Flight Software Engineer

Location: VA - Chantilly
Req #: 5638

Thank you for your interest in joining the KBR team. Together, we can leverage the next generation of advanced technologies to deliver industry-leading capabilities across land, air, sea, space, and cyberspace. Our goal is to deliver innovative solutions using an agile, mission-first approach to address the most difficult technical challenges facing our customers. The only way that we can tackle these challenges is by recruiting the brightest minds in the industry to join our team.


KBR is looking for a Flight Software (FSW) Engineer to support an IC customer in Chantilly, VA. In this role you will provide engineering support to critical programs and upcoming acquisitions. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Use technical expertise in software architecture, development and deployment to provide oversight with a government customer to the development of space systems
  • Assist with FSW planning, tracking of software development and troubleshoot and resolve design, development, and operations issues
  • Participate and represent the customer in various Government and contractor meetings and attend contractor programmatic and technical reviews (e.g. PMR, PDR, CDR, and other meetings) to provide technical and programmatic-based system recommendations and risk assessments
  • Provide proactive support to the Government customer and tasks
  • Develop productive relationships with Prime/Subcontractor counterparts, functional counterparts, and other subject matter experts 
  • Author, review, and coordinate documents and data to aid the Government in decision-making
  • Frequent interaction with government, SETA, FFRDC, and external stakeholders


  • Bachelor’s degree and 10 years or more experience; Masters and 8; or PhD/JD and five 5 years of experience 
  • Proven expertise in software engineering
  • Experience with flight software preferred; additional ground software a plus
  • Experience with agile and incremental planning activities
  • Experience with space-based systems a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic, and energetic environment
  • Proficient at program/project management within the customer organization 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Available to travel domestically

Security Clearance Requirements: Active TS/SCI with CI Poly

KBR 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, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by law.

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