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Engility is the sole provider of Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) services to the NASA IV&V Program located in Fairmont, West Virginia. At the NASA IV&V Facility, we support NASA's IV&V Program, delivering analysis and verification & validation of safety-critical and mission-critical software for a number of important NASA programs, including both human and robotic exploration as well as earth and space science collection platforms.
The successful candidate will learn to work independently and as a member of a team in one or more of these IV&V projects or other IV&V Program functional areas.
Roles and Responsibilities will include assignment in one more aspects of the IV&V Program needs listed below:
- Working independently with minimal supervision, performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, and cost, risk, supportability, and effectiveness analyses for total systems.
- Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical constraints.
- Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, and requirements allocation and interface definition studies to evaluate compliance of software specifications with customer requirements.
- Performs planning, modeling, validation, engineering, and verification activities.
- Analyzes effectiveness/efficiency of NASA program procedures and processes and develops/recommends improvements.
- Prepares presentations, reports, research, and othercontract deliverables. Participates in selected programs, events, and meetings involving staff, Government customers, and visitors.
- Familiarity with UML, software architecture, service oriented architecture, agile processes, systems engineering, and verification and validation.
- Strong experience with NASA or military programs involving space, ground, and launch operations/processes is essential.
- Excellent verbal and written English language, good communication skills, and ability to interact well in group meeting/working environments.
- Software hazard analysis and risk assessment in conjunction with the development of a system reference model. Able to lead medium to large sized teams in technical task completion.
- Participate in Risk Management process as it relates to execution of the IV&V Project and to the software development project being evaluated by the IV&V team
- Work is performed on-site in Government facilities
- Occasional travel may be required
- Minimum of 9 years of experience with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, ElectricalEngineering, Computer Engineering, or other software-related engineering program. Minimum of 6 years with a M.S or 5 years with a PH.D. An additional 4 years of directly related experience in lieu of degree may be considered as well
- Working experience with all major aspects of the software development life cycle (requirements, design, implementation, and test)
- Excellent writing and communication skills are required, and ability to interact well in group meeting/working environments.
- Familiarity with software architecture, systems engineering, software integration, and verification and validation.
- Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
- Experience and expertise with NASA, NOAA, or military programs involving spacecraft flight software including knowledge of spacecraft software domains such as Command & Data Handling, Telecommunications, Electrical Power Subsystem, Thermal Control Subsystem, SpaceWire (SpW) protocol, Fault Protection/FDIR, Autonomy, or Vehicle Health Management
- Experience in human space programs/space domain topics such as mission and spacecraft ground operations, launch operations/processes, propulsion, environmental control and life support systems, vehicle system management, software safety, and mission assurance;
- Is a self-starter who can work independently, but who also functions well in a team environment
- Is an excellent verbal and written communicator
- Maintains excellent rapport with all internal and external customers