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Space Vehicle Embedded Software Engineer

Job Description

What You’ll Get to Do:

CACI is looking for an experienced Space Vehicle Embedded Software Engineer to provide NASA Johnson Space Center with embedded software skills in the development of human-rated space vehicle avionics and subsystem software. The individual will work with space programs such as International Space Station (ISS) Program, Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV), and Visiting Vehicles. This work will include prototyping, requirements definition, design, development, test and verification, integration and certification of embedded software

This position requires a self-motivated, capable person with strong verbal and written communication skills. In addition to outstanding technical expertise, the individual must be very people savvy, have strong customer relationship skills, possess a positive team-player attitude, be flexible and willing to take on new assignments and responsibilities as they arise, and be an articulate speaker able to communicate complex technical ideas in a convincing manner. The individual must share our passion for our Nation's Space Program and share in the excitement of developing the next human-rated space vehicles.

More About the Role:

  • Design and develop embedded software prototype and flight software.
  • Perform systems engineering in support of software requirements and interface definitions, design, and performance analysis.
  • Perform software integration, test, and verification.
  • Integrate and test software/hardware in avionics test bed and flight certification environments.
  • Collaborate with engineering teams and contractors across multiple NASA programs and projects.
  • Ensure adherence to JSC standard software process practices.
  • This work takes place at NASA/JSC in Houston, TX, a highly stimulating and dynamic environment that is critical in human space flight and the space exploration initiative.

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen for access to USG facilities.
  • B.S. in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Electrical / Computer Engineering or related disciplines.
  • At least eight years of experience in embedded software development for safety-critical software.
  • Must have very strong technical skills in Real-time Operating Systems (e.g., VxWorks), bus communication (e.g., 1553, RS-422, RS-232, USB, Ethernet), C/C++ and Object Oriented Analysis and Design (OOAD).
  • Must have significant experience in the entire software life cycle.
  • Must be flexible, open to new challenges in a dynamic environment, and possess strong technical expertise combined with strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Requires the ability to manage multiple priorities with little supervision.
  • Must be a highly responsible, team-oriented individual with strong work ethic.
  • Must be able to obtain NACI security clearance

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • M.S. in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related disciplines.
  • Experience in human-rated space vehicle software in one or more subsystem areas (e.g., C&T, C&DH, GN&C software).
  • Experience in NASA Core Flight Software (CFS).
  • Experience developing and troubleshooting device drivers.
  • Strong Python development skills.
  • Familiarity with CMMI Level 3 (or above) process areas.

What We Can Offer You:

- We’ve been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.

- Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.

- We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.

- We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation’s highest priorities.

- For over 55 years, the principles of CACI’s unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.


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CACI employs a diverse range of talent to create an environment that fuels innovation and fosters continuous improvement and success. At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is proud to provide dynamic careers for employees worldwide. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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