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Flight Software Engineer Job

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Flight Software Engineer Job

Flight Software Engineer Job

Date: May 13, 2018

Location: Greenbelt, MD, US

Company: SAIC

Flight Software Engineer (Job Number:433019)


Job Description
- The Hybrid Flight Computing System (HFCS) team at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center is looking for an outstanding flight software engineer to develop advanced image processing algorithms and optimize critical C/C++ flight code for the Restore-L mission.
- The candidate will support a wide array of design, development, integration, and testing activities associated with both embedded flight and ground support systems.
- Development activities may include: writing well-tested, well-documented, critical flight code; understanding complex algorithms from a mathematical, software, and hardware perspective; developing drivers to support FPGA hardware integration/acceleration; and developing or using ground tools to support testing and integration.
- Motivation, extreme fluency in C, and a deep understanding of embedded systems are critical to supporting this fast-paced but incredibly rewarding mission.

General Requirements
- Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- Must have at least a B.S/B.S.E degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Aerospace Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or equivalent experience
- A minimum of 2 years of related experience
- Must be able to work on site full time at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
- Desire to write clear, well-tested, well- documented, standards-compliant C/C++ flight code and participate in the review of your code and the code of your peers
- Ability to work in a fast- paced, intense development environment and confront new challenges with logic and composure

Required Skills
- Extremely high fluency in C
- Advanced understanding of C++
- Excellent algorithm and code optimization skills
- Advanced experience with embedded systems
- Deep understanding of computer architecture and compilation process
- Ability to build/debug software via a command-line interface using tools like make, gdb, etc.
- Strong mathematical background

Desired Skills
- Knowledge of image/video processing algorithms such as 2D/3D pose, geometric primitive extraction, and point cloud algorithms
- Scripting in Bash, Python, or MATLAB
- Experience writing comprehensive unit tests for C/C++
- Experience writing documentation, including LaTeX, Markdown, and Doxygen
- Experience with space systems and writing flight code
- Experience with developing low-level drivers for Linux and/or a real time operating system (e.g. FreeRTOS)
- Experience with make, cmake, or other makefile- based build systems
- Experience with Git

Optional Skills
- Basic understanding of FPGAs and parallel programming
- Experience with the MicroBlaze architecture
- Experience with real time operating systems (e.g. RTEMS, vxWorks, FreeRTOS, etc.)

Personal Skills
- Ability to learn quickly
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Highly motivated, self- starter with a positive attitude

SAIC Overview:SAIC is a premier technology integrator providing full life cycle services and solutions in the technical, engineering, intelligence, and enterprise information technology markets. SAIC is Redefining Ingenuity through its deep customer and domain knowledge to enable the delivery of systems engineering and integration offerings for large, complex projects. SAIC has approximately 15,000 employees are driven by integrity and mission focus to serve customers in the U.S. federal government. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $4.5 billion. For more information, visit saic.com.

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Job Posting: Apr 9, 2018, 5:36:35 PM
Primary Location: United States-MD-GREENBELT
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: NACI
Potential for Teleworking: No
Travel: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day Job
Schedule: Full-time

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

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