Software Engineer, ADS-B at Spire
Glasgow, GB
As a software engineer at Spire, you will operate as part of the ADS-B engineering team that iterates on hardware design and interfaces with the R&D, manufacturing, and operations teams to design, assemble, test and operate payloads on Spire’s satellites.

Ideal candidates will embrace the commercialisation of nanosatellite systems and adapt to low-cost, fast-paced systems design, development, and implementation methodologies that set Spire apart from our competition. In this fast-paced environment, the design to launch cycle is measured in weeks and months, not years.


Responsibilities of your role:

Design and implement satellite payload software on embedded Linux platform
Be hands-on in laboratory and manufacturing environments during testing, integration, and qualification of flight systems
Provide support and analysis for on-orbit operations of satellites


Qualifications / Experience:

Extensive experience with C and C++: application SW, data manipulation, concurrency, etc.
Extensive experience with build systems: Make, CMake, QMake, etc
Experience with efficient and robust implementation of complex algorithms
Software Design with memory, processor, and real-time constraints
Test frameworks: Google Test, PyUnit, or similar
Strong Linux skills: extensive CLI/scripting familiarity, drivers, etc.
Scripting familiarity: Python, Bash, etc.


Strong candidates will also possess skills in one or more of the following areas:

Domain knowledge (ADS-B, RF, Space)
Data analysis and visualisation
Embedded OS (FreeRTOS, Yocto Embedded Linux)
C or C++ development for embedded systems
General hardware skills (EE, PCB, PSI)
FPGA expertise (verilog, VHDL)