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Lead Robot Software Infrastructure Engineer

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Job ID: 2117712
Location: GREENBELT, MD, United States
Date Posted: Nov 30, 2021
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Electrical Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Lead Robot Software Infrastructure Engineer on the OMES II contract to lead the design, development and maintenance of the information systems infrastructure used to support robot project of the OSAM-1 program in NASA’s Exploration & In-Space Services (NExIS) projects division at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.  This position is located in Greenbelt, MD.

The OSAM-1 mission is a Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) 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.


The Lead Robot Software Infrastructure Lead will work closely with robot software developers, robot operators, and other professionals to support both space flight operations and ground development activities.


  • Provide technical direction for the design and development of software and hardware infrastructure used to support robot system development and robot operations.
  • Provide technical leadership for a small team of information specialists, including prioritizing tasking, scoping development efforts, and directing day-to-day activities.
  • Design, develop and maintain information systems and services, across the full spectrum of hardware, virtual, and containerized solutions.
  • Evaluate and implement new software and solutions.
  • Maintain high-availability of critical infrastructure systems and services.
  • Ensure systems are patched in accordance with maintenance plan processes.
  • Maintain inventory of highly specialized information systems and network assets.
  • Participate in weekly planning and status meetings with various stakeholders.
  • Support robot personnel end user systems when needed.




  • Minimum 7 years of relevant experience.
  • B.S in Computer Science or Computer Engineering preferred.
  • Experience building and maintaining high-availability Linux servers and clients, including all hardware, OS, and software, installation and maintenance activities.
  • Experience managing a moderate (100+) base of server, client, and workstation, computers spread across multiple geographic location.
  • Experience with Apache and web applications such as Jenkins and Redmine.
  • Experience with virtualization systems such as VMWare ESXi or Docker.
  • Experience with Linux RAID solutions.


  • Experience with Ubuntu-based servers and clients.
  • Maintaining MacOS computers.
  • Managing and maintaining LDAP.
  • Retrospect backup system.
  • Deployment tools such as Ansible or Clonezilla.
  • Support of flight mission operations.
  • Cisco networking appliances.
  • Level 2 and Level 3 VPN systems spread over multiple geographic locations.
  • Configuration management using git.
  • Bash scripting.
  • YAML.

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