Software Engineer

  • Full Time
  • USA
  • Posted 2 months ago
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination status (vaccination card) will be required for employment otherwise a request for or medical or religious accommodation is necessary.

Company Details

Astro Digital designs, builds, and operates a diverse range of small satellite systems supporting space-based turnkey missions for several business applications, including earth observation, communications, in-orbit demonstrations, risk reduction opportunities, in addition to various science and exploration applications. Astro Digital is headquartered in Santa Clara, California with infrastructure around the globe.

Position Summary

As a Software Engineer you are responsible for designing, developing and implementing innovative satellite flight software solutions across a variety of satellite subsystems and at the system level. You are responsible to program and project managers for software development and testing for customer programs and internal R&D efforts. You will also research and advise on the state of industry’s software best practices, tools, and products in support of company software strategy.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement simple, reliable, and fault tolerant software for a variety of SoC’s and microcontrollers in C/C++, MicroPython and Python
  • Participate in driver development, bring up hardware enablement on Linux, and other real time operating systems
  • Test software in simulation and hardware-in-the-loop environments, including the development of comprehensive unit and regression tests
  • Work with the team to establish software requirements and architecture including supporting software related business development tasks
  • Support the Satellite Operations team in satellite commissioning, operations automation, anomaly investigation and mitigation.

Minimum Qualifications

  • B.S. in computer science or equivalent practical experience
  • 5+ years of related experience developing C/C++ software for high-performance embedded devices
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and debug firmware
  • Familiar with one or more cross compile build environments
  • Highly motivated, self-starting, and able to perform duties autonomously without supervision
  • Hands on experience with satellites, robotic systems, or similar
  • Experience with build system, package manager and SW analysis tool
  • Experience with bootloader, linux kernel and buildroot
  • Experience with FPGAs a plus
  • Experience with RF systems a plus
  • Experience with real-time operating systems (FreeRTOS and TI-RTOS a plus)

Tagged as: FPGA, python, C++, linux kernel, buildroot, micropython

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