NASA Software Project Lead Engineer: Space Vehicle Simulation + Software Development

Houston, TX, United States of America
Nov 23, 2022
Dec 23, 2022
Full Time
NASA Software Project Lead Engineer: Space Vehicle Simulation + Software Development

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 experienced lead spaceflight simulation software engineers to provide project leadership and technical expertise in simulation software math model development and integration to support human-rated space vehicle engineering and training simulations. You will work with current and future space flight simulations and models at NASA Johnson Space Center including Lunar Gateway, Human Landing Systems, future exploration systems, flexible spacecraft modeling, and robotic manipulators. You will include project leadership including prototyping, requirements definition, design, development, test and verification, integration of simulations and math models.

This position may not be in a lead role initially, but, may begin in a senior engineering role involving extensive technical work. The position will lead to a future role in 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:

  • Design and develop spacecraft simulations and math models for engineering and training simulations.
  • Perform systems engineering in support of simulation requirements, interfaces, design, and performance.
  • Perform engineering analysis using simulation.
  • Perform simulation and math model integration, test, and verification.
  • Integrate and test simulation software/hardware.
  • Collaborate with engineering teams and contractors across multiple NASA programs and projects.
  • Ensure adherence to JSC engineering 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 people leadership including assignments and project leadership.
  • 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 Science, or related disciplines required.
  • At least ten years of experience in simulation development.
  • Experience in technical leadership of simulation software development teams.
  • Strong C++ programming skills.
  • Experience developing software in a Linux environment.
  • Experience coding with Python.
  • Experience in simulation integration and development.
  • Experience in math model/simulation unit testing.
  • Experience in simulation verification and validation.
  • Must have 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.

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • M.S. in Aerospace, Electrical, Software, Computer Science, or related discipline.
  • Experience with the Trick Simulation Environment.
  • Experience reviewing, understanding, and estimating effort for NASA task orders and with NASA contracting/proposals
  • Experience with simulation development at NASA-JSC
  • Object Oriented Analysis and Design (OOAD) experience.
  • Experience developing or integrating 3-D graphics for simulations.
  • Experience developing real-time video acquisition and processing software.
  • Experience with Git.
  • Experience in human-rated space vehicle subsystem domains (e.g., ECLSS, EPS, Propulsion, Mechanisms, C&T, C&DH, GN&C, Robotics).
  • Experience with all aspects of project management.

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.

As a federal contractor, CACI is subject to any federal vaccine mandates or other customer vaccination requirements. All new hires are required to report their vaccination status.

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