Embedded Software Engineer

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Company: Space Micro, Inc.
Location: San Diego, CA


About Space Micro:

Space Micro, powered by Voyager Space, is an engineering-driven business focused on technology advancement for high-reliability space subsystems. Our hard-earned reputation is based on innovative, cost-effective, high-performance communications, digital, and electro-optic systems, as well as our ability to leverage commercial technologies to meet military and space requirements.

About the Position:

Space Micro Inc. is looking for an Embedded Software Engineer to join a team of designers of cutting-edge components for space applications including Software Defined Radios, Radiation Hardened Single Board Computers and Optical Equipment such as Space Rated Cameras, Star Trackers and Laser Communications. The Software Engineer will be responsible for board bring up of ARM based SoC and computers in bare-metal or various RTOS environments. (S)he will be also responsible to develop and test applications for real time, redundant and critical systems.


  • Board bring up in bare-metal, or RTOS (e.g. FreeRTOS) operating systems environments.
  • Understanding real time constraints and requirements.
  • Develop applications to specifications.
  • C, C++ programming expertise.
  • Python or any other scripting and test languages.
  • Design for testing, participate in testing and troubleshooting of software.
  • Experience with SPI, UART, I2C and Ethernet. CameraLink or SpaceWire is a plus.
  • Experience with code repository tools, issue tracking and agile development process.
  • Communicate verbal and written status updates towards project goals.
  • Work with hardware and FPGA engineers to validate design and assembly of the products.
  • Work with system engineers.



  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering. Master’s degree is preferred.
  • 7+ years of experience bringing up hardware systems with significant embedded software content.
  • C, or C++ programming expertise.
  • Experience with bare metal or real-time operating system environments.
  • Experience with Python or other scripting language.


Salary: $115,000 – $165,000


ITAR Requirement:

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.


EEO Statement:

Space Micro, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


The statements contained in this job description are intended to describe the general content and requirements for performance of this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties, responsibilities, and requirements. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter the scope of work within the framework of this job description at any time without prior notice.