Senior / Principal Embedded Software Engineer

Full Time

  • Work from home
  • No Travel Required

Job Description

Please review the job details below.

Responsibilities may include at least one or more of the following:

What you'll do day-to-day (with your colleagues):

  • Write software for embedded Real-time Operating Systems (RTOS)
  • Develop, document and maintain architectures, requirements, algorithms, interfaces and designs for software systems
  • Develop software verification plans, unit level and open loop test suites, and procedures, executing the test procedures and documenting test results to ensure software system requirements are met
  • Perform software product life cycle management
  • Develop, select, tailor and deploy software processes, tools and metrics
  • Serve as a subject matter expert for software domains, processes and system-specific issues
  • Higher-level positions will lead technical projects and mentor team members


Minimum requirements for this position:
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent Resident
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or related field. Four additional years of professional experience may be substituted for a bachelor's degree; Master's degree may be considered in lieu of 2 years of professional experience; a Ph.D. may be considered in lieu of 2 years of professional experience.
  • Minimum of 8 years of software development experience; or 8 years of relevant work experience as a software engineer
  • Previous experience in software development, management systems


Preferred Qualifications Successful candidates will have some combination of the following capabilities, experience and skills:

  • Our software is written for embedded Real-time Operating Systems (RTOS), so an understanding of RTOS concepts is highly desirable (e.g. Greenhills Integrity, VxWorks, or RTEMS.)
  • Demonstrated ability to implement maintainable software in C/C++ or ADA; Written software in C++, ADA
  • Demonstrated facility with software revision control systems and workflows (e.g. Git, CVS)
  • Familiarity with spacecraft Attitude Control Systems
  • Develop and maintain code and integrate software components into a fully functional software system, specifically for Attitude Control Systems
  • Previous experience as a software project lead
  • Ability to develop software verification plans, unit level and open loop test suites and procedures, executing the test procedures and documenting test results to ensure software system requirements are met
  • Expert embedded C++ programing skills on multicore-processor architecture
  • Experience in one of the following areas:
    • Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC). Ability to read flows, understand control laws, able to convert MATLAB code to C++ or Ada
    • Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) Fault Detection, Isolation, and Recovery (FDIR)
    • Thermal systems
    • Command and telemetry processing
    • Embedded systems architecture
    • Infrastructure - I/O, Operating systems, drivers, hardware interfaces
  • Experience on SpaceWire (SpW) and Time Triggered Ethernet (TTE) architectures
  • Experience with satellite software development from inception to launch
  • Experience with large-scale satellite software development projects
  • Experience with CMMI-3 or other structured software development frameworks
  • Ability to work in a highly-collaborative environment with hands-off, remote management


Maxar employees must follow all applicable Maxar policies and COVID-19 requirements as well as those of Maxar customers and third parties. Individual job requirements may vary, and Maxar reserves the right to modify its policies and requirements as it deems appropriate in accordance with applicable law.

Maxar Technologies values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.