Software - Embedded Software Test and Validation Engineer

Permanent employee, Full-time · Munich

Your mission
Here at The Exploration Company we are developing, producing, and operating Nyx, a modular and reusable space orbital vehicle that can eventually be refuelled in orbit, and which carries cargo - and potentially humans in the longer run. 

We want you as a talented Embedded Software Test & Validation Engineer to help us in our mission by supporting the development of our flight software. 

You will be successful in this role if you are able to help us: 
  • Implementing reliable onboard software respecting our schedule
  • Define and implement test cases on unit and integration level
  • Ensure the quality of our flight software 

In your capacity as an Embedded Software Engineer your role will be continuously evolving, but day to day your duties will include: 
  • Developing the flight software code
  • Defining and implementing unit tests
  • Defining and implementing integration tests
  • Performing code reviews
  • Setting up Hardware- and Software-in-the-Loop tests

What we would love to see from you
You bring the following experience:
  • Strong coding skills with C/C++
  • Knowledge of embedded systems
  • Understanding of Linux Operating Systems
  • Knowledge of computer architecture, FPGA SoC platforms, networks, and electronics
  • Good communication skills in order to understand the requirements of different systems and propose convincing solutions

The following experience would be a plus:

  • Experience in systems-level C (kernels, device drivers, hypervisors)
  • Knowledge of real-time operating systems
  • Experience with flight software
Why you should join us
At The Exploration Company, we are democratizing space exploration i.e., by making it affordable, available, and open. Our high-impact team is driven by competence, impact, and efficiency. We are doers, team players, and problem solvers.  Our culture is driven by technology, learning by doing, and passion for what we do.  

What makes us special here at The Exploration Company and why we think you will enjoy working here is: 
  • We’re Agile - we make decisions fast whilst keeping our goals and systems in mind. 
  • We’re Open and Collaborative - we are transparent about risks and obstacles so that we can cooperate together to overcome them. 
  • We have a lot of Fun - we refuel our energy knowing we are democratising space. It’s a wonderful and rare opportunity, are YOU up for the challenge? 

We'd love to hear from you if you wish to be a part of our journey. Please submit your CV now for immediate consideration and we will be in touch shortly. 
About us
The Exploration Company develops, produces and operates Nyx, a modular and reusable orbital vehicle that can eventually be refuelled in orbit, and which carries cargo - and potentially humans in the longer run.

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