Job Title: Flight Software Sustaining Engineer (Mid-Sr. Level)

Job ID: #440

Job Description:

Omitron is looking for a Flight Software Sustaining Engineer/Embedded Systems Software Engineer (Mid-Level) to support the SES III contract at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, Maryland.


The candidate will support NASA missions from pre-launch through decommission. The candidate will analyze requirements, design, implement, and test flight software changes according to a rigorous life-cycle development process.

Primary responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Investigate spacecraft anomalies by analyzing operations commands, telemetry, memory dumps, FSW code and documentation. Attempt to reproduce anomalies on the test bed.
  • Operate flight software test facilities and maintain a flight like configuration.
  • Configuration management of flight and ground products.
  • Continuous flight software sustaining engineering process improvement.


  • B.A. or B.S. in Computer Science, Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Math, or Physics.
  • At least 4-5 years of experience in developing C or C++ in real-time embedded systems.
  • Experience with using configuration management tools such as Subversion.
  • Familiarity with using Windows and Linux operating systems.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team.
  • U.S. Citizenship and the ability to obtain National Agency Check Inquiry (NACI) personal background check.

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience with assembler code.
  • Experience with real time operating systems VxWorks and RTEMS.
  • Knowledgeable in software lifecycle models
  • Experience with spacecraft operations
  • Some experience developing Bash, Python or Perl applications.


Bachelor’s Degree in computer-related field (Computer Science, Information Systems, Software Engineering, etc.)

Security Clearance and other Requirements:

Individual must meet government NAC and citizenship/ permanent residency requirements for access to NASA GSFC. Extensive background investigation will be performed as a requirement of the job.

As directed by Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. You may be required to provide documentation of Full Coronavirus Vaccination Status to Omitron, and to the designated personnel of the subcontracting, contracting and/or federal officials.

Company Overview:

Omitron is an Aerospace Engineering and Information Technology small business firm headquartered in Beltsville, Maryland with a field office located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Since 1984 Omitron has provided excellence in engineering services and product development to government and industry customers for both civilian and military aerospace programs.

Omitron recognizes that outstanding people are the key to our success. Our goal is to select highly qualified and motivated individuals and provide them an environment necessary to stimulate and nurture engineering and business objectives. Omitron offers its employees competitive salaries, a full benefits package, and excellent career growth opportunities. We welcome talented professionals who wish to take advantage of the opportunities we offer.

Omitron is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive environment for all of our employees. We strongly encourage women, persons of color, persons with disabilities and veterans to apply. E-Verify Participation/ EEO/AA