ASRC Federal Technical Services (ASTS) is responsible for managing the NASA Goddard Software Engineering Services II (SES II) contract. This includes the following software engineering capabilities: Systems Engineering, Ground Software, Flight Software, Flight System V&V, IT Development, Science System Development and Data Processing.
We are seeking a self-motivated, Junior Software Engineer to support highly specialized testing, data acquisition, and validation of Detector Characterization in the DCL (Detector Characterization laboratory) at Goddard Space Flight Center.
Develop and maintain the logic tables, timing files, and software required for detector characterization.
Develop and maintain the assembly language compilers and debug tools.
Develop and maintain the software for data acquisition .
Create the software development and management plans to support for specific types of detectors, ground based instruments, and characterization test systems.
Document the detector operations as needed per type of detector, instrument, and characterization test system.
Document the software interfaces to the hardware in order to support operation of the Detector system.
Support validation and verification of the ground support equipment (GSE) detector software in support of instruments and missions.
BS in an engineering or computer science related discipline, with at least 0-2 years of relevant experience.
Experience and detailed knowledge of the Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) and PC systems used for high-volume data acquisition from ASIC-based readout of detectors (Camera Link, Gigabit Ethernet, etc.).
Detailed knowledge of software to operate Detector Read-Out Integrated Circuit (ROIC) for different types of detectors.
Proficient knowledge of assembly language.
Proficient in hardware descriptive language (HDL, Verilog, etc).
Proficient knowledge of Windows and Linux operating systems.
Familiar with the design and development requirements of the various missions to be supported in this task.
Good verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team.
Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident and be able to pass a background investigation to obtain a National Agency Check (NAC) security badge to enter the applicable government facility
ASRC Federal and its Subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, gender, color, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, religion, marital status, ancestry, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, or any other factor prohibited by applicable law.