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Embedded Software Engineer

Denver, Colorado
5 Sep 2022

Senior Spacecraft Flight Software Engineer (Hybrid)

Denver, CO

Our client are an exciting Space client based in the Denver, CO area and they are looking for a Senior Spacecraft Flight Software Engineer to take the next step in their career and take part in the next generation of space defense and monitoring systems.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with a professional background in real-time embedded software to take a focus on flight software development. The company are growing very positively; this is an exciting and rare opportunity to join the company at such an exciting time in their development.

Previous experience in the Space sector is not essential but candidates will need experience Developing in a safety critical or high integrity industry.


  • Assist in the software development cycle including design, development, integration, and test for flight computers used in space missions (on-board computers, processing units and others)
  • Integrate complex GNC algorithms with flight software
  • Assist with the Command Telemetry Database (CDTB) definition and maintenance for ground and on-orbit test and mission
  • Interact with and guide ground C2 software team
  • Assist with the effort for command scripting and sequencing of the Spacecraft
  • Assist with design and implement satellite subsystem model simulators on HITL/SITL environment
  • Develop reusable device drivers and communications protocol libraries


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, electrical engineering, computer engineering, or related field and 4+ years of experience with low-level firmware architecture, design, and development
  • Low-level device driver development and safety critical systems experience
  • Experience with embedded RTOS such as RTLinux or Azure RTOS
  • Familiarity with common bus protocols such as 1553, MIPI CSI2, SPI, I2C, CAN, RS422, RS485, etc.
  • Proficiency in C/C++ and Python.


  • Master's degree in in computer science, electrical engineering, computer engineering, or related field
  • 7+ years experience developing and/or producing FSW for space applications
  • Ability to maintain or obtain TS/SCI clearance
  • Experience with open sources FSW such as cfS (core flight system)
  • Demonstrated experience and discipline with version control, continuous integration, and continuous delivery concepts
  • Familiarity with embedded Linux
  • Familiarity with networking protocols: UDP, TCP/IP
  • Comfortable with typical embedded systems tools, compilers, debuggers and IDEs
  • Broad experience with microcontrollers, application processors, revision control systems
  • Strong debugging skills through use of instrumentation such as oscilloscopes and protocol analyzers
  • Application experience in areas such as robotics, automation, motor control, and sensor fusion
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  • Job Reference: 704866389-2
  • Date Posted: 5 September 2022
  • Recruiter: EVONA
  • Location: Denver, Colorado
  • Salary: On Application