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Senior Software Development Engineer
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Requisition Number: 14333
Company: TU-Tuskegee University
City, State: Huntsville, AL
Employment Type: Full Time
The Engineering & Science Services and Skills Augmentation (ESSSA) contract provides engineering, scientist and engineering technician support to NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, AL. The Jacobs ESSSA Group is comprised of eight companies of Aerodyne, All Points Logistics, Bevilacqua, ERC, Jacobs, Lee and Associates, Qualis and Tuskegee. Each company, individually and in combination as the Jacobs Team, brings strong technical capabilities and value-added management strategies to the ESSSA contract. The Jacobs ESSSA Group works across the contract without boundaries governed by the Integrated Team Management Approach (ITMA).
Jacobs ESSSA Group offers a partnership in which you can grow personally and professionally with the advantages of strong leadership, competitive compensation, and rewarding career paths. Come join the team whose work is destined to have a long-range effect on future generations!
The key purpose of the position is to plan and perform software development and integration activities in support of the Systems Integration and Test Facility (SITF), Systems Integration Laboratory (SIL) Hardware-in-the-Loop facility (HWIL), and three Software Development Facilities (SDFs) that will be used to verify the integrated avionics system for the Space Launch System (SLS) at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC).
The Senior Software Development Engineer participates in implementing and maintaining laboratory automation software that controls real-time HWIL simulation systems used to support the NASA Space Launch System program at MSFC. The incumbent collects, interprets and documents system requirements; participates in component, subsystem and system concept designs; develops and recommends methods, tools and designs and participates as a member of a multi-functional laboratory automation development team.
• Perform software systems engineering functions as required.
• Analyze and develop software per customer requirements.
• Implement source code per detailed designs.
• Support software integration troubleshooting and bug-fix activities.
• Develop and execute test plans and procedures.
• Conduct and participate in design and code reviews.
• Enter or update documentation into appropriate control systems.
• Troubleshoot and correct test automation anomalies.
• Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure products meet performance goals.
• Produce documentation and user training materials to assist user’s in the operation of software.
These activities will be on-going as the launch vehicle architecture matures and the SLS program completes program phases, reviews and schedule milestones.
Degree in Computer Engineering or equivalent (Computer Science) from an ABET-accredited university. Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a Ph.D., with minimum of 12 years’ experience, a Masters with at least 15 years’ experience, or BS with at least 20 years’ experience. Minimum 3 years of experience in developing software in the Python scripting language.
- Experience in developing user interfaces for automated test control and data display in support of formal avionics HWIL test activities is desirable.
- Experience in configuration management of distributed computing platforms used during formal avionics HWIL test activities is desirable.
- Experience in network communications with TCP and UDP is desirable.
- Experience with distributed and clustered file systems with mixed Windows and Linux operating systems is desirable.
- Systems engineering experience in disciplines such as hardware and software integration, requirements development, verification and validation, and testing is desirable.
- Proficient in tools/languages such as: Python, Qt, Twisted Network Framework, Windows 7, Linux Fedora Core
- Exposure to tools/languages/standards such as: XML, C/C++, Thrift, Stomp, Java, Git, SVN, Trac, Review Board, and Linux batch scripting
Proof of U.S. Citizenship is required.
Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity Employer and employment selection decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Jacobs does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of: race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by country, regional or local law.
Physical Requirements: Requires sitting for extended periods of time in meetings with peers, management, and with our client at NASA facilities to discuss technical issues (10%). Also, requires sitting for extended periods of time at a desk to write reports and perform engineering tasks (80%). Requires ability to walk between floors and multiple buildings at NASA and Jacobs facilities (10%). Stairs or elevators can gain access.
Work Environment: Office environment. Requires ability to provide clear, concise, accurate and timely communication, both verbally and in writing (100%). Requires ability to interact professionally with co-workers, management, and client (100%). Requires travel in the domestic USA (<15%).
Equipment and Machines: Requires ability to operate a personal computer, a telephone, fax machine, copier, calculator, and other general office equipment (100%).
Attendance: Normal workday is from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Minimal overtime may be required (10%) to meet schedule milestones and to support technical demands of the job. Regular attendance is a necessity and adequate arrangements for delegating duties during absences are required.
Other Essential Functions:
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and to make rational decisions, and to exercise good judgment (100%). Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.