Lead Embedded Software Engineer level 4
Company: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Posted on: August 12, 2019
Job ID: 10540
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Located in Pasadena, California, JPL has a campus-like environment
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and offers a work environment unlike any other: we inspire passion,
foster innovation, build collaboration, and reward excellence.
As an Embedded Flight Software Engineer Level 4 for the Instrument
Flight Software Group, you will be working for JPL's Instrument
Electronics and Software Section, which provides leadership and
unique world-class expertise in the authoring, implementing, and
testing Embedded Flight Software.
This position will provide a seasoned Embedded software engineer
the opportunity to participate in the development of science to be
flown on some of NASA's most ambitious missions.
Specific responsibilities include:
- Working with Instrument Managers and cognizant engineers to
generate software requirements and design of the flight software
components that meet the product line and space/time partitioned
- Designing software modules that implement the functions of the
flight system hardware/software interfaces, boot process, C&DH
functions, System Fault Protection, and other subsystem
applications (e.g., GNC, Power, Thermal, etc.) in both nominal and
This position typically requires a Bachelor's degree in Computer
Science, or related technical discipline with a minimum of 9 years
of related experience; Master's degree in similar disciplines with
a minimum of 7 years of related experience; or PhD in similar
disciplines with a minimum of 5 years related experience.
- Strong C/C++ programming experience.
- Advanced knowledge of principles, theories, concepts and
hands-on programming techniques in:
-Developing embedded real-time application programs utilizing
- Hands on experience in developing application programs using the
( SPARC LEON Processor, and RTEMS, VxWorks RTOS, and GNU tool
- Communication buses and protocols: Space Wire, PCI/PCIe,
- Developing device driver and software/hardware interfaces for
both custom and commercial hardware.
-Distributed computing and inter-process communication mechanisms
in a space partitioned software architecture.
- In-depth development experience in the complete lifecycle of
design, implementation, integration, and test of the flight
- Experience with Avionics subsystem and integrated flight
- Complete knowledge of industry and/or academic practices and
standards (e.g., CMMI) across a range of applications related to
flight software. development, test, and delivery for the avionics
- Strong verbal and written communication, presentation, and
interpersonal skills with ability to work in a team
- Developing, modifying, debugging, releasing and maintaining
real-time embedded software systems for mission-critical, aerospace
- amiliar with project development life cycle models, project
milestone deliveries, and requirements.
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