Principal Flight Software Engineer Featured
- Englewood, Colorado
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Principal Flight Software Engineer job at Sierra Nevada Corporation in Englewood CO
Description, duties, responsibilities
Do you enjoy developing new products and services? Join us! Our Software Engineers work in an agile collective environment. You will be using your skills Are you a bold thinker? We dream big at Sierra Nevada Corporation advocating the exploration of space keeping service members safe and creating the systems that keep our world united and sustain our way of living. Join our team! As a mission design engineer you will perform the modeling and simulation of multi-domain space mission architectures (launch vehicles spacecraft and sensors) as well as analyze a wide variety of solutions to meet our customer s mission need. You will have great latitude to be creative conceiving and testing various approaches to determine which is best suited to meet technical and programmatic objectives. You will work across our engineering product teams to recommend candidate approaches that support the objectives operational concepts and interfaces at the mission segment system and sub-system levels. You will identify key performance parameters and constraints to enable mission success and future capabilities.
The ISR (Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance) Aviation and Security (IAS) business area is a leader in ISR and aviation it is a leading prime manned and unmanned aircraft systems integrator for innovative high-performance ISR and aviation systems. Its end-to-end Command Control Computers Communications and Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) capabilities encompass design integration test certification ground/flight training and complete logistics support. IAS tailors solutions to customer cost performance and schedule requirements and designs to consistently exceed expectations with an unrivaled record of on time and on (or under) budget deliveries. Learn more about IAS
As a Flight Software Engineer at SNC your primary responsibility will be designing developing and flight and simulation software and algorithms solutions for testbests and spacecraft missions for both civilian and DoD applications. These designs stem from understanding analyzing and evaluating satellite and constellation capabilities mission concepts and system requirements. Your work will ensure we meet customer requirements by making data-driven decisions in architecting planning building and testing the design in a testbed prototype and subsequent delivery of the end product. Along the way y ou will b uild tools and contribute to analyses of various architectures that include space vehicles satellites sensors communications and ground infrastructure; evolving or creating new approaches based on analysis results. You will also contribute to evaluating the mission effectiveness of the candidate approaches balancing mission objectives against factors such as development and lifecycle costs.
This candidate will have experience with all portions of the software life cycle (concept development requirements definition design development testing and deployment). The Software Engineer participates in the design and development of flight software to support ongoing and future small satellite programs. This individual must have a strong working knowledge of object-oriented design using the C and C++ languages and must have a strong background in deploying and testing flight code on embedded processors. The ideal candidate will have recent experience with at least one real-time operating system (such as VxWorks) and be familiar with both asymmetric and symmetric multiprocessing architectures. The candidate must also be comfortable working in an Agile Scrum environment.
The Software Engineer reports to the Software Architect and works in concert with the Project Engineer and lead functional engineers in execution of the program. The Software Engineer is responsible for the decomposition of requirements development of the concept of operations and design build integrate test and maintenance of the flight software. Also expected is maintaining appropriate performance measures constructing meaningful demonstrations executing internal research and development. The Software Engineer supports programs from the early phases of program capture through integration and test and operations. The Software Engineer will develop intimate knowledge of the product technology and a good working knowledge of the associated engineering disciplines. Local area travel between Louisville and Centennial may be required.
Bachelors of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering Applied Math Physics or related discipline and typically 14 or more years of relevant experience.
Experience developing models and simulations using software and software languages such as MATLAB Simulink Python or C++.
Experience with standard COTS packages (such as Systems Tool Kit (STK))
Knowledge of interface and design documentation such as Functional block diagrams
Practical experience with GN&C development team(s)
Practical experience developing testing and certifying GN&C algorithms and flight software
Confident with MATLAB/Simulink and/or C C++. JAVA Python
Previous experience and skills in simulation implementation lab integration and/or test
Ability to rapidly work with minimal supervision on projects involving both small and large engineering teams
Desire for new challenges to be on the ground floor of an exciting capability for our nation and to be part of the initial cadre developing a new multi-domain system.
Willingness to work on a small team performing complex engineering design evaluations for a diverse mission where everyone has input matters.
Experience working on multi-disciplinary design and development teams.
Thorough understanding of systems engineering principles requirements analysis (RA) CONOP development and Verification and Validation (V&V).
The ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret U.S. Security Clearance is required
An active Top Secret with SCI eligibility U.S. Security Clearance strongly desired.
Masters of Science degree in Engineering Physics or related discipline and typically 12 or more years of relevant aerospace experience
Working knowledge of spacecraft GN&C hardware and algorithms
Experience with high agility/low jitter systems up to and including CMG-based systems
Experience with Rendezvous and Proximity Operations systems
Experience leading GN&C integration efforts for a spacecraft program.
Experience performing Design and Optimization of avionics system of systems.
Advanced experience with requirements management and system modeling tools such as SysML Cameo Enterprise Architect Teamwork Cloud DOORS Unified Architecture Framework
Excellent communication skills (written and verbal). Demonstrated experience briefing technical subjects to both technical and non-technical people and delivering key messages and insights from analysis products.
This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret U.S. Security Clearance. U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance for employment. Non-U.S. Citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DoD CAF) a federal government agency handles the adjudicative aspects of the security clearance eligibility process for industry applicants. Adjudicative factors which affect the outcome of the eligibility determination include but are not limited to allegiance to the U.S. foreign influence foreign preference criminal conduct security violations and illegal drug use.
At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) we deliver customer-focused technology and best-of-breed integrations in the aerospace and defense sectors. SNC has been honored as one of the most innovative U.S. companies in space a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force and as one of America s fastest-growing companies. Learn more about SNC
Estimated Starting Salary Range: $154786.56 - $212831.52
SNC offers annual incentive pay based upon performance that is commensurate with the level of the position.
SNC offers a generous benefit package including medical dental and vision plans 401(k) with 150% match up to 8% life insurance 3 weeks paid time off tuition reimbursement and more .
Sierra Nevada Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran or any other protected status
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