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Software Assurance Manager

Intuitive Machines

Intuitive Machines

Houston, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024


Houston Texas 77059

About Intuitive Machines

Intuitive Machines is an innovative and cutting-edge space company making cislunar space accessible to both public and private customers. Our mission is to further science and exploration, communications, and economic progress from the Earth to the Moon and beyond. With the first commercial lunar landing in history, multiple NASA lunar missions in development, and additional private missions on our manifest, we pride ourselves in supporting our customers and the nation in paving the way to return humans to the surface of the Moon. Our world-class team includes experts in all aspects of spacecraft subsystems design, development, and test, on-orbit operations, and safety.

About The Position

We are seeking a Software Assurance Manager to own the integrity and quality of the software produced for the Lunar Terrain Vehicle (LTV). This position will manage and shape the processes for software quality- both manual and automated, as well as craft and conduct the test plan for LTV software. LTV Software is developed under a high assurance paradigm, requiring close and frequent interaction with developers, peers and stakeholders. Thus, this is a 100% on-site position located at our Lunar Payload Operations Center (LPOC) facility in Houston, TX.


  • Manage and shape efficient software life cycle processes and methodologies to produce demonstrable software quality and compliance
  • Ensure development processes and methodologies continuously meet CMMI-DEV Level 3 standards
  • Coordinate with software leads to ensure software quality and assurance are being prioritized and met
  • Draft and own the Test Plan and Verification and Validation approach for LTV Software
  • Drive and generate metrics to quantify software quality
  • Review and approve of software test artifacts and mechanisms including procedures, reports and test evidence
  • Participate in Safety Control Board forums to ensure that assurance methods and status are consistent with safety needs
  • Support project and program level review milestones and deliverables
  • Track usage, versioning and compliance of tools utilized in software assurance methods


  • B.S. in computer science, computer engineering, or similar
  • 5+ years of industry experience in a software quality assurance role- auditing and assessing software process compliance against standards (CMMI-DEV, AS9115, DO-178C, or similar)
  • Experience with owning and drafting software verification and validation plans
  • Experience with coordinating and conducting Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) campaigns
  • Experience with drafting and executing project-level software test plans on large projects
  • Experience working with NASA Software Assurance and Software Safety Standards (NASA-STD-8739.8)
  • Experience working with NASA Procedural Requirements for Software Engineering (NPR-7150.2)
  • Experience working with NASA Human-rating requirements for software (NPR-8705.2)
  • Familiar with various software development processes and approaches- agile, spiral, iterative and waterfall
  • Familiar with Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Deployment (CD) approaches and tooling
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Capable of both high quantity and high-quality output
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, hard charging, and high stakes environment
  • Must have a passion for spaceflight!

Highly Desired:

  • M.S. in computer science, computer engineering, MBA or similar
  • Experience with unit testing frameworks
  • Background in software testing
  • Background in software development
  • Knowledge of ITAR/EAR compliance methods

US EEO Statement

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.