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Network Flight Software Engineer

Axiom Space

Axiom Space

Software Engineering
Webster, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, January 18, 2024

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.

SUMMARY: Our team is looking for an energetic and dynamic Network Flight Software Engineer who will primarily be responsible for designing and developing flight software for the flight-critical control network on the Axiom Space Station. This position reports to Software Team Lead. This role is onsite and will be based at our SSDF facility.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Implement IEEE 802.1 Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) standards for a mission-critical spaceflight application.
  • Work with a team to design, develop, and test time synchronization, traffic shaping, and packet replication algorithms in an embedded Linux environment.
  • Integrate, test, and determine suitability of open-source network software for flight-critical systems.
  • Design and build functional, efficient, dependable, secure, and maintainable software.
  • Collaborate with hardware engineers on embedded network FPGA integration.
  • Give and receive productive feedback during collaboration and in design and code reviews.
  • Execute test plans and procedures in Hardware-in-the-Loop testbeds and support test automation platforms to facilitate CI/CD initiatives.
  • Implement network analysis mechanisms suitable for spaceflight application.
  • Support milestone reviews such as PDR, CDR, and SDR.
  • 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 or related field.
  • 5+ years of experience developing network software in systems languages such as C or C++.
  • 3+ years of network engineering in embedded, IoT, or edge computing systems.
  • 2+ years of experience in a scripting language
  • Familiar with deterministic or fault-tolerant networking standards such as Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN), or Time-Triggered Ethernet (TTEthernet).
  • Prefer experience with Yocto, Buildroot, or similar embedded Linux Operating Systems.
  • Prefer experience with Xilinx tools (Vivado, Vitis)
  • Prefer experience with Linux Kernel device driver development.
  • Prefer experience with spaceflight or other safety critical systems.
  • Experience with utilizing source-code management systems such as Gitlab, Github, or Bitbucket in an agile environment.

Essential Functions

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

Requirements

  • 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.
  • Candidates applying for Engineering positions are required to have an engineering degree from an ABET accredited program. For more information on included programs, please visit Home - ABET

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.).

Skills

  • 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.

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