• Software Integration Engineer - New Shepard

    Job Locations US-WA-Kent
    Category
    New Shepard
    Job ID
    2928
  • Overview

    As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will develop and verify the high integrity and safety critical software for various spaceflight systems. Together, our team develops the flight, experimental payload and ground software that controls, commands and monitors autonomous spacecraft. Our Software Integration Engineers take a leading role in making our software work in the real world. This hands-on position requires a commitment to quality and attention to detail commensurate with safe human spaceflight and provides an opportunity to directly impact the history of human space exploration. As such, this position will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.

    Responsibilities

    • Collaborate with software, hardware, controls, systems, and operations engineers to produce seamlessly integrated systems
    • Implement software changes in C/C++ and Python to both flight code and test infrastructure
    • Plan, implement, and perform end-to-end software integration tests to assure launch mission success and human safety
    • Provide real-time software technical support during ground and flight operations
    • Identify opportunities for safety improvements and operational cost savings
    • Think creatively to find the simplest solutions to problems, even if that means no software is needed at all
    • Integrate and qualify all software products, including avionics hardware drivers, command and data handling software, and guidance and control applications, Develop and execute hardware-in-the-loop software tests, on-vehicle functional tests, and flight tests

    Qualifications

     Minimum of a B.S. degree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, or related field
     3+ years of software development experience, preferably in C/C++
     Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
     Strong organizational skills
     Innovative problem solver with an interest in spacecraft systems development
     Ability to work independently and as part of a team on rapid development program

    Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum

    Desired

    • Experience or training in formal systems engineering, including requirements modeling, analysis, and verification
    • 5+ years of experience of developing and testing real-time embedded systems and control systems
    • Experience with real-time and/or safety-critical software development
    • Experience with vehicle attitude and position sensors, launch vehicle sensors, hydraulic or electromechanical actuation systems, including GPS, accelerometers, rate gyros, pressure or temperature sensors, solenoids, servos, etc.
    • Experience with real time operating systems, Linux, GNU toolchain, Python, MATLAB/Simulink, serial communications, IP networking
    • Experience working with oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, signal generators, JTAG, etc
    • Familiarity with latest FPGA development

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