Satellite System Software Engineer

Posted Date 4 months ago(11/19/2019 7:04 PM)
Requisition #
Security Clearance
Full Time
Job Category
Software Engineering


The GOES-R Ground Segment Project (GSP) is a joint NOAA/NASA mission to develop, sustain and maintain the satellite ground system for NOAA's flagship Geostationary Weather Satellites.  The system is currently developed and deployed operating two satellites with an additional two still to be launched.  The next big challenge for the GSP will be to oversee the technical refresh of this Ground System to replace IBM blade servers with different 1U x86 servers while making small architectural improvements to ease future maintenance, sustainment and operations.


The Ground Segment Software Engineer will join the GOES-R Ground Segment supporting a team of engineers and operations personnel in the areas of research, development, and deployment of tools and spacecraft and aircraft systems in support of NASA’s space, flight, test, and ground missions. Other key areas of support include systems architecture and design, system test and verification, system integration, security planning and network management. 


The primary place of performance is Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD, with occasional local travel to the NOAA Satellite Operations Facility (NSOF) in Suitland, MD, and other travel to the development contractor site in Melbourne, FL.





Client Engagement

· Support and lead evolving business development efforts by applying technical and functional expertise to develop business solutions.
· Lead proposal sections for small or limited competition proposals and actively participate in teaming strategy discussions



  • Minimum of 7 years of Software Engineering experience, including design, implementation, testing and deployment of operational capabilities


  • Project Management and team leadership experience for small software development teams.  This includes setting goals and priorities, developing and managing a plan and reporting status


  • Strong listening skills, with a focus on understanding stakeholder needs and input


  • Experience with analysis and modeling to support analysis and design activities


  • Strong technical writing skills to support the development of Design, User and Operators Manuals


Desired qualifications: 


  • Specific knowledge and experience with OpenAudIT, Configuration Management and network discovery technologies
  • Mission Management (C3) experience
  • Experience with Cloud technologies, and migrating legacy missions to the cloud
  • Experience with NASA, NOAA and NESDIS missions




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