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Embedded Software Engineer

Axiom Space

Axiom Space

Software Engineering
Webster, TX, USA
Posted on Tuesday, August 8, 2023

OVERVIEW: Axiom Space is the commercial leader in human spaceflight and on-orbit research & manufacturing services, steered by a team of experts and guided by the vision of a thriving home in space that benefits every human, everywhere. Axiom provides unprecedented access to the International Space Station today while building and operating its successor – the world’s first international commercial space station – to improve life on Earth and foster possibilities beyond it. Our mission-driven team is seeking a bold and dynamic Embedded Software Engineer who is preoccupied with big questions: Where do we go from here? What are the limits of innovation and exploration? How do we continue to evolve as a species?

NASA chose Axiom Space to develop its next-generation astronaut spacesuits for the Artemis lunar missions. These new spacesuits built by Axiom Space will provide astronauts with advanced capabilities for space exploration, while providing commercially developed human systems needed to access, live, and work in microgravity as well as on and around the Moon.

SUMMARY: Our team is looking for an energetic and dynamic Embedded Graphics Software Engineer who will primarily be responsible for the design, development, and test of embedded and support software for the Axiom Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Spacesuit.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsibilities will include the development, testing and deployment of embedded software to support UI/UX solutions.
  • Create, test, and integrate embedded software in prototype and flight environments, in alignment with our core value of
  • Communicate with subject matter experts across disciplines, users, and management through the software test and development, in alignment with our core value of
  • Maintain the integrity of our disciplined software configuration and management processes.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, software engineering, computer engineering or related field.
  • 3+ years of experience developing software for microcontrollers and embedded systems, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience delivering graphics APIs, graphics drivers or Game Engine subsystems for graphics
  • Experience with either DirectX/Vulkan/OpenGL
  • Collaborate with cross-functional engineering teams to deliver innovation into AR/VR products
  • Experience working with Embedded Linux
  • Experience using operating systems (e.g., Linux, VxWorks, RTEMS) and communications protocols (e.g., UART, SPI, I2C) to interface with spaceflight hardware.
  • Proficient with code in C/C++
  • Experience with development of NASA safety critical software.
  • Familiar with NASA core Flight System software.
  • Knowledge of QT Software Ecosystem preferred
  • Knowledge of ray tracing, rasterization, and linear algebra preferred
  • Experience with low level performance profiling and optimization preferred
  • Experience implementing 3D graphics features such as lighting, effects, shaders, and other low-level systems preferred
  • Experience with firmware development preferred

Essential Functions

Work Environment: Generally, an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on the task.

Requirements

  • Must be able to complete a U.S. government background investigation.
  • Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which the position is advertised.
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship or US Permanent Residency is a requirement for this position.

Physical Requirements

  • Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods (90% of the time). May require lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs. (5% of the time).
  • Equipment and Machines
  • Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, printer, etc.).

Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skill
  • Excellent communication skill, verbal and written
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Result oriented personality with a creative approach to problem solving
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and produce timely results
  • Self-motivated

Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity
  • Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods
  • Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources
  • Teamwork - Eager and able to work in a collaborative and cross-disciplinary fashion in a fast-paced, dynamic, and deadline-oriented environment

Axiom Space is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Axiom Space does not discriminate on the basis of race, regional color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.