We Mine Asteroids

Embedded Software Engineer

$100K - $140K
Huntington Beach, CA, US
Job Type
3+ years
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Jose Acain
Jose Acain

About the role

About the Company

At AstroForge, our mission is to make space resources accessible on Earth. We mine asteroids to extract valuable minerals in space at a lower cost and smaller carbon footprint than current terrestrial mining methods. We offer a unique opportunity to join an exciting team looking to expand humanity’s capabilities in space.

Job Description:

AstroForge is thrilled to offer an exceptional opportunity for a skilled Embedded Software Engineer to join our innovative team. The chosen candidate will play a pivotal role in developing and maintaining the embedded software that flies our deep-space missions, allowing us to quickly iterate while ensuring reliability and safety.


  • Develop and maintain embedded software for spacecraft systems, ensuring reliability, safety, and performance.
  • Write hardware drivers that interface with spacecraft sensors and actuators such as IMUs, reaction wheels, and star trackers
  • Collaborate with the avionics team to integrate software with embedded systems and peripherals.
  • Participate in the full software development lifecycle, including design, implementation, testing, and documentation.
  • Troubleshoot and debug software issues, both independently and as part of a team.
  • Adhere to industry standards and best practices for embedded software development.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field.
  • Experience in embedded software development, preferably in aerospace or a related field.
  • Proficiency in programming languages such as C, C++, or assembly language.
  • Familiarity with ARM processors, Cortex M architecture, and microcontroller programming.
  • Knowledge of communication protocols such as UART, I2C, and RS422.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Ability to work onsite in Huntington Beach, CA


  • 100% paid medical, dental, and life insurance coverage
  • Vision and FSA benefits available
  • 3 weeks of PTO + 1 week of sick time
  • 10 paid Holidays
  • Retirement savings plan – 401(k), with company match
  • Equity on the ground floor of a startup


  • 100k - 140k

**ITAR Requirements
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S.,protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

About AstroForge

AstroForge is a deep space asteroid mining company based in Huntington Beach, California. The company was founded by Matt Gialich and Jose Acain, who have over a decade of experience working in aerospace at NASA, SpaceX, and Virgin Orbit. AstroForge plans to tap into the unlimited amount of resources that exist in space utilizing our small exploration and mining satellites capable of recovering large amounts of rare earth metals per mission.

Team Size:10
Location:Huntington Beach, CA
Jose Acain
Jose Acain
Matt Gialich
Matt Gialich