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Senior Flight Software Engineer

Company: Loft Orbital
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Loft Orbital provides the fastest and simplest path to orbit for organizations that require information from space. We operate satellites, fly customer payloads onboard, and handle the entire mission from initial concept through in-orbit operations. This service is powered by our hardware and software products that enable any payload to fly on a standard satellite, reducing the lead-time and risk of a traditional space mission. Our customers trust us to manage their space infrastructure, so they can focus on what matters most to them: their payload and their data.
At Loft, youll be given the autonomy and ownership to solve significant challenges, but with a close-knit and supportive team at your back. We believe that diversity and community are the foundation of an open culture. We are committed to hiring the best people regardless of background and make their time at Loft the most fulfilling period of their career. With a wave of exciting customer traction, we are scaling up our team quickly across our software, hardware, and aerospace teams and within our three offices located in San Francisco, CA; Golden, CO; and Toulouse, France.

  • Architect, design and write high-quality software for the satellite following best practices such as modularity, maintainability, testability and efficiency
  • Perform SW/FW/HW integration to provide a fully functional software solution
  • Develop unit tests, component tests and continuous integration for your code
  • Perform hands-on board bring-up and debugging
    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
    • Ability to work both independently as well as part of a multi-disciplined team
    • Ability to learn and adopt to new technologies
    • Demonstrable history of thinking outside-the-box, without losing sight of reality
      Must Haves
      • 5+ years experience writing C or C++ for RTOS and embedded applications
      • Expertise with Linux kernel, device driver and BSP development
      • Experience with local and remote debugging concepts and tools (gdb)
      • Experience with hardware interfacing and understanding of communication protocols (DMA, SPI, UART, LVDS, Ethernet, SpaceWire)
      • In-depth knowledge of different processor technologies such as: ARM, PPC, LEON, OpenRISC, and SoC
      • Strong written and verbal communication skills
        Nice to Haves
        • Experience with Linux compilation toolchains (Yocto, buildroot)
        • Experience with SW development for aerospace or safety-critical applications
        • Experience with hypervisor and/or container virtualization techniques
        • Experience with Single Event Upset (SEU) mitigation mechanisms

Keywords: Loft Orbital, San Francisco , Senior Flight Software Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , San Francisco, California

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