Embedded Flight Software Engineer Level 2
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As an Embedded Flight Software Engineer Level 2 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 criteria.
- 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 off-nominal scenarios.
This position typically requires a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or related technical discipline with a minimum of 3 years of related experience; Master’s degree in similar disciplines with a minimum of 1 year of related experience; or PhD in similar disciplines with a minimum of 0 years related experience.
- Strong C/C++ programming experience.
- Must have Aerospace and/or Space industry experience.
- Advanced knowledge of principles, theories, concepts and hands-on programming techniques in:
- Developing embedded real-time application programs utilizing RTOS
- Hands on experience in developing application programs using the ( SPARC LEON Processor, and RTEMS, VxWorks RTOS, and GNU tool chain)
- Communication buses and protocols: Space Wire, PCI/PCIe, 1553,UART, Ethernet
- 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 software.
- Experience with Avionics subsystem and integrated flight hardware.
- 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 sub-systems.
- Strong verbal and written communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills with ability to work in a team environment.
- Developing, modifying, debugging, releasing and maintaining real-time embedded software systems for mission-critical, aerospace applications.
- Familiar with project development life cycle models, project milestone deliveries, and requirements.
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