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Barrios Technology Test & Verification Engineer - Human Space Flight (SE&I) in Houston, Texas

Our long-term client relationship with NASA has led to a need for a Test & Verification Engineer - Human Space Flight (SE&I) on the Human Space Flight Technical Integration (HSFTIC) contract at Johnson Space Center (Houston, TX).

HSFTIC supports multiple human spaceflight programs by providing products and services for mission and program technical integration activities. This includes the necessary infrastructure functions for the International Space Station (ISS), Orion and Gateway programs, with the potential for supporting additional human spaceflight programs or projects via task orders.

Barrios Technology Ltd. is a woman-owned and operated small business headquartered in Houston, Texas. We provide a full spectrum of engineering, operations and related technology services in support of the aerospace community and have successfully supported NASA for 40 years. Barrios Technology is the prime contractor for the Human Space Flight Technical Integration (HSFTIC) contract and Research, Engineering, Mission Integration Services (REMIS) contracts along with subcontractor support to multiple prime contractors as listed below. Barrios employees have the opportunity to contribute to the US Space Program through work on the International Space Station (ISS), Orion, Space Launch System and Exploration programs. Our primary locations are at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, TX and the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, AL. We also support commercial space programs and provide systems engineering services to the oil and gas industry. Our customers include:

  • Boeing on the Boeing Engineering and Technical Services (BETS) contract at JSC and MSFC

  • Jacobs Technology on the JSC Engineering and Technical Services (JETS) contract at JSC

  • COLSA Corporation on the Huntsville Operations Support Center (HOSC) contract at MSFC

  • Rothe Development, Inc. on the Joint Operations, Integrated Systems Technology (JOIST) contract at JSC

  • Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) Commercial Resupply Services 2 (CRS2) contract in Colorado and Houston

  • Leidos Innovations on the Cargo Mission Contract (CMC)3 at JSC

  • Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems (formerly Orbital ATK) on the CRS2 contract in Houston, TX and Virginia

  • British Petroleum (BP) in Houston, TX

  • Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (SGT) / KBRwyle on the Mission Systems Operations (MSOC) contract at JSC

  • Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (SGT) / KBRwyle on the Integrated Mission Operations Contract II (IMOC II) contract at JSC

  • KBRwyle on the Fully Integrated Lifecycle Mission Support Services (FILMSS) contract at Ames Research Center

The Test & Verification Engineer - Human Space Flight (SE&I) will:

  • Provide test and verification engineering support for the development and integration of commercial visiting vehicles for the International Space Station (ISS).

  • Develop and coordinate verification plans, test specifications, and test procedures.

  • Participate in integration and test working groups, test readiness reviews, and provide support during project milestone reviews.

  • Integrate across technical teams to track and close ISS visiting vehicle requirements.

  • Coordinate between ISS subsystems teams and the visiting vehicle provider subsystem and system level hardware and/or software test programs.

  • Present status of requirement closure metrics to ISS Control Boards and review visiting vehicle design review packages, identify action items, and work these to closure, as required.

  • Support covers all phases of the visiting vehicle development cycle, including: design, fabrication, test, installation, operation and disposal.

  • Periodic travel to support project milestone reviews and programmatic meetings.

  • Implement process improvement initiatives that promote the progression of expertise within a more digitized systems engineering and integration environment.

  • Manage work products and services with guidance from team lead.

  • Perform all other assigned duties.

Required Education/Experience/Skills:

  • BS degree in engineering from an accredited engineering school and five (5) years engineering experience.

  • Knowledge of product life cycle development, test and verification, systems engineering & integration principles, and a good working knowledge of associated engineering disciplines.

  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal), integration, coordination and presentation skills.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, SharePoint).

  • Knowledge of Space Exploration programs, the International Space Station and its visiting vehicles.


  • MS degree in engineering from an accredited engineering school.

  • Working experience with product lifecycle management (PLM) software: JIRA, DOORs, or other similar project tracking tools.

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.

  • This position may require some commuting and traveling to other installations as needed.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity; for immediate consideration, apply now!

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

  • Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which this position has been advertised.

    Barrios Technology is an Equal Employment Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job ID: 2021-1802

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