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Software Engineer
Ref No.: 17-02172
Location: San Diego, California
Pay Rate : $ 161,600.00 /Year
Flight Software Lead
San Diego, CA
Direct Hire
Up to $161, 600 a year

Succesful candidate will evaluate the client spacecraft operating systems and applications and design and implement a comprehensive flight software suite based on one of these: 1.) Linux and its system services and standard application software and languages with mission-specific applications to be written in house, 2.) the Goddard Space Flight Center's Core Flight Software System and its Core Flight Executive, Libraries, and Applications, 3.) third party operating systems and application programs for flight software including potentially Advanced Solutions, Inc.
  • Python, Linux and C/C++. 
  • Previous work on embedded systems.
  • The Flight Software Lead must be able to work collaboratively, communicating both verbally and in writing with the rest of the engineering team who will be assisting with the software development.
  • Must be able to design and architect software systems from low level embedded hardware interfaces through higher level functions such as communications, scheduling, and fault recovery.
  • Must demonstrate good coding discipline with regard to addressing requirements, documenting work in comments, manuals, and test plans, and adhering to industry standard practices.
  • Experience working in a small team demonstrating collaboration, leadership and hands-on execution
  • Desired Traits:
  • CubeSat experience or previous small/micro satellite experience is highly desired.
  • Similar experience from other robotic systems would also be acceptable.
  • Engineering or science degree preferred. 5+ years of hands on experience strongly preferred.
  • Familiarity with deep space missions and fault protection is desired but not required.
  • Familiarity with the software functionality of the major subsystem elements including attitude control, communications, scheduling, power management, and soft or hard real time applications.
  • Experience with FPGA based System on Chip architectures and software defined radios.
  • U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident status is required.