Embedded Software Engineer

Clearance Level
Software Development
Greenbelt, Maryland
Hybrid Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Computer Programming


Embedded Software Programming

Process Procedures

Test Planning

REQ#: RQ146974
Public Trust: NACI (T1)
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work alongside federal civilian agencies. Make an impact by providing services that help the government ensure the well being of U.S. citizens.

Job Description

The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Payload Team provides on-board flight software development, maintenance, testing, and engineering support for normal operations, and spacecraft anomalies.  The team consists of the System Engineers and the Science Instrument (SI) and NASA Standard Spacecraft Computer-1 (NSSC-1) Flight Software (FSW) Engineers. In particular, the candidate would support the Payload FSW activities.

The Payload FSW engineer will perform software tasks in the following areas:

  • Participate as a member of the Payload team to develop and maintain flight software under the direction of the Payload team lead
  • Document and maintain flight software, test plans, and procedures
  • Validate software releases using ground test facilities and simulators
  • Support the maintenance of software tools
  • Adhere to software configuration and process procedures
  • Support flight software engineering and troubleshooting tests in the test facilities 
  • Support spacecraft anomaly investigations, develop corrective actions or workarounds, and provide timely response of analysis results
  • The job requires you to be on-call bi-weekly, 24/7 and be able to respond when needed which may include going on-site to work the problem. 


  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in an accredited and related software engineering or computer science field with at least 7 or more years’ experience. 
  • Experience with real-time embedded software programming, software standards, and testing is highly desired.
  • Experience with software deliveries and support documentation is required.
  • Proficient in C and Assembly programming language with a working knowledge of UNIX and VMS operating systems. 
  • Working knowledge of spacecraft flight and ground systems is desirable.
  • Candidate should demonstrate self-sufficiency, initiative, and reliability in a demanding operational software engineering environment, as well as excellent analytical, communication, documentation, and teamwork skills.                                                                             


  • 401K with company match
  • Comprehensive health and wellness packages
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
  • Professional growth opportunities including paid education and certifications
  • Cutting-edge technology you can learn from
  • Rest and recharge with paid vacation and holidays
Work Requirements
Years of Experience

7 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree

Travel Required

Less than 10%


U.S. Citizenship Required

About Our Work

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on customer site requirements.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.