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2340 : IV & V Software Engineer for Science Missions Apply Here

Job location: Fairmont, WV

Program Name: NASA

Customer Organization: TASC


At TASC we are committed to advancing our customers’ missions and creating a safer world. See yourself designing the next vital solution to get ahead of evolving cyber threats or advancing security efforts to protect Americans at home and around the globe.

Job Responsibilities 

TASC is seeking a Software Engineer with knowledge and experience of all phases of the Software Development Life Cycle to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Fairmont, WV. In Fairmont, WV, we support NASA’s Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Program, delivering analysis, validation and verification of safety and mission-critical software for important NASA science and human exploration programs.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • 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 product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical constraints.
  • Performs IV&V analysis of systems and software architecture, system and software requirements, software design, software interfaces, source code, software integration and the developer’s unit, build, and systems integration test products.
  • Performs functional analysis, scenario analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, and requirements allocation and interface definition studies to evaluate compliance of software specifications with customer requirements.
  • Participates in the software developer’s software Requirements, Design, Code, and Test (RDCT) walkthroughs.
  • Develops independent test plans, cases, procedures, and scripts and performs independent testing of safety and mission critical software systems to ensure the system will not do what it is not supposed to do and will respond in a safe and desired manner under adverse conditions.
  • Utilizes static code analysis tools to identify potential source code errors and performs analysis to verify the validity of the errors and assess the impact of the errors on the desired software behavior(s).
  • Conducts software hazard analysis and risk assessments.
  • Interacts directly with targeted development program personnel providing a suitable interface for the program to gain access to the results of IV&V analyses.
  • Leads small teams of analysts performing verification and validation analyses.
  • Analyzes effectiveness/efficiency of NASA program procedures and processes and develops/recommends improvements.
  • Prepares Technical Issue Memorandums/Problem Reports, presentations, technical reports, research papers, and other contract deliverables related to IV&V analyses performed.
  • Supports IV&V project lead directly as knowledgeable reviewer of IV&V products and services.
  • Performs technical task planning and supports the Project Lead in the execution and control of the tasks.
  • Participates in Risk Management process as it relates to execution of the IV&V Project and to the software development project being evaluated by the IV&V team.
  • Participates in selected programs, events, and meetings involving staff, Government customers, and visitors. · Work is performed on-site in Government facilities.
  • Occasional travel may be required.


Minimum Qualifications: To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Work experience with all major aspects of the software development life cycle (requirements, design, implementation, and test).
  • Expertise in defining, designing, and developing software integration level and scenario based test plans, test procedures, and automated test scripts. Experience with executing these tests in a software simulation test environment.
  • Expertise in the utilization of C++ and C programming languages, and Object Oriented Design for mission critical ground and flight software systems. Must be able to read and understand C++, C, and Java source code to verify correct, complete, and consistent implementation of software requirements and behaviors.
  • Experience and expertise with NASA, NOAA, or military programs involving spacecraft flight software including knowledge of spacecraft software domains such as Command & Data Handling, Telecommunications, Electrical Power Subsystem, Thermal Control Subsystem, SpaceWire (SpW) protocol, Fault Protection/FDIR, Autonomy, or Vehicle Health Management
  • Minimum of 9 years of experience with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or other software-related engineering program, OR an additional 4 years of directly related experience in lieu of degree
  • Excellent writing and communication skills are required, and ability to interact well in group meeting/working environments.
  • Familiarity with software architecture, systems engineering, software integration, and verification and validation.
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Public Trust Security Clearance

Desired Skills:

  • Experience using software simulation environments

About TASC

Join us and see your engineering and technology expertise help address the nation’s most pressing and complex challenges. For nearly 50 years, TASC has worked on the front lines with our customers on missions that strengthen security and safety and protect the basic values of our society. TASC provides systems engineering, integration and decision-support services to the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense and civilian agencies of the federal government. TASC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Position Type

Full Time