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BT-1846 Subject Matter Expert I (Software Reliability Engineer)

at Bastion Technologies

Posted: 3/16/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1341900

Job Description

  • MSFC
  • Huntsville, AL, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Job Description:

Bastion Technologies Inc. is looking for a NASA Software Quality & Reliability Engineer to support the Safety & Mission Assurance (S&MA) Office at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The Software Reliability Engineer will be responsible for the following activities in support of programs across the MSFC and primarily the Space Launch System (SLS) program: Software Assurance (SA) analyses and assessments related to quality, reliability, and safety; review and analysis of engineering design concepts and software assurance plans and assuring compliance with NASA safety polices and standards for hardware and software.

 The candidate will implement a program for capturing and monitoring software metrics to perform reliability assessments on SLS-related software.   The candidate will work with the engineering teams to roll out the program and collect necessary metrics for reliability prediction and monitoring.   Candidate must be able to correlate material and present the reliability trends to the engineering team and project management within the program to aide in software risk assessment.   Candidate must be a self-starter and require little oversight in development of the program.

The successful candidate will use his or her strong embedded software background, software safety expertise, management experience and NASA domain experience to evaluate target programs to ensure safety and mission success, to lead a growing team of engineers performing software assurance tasks, to plan and manage those tasks, and will serve as the primary Bastion point of contact to the customer for software reliability analysis. Occasional travel may be required. Work is performed at the NASA MSFC in Huntsville, Alabama and will require frequent interaction with multiple external and internal customers.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Systems Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or  Software Engineering Master's Degree preferred
  • 5+ Years of Experience
  • Must be a US citizen
  • Must be able to pass a national agency check
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment and periodic random drug and alcohol screenings.
  • Experience with IEEE 1633 Recommended Practices for Software Reliability to include familiarity with software reliability plans, defect density and reliability growth models.
  • Experience with development of large, complex, safety-critical software systems
  • Experience across the software development life cycle (requirements, design, implementation, and test) and the entry and exit criteria associated with Program/Project milestone reviews
  • Familiarity with software architectures and systems & software engineering practices
  • Experience developing and/or evaluating FMEA, Hazard Analysis, and FTA products
  • Experience with NASA, Government approved Industry, or DoD software assurance requirements, standards, manuals and handbooks, and assessing compliance with these products
  • Experience performing software quality, reliability, safety, and testing activities related to embedded software systems
  • Experience collecting metrics and formulating KPIs in support of program success measurements
  • Excellent verbal and written English language skills, good communication skills, and ability to interact well in group meeting/working environments with team members, development organizations and customers
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Public Trust Security Clearance

Other Desired Skills:

Development or test team management experience preferred

Experience and familiarity with NASA flight programs involving Human related spacecraft / launch vehicle systems and domains such as rocket engine propulsion control; flight dynamics; vehicle system management; fault protection / fault management; launch, flight, and abort operations / processes; software safety; and mission assurance

Experience reviewing and/or developing Software Assurance Plans, Software Requirements Specifications, and Software Test Plans

Experience or knowledge of SEI Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) implementations

Familiarity with Agile software development processes.

Experience with NASA-STD 7150.2, NASA-STD 8739.8 and NASA-STD 8719.13 for software engineering, software assurance and software safety requirements and analysis

Position requires a competent communicator (verbal and written) with ability to work harmoniously and effective with co-workers, Bastion Management and all levels of customer personnel.  Required to be regular in attendance (per agreed to work hours schedule), consistently punctual and be relied upon to successfully complete all assignments.

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