Embedded Software Engineer

45000 - 55000 per annum + competitive
13 Nov 2017
18 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
As a GNSS-RO payload software engineer, you will be part of a team laser-focused on delivering the critical data powering weather prediction models worldwide, by leveraging GPS / GNSS technology and advanced signal processing techniques in concert with our constellation of nanosatellites. You will build systems to collect and process GNSS signals in real-time, and you will have both the freedom and the responsibility to ensure that they are engineered to survive the harshest of environments: the vacuum of space. If you have both the drive to write high-performance software with a global impact, as well as a mastery of building rock-solid embedded systems, we'd love to hear from you. Responsibilities of your role: Implementing real-time digital signal processing algorithms for GNSS and testing them on a custom embedded board Implementing/Testing the onboard data handling architecture with coordination with other payloads and the satellite bus. Implementing/testing low-level data transfer and processing functions that interact with the FPGA, RF front end, and peripheral sensors. Supporting the on-ground testing campaign through the documentation / execution / analysis / debug phases. Supporting commissioning and operation of payload after launch. Validating on-orbit performance of the payload by analyzing observation data and satellite telemetry. Qualifications / Experience: Five or more years of hands-on experience working with C/C++ on large-scale software projects Familiarity with Linux, and system profiling tools like ptrace or strace Strong data analysis skills (statistics, hypothesis testing, data visualization) A detail-oriented personality; careful, ethodological, and persistent in tracking down problems Motivation for contributing to the development of a payload instrument that collects RO weather data Strong candidates will also possess skills in one or more of the following areas: Experience designing an embedded Linux system, by using e.g. Buildroot / Yocto, or by customizing an existing distribution, and familiarity with bootloaders such as U-boot Experience with designing or implementing GNSS / GPS / GPS-RO / GNSS-R systems Experience with any field related to radio science, eg, RF design, EMI diagnosis/mitigation, etc. Experience with FPGA / digital circuit design Experience with Bash, Python, Ruby, Matlab, and / or Octave Experience writing and / or troubleshooting Linux driver / Linux kernel code Experience of developing spacecraft payload / bus components Experience in systems engineering, covering the design, implementation, verification, and operation phases Sthree UK is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. - provided by Dice C++, DATA ANALYSIS, EMBEDDED LINUX, LINUX, MATLAB, PYTHON, RUBY, STATISTICS