Robot Software Test Engineer at SAIC (Washington DC)

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SAIC is seeking a Robot Software Test Engineer on the OMES II contract to test and validate next generation robotic software systems in support of the On-orbit Servicing Assembly and Manufacturing (OSAM-1) program with the NASA's Exploration and In-Space Services Projects (NExIS) division. This position is located at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, MD.

OSAM-1 is a robotic servicing mission designed to refuel a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite. It contains 3 elements: the Flight Element comprised of the OSAM-1 Servicing Vehicle (RSV) and development testbeds, the Ground Element comprised of the systems required to conduct RSV operations and the supporting networks and facilities, and the Launch Element comprised of the Launch Vehicle and supporting facilities and services. NExIS is responsible for the design, engineering, development, test, and operations of the OSAM-1 Mission through an integrated team at GSFC. The Servicing Payload design, development and RSV integration will be conducted at GSFC.

  • Developing test scenarios, test procedures and test scripts.
  • Executing manual and automated software test procedures to verify requirements.
  • Identifying test candidates for automation, planning automation activities across the team and automating test procedures.
  • Developing automated test tools to support software testing.
  • Actively participating in developing & improving existing testing scenarios and test procedures.
  • May participating in requirements review to ensure that functional requirements are testable and adequately documented to drive the test process.
  • Verifying that the integrated software build delivered operates as designed and meets each functional and performance requirement.
  • Reviewing and analyzing telemetry and test data.
  • Documenting test results.
  • Reporting defects, tracking, validating and closing.

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Robotics, or related degree with at least 3+ years relevant experience.
  • Expert proficiency with software development, scripting, and data analysis using Python or similar programming tools.
  • Experience developing and executing test procedures.
  • Experience testing in Linux environment.
  • Experience with object-oriented programming in C++.
  • Keen attention to details and accuracy.
  • Knowledge and experience in Continuous Development / Continuous Integration using Jenkins.
  • Experience with utilizing automated test tools.
  • Strong hands-on experience with robotics software development in C++, development for robotic arms and/or robotic manipulators.
  • Experience with communication protocols and their implementation (TCP, UDP, serial, EtherCAT).
  • Experience with spaceflight robotic systems.

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.
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SAIC operates in the Information Technology industry. The company is located in Reston, VA. SAIC was founded in 2013. It has 34621 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 607 open jobs at SAIC, click here.
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