IT Professional II - Programmer Analyst

Kennedy Space Center, Florida
02 Sep 2016
18 Jan 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Jacobs Technology provides overall management and implementation of ground systems capabilities, flight hardware processing and launch operations at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. These tasks will support the International Space Station, Ground Systems Development and Operations, and the Space Launch System, Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle and Launch Services programs.

Provide Information Architecture and TCID Build Support for TOSC LCS Operations and Maintenance.
  • Support Software position for Launch Control System (LCS) O&M with an emphasis in Information Architecture

  • Provide/perform Information Architecture System (IAS) Administrative duties, including the operational use of the IA GUI and ingest of Operational Component Unique Identifier (CUI) data to the IAS
  • Document issues while using the IA GUI
  • Develop and maintain Information Architecture System (IAS) in support of Launch Control Subsystem (LCS), Manage versioning of CUI data.
  • Provide assistance for coordination of the planning and scheduling the IA and System Build activities.
  • Provide assistance from an experience based operational perspective contributing to on-going Support Software development and O&M IAS and System Build Management activities
  • Participate in technical assessments and use case analysis tasks and perform functional and data software requirements analysis to identify IAS and SBLD requirements and design enhancements needed for an operational SCCS
  • Participate in risk identification and mitigation planning and development pertaining to Support Software
  • Assist users and development teams with troubleshooting and solving Support Software related problems
  • Provide technical insight and operational inputs ensuring operational scenarios are considered for determining strategy, approaches and scheduling of the Support Software Validation testing activities
  • Design, develop and execute LCS Support Software validation processes and procedures and plans, including GSDO LCS Support Software Validation Plan and System Build Support Software Validation Test procedures in support of the validation of on-going SCCS software deliveries.
  • Provide Support Software status and information to Boards, Panels and meetings.

Bachelor's degree and 5 years of experience as a Systems Administrator or Database Administrator preferred. Additional experience may be substituted for degree.

  • Experience in software development for complex Command and Control systems is required with an emphasis on building, integrating and testing software.
  • Non-trivial experience with software build systems.
  • Experience with planning, designing/organizing, documenting and executing software testing/validation for complex Command and Control systems is required.
  • Thorough knowledge of relational database management systems (e.g. SQL, Oracle), techniques and standards along with methods and practices related to creating and maintaining effective ways to arrange, track, store and maintain integrity of data for complex Command and Control systems is required.
  • Experience with Postgres Database, PostgreSQL, Ruby on Rails is a plus
  • Experience developing scripting solutions and database queries that provide customized reports of the built software products and databases.
  • Experience and comprehensive knowledge of principles, practices, and programming in SQL, Perl, Linux and Unix Scripting languages.
  • Additional programming/scripting languages C++, Java, XML and HTML is a plus
  • Requires experience with Windows, Linux and Unix environments.
  • Ability to work both independently and with teams.

Essential Functions

Physical Requirements
  • Position may involve extended periods of sitting or standing.
  • Physical requirements are: sitting, walking, standing, extensive use of stairs, and access to remote structures.
  • Position is located on a hazardous testing facility; must be able to quickly evacuate buildings in the event of an emergency.

Work Environment
  • Work will mainly be done inside, but fieldwork can be a combination of outside and inside depending on the project.
  • Working at heights and in confined spaces may be required.
  • Walking on uneven terrain including paved areas, gravel/rocks, and dirt/sand is required to access various locations on the facility.
  • Climbing ladders and platforms will be necessary.
  • All work must be completed in a safe manner in accordance with NASA and Company safety standards.

Equipment and Machines
  • Computers and printers used for producing reports and schedules.
  • Variety of equipment may be used.

  • Full-time regular work hours between Monday-Friday.
  • Position may require occasional overtime including weekend work depending on task.
  • Must be dependable and punctual.
  • Shift work may be required.

Other Essential Functions
  • Must be able to accurately communicate ideas in writing and verbal communication.
  • Must be able to travel to support position requirements. This may include travel to and from customer location, which may involve airline travel. In some cases, accommodations can be made for POV, if necessary.
  • Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.
  • Must comply with all "drug free workplace" requirements as mandated by directives issued by the appropriate federal contracting officer and the company, which requires drug testing for use of illegal drugs by employees in sensitive positions.
  • Government security clearance may be required in the future.
  • Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner that fosters good relations with customers, clients, co-workers, and management.

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