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Lead/Senior Software Engineer - Space Systems

Company: Scientific Systems
Location: Reston
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Job Description:

SSCI is looking for a Lead or Senior Software Engineer for projects in the areas of autonomy and unmanned systems. This position requires U.S. Citizenship and eligibility for U.S. Dept. of Defense Security Clearance.

Scientific Systems Company, Inc. () is a leading developer of advanced technologies for navigation, mission planning and autonomy for the Aerospace and Defense industries. Founded in 1976 and headquartered in the metro-Boston area, SSCI's focus is on mission-relevant autonomy solutions. SSCI is among the Top 20 companies in highly competitive Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. SSCI's clients and teaming partners include all major branches of the U.S Department of Defense, NASA, and many of the leading prime contractors.

  • Full-time opportunities are available in Woburn, MA and Washington DC Metro Area

  • Lead the architecture and design of critical software for space-domain autonomous systems.
  • Design large scale software architectures that implement autonomy, AI/Ml and advanced algorithms for embedded systems onboard spacecraft and in spacecraft ground control stations
  • Lead implementation and integration of portions of larger software designs.
  • Develop system requirement specifications for the system including verification plans
  • Support system modeling, design analysis, operations analysis, and requirements decomposition in support of system design
  • Review specifications, requirements and other engineering documents
  • Design, develop, and lead junior engineers in maintaining DevOps setups and cross-compilation build chains
  • Review junior software engineer code and pull requests, and mentor junior engineers
  • Progressively take on responsibility, potentially leading small software engineering teams to complete epics or small programs and Internal Research and Development (IRAD) efforts

    • 8+ years experience in development, integration and test of aerospace software
    • Proficiency with IDE-based object-oriented programming in C/C++ and either Python or Matlab
    • Proficiency with GoogleTest and Software Unit, Component, System, and Smoke testing. Familiarity with Test Driven Development
    • Proficiency with Linux ARM cross compilation and CMake, and embedded system software development
      • Proficiency with networking and messaging systems (ZeroMQ, Google Protobuffer/Flatbuffer, middleware systems, ROS, TCP/UDP networking)
        • USA Citizenship and eligibility for DoD Security Clearance are required for this position.

          Desired Skills
          • Experience with implementation of Flight Software
          • Experience with Data Access Layers, Relational Databases, Object Relational Mapping, and/or SQLite or other SQL technologies
          • Experience with distributed data architectures
          • Experience Docker and containerization, including docker-compose and Kubernetes
          • Experience with DevOps technologies such as Jenkins, Gitlab, Bamboo, Chef, Puppet
          • Experience with space systems, spacecraft GNC/TT&C, payload data processing
          • Experience with cloud computing systems (Azure, AWS)
          • Experience with Modeling and Simulation
          • Experience in Human Systems Integration (HSI), Multi-Vehicle Tasking, and/or Mission Planning for Unmanned Systems


            Salary is competitive with market rates, with annual bonus awards based on company and individual performance. SSCI benefits package includes 401K, Health/Life/Disability Insurance.

Keywords: Scientific Systems, Reston , Lead/Senior Software Engineer - Space Systems, IT / Software / Systems , Reston, Virginia

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