address the
most difficult technical challenges facing our customers. The only
way that we can tackle these challenges is by recruiting the
brightest minds in the industry to join our team.
Description Centauri is looking for a Spacecraft Bus Specialty
Engineer – Flight Software to join our team in Chantilly, VA. The
candidate will support a program that provides technical and
programmatic support to coordinate and execute acquisition payload
engineering, vehicle engineering, adjunct payload accommodation,
and integration, test and launch functions for spacecraft and
adjunct payloads. The candidate will be an integral participant in
software requirements definition, development, and
allocation, design, and verification for spacecraft and payload
Conduct software systems engineering, review of contractor
designs, and perform evaluation of operating modes.
Support the customer in the design, integration, test, and
verification/qualification of flight software (FSW).
Provide expert advice concerning FSW development to the FSW
Subsystem Project Officer.
Review and coordinate on all changes to specifications,
lnterface Control Documents (lCDs) and system level requirements
documentation for FSW.
Review flight software interface definition with other
spacecraft subsystems (e.g., payload, thermal, attitude control,
etc.) for accuracy to ensure requirement allocation documentation
is complete and accurate.
Track development issues, significant accomplishments and
upcoming events and provide weekly status updates to the
ldentify software development risks and assess larger program
Attend all flight software reviews, and program management
Provide expert advice/analysis on FSW considerations for new
Coordinate with bus development point of contact (POC), division
subsystem leads, branch chiefs and division chiefs.
Coordinate activities of the in-factory support group to monitor
key FSW test events.
Provide support to launch and satellite on-orbit test as
required by the customer.
Attend Vehicle Engineering Branch and Advanced Payload Division
meetings as appropriate at the request of the Government Project
Support the customer as required in the review of financial and
earned value reports.
Provide technical evaluation of FSW efforts in contractor
proposals Engineering Change Proposals (ECPs).
Attend contractor milestone reviews (e.g. PDR, CDR, pre-test,
pre- ship and other meetings) to provide technically based
recommendations regarding satisfaction of review entrance and exit
Develop productive relationships with prime contractor
counterparts, functional counterparts, and other spacecraft
subsystem subject matter experts.
Advise and mentor USG personnel regarding spacecraft
Bachelor of Science degree in computer engineering, computer
science or software required; Advanced degree preferred.
10+ years of embedded software development experience.
Experience with C++ and VXWorks 6.5.
Experience in DOD/IC acquisition and program management
Strong understanding of associated firmware and hardware (e.g.,
Experience in the design, integration and test of satellite
Knowledgeable of launch and flight operations of space
Basic understanding of DOD/IC satellite systems and
Available to travel domestically (post COVID-19
Experience with DOORS preferred.
Security Clearance Requirements: ACTIVE TS/SCI w/ CI Poly
Centauri 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,
protected veteran status or any other factor protected by law.