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Digital Systems Engineer

Axiom Space

Axiom Space

Software Engineering
Webster, TX, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Axiom Space is the commercial leader in human spaceflight and on-orbit research & manufacturing services, steered by a team of experts and guided by the vision of a thriving home in space that benefits every human, everywhere. Axiom provides unprecedented access to the International Space Station today while building and operating its successor – the world’s first international commercial space station – to improve life on Earth and foster possibilities beyond it.

Our mission-driven team is seeking bold and dynamic engineers who are preoccupied with big questions: Where do we go from here? What are the limits of innovation and exploration? How do we continue to evolve as a species?

The Digital Systems Engineer will work on-site in Houston, Texas and will participate in all phases of the space systems development process including requirements definition, design, integration, test, and operations. The Digital Systems Engineer will have an emphasis on application and exploitation of integrated digital engineering tools, to include requirements management, model based systems engineering tools, and scripts and integration environments for importing, exporting, and transferring data.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create/enable EVA systems model in MBSE environment including:
    • Concept of operations
    • Architecture definition
    • Interface definitions including external and internal
    • Functional analysis
    • Requirements allocation to conops elements
    • Requirements allocation to architecture elements
    • V&V Planning including allocation of verification events to verification requirements and linkage from verification products through digital thread ultimately to system level requirements
  • Optimize tool architectures for use, analysis, importing and reporting.
  • Integrate with Axiom digital transformation activities
  • Capture evidence from completed verification activities to create verification closure notices and coordinate requirement close-out.
  • Perform other systems engineering tasks as necessary.

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an engineering (aerospace, electrical, mechanical, or related discipline)
  • A minimum of 6 years SE experience with a minimum of 1 year in MBSE and digital engineering.


  • Effective in working in a start-up environment with the ability to lead, drive and implement tactical change.
  • Experience in the V&V strategy development, planning and execution activities
  • Experience with NASA human spaceflight programs desired
  • Related experience in the testing of spacecraft, spacesuits, space vehicles, and their related components and systems is desired.
  • Experience with the use of test and measurement equipment for testing and troubleshooting.
  • Experience with simulator/hardware test development and execution is desirable.
  • A strong attention to detail while appreciating the bigger picture of the complex and ambitious projects that we take on.
  • Demonstrated leadership and extensive collaboration skills .
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills with experience communicating to senior decision-makers and technical audiences.
  • Ability to work in small team environment with broad responsibilities and minimal oversight.
  • Certification as INCOSE Systems Engineering Professional preferred.

Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and presentations. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

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 considered an essential employer under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. Unless a reasonable accommodation is required due to a disability, all new hires will be required to work on site.

Axiom Space is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Axiom Space does not discriminate on the basis or 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.