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Red Canyon Sofware - Exploring Other Planets, Improving Our Own

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*filled* Spacecraft Flight Software Engineer

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Do you want to help a small company make a BIG difference in space? Do you take ownership of your job and responsibility for your actions? Then come work for Red Canyon and help us continue our mission of helping mankind reach the stars!

Red Canyon is seeking a self-motivated, detail oriented, goal driven individual to be a flight software engineer on the Orion spacecraft. The work will be performed on-site at Lockheed Martin in Denver, Colorado.

After reading the below requirements and responsibilities, if you feel you are the perfect candidate, please email your Word formatted resume and cover letter (in the body of the email) that details how your experience and education are a perfect match for our requirements.

Job Responsibilities:
Perform Flight Software development using C++ for Guidance, Navigation, Control, and Propulsion (GNCP) of the Orion vehicle.
• Coding in C++ and leveraging related development tools and environments will be the major focus for this role.
• Familiarity with the software development cycle and ability to apply design patterns and good coding standards is highly desired.
• Familiarity with real time embedded programming, and model driven development is a plus. Background in Agile methodologies is desired.
• Candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills and an ability to work effectively in a rapid paced, team environment

• C++
• VxWorks
• Guidance, Navigation, & Control (GNC)
• Agile
• Strong written and verbal communication
• Energetic, self-motivated, team player
• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related field
• All candidates must be able to pass a background screening
• U.S. Citizen


Red Canyon Engineering and Software: “Exploring Other Planets, Improving our Own”

Red Canyon Engineering and Software develops cutting-edge technology to help humankind explore space and other planets, as well as advanced renewable resources on Earth. We are proud to be involved with important missions ranging from searching for water on Mars, to analyzing the composition of distant comets, and building the next human spacecraft. Our clients include government agencies such as NASA, JPL, DOD, NOAA, and NREL, in addition to prime contractors such as Lockheed Martin, Millennium Engineering & Integration, Honeywell, KBRWyle, and a.i. solutions. Our disciplines include systems engineering, mechanical design, structural analysis, real time flight and ground software, simulation software, user interface software, and mission management software. We help our contractors with the full life cycle of product development from requirements to test and delivery.

Some of the programs we have previously or currently worked on include: Mars 98, Odyssey 01, Stardust, Genesis and Deep Impact, Mars Phoenix, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Orion, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, GOES-R, OSIRIS-REx, Maven, JUNO, Grail, and the MarsFlight and LunarSIM Simulation. We also work on classified programs.

Red Canyon is located in scenic Denver, Colorado. We are a small company that maintains a flat organization to decrease our overhead and costs to our customers. Our number one focus is to solve some of the most complicated engineering problems humankind is facing.

We have a fun and talented team of engineers and we are committed to our engineers continued success and development. Included in our employment package are immediate HUBZone bonus, health benefits, profit sharing, referral bonuses, and a generous 401(K) retirement plan.

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