Embedded Software Engineer

Company Details

Loft Orbital - Affordable and reliable access to space infrastructure. Space missions today remain complex, costly, and prone to delay. Loft Orbital is changing that.

As a member of the new R&D center in Toulouse and of the Payload Data Processing Unit (PDPU) team, you will be helping build technology that empowers our customers to process payload data onboard Loft’s satellite missions. With this ‘edge computing in space’ capability, Loft’s customers can react in real time to the data collected by their payload.

Since high flexibility and versatility play an important role, the PDPU is software-centric and supports on-ground and in-space re-programmability. Loft Orbital will be utilizing the latest technology available for the PDPU, which includes a mix of existing and next-generation component and processor technology.

General requirements

  • Scrappy and inventive: what you will be building has never been done before
  • Prepared to be challenged and sometimes work out of your comfort zone
  • Willingness to be accountable, autonomous, and take full ownership of projects
  • Preferably experience with software/firmware developed for safety-critical applications or software developed for aerospace
  • Awareness and understanding of mission-critical systems and related software impact
  • A preference for agile yet process-controlled software development
  • Ability to code and document (wherever possible electronically and in-line) in a structured way
  • Ability to work both independently as well as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to learn and adopt to new technologies
  • Demonstrable history of thinking outside-the-box, without losing sight of reality
  • Experience working in both a Windows and Linux environment

Embedded Software Experience

  • Extensive experience in C and  C++ and preferably one other structured language (non-scripted)
  • Experience with Real Time Operating System (RTOS) and time-critical software development
  • Experience with Single Event Upset (SEU) mitigation mechanisms
  • Experience with local and remote debugging concepts and tools
  • Preferably experience with hypervisor and/or container virtualization techniques
  • Experience in developing software for RTOS and embedded applications
  • Experience with hardware interfacing
  • Preferably experience in device driver and BSP development
  • In-depth knowledge of different processor technologies such as:  ARM, PPC,  LEON,  OpenRISC, SoC processors
  • Affection with upcoming processor technologies such as GPGPU / MPPs
  • Preferably knowledge and understanding of MPP/GPU processors and related development (CUDA / OpenCL)


Tagged as: c/c++, rtos, windows/linux, seu mitigation mechanisms, processor technologies, gpgpu/mpps, cuda/opencl, device driver/bsp development

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