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Engineer, R Programmer

Axiom Space

Axiom Space

Software Engineering
Webster, TX, USA
Posted on Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Axiom Space is building for beyond, guided by the vision of a thriving home in space that benefits every human, everywhere. The leading provider of human spaceflight services and developer of human-rated space infrastructure, Axiom Space operates end-to-end missions to the International Space Station today while developing its successor, Axiom Station – a permanent commercial destination in low-Earth orbit that will sustain human growth off the planet and bring untold benefits back home.

Axiom Space fosters a diverse environment inclusive of all perspectives. We are the pioneers of commercial space, leading the transformation of low-Earth orbit into a global space marketplace. Our mission-driven team is seeking a bold and dynamic Programmer (R), Logistics & Maintenance Engineer who is fueled by problem-solving, continuously curious, and driven to understand our world, science/technology, and life itself, for the benefit of all on Earth and beyond.

SUMMARY: Our team is looking for an energetic and dynamic Programmer (R), Logistics & Maintenance Engineer who will primarily be responsible for establishing and implementing maintenance and repair concepts and requirements for the Axiom Space Station systems throughout its operational lifecycle. This position will also be responsible for the development and maintenance of the Functional Availability tool utilizing the R programming language. This position reports to On-Orbit System Maintenance & Operations Manager. This role is onsite and will be based at our ASTC facility.


  • Support the needs of Axiom Space by developing software to perform functional availability modeling using R programming language
  • Developing web-based application interfaces as well as test and maintain software
  • Architect, develop, and optimize code in accordance with technical requirements
  • Design, implement, and refine statistical models to incorporate long-term system performance data
  • Collaborate with Logistics Engineers to develop statistical simulation code based on functional diagrams and specifications
  • Integrate with Axiom Space Station subsystem engineering design teams to identify orbital replaceable unit (ORU) candidates (maintainable components) for all systems on Axiom Station
  • Provide engineering support for on-orbit maintenance operations
  • Conduct hardware design analysis to identify potential design modifications/upgrades to improve reliability and maintainability
  • Develop on-orbit preventive, corrective, and contingency maintenance plans for Axiom Station ORUs; Coordinate maintenance planning and scheduling
  • Perform ORU and system-level availability assessments for Axiom Station hardware to predict system downtime and operational impacts; Develop on-orbit and ground sparing posture to reduce downtime
  • Perform regular assessments to sustain on-orbit and ground sparing posture; Coordinate spare ORU procurement and flight manifesting with Ground Logistics and Mission Operations teams
  • Present logistics and maintenance analysis and functional availability model status engineering and leadership teams
  • Perform other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Data Science, or Electrical/Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering is required
  • 6+ years’ of direct experience in Programming, interfacing with other technical and engineering teams
  • Background in R Programming Language and Statistical Analysis is required
  • Background in aerospace system hardware and functional operation is highly desired, preferably in the human spaceflight industry
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task on multiple projects
  • Ability to thrive in a fast environment and produce timely results
  • Ability to demonstrate strong attention to detail

Essential Functions

Work Environment: Generally, an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on the task.


  • Must be able to complete a U.S. government background investigation.
  • Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which the position is advertised.
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship or US Permanent Residency is a requirement for this position.

Physical Requirements

  • Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods (90% of the time).
  • Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, printer, etc.).


  • Excellent interpersonal skill
  • Excellent communication skill, verbal and written
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Result oriented personality with a creative approach to problem solving
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Self-motivated

Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity
  • Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods
  • Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources
  • Teamwork - Eager and able to work in a collaborative and cross-disciplinary fashion in a fast-paced, dynamic, and deadline-oriented environment

Axiom Space is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Axiom Space does not discriminate on the basis of race, regional color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.