NASA IV&V Systems Engineer

Job Location US-WV-Fairmont
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/3/2018 10:43 AM)
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Minimum Clearance
Relocation Eligible

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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 the Ground Systems Development and Operations team. This position will either be located at Kennedy Space Center, or the NASA IV&V Facility in Fairmont, WV. Roles and Responsibilities will include assignment in one more aspects of the IV&V Program needs listed below:

  • Perform full-lifecycle (i.e., Concept to Deployment) Independent Validation and Verification (IV&V) analyses to ensure the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical constraints
  • Perform IV&V analysis of system and software architecture, system and software requirements, software design, source code, and the developer’s software integration, interface, formal verification and qualification, systems and software integration, and certification test products
  • Perform functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, and requirements allocation and interface definition studies to evaluate compliance of software specifications with customer requirements. Conducts software hazard analysis and risk assessment
  • Develop independent test plans, cases, procedures, and scripts and performs independent testing of safety-critical and mission-critical software systems to ensure the system will do what it is supposed to do, not do what it is not supposed to do, and will respond in a safe and desired manner under adverse conditions
  • Analyze effectiveness/efficiency of NASA program procedures and processes and develops/recommends improvements
  • Prepare presentations, reports, research, and other contract deliverables related to IV&V analyses performed
  • 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

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or other software-related engineering program, OR an additional 4 years of directly related experience in lieu of degree
  • Minimum of 9 years (6 years with a M.S) of experience in NASA 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; OR minimum of 5 years (3 years with a M.S) of experience in the performance of IV&V of complex systems incorporating real time operating systems and safety critical operations
  • Working experience with all major aspects of the software development life cycle (requirements, design, implementation, and test)
  • Must be able to read and understand C or C++ source code
  • 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)
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Public Trust Security Clearance

Desired Qualifications

  • Self-starter who can work independently, but who also functions well in a team environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communicator
  • Takes ownership of tasks and problems and provides solutions
  • Maintains excellent rapport with all internal and external customers
  • Familiarity with Ladder Logic for Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and Factory Talk View
  • Commercial Off-the Shelf (COTS) software evaluation
  • Familiarity with Capability Based Assurance (CBA)
  • Familiarity with Follow the Risk IV&V


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