ENFA Corporation

Flight Software Engineer

Software Developer in Greenbelt, MD

Posted 2020-01-09
Description

ENFA is seeking a Flight Software Engineer on the OMES II contract in support of the hybrid flight computing system (HFCS) of the Restore-L program in the Satellite Servicing Projects Division (SSPD) at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. This position is located in Greenbelt, MD.

The Restore-L mission is a Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) Satellite Servicing Project Division (SSPD) managed mission. Restore-L is a robotic servicing mission designed to refuel a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite. It contains 3 elements: the Flight Element comprised of the Restore-L Servicing Vehicle (RSV) and development testbeds, the Ground Element comprised of the systems required to conduct RSV operations and the supporting networks and facilities, and the Launch Element comprised of the Launch Vehicle and supporting facilities and services. The SSPD is responsible for the design, engineering, development, test and operations of the Restore-L Mission through an integrated team at GSFC. The Servicing Payload design, development and RSV integration will be conducted at GSFC.

The Hybrid Flight Computing System (HFCS) team at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center is looking for flight software (FSW) engineers to develop the critical C/C++ flight code for the Servicing Payload on the Restore-L mission.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
The candidate will support a wide array of design, development, integration, and testing activities associated with both embedded flight and ground support systems.

Motivation, extreme fluency in C, and a deep understanding of embedded systems are critical to supporting this fast-paced but incredibly rewarding mission.

Job duties include:
Writing well-tested, well-documented, critical flight code
Developing device drivers for a real-time operating system for various hardware devices and to support FPGA hardware acceleration
Developing or using ground tools to support FSW system integration and test.
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Qualifications
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree in computer engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, aerospace engineering, mathematics, physics, or closely related field with 5+ years of related experience
Must be able to pass a Government background investigation
Strong fluency in C
Understanding of C++
Experience with embedded systems
Understanding of computer architecture
Ability and 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 build/debug software via a command-line interface using tools like make, CMake, gdb, etc.
Ability to support shift work for spacecraft integration and test activities, as needed
Ability to work in a fast-paced, intense development environment and confront new challenges with logic and composure
Ability to learn quickly
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Highly motivated, self-starter with a positive attitude

Desired Qualifications

Strong focus on reliability and testing of critical software
Experience writing comprehensive unit tests for C/C++
Experience with real time operating systems (e.g. VxWorks)
Experience writing technical documentation, including LaTeX, Markdown, and Doxygen
Experience with space systems and flight code
Experience integrating guidance, navigation, and control (GN&C) FSW applications
Experience with dynamics simulation environments for testing FSW
Experience integrating avionics hardware with emphasis on command / telemetry FSW
Experience with developing low-level drivers for real time operating systems
Experience with make, CMake, or other makefile-based build systems
Experience with Git version control
Experience with designing/analyzing algorithms and code optimization skills
Strong math skills
Experience using ground systems (e.g. ASIST) and scripts (e.g. STOL) to test flight software
Proficiency in exercising discretion and independent judgment in evaluating potential approaches and solutions to critical problems and determining appropriate resolutions
Ability to attend to assignments with only limited direction
Experience with NASA mission life cycle and review cycle (design reviews, requirements reviews, integration reviews, trade studies, etc.)
Proficiency in advising management, inside and outside own organization, on system architecture, technical results, or risks
Scripting in Bash, Python, or MATLAB
Basic understanding of FPGAs and parallel programming
Experience with the PowerPC architecture
Experience with the CFE (Core Flight Executive) framework

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Company summary

ENFA Corporation is a Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) which was established to provide specialized project management, technical analysis and systems engineering support to assist its clients with critical technical and program management needs, as well as provide cost-effective outsourcing. ENFA offers in-house technical and administrative services as well as customized engineering services for product development needs. We maintain a highly experienced technical team with excellent academic and industry knowledge.

Perks

ENFA Corporation is a Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) which was established to provide specialized project management, technical analysis and systems engineering support to assist its clients with critical technical and program management needs, as well as providing cost-effective outsourcing. ENFA provides in-house technical and administrative services as well as customized engineering services for product development needs. We maintain a highly experienced technical team with excellent academic and industry knowledge.

Interview process

ENFA Corporation's human resources team works in cooperation with our government team to find the best candidates for our open positions. Initially, you will be contacted by a program manager who will determine if your qualifications meet the minimum qualifications of the position being filled. Once that determination is made, your resume will be forwarded to the next level for review. If your resume and experience interest that level they will request the program manager set up an interview with you. If all goes well with that, your resume will be forwarded to the government official who will make the final determination.

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