Software Engineer (Senior) (GSMO-3) (R0000204)

Baltimore, MD

Full-Time Exempt Position

U.S. Citizenship Required

About the Role

Intuitive Machines is leading the return to the lunar surface with our Nova-C lander. We proudly put forward an exceptional team that lives at the intersection of rigor and agility. We are seeking the best, the brightest, and the driven to be a part of the first commercial landing on the Moon. Join our team and you’ll be rewarded with competitive compensation, benefits, and possession of your own unique place in history.

Intuitive Machines is a leading-edge space company. We proudly put forward an exceptional team that lives at the intersection of rigor and agility.  We are seeking the best, the brightest and the driven to be a part of our mission supporting NASA various space programs.  Join our team and you’ll be rewarded with competitive compensation, benefits, and possession of your own unique place in history. 

We are seeking a Senior Software Engineer to join us on our Ground Systems and Mission Operations (GSMO-3) contract.

The Software Engineer (Senior) will support sustaining engineering and operations for the Ground Systems and Mission Operations-3 (GSMO-3) contract in support of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. The primary role of this position as a member of the Integrated Ground System Support (IGSS) group is to provide computer system administration support to JWST IGSS systems locally at Goddard Space Flight Center, the Science Institute in Baltimore and remote systems around the country and overseas. This includes installation and configuration of systems.


  • Troubleshoots and maintains existing IGSS software on existing I&T systems; system availability is mission critical.

  • Performs system integration and engineering

  • Integrates new software releases to upgrade existing systems

  • Installs latest OS patches to maintain a strong security posture

  • Analyzes and maintains subsystem interfaces to ensure that subsystems are integrated and work together to form a viable complete system.

  • Works with stakeholders to understand and resolve problems

Required Education/Experience/Skills


BS degree in engineering or applied science.


7-10 years experience of related experience.


Excellent verbal and written communication

Required Skills:

  • Strong working knowledge of Linux and Red Hat operating system is required. 

  • Windows System Administration is a must including knowledge of SharePoint, Active Directory, and anti-virus software. 

  • Back-up and recovery experience. 

  • Strong experience in Windows and Linux security technologies with the ability to assess and mitigate security vulnerabilities. 

  • Understanding of BigFix and Red Hat Satellite a plus ability to self-educate/train on the functionality of the ground system software. 

  • Understands scripting and can apply that knowledge to understand how it is used within the IGSS software. An understanding of networking principles and implementation. 

  • An understanding of the virtual environment and VMware a plus. 

  • Possesses an understanding of the computer system internals, operating systems and layered products, and demonstrates an aptitude and willingness to keep technical skills current by learning new features of operating systems, hardware, tools, and technologies.

Desired Skills

  • Installs and maintains group policies

  • Understand how to maintain Federal Security compliance as defined by NASA (FISMA). 

  • US Citizenship, ability to obtain National Agency Check Inquiry (NACI) background check required

Essential Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and successfully complete a U.S. government background investigation.

  • Applicant selected may be subject to government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

  • Work may involve sitting for extended periods.

  • May require lifting and carrying up to 25 lb.

  • Must have sufficient mobility to enter areas of test facilities where necessary.

  • Generally an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on task.

  • Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, fax, etc.)

  • Regular attendance in accordance with established work schedule is critical.

  • Ability to work outside normal schedule and adjust schedule to meet peak periods and surge requirements when required.

  • Must be able to work in a team atmosphere.

  • Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation.

  • Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.

Intuitive Machines is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.   However, due to restrictions imposed through contracts supporting the U.S. Government, some positions require U.S. citizenship. Candidates for certain positions may be required to obtain a U.S. government security clearance.