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Senior Flight Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Long Beach, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2023

Vast was founded to expand humanity's frontier into the solar system and beyond. We believe that the next step on that journey is enabling manufacturing and habitation in LEO. We are building artificial gravity space stations to make this a reality. If you want to join a team that builds amazing things with the most talented people on Earth, please reach out.

Vast is looking for a Flight Software Engineer to architect and develop the onboard software systems need to command and control an artificial-gravity commercial space station.
  • Develop state machine architecture for all station systems and sub-systems
  • Work with subject matter experts to code flight software algorithms for various station systems and sub-systems
  • Work with subject matter experts to develop and interface with high fidelity physics simulator and with various devices for hardware in the loop simulations
  • Develop ground software for command and control, and for telemetry aggregation
  • Develop unit and integrated tests, and establish continuous integration framework for flight and ground software
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering or similar
  • 5+ years of experience coding in C++
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working in a continuous build and test environment
  • Familiarity with Git, Cmake, and GNU tools
  • Able to work in a Linux environment
  • Experience with Embedded Systems
  • Familiarity with the Atlassian Suite (JIRA, Bitbucket, Confluence)
  • Fault-tolerant and safety-critical software design
  • Experience developing software for complex systems such as spacecraft, aircraft or autonomous vehicles
  • Network programming experience
  • Experience working with satellite communications or telemetry systems
  • Familiarity with oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, and digital multimeters
  • Understanding of Linux kernel software and drivers
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.
Vast is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Vast is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.