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*filled* Flight Software Developer at JPL (CA)



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Skills: Flight Software C Python Linux WindRiver VxWorks

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 Flight Software Developer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA.

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.

The successful candidate will support Flight Software development for a planetary mission. As well as take part in software engineering activities associated with the delivery of embedded flight software (FSW) products for large-scale project. This assignment will include implementation of functional spacecraft capability that falls in areas of spacecraft command, communication, data management, fault protection, etc.

The software engineer will work under a lead software engineer to understand the required capabilities of the functional area to determine the software approach for the development. This work includes software level peer reviews, and will also include formal testing of peer-developed capabilities.

Work Activities:
Work with systems engineers, Flight Software peers and Flight Software architects to understand requirements allocated to a specified module and develop a design approach for the module
Provide requirements feedback and functions specs feedback to systems engineers
Develop and review implementation approaches
Develop the associated code following project coding guidelines process requirements
Develop, execute and analyze unit tests verifying satisfaction of module requirements, proper implementation of interfaces and code coverage
Create sandbox builds of the module integrated with other modules and execute using a simulated spacecraft environment in both workstation and hardware in the loop test beds

Required Clearance:
Clearance is not required for this position

Required Skills:
Six years of software engineering with 4 years of recent embedded flight software experience
Recent background in flight software development with specific recent experience in the following languages and operating systems: C, Python, Linux, WindRiver VxWorks
Recent experience with distributed computing and inter-process communication (IPC) mechanisms
Recent experience with device driver development and software/hardware interfaces for both custom and commercial hardware
Advanced knowledge of principles, theories, concepts and techniques in developing, modifying, debugging, releasing and maintaining real-time and embedded software systems for mission-critical aerospace applications

Desired Skills:
Strong verbal and written communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills with ability to work in a team environment
Experience debugging software/hardware interactions and possible failure modes
Space flight experience is strongly preferred

The work is required to be done in Pasadena CA

Education and Years of Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in a computer related engineering field with a minimum 6 years of recent related experience

Due to contractual requirements, only U.S Citizens will be considered.
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