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Spacecraft Bus Specialty Engineer – Flight Software

Company: Centauri
Location: Chantilly
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

Spacecraft Bus Specialty Engineer – Flight Software Location: VA - Chantilly

Req #: 4451

Thank you for your interest in joining the Centauri team. Together, we can leverage the next generation of advanced 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 flight software.

Responsibilities include:

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 customer.

ldentify software development risks and assess larger program impacts.

Attend all flight software reviews, and program management reviews.

Provide expert advice/analysis on FSW considerations for new satellite/payload developments.

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 Officer.

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 criteria.

Develop productive relationships with prime contractor counterparts, functional counterparts, and other spacecraft subsystem subject matter experts.

Advise and mentor USG personnel regarding spacecraft development.

Qualifications:

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 processes.

Strong understanding of associated firmware and hardware (e.g., onboard computers).

Experience in the design, integration and test of satellite buses.

Knowledgeable of launch and flight operations of space vehicles.

Basic understanding of DOD/IC satellite systems and architectures.

Available to travel domestically (post COVID-19 restrictions).

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.

Keywords: Centauri, Chantilly , Spacecraft Bus Specialty Engineer – Flight Software, Other , Chantilly, Virginia

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