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Director, Flight Software Engineering

Lead the development of software that controls the Axiom Space Station, ensuring mission success.
Webster, Texas, United States
3 months ago
Axiom Space

Axiom Space

Building the world's first commercial space station.

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✨ About The Role

Axiom Space is building for beyond, guided by the vision of a thriving home in space that benefits every human, everywhere. The leading provider of human spaceflight services and developer of human-rated space infrastructure, Axiom Space operates end-to-end missions to the International Space Station today while developing its successor, Axiom Station – a permanent commercial destination in low-Earth orbit that will sustain human growth off the planet and bring untold benefits back home.

Axiom Space fosters a diverse environment inclusive of all perspectives. We are the pioneers of commercial space, leading the transformation of low-Earth orbit into a global space marketplace. Our mission-driven team is seeking a bold and dynamic Senior Manager, Flight Software Engineering who is fueled by problem-solving, continuously curious, and driven to understand our world, science/technology, and life itself, for the benefit of all on Earth and beyond

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for the design, development, test, qualification and deployment of the software that controls the Axiom Space Station
  • Lead and manage the Axiom Space Station Software team
  • Establish strong working relationships with Axiom Leadership Team, Systems Engineering, respective internal/external stakeholders, and NASA customers
  • Lead, collaborate and conduct program design and safety reviews with internal Axiom development teams and NASA customers for commercial space station development
  • Provide or lead project management efforts for managing, and mitigating schedule, budget, and risk activities
  • Write Statements of Work and manage vendors in Level of Effort and Completion Form contracts
  • Provide guidance for software systems, technical discussions, organization, and architecture development
  • Conduct brainstorming, training, and mentoring activities for staff as well as performance management and goal setting
  • Participate in new program proposals and initiatives
  • Develop planning, staffing, budgeting for their teams. Implement company, organizational, and/or departmental policies and processes (role dependent) for executive management and if approved, ensures successful implementation. Make recommendations for policy improvements
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in aerospace, electrical engineering, computer engineering, or similar STEM-related degree
  • 15 + years’ experience in flight software development or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience leading technical teams, 20 or more people
  • Experience in Life Support Systems or other Criticality 1 development and testing of hardware and software
  • Prior experience in formal test and verification activities including flight software

Essential Functions

Work Environment: Generally, an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on the task.

Requirements

  • Must be able to complete a U.S. government background investigation.
  • Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which the position is advertised.
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship or US Permanent Residency is a requirement for this position.

Physical Requirements

  • Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods (90% of the time). May require lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs. (5% of the time).
  • Equipment and Machines
  • Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, printer, etc.).

Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skill
  • Excellent communication skill, verbal and written
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Result oriented personality with a creative approach to problem solving
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Self-motivated

Competencies : To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity
  • Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods
  • Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources
  • Teamwork - Eager and able to work in a collaborative and cross-disciplinary fashion in a fast-paced, dynamic, and deadline-oriented environment

Axiom Space is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  Axiom Space does not discriminate on the basis of race, regional color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.


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Director, Flight Software Engineering
Webster, Texas, United States
Software
About Axiom Space
Building the world's first commercial space station.