Position:  Software Engineer - Starling Spacecraft
Location:  Moffett Field, CA
Job Id:  2045-21088
# of Openings:  1

Software Engineer
Moffett Field
Mountain View, CA
HX5 is an award-winning provider of technical services to clients such as NASA and the DoD.  Founded in 2004, HX5 is fast- growing and has over 500 employees located around the U.S.
HX5 is seeking qualified applicants to serve as the Diagnostics Researcher at Moffett Field, CA.
The Intelligent Systems Research and Development Support (ISRDS) contract supports NASA Ames Research Center in developing and infusing advanced information systems technology into NASA missions. Our scientists, engineers and information technologists support research and development of critical enabling intelligent technologies for all the NASA Mission Directorates.
This SGT‐led team has supported technology development for NASA space exploration missions such as LADEE and TESS, supports payload development for the International Space Station, and develops robotics and autonomous operations technologies for lunar and planetary exploration. ISRDS engineers provide support in aeronautics for autonomous operations of unmanned systems and for meeting the challenges of expanding capacity in the aviation industry.
We are currently seeking a talented system programmer to support the development of flight software applications that will run on the Starling spacecraft. These apps will be used to govern communications between various hardware elements of the spacecraft, and to demonstrate advanced autonomous interaction between members of the swarm. The selected candidate must be able to implement, troubleshoot, and support both Unix/Linux operating systems and networked-based applications. Specific responsibilities include:
  • Manage the project software development process
  • Communicate with spacecraft subsystems and manage interface control documents
  • Support verification and validation of software products
Experience and Knowledge
  • Extensive experience with C
  • Knowledge of Python, Bash, Ruby or other scripting languages
  • Experience with networking and systems programming in Linux
  • Detailed understanding of continuous integration and modern software development approach
  • Experience with test-driven software development
* This position requires access to ITAR and/or EAR protected data, only U.S. citizens or green card holders can be considered for this position
**Must be able to successfully complete a U.S. government background investigation
  • Ability to demonstrate experience with design, build, test, and documentation of robust and reusable code
  • Experience with light systems administration duties
  • Experience designing and analysis process driven workflows
  • Demonstrable knowledge of spacecraft operations
You are submitting your information for consideration to a position that is currently available under the Intelligent Systems Research and Development Support (ISRDS). If selected, your employment would be with HX5, but you may be contacted by one of our teammates on the contract.
HX5 offers a competitive salary and benefits package to include
• Medical/dental/vision insurance
• 401(k) plan with company match
• Paid holidays
• Accrued Paid Time Off
HX5, LLC is an equal opportunity (M/F/D/V) and a Drug Free Workplace employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: employment@hxfive.com or call (850) 362-6551.

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