As a NASA IV&V Mid-Level Software Engineer you will become an integral part of our growing organization. As a member of the KeyLogic Team, you will be able to expand your knowledge, work with top industry experts and be a valued and recognized employee. The position requires an ability to take initiative and a willingness to work in a flexible, fast-paced environment.
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KeyLogic is seeking a Software Engineer with knowledge and experience of all phases of the Software Development Life Cycle to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Fairmont, WV. KeyLogic supports NASA's Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Program, delivering analysis, validation and verification of safety and mission-critical software for important NASA science and human exploration programs.
Roles and Responsibilities:
- Performs technical task planning and supports the Project Lead in the execution and control of the tasks.
- Performs full life-cycle (i.e., Concept to Deployment) Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) analyses to ensure the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical constraints.
- Performs IV&V analysis of systems and software architecture, system and software requirements, software design, software interfaces, source code, software integration and the developer's unit, build, and systems integration test products.
- Performs functional analysis, scenario analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, and requirements allocation and interface definition studies to evaluate compliance of software specifications with customer requirements.
- Utilizes static code analysis tools to identify potential source code errors and performs analysis to verify the validity of the errors and assess the impact of the errors on the desired software behavior(s).
- Conducts software hazard analysis and risk assessments.
- Develops independent test plans, cases, procedures, and scripts and performs independent testing of safety and mission critical software systems to ensure the system will not do what it is not supposed to do and will respond in a safe and desired manner under adverse conditions.
- Interacts directly with targeted development program personnel providing a suitable interface for the program to gain access to the results of IV&V analyses.
- Leads small teams of analysts performing verification and validation analyses.
- Analyzes effectiveness/efficiency of NASA program procedures and processes and develops/recommends improvements.
- Prepares Technical Issue Memorandums/Problem Reports, presentations, technical reports, research papers, and other contract deliverables related to IV&V analyses performed.
- Supports IV&V project lead directly as knowledgeable reviewer of IV&V products and services.
- Participates in Risk Management process as it relates to execution of the IV&V Project and to the software development project being evaluated by the IV&V team.
- Participates in selected programs, events, and meetings involving staff, Government customers, and visitors.
- Work is performed on-site in Government facilities.
- Occasional travel may be required.
To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
- Work experience with all major aspects of the software development life cycle (requirements, design, implementation, and test).
- Expertise in the utilization of C++ and C programming languages, and Object Oriented Design for mission critical ground and flight software systems. Must be able to read and understand C++ and C source code to verify correct, complete, and consistent implementation of software requirements and behaviors.
- Experience and expertise with NASA, NOAA, or military programs involving spacecraft flight software including knowledge of spacecraft software domains such as Command & Data Handling, Telecommunications, Electrical Power Subsystem, Thermal Control Subsystem, SpaceWire (SpW) protocol, Fault Protection/FDIR, Autonomy, or Vehicle Health Management.
- Minimum of 7 years' of experience with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or other software-related engineering program, OR an additional 4 years' of directly related experience in lieu of degree.
- Excellent writing and communication skills are required, and ability to interact well in group meeting/working environments.
- Familiarity with software architecture, systems engineering, software integration, and verification and validation.
- Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a Public Trust Security Clearance.
- Experience using software simulation environments to test flight software.
- Experience using Matlab/Simulink to model software systems
- Experience with Static Code Analysis tools such as Klocwork Insight, Code Sonar, FlexeLint, Coverity or Polyspace.
- Familiarity with UML, service oriented architecture, and agile processes.
- Plus if the candidate has software Independent Verification and Validation experience.
- Plus if the candidate has experience/expertise with software developed for NASA robotics missions.
KeyLogic Systems specializes in Knowledge Management, Program Management, and Portfolio and Performance Management solutions that enable our customers to make better business decisions for their organization. KeyLogic’s performance has earned the company a solid reputation for high standards, proactive solutions and an outstanding commitment to the customer, best exemplified by our 97% customer satisfaction rating and our record of never having a one-time customer. All of our customers have provided repeat business.
KeyLogic has achieved fourteen consecutive years of growth since its founding in 1999. KeyLogic serves as the prime contractor on nearly 75% of its contracts, with work split almost evenly between the defense and civilian sectors. Our client list includes the Department of Defense (DoD), where we provide services for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and the U.S. Army and Navy, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Departments of Labor (DOL), Energy (DOE), Transportation (DOT) and Treasury (including the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)), General Services Administration (GSA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
KeyLogic has successfully attained a Capability Maturity Model Integration for Development (CMMI-DEV) Maturity Level 3 Rating. CMMI-DEV is a process improvement approach for software engineering and organizational development that provides organizations with the essential best practices needed to meet business goals. Only three-percent of small and medium federal contractors have achieved CMMI Maturity Level 3. KeyLogic joins this distinguished group.
As a result of the company's rapid growth and success, KeyLogic has been recognized by Washington Technology and Inc. magazines as one of the fastest growing private companies working in today’s government contracting market.