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Robot Software Engineer

Job ID: 2204700
Location: GREENBELT, MD, United States
Date Posted: Apr 19, 2022
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: No
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Job Description

Description

SAIC is seeking a Robot Software Engineer on the OMES II contract to develop next generation robotic software systems in support of the On-orbit Servicing Assembly and Manufacturing (OSAM-1) program with NASA’s Exploration and In-Space Services Projects (NExIS) division.  This position is located at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, MD.

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

  • Contribute to the design and development of robotic systems and associate technologies.
  • Develop software components and algorithms for spacecraft servicing robotic systems.
  • Work with other engineers and scientists to design, develop, integrate and test related systems and software components.
  • Create and deliver technical presentations to support the design and development of robot systems, including requirement and design reviews.
  • Execute day-to-day software development flow and integration process.

Qualifications

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Robotics or Computer Engineering and 3+ years of applicable experience.
  • Excellent programming knowledge of object oriented programming in C++.
  • Experience with product version control and release management.
  • Experience in all phases of the software development lifecycle – gathering requirements, design, implementation, testing, debugging, and deployment to the end user.
  • Ability to assess new APIs and tools for software development.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills.

DESIRED EXPERIENCE:

  • Working understanding of the Agile software development lifecycle.
  • Hands-on experience with robotic software development in C++.
  • Experience with kinematics, motion control, and motion planning.
  • Experience with Open Robot Control Software (Orocos).
  • Experience with Robot Operating System (ROS or ROS 2).
  • Experience designing and debugging multi-threaded software systems.
  • Familiarity with communication protocols and their implementation (e.g. TCP, UDP, serial, EtherCAT, SpaceWire).
  • Experience with embedded software systems and real time operating systems (RTOS).
  • Experience designing and developing user interfaces.
  • Experience working with C++ libraries: Boost, Qt.




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.

Overview

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.

We are more than 26,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a respectful work culture based on diversity, equity, and inclusion that values all contributors. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.1 billion. For more information, visit saic.com.

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