The NASA_SMAEC II Program is looking for a Software Safety Engineer in Houston, TX.
The Software Safety Engineer will work under the supervision of more senior engineers, to perform engineering assessments and analyses on the International Space Station, Commercial Vehicles (manned and unmanned) payloads and experiments that are flown on International (e.g. Progress or Soyuz) or commercial vehicles (SpaceX, CST-100).
Assure that software safety design and operations specifications and products meet International Space Station Program (ISSP), Safety & Mission Assurance (S&MA) software safety requirements.
Assess the ISS software development, test, verification, and change products and identify problems and non-compliances.
Ensure compliance with Computer Based Controls System Safety Requirements (SSP 50038B), ISS System Specifications (SSP 41000) and ISS Safety Requirements Document (50021) and applicable NASA standards (7150, 8719, 8739).
Prepare reports, present findings of assessments and evaluations, and provide recommendations to the NASA S&MA Software Team Manager.
Participate in Safety Panel Reviews
Participate in ISS on-orbit anomaly assessment process and evaluate safety compliance of proposed on-orbit software modifications.
Participate in, and represent software S&MA assurance, as appropriate and as required in working groups, panels and boards in order to perform the above described tasks.
Work with customers - NASA, Space Station contractors, and International Partners.
Required Education & Experience: BS degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering degree from an accredited University
5-10 years related experience; Excellent oral and above average written communications skills; Ability to develop excellent working relationships with customers, peers, and management; Ability to utilize Microsoft Office to prepare reports, presentations, and charts
Familiarity with the NASA organization and with the International Space Station (ISS) subsystems and components
Basic knowledge and use of personal computer with typical business software (is mandatory i.e., word processing, spreadsheets, presentation graphics) is mandatory.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills are mandatory.
Must be able to travel (minimal).
Must be a U.S. citizen
NASA system flight safety review process experience.
Experience with direct participation in conducting and documenting space system safety review
An understanding of NASA Handbook 51700 and 50021.
An understanding of system safety hazards analysis process.