Astranis

The next generation of internet satellites.

Senior Flight Software Engineer

Location
San Francisco, CA
Job Type
Full-time
Experience
6+ years
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About the role

Senior Flight Software Engineer

As a Senior Flight Software Engineer at Astranis, you will be responsible for assisting with architecture, high level design decisions, development, execution, and implementation of the flight software that commands and monitors the spacecraft.

Additionally, you will mentor junior members and collaborate with other teams to ensure that the software you've implemented works on their hardware.

Role:

  • Develop Software for the Flight Computer on our Satellites
  • Develop Firmware for control boards on the satellite
  • Improve and deliver reliable software through requirements generation, continuous integration, automated testing and code reviews
  • Collaborate with multiple teams (avionics, Ground Control, Telemetry)
  • Develop software in C++ to interface with Flight computer and interface with the custom hardware on the vehicle
  • Deliver complex projects through incremental development
  • Mentor junior engineers

Requirements:

  • Experience Developing software for products in modern C++ and Python
  • Familiarity with Software Development Methodologies and Design Patterns
  • Experience with working on Communication Protocols (TCP/IP, I2C, SPI)
  • Good Communication and Written Skills
  • Passionate about Space Technology
  • Experience with Building High Availability/High Reliability systems.

Bonus:

  • Experience with embedded Linux / POSIX systems
  • Experience developing on and for VxWorks, Linux, FreeRTOS, or QNX Environments
  • Demonstrated experience building, testing, and shipping production software
  • Experience with safety critical development (FDA, FAA, Automotive)
  • Experience Board Bringup, debugging / Integration of Hardware Software

U.S. Citizenship, Lawful Permanent Residency, or Refugee/Asylee Status Required (To comply with U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the United States, or other protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3))

Our mission and our products are meant to connect the world and everyone in it, regardless of gender, 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.

Why you should join Astranis

U.S. CITIZENSHIP OR GREEN CARD REQUIRED (Note: This is due to U.S. export regulations, and we are unable to make exceptions.)

Four billion people do not have access to the internet. Astranis is going to change that. We are building the next generation of smaller, lower-cost telecommunications satellites to bring the world online.

Come work with incredibly smart people who have flown things in space before. No prior space experience needed, you just need to enjoy getting your hands dirty with real hardware and be okay with struggling to do things that seem impossibly hard.

We’re a well-funded team of over 100 world-class engineers that move fast. We raised our Series B ($90M) from Andreessen Horowitz and Venrock, launched our first satellite in 2018, secured our first major customer deal in 2019, and we’ll triple the satellite internet capacity of Alaska in 2021.

Our mission and our products are meant to connect the world and everyone in it, regardless of gender, 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.

Astranis
Founded:
Team Size:100
Location:San Francisco
Founders
John Gedmark
John Gedmark
CEO
Ryan McLinko
Ryan McLinko
CTO