Software Development Engineer

San Jose, CA
Added: February 9, 2024
Maxar Space Systems is a leading provider of comprehensive space technologies. We deliver innovative solutions to government and commercial customers helping them unlock the promise of space to solve problems on Earth and beyond. We address a broad spectrum of needs for our customers, including mission systems engineering, product design, spacecraft manufacturing, assembly, integration and testing. Maxar Space Systems is a trusted partner in commercial and government missions, combining more than 60 years of deep mission understanding with reliable performance and longevity.

Maxar is looking for a Software Development Engineer to join our team in San Jose, CA or Westminster, CO. In this role you will work with Software System Architects to design and develop software APIs that will be used to create emulators for validating the flight software embedded on commercial and civil satellites performing missions involving communication, earth observation, and lunar gateway activities.

Life with Us

Your Project: As a member of a team of Support Equipment Engineers, you will be working with requirements, developing domain knowledge, and developing specialized test systems used for flight software validation and systems integration.

Your Career: We’re very serious about professional development and continuing education at Maxar. We offer our team members the opportunity to define their own career trajectory. Our group has amazing resources to support learning and development. You will work with your supervisor, 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):

Collaborate with hardware and software leads to understand, capture, and execute on requirements and design specifications

Design, develop, and test hardware and software Application Programming Interfaces for use in Linux-based HWIL testbed applications

Support deployment and end-users, including creating/maintaining design documents, API documentation, configuration-management/continuous-integration systems, and real-time troubleshooting

Emphasis on hardware/software interfaces that are integrated into an end-to-end test system with closed-loop simulation capability

Minimum requirements for this position:

Must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident

Bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, or related field. Four additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree

Minimum of 5 years of experience in low-level Linux system engineering, integration, and testing

Experience in Application Programming Interface design and development.

Experience with real-time (Preempt RT) Linux application development concepts (scheduling, IRQ management, etc.)

Familiarity with Test-Driven Development (TDD) concepts in C/C++

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in field

Professional experience developing software using modern Test-Driven Development conventions & best-practices

Experience in simulating electrical sensor and actuator signals. Test systems used for validating GN&C control system under closed-loop control

Experience in software modeling and simulation for various devices on space vehicle subsystems

Proficiency in electrical design and integration of hardware systems and support equipment (PCB, Harness, IC, Test Equipment)

Strong understanding of Linux kernel module development concepts and conventions

Experience with RTOS (VxWorks, Greenhills Integrity, Real-time Linux, FreeRTOS)

Experience with modern cloud-based Software Development Lifecycle Management & productivity tools/workflows (Amazon EKS/EC2/ECR etc., Microsoft Azure, Google CE)

Knowledge of legacy hardware and software

FPGA design experience

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.