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NASA Software Engineer Sr

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Job ID: 2400407
Location: FAIRMONT, WV, United States
Date Posted: Mar 18, 2024
Category: Software
Subcategory: SW 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: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Software Engineer to support the NASA Software Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Program headquartered at the Katherine Johnson Independent Verification and Validation Facility located in Fairmont, West Virginia. This position will require the ability to obtain a public trust clearance.

Roles and Responsibilities include:

·        Performs Software Engineering activities related to NASA software systems and analyzes NASA software for mission suitability

·       All software lifecycle phases: concept of operations, requirements, design, code/implementation, test, and operations.

·       Numerous Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) analyses, e.g. design analysis, static code analysis, independent test, system modeling, interface analysis. 

·        Provides specific, detailed information used for assessment of mission suitability and defect correction.

·       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.

·        Documents findings and analysis or task results; develops reports; develops and presents technical presentations.

·       Works under the supervision of more senior systems and/or software engineers and managers; may lead more junior personnel; may serve as Task Lead.  May work independently, or 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.



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

BENEFICIAL EXPERIENCE (Experience and/or training in any of the following areas is beneficial):

·         Spacecraft domains (e.g. guidance, navigation and control, power systems, telecommunications, thermal control, communications and data handling, or instrument commanding and data)

·         Software languages (e.g. C/C++, Java)

·         Analysis techniques (e.g. static code analysis, software test, requirements analysis)

·         NASA processes and standards

·         Familiarity with modeling tools (e.g., MATLAB-Simulink, Enterprise Architect, MagicDraw)

COMMUNICATIONS: Excellent written and verbal communications skills are required. Experienced use of Microsoft Office, Jira, and/or SharePoint is a plus.

SAIC accepts applications on an ongoing basis and there is no deadline.

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.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

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