Software Engineer

Valley Tech Systems
Company: Valley Tech Systems
Location: Folsom, CA

About Valley Tech Systems:

Valley Tech Systems, a Voyager Space company, is an innovative engineering company that is leading the way in controllable solid propulsion and open architecture airborne intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) technologies. VTS’ innovative solutions address technology needs across the U.S. Government and commercial space industry. reentry systems, missile defense, commercial and DoD space launch systems, small launch vehicles, and payloads.

At VTS our mission is to supply the most advanced and innovative solutions to complex problems found in Department of Defense weapon systems. We approach these problems using a “mission-focused”, “customer first” engineering approach. Working at VTS means you will be engaging with industry pioneers at a small company who all work collaboratively to make big things happen.

About the Position:

General Requirements:

  • Valley Tech Systems believes in consistent, positive, cooperative, self-motivated professional behavior—we expect all employees to contribute as necessary to get the job done.
  • Unless otherwise stated in the requirements section of an individual job description, our positions require U.S.Citizenship, U.S. Permanent Residency, or other status as a U.S. Person as defined by 8 USC 1324b (a) (3). Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level.


Basic Function:

  • Excitement and eagerness to learn and apply new technologies in the airborne intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance mission space.
  • Development and application of advanced methods, theories, and research techniques in applying software to solve challenging problems.
  • The entry level position will provide opportunities to work directly with technical peers, chief engineers, systems engineering and program managers within the company.


This job requires the candidate to perform software engineering tasks, inclusive of those identified below, with minimal supervision:

  •  Performs software analysis, design, development, and testing of software products
  • Collaborates with software and systems engineers on product through all phases of software development
  • Evaluates commercial and free or open-source software (FOSS) technologies that can be utilized within our
    software products
  • Conceptualize and prototype alternate architecture approaches
  • Contributes to the creation of briefing material used at customer reviews and technical interchange meetings
  • Other related job duties, as assigned



Required: Zero (0) years to two (2) years of experience in Engineering or Computer Science
Preferred: Current DoD Top Secret SCI Security Clearance



Required: Bachelor’s degree in the field of Engineering or Computer Science from an accredited university



  • Experience with C, C++, or similar systems programming languages targeting Linux platforms
  • A high level of comfort using command line interfaces
  • Experience writing shell and/or Python scripts to automate tasks
  • An understanding of network protocols, IP addressing, subnet masking, etc
  • A basic understanding of object-oriented software design principles, distributed computing concepts, and embedded software concepts
  • Ability to multi-task in a highly collaborative team environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively, with an emphasis on verbal and written communication



Competitive with industry standard.