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Senior Embedded Flight Software Engineer

Loft Orbital

Loft Orbital

Software Engineering
Golden, CO, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024
About Loft
Loft Federal is dedicated to providing the US national security space community with a rapid, affordable, and simplified pathway to orbit. We are a US-incorporated, wholly-owned subsidiary of Loft Orbital Solutions, Inc.
At Loft, we empower our team members with autonomy and ownership to tackle significant challenges, all while fostering a close-knit and supportive team environment. We believe that diversity, community, and inclusivity are the cornerstones of an open culture. We place significant value on kind, supportive, and team-oriented comrades with phenomenal problem-solving and communication skills.
Are you ready to embark on this exciting journey with us?

As a Senior Embedded Flight Software Engineer, you'll work on Loft Federal's software team developing applications to run on our satellites, interfacing directly with customer payloads. We are looking for engineers who are able to comprehend interconnected systems, who enjoy solving complex challenges, and who are curious about how everything. You'll be a key member of a small, agile team, and be able to participate in the full lifecycle of a satellite.

Mission Objectives

  • Design and develop software applications to run on our satellites over a distributed system running Embedded Linux.
  • Integrate, debug, and test flight software applications on satellite hardware.
  • Provide technical assistance in troubleshooting satellite issues.
  • Participate in operation of satellites.

Mission Mandates

  • C/C++ Application Development
  • Embedded Linux Experience
  • Distributed Systems
  • Proficiency with Python
  • Hardware-in-the-loop testing
  • Active DoD Secret clearance is required.
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret / Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) clearance is required.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a DoD or Intelligence Community Top Secret background investigation with at least 3 years of eligibility remaining or CE status; and SCI eligibility with current experience in SCI programs, other control systems, and/or Special Access Programs

Mission Credentials

  • Following test driven development practices
  • Clearly and concisely communicate technical problems and propose thorough, iterative solutions
  • Taste for large exposure across internal and external teams
  • Experience with communication protocols, high-level (gRPC) and low-level (custom implementation of bit-packed protocols)
  • A solid understanding of distributed systems and service oriented architectures
  • Working understanding of Docker or other containerization services

Per Colorado law, we are required to disclose the base compensation range for this role. This range is intentionally wide as we assess individuals based on their unique abilities and experience to find the best fit for our needs. Ultimately, your compensation will be determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities.
In addition to a competitive salary and benefits package, you will find a truly remarkable culture guided by transparency and collaboration and work that is challenging and meaningful. We can't wait to meet you and see what you may add to our team!
Salary Range
$100,000$180,000 USD


Posting Statement

Loft Federal is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, disability, or pregnancy.

If you require assistance due to a disability applying for an open position, please submit a request to us at recruiting@loftfederal.com.

Research shows that while men apply to jobs where they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other marginalized people tend to only apply when they meet 100% of the qualifications. At Loft, we value respectful debate and people who aren’t afraid to challenge assumptions. We strongly encourage you to apply, even if you don’t ‘check all the boxes'. We welcome all.
No outside recruiters, please.
Loft Federal does not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency resumes and will not pay any third-party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement with Loft Federal.