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SAIC NASA IV&V Software System Engineer SME in FAIRMONT, West Virginia


SAIC is the sole provider of Systems and Software Assurance Services to the NASA IV&V Program located in Fairmont, West Virginia. At the NASA IV&V Facility, we support NASA's IV&V Program, delivering analysis and verification & validation of safety-critical and mission-critical software for a number of important NASA programs, including both human and robotic exploration as well as earth and space science collection platforms.

The successful candidate will use his or her propulsion subject matter expertise, software and system engineering expertise, and NASA domain experience to evaluate target programs to ensure safety and mission success.

Roles andResponsibilities:

  • Performs full-lifecycle (i.e.,Concept to Deployment) Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V)analyses to ensure the logical and systematic conversion of customer or productrequirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical constraints.

  • Performs IV&V analysis of systemand software architecture, system and software requirements, software design, sourcecode, and the developer’s software integration, interface, formal verificationand qualification, systems and software integration, and certification testproducts.

  • Performs functional analysis,timeline analysis, detail trade studies, and requirements allocation andinterface definition studies to evaluate compliance of software specificationswith customer requirements. Conducts software hazard analysis and riskassessment.

  • Develops independent test plans,cases, procedures, and scripts and performs independent testing ofsafety-critical and mission-critical software systems to ensure the system willdo what it is supposed to do, not do what it is not supposed to do, and willrespond in a safe and desired manner under adverse conditions.

  • Analyzes effectiveness/efficiency ofNASA program procedures and processes and develops/recommends improvements.

  • Prepares presentations, reports,research, and other contract deliverables related to IV&V analysesperformed.

  • Participates in selected programs,events, and meetings involving staff, Government customers, and visitors.

  • Participates in Risk Managementprocess as it relates to execution of the IV&V Project and to the softwaredevelopment project being evaluated by the IV&V team.


  • Experiencein spacecraft and/or launch vehicle propulsion systems

  • 14+years of experience in Aerospace Engineering, Systems Engineering, ElectricalEngineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or other software-relatedengineering programs

  • Workingexperience with all major aspects of the software development life cycle(requirements, design, implementation, and test).

  • Excellentwriting and communication skills are required, and ability to interact well ingroup meeting/working environments.

  • Familiaritywith software architecture, systems engineering, software integration, andverification and validation.

  • Ableto assess software risk and identify adverse conditions/off-nominal behaviors.

  • Takesownership of tasks and problems and provides solutions.

  • Isa self-starter who can work independently, but also functions well in acollaborative team environment.

  • Maintainsexcellent rapport with all internal and external customers.

  • Mustbe able to obtain and maintain a Public Trust Security Clearance

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in Propulsion and GN&C

  • Experience in working NASA programs such as the Shuttle, ISS, SLS, Orion

  • Experience across the full software development life cycle (requirements, design, implementation, and test)

  • Experience or knowledge of software system safety

  • Experience in risk management

  • Familiarity with the entry and exit criteria associated with Program/Project milestone reviews, and experience supporting

milestone reviews


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