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*NEW* Flight Software Tester at JPL (CA)



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Skills: vxworks test python

Do you want to help a small company make a BIG difference in space? Do you take ownership of your job and responsibility for your actions? Then come work for Red Canyon and help us continue our mission of helping mankind reach the stars!

Red Canyon is seeking a self-motivated, detail oriented, goal driven Flight Software Tester on the DSIO program at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA.

After reading the below requirements and responsibilities, if you feel you are the perfect candidate, please email your Word formatted resume and cover letter (in the body of the email) that details how your experience and education are a perfect match for our requirements.

The job is to support Flight Software Internal Testing team in the integration, verification and validation of planetary mission flight software. The task is to perform software engineering activities associated with the testing of embedded flight software products for large-scale project.

Work Activities:
Performing functional testing on the integrated build upon delivery from the Flight Software team in hardware in the loop testbeds that simulate the spacecraft and environment, and on virtual work station based test environment (WSTS). Working with Systems Engineers and FSW Developers to define test cases to verify requirements and functional behaviors. Executing these procedures in the testbeds, analyzing test output, documenting results, reporting anomalies, and developing run-for-record reports. Maintaining test procedures, scripts and verification results.

· Performs functional testing on the integrated build prior to delivery.
· Defines and designs functional test cases to verify L5 FSW requirements, L4 Avionics requirements, and Verification Items (VI) specified in the FDDs.
· Creates and maintains test procedures and test scripts for the functional test cases.
· Executes functional test cases and maintains test metrics and verification matrices.
· Collects and maintains all essential regression and functional test procedures and scripts.
· Supports FSW problem investigation.

· Familiarity with principles, theories, concepts and techniques in developing, modifying, debugging, releasing and maintaining real-time and embedded software systems for mission-critical aerospace applications
· Recent experience with distributed computing and inter-process communication (IPC) mechanisms.
· Recent experience with device driver development and software interfaces for both custom and commercial hardware
· Recent experience in performing testing in an integrated test/build environment
· Recent experience with debugging software/hardware interactions and possible failure modes
· Recent background in flight software testing with specific experience in the following languages and operating systems: Python(proficient), C and Linux.
· Strong verbal and written communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills with ability to work independently and in a team environment.

Required Education (including Major):
Bachelor’s degree in a computer related engineering field with a minimum 4 years of related experience; a Master’s degree in similar disciplines with a minimum of 2 years of related experience.

Due to contractual requirements, only U.S Citizens will be considered.
Red Canyon Engineering and Software: “Exploring Other Planets, Improving our Own”

Red Canyon contracts with NASA, NREL (National Renewable Energy Lab), DoD, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Honeywell, Millennium Engineering, United Launch Alliance, Harris Inc., SAIC, Lewis & Fowler, Ball Aerospace, Sierra Nevada Corporation, and Raytheon among others. We specialize in building spacecraft, developing renewable energy technologies to help make our planet a better world and cutting edge research and development. Our disciplines include systems engineering, mechanical design, structural analysis, real time flight and ground software, simulation software, user interface software, and mission management software. We help our contractors with the full life cycle of product development from requirements to test and delivery.

Some of the programs we have previously or currently worked on include: Mars 98, Odyssey 01, Stardust, Genesis and Deep Impact, Mars Phoenix, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Orion, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, GOES-R, OSIRIS-REx, Maven, JUNO, Grail, and the MarsFlight and LunarSIM Simulation. We also work on classified programs.

Red Canyon’s home office is located in scenic Denver, Colorado, and our regional office is in historic downtown Titusville, Florida. We are a small company that maintains a flat organization to decrease our overhead and costs to our customers. Our number one focus is to solve some of the most complicated engineering problems humankind is facing.

We have a fun and talented team of engineers and we are committed to our engineers continued success and development. Included in our employment package are immediate HUBZone bonus, health benefits, profit sharing, referral bonuses, and a generous 401(K) retirement plan.

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