Embedded Software Architect

Company Details

end-to-end space mobility.

Exotrail is an end-to-end space mobility operator. We design, develop and sell mobility solutions for an agile space.

Our mission is to allow satellites to move in space, so that we can optimise their deployment, increase their service performances and reduce space pollution. Thanks to it, a new world of telecommunication, earth observation, space logistic and exploration will arise.

Exotrail’s Mobility Hub allow our customers:

  • To define accurately their mobility need with our collaborative, intuitive mission and system design software ExoOPS™ – Mission Design
  • To solve this mobility need with our high-thrust, flexible propulsion systems ExoMG™ and our in-space transportation and logistics services with our SpaceVan™ vehicle
  • To operate the solution with our “flight dynamics-inside” constellation operation automation software ExoOPS™ – Operations
  • Exotrail has been incorporated in 2017 and has secured over 20M€ since then from prestigious
  • Venture Capital funds and public grants. We have customers all across the globe on all our product lines – US, Europe and Asia.
  • Our team is expanding quickly and consists, as of today, of +60 people who are passionate about disrupting the space industry. We operate out of two locations: Toulouse and Massy (suburb of Paris).

Job Description

  • As an embedded software engineer, your role will be to design, develop and maintain the embedded software used in the SpaceVan™ satellite platform. To this end, you will be in direct collaboration with many subsystems suppliers and internal teams to coordinate, lead and be part of the effort to develop the software. As the first person dedicated to embedded software development, your reach will be large, and a high level of technical know-how, as well as organizational and interpersonal skills.

You will work closely with our team composed of several talents and your main tasks will involve:

  • Definition of the embedded software architecture
  • Expert and interface with external suppliers regarding software interfaces
  • Develop the embedded software required to link the subsystems of the platform
  • Interface with the ground operations team to ease the operations of the spacecraft
  • Manage the embedded software topic in the team, raise awareness and spread your technical know-how.

In addition, your job may evolve on much broader tasks that includes:

  • Possibility to be in a leadership position for the future of the SpaceVan™ project
  • Build and develop a team a several software engineers to reach our ambitious goal, both on its technological side, and on the short timing required by the mission.
  • From its inception to the hiring and development of a complete team over the next few years, your position will address a large variety of roles pioneering a new kind of space transportation for small satellites. You will work in our offices in Toulouse or in Massy. Remote work is possible on a weekly basis (no full remote work). Our current team will support you in their respective expertise: space mechanics, operations and space systems engineering in Toulouse and propulsion subsystem, transverse mechanical-thermal-electrical design in Massy. In your daily work, you will work with our current SpaceVan™ team, but also directly with our Chief Scientist.

Preferred Experience

  • You are already an experienced professional with a significant experience in embedded software development. You must be experienced in programming on microcontroller, on a Linux platform and through RTOS. You have a good knowledge of standard communication protocols (CAN, RS422).
  • This position can lead to a managerial position of the future embedded software team, or to a technical expertise position. Thus, both profiles with only technical expertise or with some management experience will be reviewed.

In both cases, this role requires the following skills:

  • A very high degree of autonomy;
  • A deep technical understanding of embedded software, with the will to tackle development work;
  • You want to work in a rewarding, yet demanding environment with a state of mind oriented towards results and rapid delivery;
  • You have great communication skills, both writing- and speaking-wise;
  • You are proficient in English. Any other language is a plus;
  • You are willing to take measured risks;
  • You want to bring agility to space and develop new services based on high-level technologies.

Tagged as: python, C++, Scripting

Visit us on LinkedInVisit us on FacebookVisit us on Twitter