Job Title: Software Developer II – Ground Systems

Job ID: #373

Job Description:

Omitron is seeking a highly qualified candidate to fulfill a full-time position for a Software Developer. This position will support NASA’s Collision Avoidance Risk Assessment (CARA) team. Specifically, the Software Developer will contribute to the software development on NASA’s Conjunction Assessment System (CAS) ground system in the mission operations center (MOC).

You will work with a friendly, motivated team driven to continuously improve our knowledge, workflows, and processes. In addition, the development team is tightly integrated with ground system operators. As such, feedback will be direct, and the impact of your development will be seen immediately. You must collaborate with engineers, operators, analysts, and system admins to identify short-term and long-term needs and solutions. The ideal candidate would possess strong code review, interpersonal, and communications skills.

Specific areas of support will include:

  • Developing and maintaining operational software for Conjunction Assessment (CA) products that meet multiple customer requirements
  • Analyzing customer requirements to determine the level of effort in designing and developing a solution
  • Performing code reviews
  • Creating test plans and performing functional software testing and integration
  • Troubleshooting software issues on a real-time operational system
  • Developing, selecting, tailoring and deploying software processes, tools and metrics
  • Improving CA operations by introducing system enhancements and recommending changes to operational policies and procedures

US citizenship required.

Required Skills:

  • Experience with compiled or scripting languages like C#, Python, or Javascript
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Visual Studio .NET framework
  • Knowledge of the Agile software development lifecycle
  • Experience with Windows and Linux OS
  • Experience with software design patterns, data structures, and testing strategies
  • Experience with software version tracking systems (Git)


Desired Skills:

  • Familiarity with parallel programming techniques, such as multiprocessing, multithreading, etc.
  • Familiarity with relational database design and data modeling
  • Experience with flight dynamics ground systems development
  • Experience with scientific computing languages such as MATLAB
  • Experience with fault-tolerant infrastructure/resilient software design
  • Familiarity with infrastructure as code and containerized services
  • Experience with AWS Cloud services
  • Familiarity with concepts and philosophy of DevOps
  • Proficient in software debugging/profiling
  • Analytical problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and self-lead

Required Experience:

2-5 years serving as an individual contributor

Required Degree:

BS in Computer Science, Aerospace Engineering, Physics, Math, or a related degree

Job Location:

Greenbelt, MD (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)

Security Clearance and Other Requirements:

US citizenship required. No security clearance is required

For compliance with new Executive Order 14042 regarding Government Contractors, you will 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.