Turion Space

Space debris removal and satellite servicing

Flight Software Engineer at Turion Space

$80k - $120k
Irvine, CA
Job Type
1+ years
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Tyler James Pierce
Tyler James Pierce

About the role

As a Flight Software Engineer, you will assist in the development, execution, and implementation of the flight software that commands and monitors the spacecraft.


  • Implement software for automated testing at component, functional and system levels, including HITL (Hardware in the Loop) testing
  • Implement low level software to interface with various spacecraft components
  • Design, develop and validate spacecraft flight software, ground software, and simulation software
  • Perform Flight Software verification, validation, and integration
  • Assist in recruiting, interviewing, and hiring additional teammates to our rapidly-growing team


  • Bachelor of Science degree in CS, EE (or equivalent background knowledge)
  • Experience with embedded systems programming (C/C++)
  • Experience with Linux and shell command line tools
  • Familiarity with commonly used protocols and standards for spacecraft communications, such as CCSDS, CAN, Spacewire
  • Experience of implementing real-time systems and software solutions on spacecraft missions
  • Demonstrated ability to personally design, build, and test hardware and/or software from scratch
  • Capable of identifying and solving complex problems with little to no supervision or direction
  • Must be able to work extended hours and weekends as needed

Preferred skills and experience

  • Experience with reading schematics and datasheets, debugging circuits that interface with embedded software, from debugger to logic analyzer to oscilloscope
  • Experience with Python (or other high-level OO scripting language(s))
  • A basic knowledge in the following areas: debris removal, end-of-life, in-orbit servicing

Why you should join Turion Space

Turion Space was formed with the vision of building the technology required for humanity's interplanetary future. Our short-term goal is to solve the most significant threat to that vision - orbital debris. The exponential growth of spacecraft and launch vehicles entering Earth's orbits has dramatically increased the risk of collisions. Even a small number of these conjunctions will lead to the inaccessibility of the final frontier. We are developing the technology to stabilize this threat. This challenge will also serve as a test-bed for future asteroid resource extraction.