Software Test and Verification

Huntsville, AL | Contract

Post Date: 06/14/2017 Job ID: HQ2728 Industry: Technical Pay Rate: Market
The Engineering & Science Services and Skills Augmentation (ESSSA) contract provides engineering, scientific and engineering technician support to NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, AL. Come join the team whose work is destined to have a long-range effect on future generations!

The key purpose of the position is to plan and perform Hardware in the Loop Test Development, Conduct and Test Reporting using the Systems Integration Laboratory (SIL) Hardware-in-the-Loop facility (HWIL) to verify the integrated avionics system for the Space Launch System (SLS) at NASA s Marshall Space Flight Center.

This is a senior level position that requires broad technical capability to perform test development, test conduct and Test reporting of real-time HWIL systems, as well as good project management skills to define and plan the activities. Tracking and reporting progress and timely completion of milestones is essential. Problem solving and troubleshooting, including hands-on use of test equipment will be required. Develop and execute simulation based tests. Provide engineering/scientist support to augment a team of Government engineers.

Responsibilities of this job include:
  • Participate in defining verification/validation information such as Detailed Verification Objectives and success criteria.
  • Develop test scripts via a scripting language such as Python and C.
  • Write technical documents including test plans, procedures and reports to address verification requirements.
  • Review program/project documents and provide relevant comments from a test perspective.
  • Develop and use data reduction and manipulation tools.
  • Develop and perform test procedures, including pre-test setups such as instrumentation, data acquisition, software loading/configuration and post-test activities such as data archiving and data analysis.
  • Assist in producing integrated schedules, management reports and budget reports.
  • Produce, archive, and distribute test data as appropriate to support verification closure.
  • Evaluate test data to correlate with test findings and investigate potential anomalies.
  • Participate in or conduct meetings in support of the above activities.

    These activities will be on-going as the launch vehicle architecture matures and the SLS program completes program phases, reviews and schedule milestones.

    Two Roads is an Equal Opportunity Employer: EEO/AA/M/F/Veteran/Disability
  • Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a Ph.D., a Masters with at least 2 years of experience, or a B.S. with at least 6 years of experience. Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or other Engineering or related fields from an ABET accredited institution is required.

    Demonstrated expertise in:
  • Detailed understanding of command and data handling functionality.
  • Using complex database systems such as Cradle. MS Access database programming experience of at least 5 years required for some personnel.
  • Assimilating test requirements in order to develop test methodology and test approach to address requirement verification, including definition of needed test resources.
  • Understanding of MIL-STD-1553B, RS422 and Ethernet bus protocols and formats.
  • Recent software coding experience.
  • Willing to perform shift and weekend work.
  • Proficient in de-commutating data per definitions such as an Instrumentation Program & Command List (IP&CL).
  • Capable of clear written and verbal communications with team members and others outside the team as needed.
  • Capable of developing test scripts in Python and C.
  • Capable of developing and using data reduction and manipulation tools.
  • Have an understanding of verification and validation activities as it relates to system level testing.
  • Have a minimum of 15 years recent experience with testing/test methodology and performing verification and validation activities at a system level.
  • Mark Johnston

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