Embedded Systems Engineer

Company Details

Space factories for Earth-bound products

About Varda

Varda is moving industry into space and bringing real products back to Earth.

SpaceX, NASA, and the rest of the space industry have laid the proverbial railways to orbit. The team at Varda is building on top of this prior work to expand the economic bounds of humankind.

At Varda, you’ll have the opportunity to work at the intersection of ambition and experience. Our team has all worked in aerospace and honed their crafts in the trenches of major established companies. Your work will be valued and evaluated by launch-proven leaders who’ve chosen to apply their talents to manufacturing in space.

While our vision is big, the steps to get there are technically reasonable and operationally feasible. Our conops are clear and use cases have been proven out over decades of ISS-based research and development.

Join Varda to help leverage space for business.

Responsibilities for this role

  • Develop embedded software in C for ARM microcontrollers
  • Work closely with electronics and avionics engineers to design flight hardware


  • Minimum five years of experience developing embedded firmware in C or C++
  • Fluency in C programming, including knowledge of object files, linker, preprocessor, and various cross compilers
  • Experience with networked distributed systems and concurrency
  • Low-level knowledge of microcontrollers (bus architecture, clock trees, power management, DMA, registers, timers)
  • Experience with version control such as Git
  • Strong working knowledge of python
  • Experience designing high reliability or safety-critical systems
  • Experience designing unit tests, automated hardware tests, and integration tests
  • Experience with one or more real-time operating systems
  • Comfortable with oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, communications protocols (CAN, I2C, SPI)
  • Strong electrical fundamentals and ability to read schematics, datasheets, and dense documentation

Nice to haves

  • Proven design of working mixed-signal electrical systems
  • Experience with aerospace communication technologies such as CCSDS telemetry and telecommands, CANaerospace, SpaceWire
  • Knowledge of bootloaders, packet formats, and low-level bit wrangling

Varda Space Industries is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Candidates and employees are always evaluated based on merit, qualifications, and performance. We will never discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability, or any other legally protected status.

Tagged as: microcontrollers, embedded firmware, C++ or C#, python, canaerospace, GIT, c programming, I2C, SPI, CAN, ccsds, spacewire

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