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Flight Software Engineer

Company: Red Canyon Engineering & Software
Location: Cape Canaveral
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Job Description:

Do you want to help a small company make a BIG difference in space? Do you take ownership of your job and responsibility for your actions? Then come work for Red Canyon and help us continue our mission of helping mankind reach the stars!
Red Canyon is seeking a motivated Flight Software Engineer to join the team supporting the NASA Launch Service Program at Kennedy Space Center. The Flight Software Engineer will be assigned to support the Mission Analysis department providing insight/oversight of launch vehicle flight software processes and deliverables for our NASA customer. This position will work directly with the spacecraft and launch vehicle provider to ensure that all mission and vehicle requirements are implemented and tested within the flight software. This individual will also ensure that NASA maintains insight into the launch vehicle capabilities and exercises approval authority on all applicable deliverables/analyses. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to embrace the client mission and work to continually exceed the expectations of our customers.
Essential Roles & Responsibilities:Support the Flight Dynamics Branch of the NASA Launch Services Program and serve as a technical expert for Flight Software issues on NASA Expendable Launch Vehicle (ELV) missionsParticipate in requirements development, review, and maintenanceReview Interface Control Documents and other related mission documentsPerform independent design reviews to ensure requirements are satisfied with no impacts to the system as a wholeEnsure proper configuration management techniques are adhered to for documentation, software updates, software releases, and related reviewsPerform rigorous verification and validation testing on the flight softwarePerform independent reviews of all flight software verification activities prior to launchGain an understanding of the NASA contracted launch vehicles to serve as the technical expert for Flight Software issuesAct as primary liaison between the NASA customer and the launch vehicle providerSupport ELV and mission engineering review boards as requiredPerform post-flight data reviews and support issue dispositionProvide flight software certification support for new launch service providersSupport process improvement activities to advance the groupTravel occasionally as required
Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related technical discipline or equivalent experience10 years of experience with launch vehicles or relevant supportExperience with MATLAB modeling, scripting, and analysisExperience developing and testing software in a variety of languages including ADA, C/C++, and Python, as well as knowledge of the UNIX OSObtain successful completion of a government background checkU.S. citizenship
Desired Background:Experience with hardware and/or software in the loop testing for launch vehicle applicationsKnowledge of launch vehicle flight design, trajectory analysis, guidance, navigation, and control, and orbital mechanicsKnowledge of software coding practices for commercial launch vehicle providers (including but not limited to powered flight guidance, navigation, and control algorithms), as well as familiarity with applicable industry and government software standardsAbility to quickly connect in-person and in writing, and to actively listen and perceive the needs, values or opinions of othersDemonstrated leadership accomplishments professionally and personallyProactivity in identifying and addressing challenges to include innovations that result in positive organizational impactRed Canyon Engineering and Software: "Exploring Other Planets, Improving our Own"
Red Canyon contracts with NASA, NOAA, NREL, JPL, and DOD, in addition to customers such as Lockheed Martin Space, Raytheon, Sierra Nevada Corporation, a.i. solutions, Walt Disney Imagineering, SAIC, Ball Aerospace, SpaceX, Honeywell, KBRwyle, Maxar, Blue Origin, and Moog. We specialize in building spacecraft, developing renewable energy technologies to help make our planet a better world and cutting edge research and development. Our disciplines include systems engineering, mechanical design, structural analysis, real time flight and ground software, simulation software, user interface software, and mission management software. We help our contractors with the full life cycle of product development from requirements to test and delivery.
Some of the programs we have previously or currently worked on include: Human Lander System, Artemis I-II, WorldView Legion V, Perseverance, InSight Dream Chaser, Psyche, Mars 98, Odyssey 01, Stardust, Genesis and Deep Impact, Mars Phoenix, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Orion, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, GOES-R, OSIRIS-REx, Maven, JUNO, Grail, and the MarsFlight and LunarSIM Simulation. We also work on classified programs.
Red Canyon's home office is located in scenic Denver, Colorado, and our regional office is in historic downtown Titusville, Florida. We are a small company that maintains a flat organization to decrease our overhead and costs to our customers. Our number one focus is to solve some of the most complicated engineering problems humankind is facing.
We have a fun and talented team of engineers and we are committed to our engineers continued success and development. Included in our employment package are immediate HUBZone bonus, health benefits, profit sharing, referral bonuses, and a generous 401(K) retirement plan.
Red Canyon Software, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Red Canyon Software, Inc does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Keywords: Red Canyon Engineering & Software, Melbourne , Flight Software Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Cape Canaveral, Florida

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