Embedded Software Engineer 1

Company Details

ULA is harnessing the potential of space for humanity. We are dreamers inspired by possibilities not yet imagined, believers driven to broaden horizons, and doers combining technology, innovation, expertise, ingenuity and a commitment to the extraordinary.

At ULA, success comes through the efforts of a strong, united team.

Thanks for your interest in United Launch Alliance, the world’s most experienced and reliable space launch company!

Successfully launching more than 130 consecutive missions doesn’t just happen. It’s credit to the commitment of our 2,500 team members and the systems and processes we use to pull them together.

As a ULA employee, you’ll have the opportunity to grow in your career while working in a team-oriented culture that combines technology, innovation, ingenuity and a commitment to the extraordinary.

Together, our unshakable unity yields stronger solutions and better results as we carry out our mission to save lives, explore the universe, and connect the world.

Our team is excited to meet you!

Your Role: What you’ll be doing

  • Responsible for developing new software products, implementing modern software design principles, resolving complex technical problems and providing solutions which are innovative and ingenious.
  • Will act as a hands-on developer to deliver operational and enabling capabilities designed to meet real-time requirements for an embedded Flight Control software application. You will design, develop, operate and maintain software and firmware components.
  • Will be responsible for refining requirements, designing subsystems, developing code units and performing integration, test and verification of flight software.
  • Will work with a highly collaborative team in an Agile environment embracing a “fail-fast” mentality (fail fast, fail often, react quickly and learn from every failure).
  • Engage with Product Owners, Technology Architects, QA and/or Automation team members on cross-functional activities to design, develop, and test cutting-edge software solutions.

Your Background: What education and experience you’ll need

Requires a bachelor’s degree and 0-2 years of experience.

Your Background: What skills you’ll need

  • Bachelor’s degree in Software, Aerospace, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering from a traditional college or university vs. online degree programs.
  • This is an entry level position with 0-2 years of experience
  • You must be a US Citizen or US Person
  • Experience with C and C++ programming
  • Exposure to embedded programming and/or robotics
  • Experience with Object Oriented Design
  • Experience with Linux
  • Embraces Lean-Agile development (Scrum/SAFe/XP) and shared design philosophy
  • Understanding of Software Configuration Management practices and tools: git (preferred)
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)

Relocation Available


About ULA: What makes us different

Because we understand launch success comes through the collective efforts of a team, we seek the best to join us. We value ethics, ingenuity, diversity and professional development for employees at all levels.

We offer our employees competitive pay and benefits including:

  • 401(k) match plus an additional employer contribution
  • Bonus potential
  • Generous paid time off
  • Flexible work environments

Additionally, most salaried ULA team members work a “9/80 schedule,” meaning they enjoy every other Friday off.

Benefits and work schedules may vary for union-represented hourly positions and are described in the applicable collective bargaining agreement.

Security Clearance / International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). Therefore, all applicants must be U.S. Persons as defined in ITAR 120.15 (e.g., U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or protected individual. Also see 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) and 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) for additional information).

ULA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other categories protected by law.

ULA is a participant in the federal E-Verify Program. Posters in PDF format pertaining to this program can be accessed by clicking on the links identified below. E-Verify Participation poster (English | Spanish ) and Right to Work poster ( English | Spanish ).

Interested in growing in your career with ULA?

Apply today. We look forward to learning more about you!

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