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Washington, Washington DC - USD Full Time Posted: Saturday, 12 August 2017
Job Description

Spacecraft Software Engineer

Praxis, Inc., a leading-edge technology company providing high-quality engineering and IT services to government and industry, is searching for a Spacecraft Software Engineer to work on various projects within our Engineering and Technical Services Group in the Washington DC locale.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Gain a thorough understanding of the unique and emerging requirements in the space systems environment and applications
Manages, evaluates quality, and optimizes spacecraft procedures, tools, and the processes needed for efficient execution of operational activities
Applies experience and professional judgment to evaluate, create, and implement innovative strategies to support dynamic operational needs
Advanced support and leadership of complex applications and projects that require the integration of multiple technologies
Perform requirements definition, design, code and unit test, integration support and verification of spacecraft software
Interact, plan, and coordinate with multiple software team members, spacecraft engineers, and data engineers/maintenance teams

Required Skills & Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science or the equivalent
Minimum of five (5) years' spacecraft software experience, with an emphasis on telemetry and command
Strong C/C++ language skills
Experience in all phases of the SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle), including requirements analysis, design, coding, unit test, integration, and verification
Advanced working knowledge of flight control systems and command telemetry and data communication protocols
Familiarity with data integrity techniques such as checksums, parity checks, and cyclic redundancy checks (CRC)
Knowledge of Embedded debugging tools and techniques, electrical interfacing issues and communication standards (RS422, TCP/IP, etc.) used in spacecraft development is essential
Experience with spacecraft design, systems engineering, integration, and testing
Interpersonal skills to interact with customers and team members
Strong written and oral communication skills
Desired Skills & Qualifications
Ability to solve complex technical problems
Ability to learn and support new systems and applications
Self-starter with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, flexibility, good judgment and the ability to coordinate multiple, concurrent tasks in an effective manner
Experience working under formal Software Development Plans, Processes, and Configuration Management
Experience with spacecraft bus/flight software
Shell Scripting tools such as Bourne shell, Csh, Perl, Tk, Python

Security Clearance:
Must be a US Citizen
Selected applicant will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements associated with access to classified information
Ability to acquire a SECRET clearance is required immediately. Ability to acquire TS/SCI clearance is preferred.

Praxis, Inc. offers a professional working environment, competitive salary, and an excellent benefits package including paid personal leave and holidays, salary deferrals into a 401(k) matching plan with instant vesting on company contributions, tuition reimbursement, a short/long term disability plan, and medical, dental, and vision insurance.

Only those candidates invited for an interview will be contacted. Employment is contingent upon the qualifying applicant undergoing a comprehensive background check. Submittals without salary requirements may not be reviewed.

Praxis, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status or veteran status. Praxis, Inc. promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Company Description Praxis was founded in 1987 specifically to apply innovative and streamlined approaches to the development of advanced technology aerospace systems. Our success is clearly reflected by a rapid growth in capabilities, resources, and responsibilities. An experienced, motivated, and innovative company, Praxis provides a variety of systems engineering and technical support services for aerospace, remote sensing, and ground systems. Praxis provides an experienced, multidisciplinary staff dedicated to fulfilling our clients' requirements. Our streamlined managerial and engineering approach focuses on three parallel goals:

-Developing and delivering exceptional engineering solutions
-Delivering high-quality, cost-effective engineering services
-Hiring and retaining skilled and motivated personnel

Praxis has provided technical and programmatic services for a range of space missions (shuttle, expendable launch vehicle, and sounding rockets), science instruments and payloads, balloon and aircraft payloads, mission planning, and ground support equipment. Our core competencies include systems engineering; program planning; guidance, navigation, and control; mechanical and electrical systems design; integration and test; launch vehicle and payload integration; and ground systems design and integration. Our staff includes experienced and knowledgeable support personnel such as technical writers, graphics and multimedia personnel, and web-based enterprise network specialists.

Washington, Washington DC, United States of America
Praxis Inc
Praxis Inc
8/12/2017 4:47:24 PM

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