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NASA IV&V Systems Engineer

Job ID: 2216810
Location: FAIRMONT, WV, United States
Date Posted: Nov 10, 2022
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Remote Work: Hybrid Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Systems Engineer to support a dynamic program based at NASA’s Katherine Johnson Independent Verification and Validation Facility in Fairmont, WV. 

This position will require the ability to obtain a public trust clearance.

The Systems Engineer will perform various Systems / Software Engineering activities on NASA Spacecraft and Launch Vehicle systems throughout NASA software development lifecycle phases, including analyses of concept of operations, requirements, detailed design, interfaces, static code, software, software and hardware-in-the-loop testing, and independent testing.

  • Analysis performed on draft and final products delivered for peer reviews, development build releases, and formal testing. 
  • Responsible for understanding work processes and methodologies, best practices, NASA standards, system and software specifications.
  • Responsible for utilizing documentation and experience to develop technical understanding, perform detailed assessments, and document issues, risks, and reports in accordance with standards and best practices. Documentation of technical understanding may include notes, reference summaries, charts, flow diagrams, scenarios, formal modeling, coverage / traceability assessments, risk assessments, technical engineering principles, theories, concepts, and heritage applicable to the mission. 
  • Assess development artifacts for correctness, completeness, consistency, ambiguity, and feasibility with regards to technical references when evaluating requirements, design, algorithms, code, and test artifacts provided across the software development life cycle
  • Work independently as well as closely with other members of the team to build team cohesion, brainstorm, share knowledge, develop/update approaches, perform peer reviews, and provide recommendations to promote growth and confidence in performing IV&V analyses.


Education and Experience: Bachelors and five (5) years or more experience; Masters and three (3) years or more experience; PhD and 0 years related experience

Beneficial Experience:  Specific knowledge of and experience working with spacecraft subsystems, especially related to one or more of the following: propulsion systems; guidance, navigation, and control; command and data handling; fault management; sensor data processing and state estimation.  Experience and/or training in any of the following areas is also beneficial:  software languages (e.g., C/C++, Java); analysis techniques (e.g. static code analysis, software testing, requirements analysis); NASA processes and standards.  Familiarity with modeling tools (e.g., MATLAB-Simulink, Enterprise Architect, MagicDraw) or ability to learn would be helpful. 


Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


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