Flight Software Developers (non-classified)

Galaxy Technology Hires LLC - Pasadena, CA

Are you ready to join a team guided by a singular vision? One that’s dedicated to being diverse, inclusive and united in their team’s values and strong support of each other? Then look no further.

Our client innovates across all domains: from land and sea to air, space, and cyberspace. Constant innovation is made possible by a strong culture and an unwavering vision that’s shared by employees across the globe – a vision of one global team creating trusted, innovative solutions to make the world a safer place.

This opportunity is located at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, just outside of Los Angeles, where some of the most cutting-edge research meets the world’s most innovative technology. If you're interested and would like to learn more about this employment opportunity, please submit your application, and you may also send your resume directly to one of our Recruiters at: recruiting@galaxytekhires.com


The successful candidate will be a member of the Flight Software development team for a planetary mission. The candidate will take part in software engineering activities associated with the delivery of embedded flight software (FSW) products for large-scale project. This assignment will include implementation of functional spacecraft capabilities that falls in areas of spacecraft command, communication, data management, fault protection, etc.

The software engineer will work under a lead software engineer to understand the required capabilities of the functional area to determine the software approach for the development. This work includes software level peer reviews, and will also include formal testing of peer-developed capabilities.

Work activities include, but are not limited to:
  • Working with systems engineers, Flight Software peers and Flight Software architects to understand requirements allocated to a specified module and develop a design approach for the module
  • Providing requirements feedback and functions specs feedback to systems engineers
  • Developing and reviewing implementation approaches
  • Developing the associated code following strict project coding guidelines and process requirements
  • Developing, executing and analyzing unit tests verifying satisfaction of module requirements, proper implementation of interfaces and code coverage
  • Performing Software-in-the-loop(SWIL) and Hardware-in-the-loop(HWIL) integration and testing

Education and Years of Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science (CS) or computer related engineering field with a minimum 6 years of recent related experience

Required Skills:
  • Six years of software engineering with 4 years of recent real-time embedded flight software experience
  • Recent background in flight software development with specific recent experience in the following languages and operating systems: C/C++ (proficient), Linux, WindRiver VxWorks and/or GreenHills Integrity RTOS
  • Recent experience with inter-process communication (IPC) mechanisms
  • Advanced knowledge of principles, theories, concepts and techniques in developing, modifying, debugging, releasing and maintaining real-time and embedded software systems for mission-critical aerospace applications

Desired Skills:
  • Strong verbal and written communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills with ability to work in a team environment
  • Experience debugging software/hardware interactions and possible failure modes
  • Space flight experience is strongly preferred
  • Recent experience with device driver development and software/hardware interfaces for both custom and commercial hardware
  • Familiarity with Python

Posted On: Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Position Contact
Brandon Garrett
President and Founder

Brandon Garrett is a recruiting leader that has been in the business for over 15 years. He has successfully built teams for some of the most high-caliber, cutting edge companies in the world. He has successfully recruited top-notch engineers, scientists and technical professionals within 6 of 7 continents across the globe. Some of his ambitious recruits are currently working on technology that will explore other planets and systems among our solar system, as well as launch and carry humans to Mars, leading humanity to the next giant step in evolution, of becoming a multi-planetary species.

Feel free to contact Brandon directly regarding this opening at: brandon@galaxytekhires.com

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