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SSRD Test Asset Software Engineer

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Capella is at the forefront of making vital information about our world accessible in a timely manner. We’re leveraging proven technologies and building new capabilities to create a constellation of SAR satellites that can collect information about any spot on the planet within an hour.

At Capella you’ll work in a collaborative team environment, alongside smart people with a history of space mission success. No prior space experience is needed—we’re looking for people excited about tackling seemingly impossible challenges, learning new skills and concepts, and helping each other achieve success.

Our mission and our products are meant to understand the whole world and help everyone in it, regardless of race, creed, or any other distinction. We believe in a diverse and inclusive workplace, and we encourage all people to join our team and bring their unique perspective to help make us stronger.

We value diversity at Capella and welcome applications from those who are traditionally underrepresented in tech. If you like the sound of this position but are not sure if you are the perfect fit, please apply!

About the Space Systems R&D Team

The Space Systems R&D Team is a multidisciplinary team within the Engineering department. We keep our eye out for the state-of-the-art technologies and bring them to the space vehicle to implement the product road map. Team members work across the organization to collaborate on requirements and implementation approaches to deliver innovative new systems.

About The Role

The testbed engineering team is responsible for maintaining flight-like spacecraft ground systems, developing requirements for improved simulation hardware and software tools to enhance automated testing capability, maintaining configuration control of assets, managing the creation of additional testbeds as needed, and managing the ground software deployment configurations that allow operators to remotely exercise all the features of that testbed. The Test Asset Software Engineer will work with a multidisciplinary team to develop, troubleshoot, and manage tools to increase the reliability, utility, and capability of our satellite testbeds. You will work directly with the R&D, Production, and Satellite Operations teams and develop a fundamental understanding of how we build and test our satellites.

Desired Qualifications (Not All Are Expected):

  • 3+ years of experience testing and troubleshooting electronics and avionics systems in a hardware R&D lab environment
  • Proficiency in Python, Matlab, C++, or another modern programming language Familiarity with test automation and scaling
    Hands on experience in creating Ansible playbooks and modules
    Experience working with Docker or Kubernetes
  • Familiarity working with hardware AWS deployments and infrastructure

Bonus Points

  • Experience with Altium design tools or other similar electronic CAD tools Knowledge of oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, and other test equipment
Capella Space
Capella Space

United States, San Francisco, CA or Boulder, CO

Posted 15d ago

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