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Robot Software Test Engineer

Job ID: 215139
Location: GREENBELT, MD, United States
Date Posted: Apr 19, 2021
Category: Software
Subcategory: SW Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: Yes
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Job Description

Description

SAIC is seeking Robot Software Test Engineers on the OMES II contract in support of the OSAM-1 (On-orbit Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing) program in NASA’s Exploration and In-Space Services Projects Division at Goddard Space Flight Center.  This position is located in Greenbelt, MD, but is currently remote due to Covid-19.

The OSAM-1 mission is a Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) Exploration and In-Space Services Projects Division (NExIS) managed mission. OSAM-1 is a robotic servicing mission designed to refuel a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite. It contains 3 elements: the Flight Element comprised of the OSAM-1 Servicing Vehicle (RSV) and development testbeds, the Ground Element comprised of the systems required to conduct RSV operations and the supporting networks and facilities, and the Launch Element comprised of the Launch Vehicle and supporting facilities and services. NExIS is responsible for the design, engineering, development, test and operations of the OSAM-1 Mission through an integrated team at GSFC. The Servicing Payload design, development and RSV integration will be conducted at GSFC.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The engineer will develop and execute manual and automated test procedures for the Robot Software test team. The OSAM-1 Robot Subsystem is responsible for developing the robotic technology for the OSAM-1 servicing vehicle and operating the two robotic arms during the Landsat-7 servicing operations. This is a hands-on position with a primary focus on software verification of a robotic system.

Job duties include:

  • Developing test scenarios, test procedures and test scripts.
  • Executing manual and automated software test procedures to verify requirements.
  • Identifying test candidates for automation, planning automation activities across the team and automating test procedures.
  • Developing automated test tools to support software testing.
  • Actively participate in developing & improving existing testing scenarios and test procedures.
  • May participate in requirements review to ensure that functional requirements are testable and adequately documented to drive the test process.
  • Verifying that the integrated software build delivered operates as designed and meets each functional and performance requirement.
  • Review and analyze telemetry and test data.
  • Documenting test results.
  • Reporting defects, tracking, validating and closing.

 

Qualifications

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • BS or higher in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Robotics, or Computer and 5+ years of directly applicable experience.
  • Expert proficiency with software development, scripting, and data analysis using Python or similar programming tools.
  • Experience developing and executing test procedures.
  • Experience testing in Linux environment.
  • Experience with object-oriented programming in C++.
  • Keen attention to details and accuracy.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills.

DESIRED EXPERIENCE:

  • Knowledge and experience in Continuous Development / Continuous Integration using Jenkins.
  • Experience with utilizing automated test tools.
  • Strong hands-on experience with robotics software development in C++, development for robotic arms and/or robotic manipulators.
  • Experience with communication protocols and their implementation (TCP, UDP, serial, EtherCAT).
  • Experience with spaceflight robotic systems.
  • Experience with spaceflight robotic systems.
  • Experience with NASA mission lifecycle and review cycle (design reviews, requirements reviews, integration reviews, trade studies, etc..

Target salary range: $100,001 - $125,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


Overview

SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit saic.com or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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