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Systems Engineer- Software IV

Axiom Space

Axiom Space

Software Engineering
Webster, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, October 13, 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 Software Systems Engineer IV 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.

Please note that this position is for more than one opening


  • Work on a collaborative team developing software elements of Axiom’s Extravehicular Activities (AxEVA) System, to include the Axiom Extravehicular Mobility Unit (AxEMU) and Flight Support Equipment.
  • Apply systems engineering principles to develop AxEVA software, accessories, and lunar tools, including the following:
  • Concept of operations support; Requirements definition and management
  • Interface control and management
  • Verification planning, coordination, implementation, and close-out
  • Life cycle review coordination and support
  • Trade study implementation and management
  • Guide software engineering products through the systems engineering life cycle including Understand and able to implement the Software Engineering (SWE) requirements contained in NPR 7150.2C, NASA Software Engineering Requirements,
  • CMMI Maturity Level 3 process areas and their implementation.
  • Application of Computer Based Control System (CBCS) general requirements and the attendant Must Work (MW) and Must Not Work (MNW) concepts.
  • Ability to author and maintain good software requirements (i.e., SRS) that are correct, complete, concise and most importantly verifiable
  • Ensure coordination of design changes and associated impacts across the systems
  • Identify program risks and mitigations
  • Manage integrated performance assessments and trade studies
  • Analyze data and make recommendations for improvement
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Education & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in system engineering, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, or other STEM related field, or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years’ experience in systems engineering, or similar role or a combined equivalent amount of education and experienced
  • Strong background in blank page design, systems engineering, integration, and test
  • Familiarity with Jama, DOORS, or other requirements management database software suites
  • General systems engineering knowledge and practices in line with INCOSE and /or NASA standards
  • Familiarity with performing work in an Agile environment
  • INCOSE SEP preferred

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). May require lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs. (5% of the time).
  • Equipment and Machines
  • 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

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.