embedded system

Please review the job details below.

Maxar is currently seeking an Embedded Flight Software Engineer to join our team in Westminster, CO. We are also open to remote locations. In this role, you will work on a variety of challenging projects including NASA’s OSAM-1 (On-Orbit Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing) program or, Artemis PPE (the Power Propulsion Element) program - the Human Landing System destined for the moon, or pLEO (proliferated Low Earth Orbit spacecrafts) programs!

Life with Us

Your Project: You will be responsible for applying advanced technical skillsets with C/C++ software development for embedded systems. Your primary responsibility will be to generate code, but you will also be intimately involved in testing, debugging, integration, and operational testing.

Your Career: We are very serious about professional development and continuing education at Maxar. We offer our team members with the opportunity to define their own career trajectory. Our group has amazing resources to support learning and development. You will work with your manager, or a mentor, to set goals and design a development plan to advance your career.

What We Offer: Time for dedicated professional development, conference attendance, corporate partner and industry training, peer group collaboration, hackathons, as well as paid certifications, education reimbursement and student loan forgiveness.

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

  • You will write software for embedded Real-time Operating Systems (RTOS)
  • Develop, document and maintain architectures, requirements, algorithms, interfaces and designs for software systems with Agile methodologies
  • 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

Minimum Requirements for this position:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Bachelor’s degree in software engineering, computer science, or related field. Four additional years of experience may be substituted for a degree
  • At minimum of 2 years software development experience.  A Master’s degree will be considered in lieu of 2 years of professional related experience.
  • Embedded C++ programing skills working in a related field

Preferred Qualifications: These skills would be amazing:

  • Master’s degree or PhD in a related field
  • VxWorks or similar RTOS experience
  • Experience on SpaceWire (SpW) and Time Triggered Ethernet (TTE) architectures
  • Experience with Ada programming language
  • 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
  • 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


Our salary ranges are market-driven and set to allow for flexibility. Individual pay will be competitive based on a candidate’s unique set of knowledge, skills, and geographic diversity, with earnings potential commensurate with experience. The range for this position is:

$77,000.00 - $129,000.00 annually.


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.

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United States, Westminster, CO - Remote (United States) - San Jose, CA
Posted 3 months ago
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