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Embedded Software Engineer, Spacecraft

Irvine, CA 92618

Posted: 03/03/2023 Employment Type: Direct Industry: Engineering Job Number: 84023

Job Description

We are seeking a motivated Flight Software Engineer for the Irvine, CA, location. This position is hybrid, allowing for two days remote. As a flight software engineer, the candidate will join a collaborative team to develop innovative nano-satellite vehicle solutions for multiple projects.
Our client is developing and flying ground-breaking missions from rendezvous and docking of the cube- and micro-satellites to non-cooperative proximity operations. They also have many other unique missions ranging from Lunar landers, Mars scientific missions, synthetic aperture radar constellations, visual imagers, weather, and many others.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Design, develop, and maintain simple, reliable, and fault-tolerant software
  • Develop software for unique payloads, including image processing, aero-braking, and propulsive lunar landing
  • Write comprehensive unit and regression tests in existing frameworks
  • Integrate and test software in simulation, flight replica, flight, and hardware-in-the-loop environments
  • Work with multiple engineering teams to establish software requirements and design
  • Work with multiple engineering teams to commission newly launched satellites

Job Requirements

  • B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent field
  • 2-3+ years of experience developing C++ applications for embedded, high-performance, or critical systems
  • Highly motivated self-starter able to perform duties autonomously without supervision
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Desired Skills and Experience:
  • Hands-on experience using ARM and Texas Instruments platforms for embedded systems
  • Experience with Linux and GNU tools such as make, gcc, and debuggers such as gdb
  • Experience with scripting languages such as bash and Python

  • Employee Equity Incentive Program
  • 100% Company-paid comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • 401(K) Match
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Cross-training and professional development opportunities

Compensation: $125,000 - $175,000 DOE

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