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Senior Robot Software Test Engineer

Job ID: 2204710
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 Senior Robot Software Test Engineer on the OMES II contract to test and validate 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 DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Leading a small team of software test engineers to design and develop 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 participating in developing & improving existing testing scenarios and test procedures.
  • Participating in requirement reviews 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.
  • Reviewing and analyzing telemetry and test data.
  • Documenting test results.
  • Reporting defects, tracking, validating and closing.

Qualifications

 REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Robotics, or related degree with at least 7+ years relevant 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.

 

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




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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