Geocent Recruiting Team

  • Software Development Engineer

    Job ID 2019-5413
    Job Locations US-AL-Huntsville
    Minimum Clearance Level Required to Start
    No Clearance Required
  • Overview


    Whether we’re enabling space exploration, protecting our homeland, or serving our veterans,
    our projects combine science, technology, and strategy
    to create big solutions for the world’s most difficult challenges.



    Geocent offers exciting and challenging opportunities in technology and engineering fields. As part of the Geocent team, you have the chance to work with state-of-the-art technologies and methodologies while expanding your skillset and advancing your career. Consistently named as a Best Place to Work, we are known for fostering a rich, employee-centric company culture with a focus on personal growth, professional development, and community outreach.


    Benefits & Perks

    We offer a comprehensive package of benefits and perks aimed at assisting and supporting our employees professionally and personally:

    Health & Wellness + Life & Income Protection + Paid Time Off (PTO) & Leave + 401(K) Enrollment & Company Match + Profit Sharing


    Help us hire. Get paid.
    Geocent provides incentives when you refer your friends and family to us.

    We look for the best talent and our external referral program is designed to reward you when you share our open positions with your network.


    The Software Development Engineer participates in implementing and maintaining laboratory automation software that controls real-time HWIL simulation systems used to support the NASA Space Launch System program at MSFC.

    • Collects, interprets and documents system requirements.
    • Participates in component, subsystem and system concept designs; develops and recommends methods, tools, designs, and automation functions.
    • Perform software systems engineering functions.
    • Develop and execute test plans and procedures.
    • Enter and update documentation into appropriate control systems.
    • Troubleshoot and correct test anomalies.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure products meet requirements.
    • Produce documentation and user training materials to assist users.

    These activities will be ongoing through multiple launch vehicle configurations as the SLS program completes program phases, reviews and schedule milestones.


    A degree in Engineering or related field is required. A degree from an ABET accredited institution is preferred. Typically, educational requirement is a BS with at least 5 years of experience, or a master’s with 3 years of experience.


    Required Experience:

    • Proficient in tools/languages such as: Python, Qt, Windows 10, and Linux Red Hat.
    • Exposure to tools/languages/standards such as: XML, C/C++, Git, Trac, and Linux shell scripting.


    Desired Experience:

    • Systems engineering experience in disciplines such as hardware and software integration, requirements development, verification and validation, and testing.
    • Distributed and clustered file systems with mixed Windows and Linux operating systems.
    • Network communications with TCP and UDP.
    • Configuration management of distributed computing platforms used during formal avionics HWIL test activities.
    • Developing user interfaces for automated test control and data display in support of formal avionics HWIL – test activities.
    • The ideal candidate should be proactive, willing to learn, a team player, customer-focused, attentive to details, and always looking for improvements.


    Due to this government contract, all candidates must be a US Citizen.

    EEO Statement

    Geocent is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.


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