Senior Embedded Software Engineer

Irvine, California, United States


Full Time

20 days ago

Job description

Turion Space is seeking skilled Embedded Software engineers. We are a new space startup that is growing fast with one satellite in space and at least 6 more planned in the next two years.

As a Senior Embedded Software Engineer, you will work directly with the Turion team to assist in the architecture, development, and testing of the flight software that commands and monitors our spacecraft fleet. In your role as a flight software engineer you will directly impact the architecture of the vehicle's software and computer systems as the missions increase in complexity. 

Day to day tasks include bus design, software architecture planning, driver development, complex mission capabilities implementation, fault detection isolation and recovery implementation, as well as coordinating with other teams. 

Well qualified candidates with relevant prior experience will be considered for the position of Senior Flight Software Engineer. If a candidate performs well there is the potential for promotion to flight software lead within 4 to 6 months. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Establish the architecture, and execute the design, development and maintenance of reliable and fault tolerant software
  • Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary engineering team
  • Implement software to meet requirements while managing interfaces with multiple spacecrafts subsystems and ground systems hardware
  • Develop command and control software for spacecraft flight and payload electronics
  • Develop and participate in test campaigns ranging from unit-level to automated testing at the subsystem and system-level
  • Develop documentation for operation and interface with software products

Minimum Qualifications

  • An engineering degree in computer science, computer engineering, or equivalent
  • 5+ years of demonstrated applicable experience in high reliability software development
  • Developing concurrent code with asynchronous Rust
  • Software development expertise in embedded environments, working with:C or C++
  • Experience programing on embedded ARM cores supporting SoC architectures and working in a Linux or bare-metal environment
  • Understanding of processor architecture and writing code to optimize for speed and size
  • Experience with software development processes including: source control, bug tracking, and design documentation
  • Comfortable working in a dynamic and fast-paced development environment
Preferred Skills and Experience
  • Advanced degree in Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, or equivalent and 8+ years experience
  • Experience working within an agile framework
  • Knowledge of Ethernet, SPI, I2C, UART, and PCIe interfaces
  • Experience with software running in autonomous, fault critical systems
  • Experience developing, deploying and maintaining software product lines
  • Background in dynamics and control systems


  • Vacation / Paid Sick Time/ Family Leave
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401(k) Plan 
  • Stock Options

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