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Embedded Software Engineer - Thrust Vector Control

The Company

We are SpaceRyde; building Canada’s first rocket to launch small satellites! Pioneering an industry is not an easy task, but with our combination of experienced founders, high-profile investors and bright team, we have achieved many firsts. We have doubled our staff every year, and will reach space in 2022; so come join us if you’d like to work on the edge of innovation and creativity.

The Role

You will be part of the avionics team and work in a dynamic environment. You will work closely and collaborate with electrical engineers to apply your skills and knowledge to help design, develop, and test embedded firmware encompassing our in-house developed thrust vector control (TVC) system. You will be challenged daily and will need to adapt quickly to achieve tight project deadlines.

Key Responsibilities

  • Handling the day-to-day operations of the office, kitchen, and lab.

  • Order, organize and distribute office supplies and maintain inventory.

  • Establish office procedures and policies, and ensure compliance.

  • Receive and distribute incoming mails and parcels to different teams.

  • Prepare financial files and invoices for bookkeeping purposes.

  • File physical and electronic copies of invoices and other documents.

  • Pick up and drop off parts from local suppliers.

  • Arrange accommodation, travel and equipment for off-site work.

  • Assist in developing and coordinating company events to boost team morale.

  • Provide support for various teams as necessary, to meet our goals.

  • Develop the embedded firmware for SpaceRyde’s thrust vector control system.
  • Collaborate with electrical engineers and other stakeholders to understand specific requirements and use-cases.
  • Develop software that is reusable, readable, and maintainable.
  • Debug and troubleshoot issues and rapidly deploy fixes.
  • Develop test code to validate functionality and benchmark performance.
  • Document architectural design, decisions, and implementation details.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or graduate degree in software engineering, computer science, or a related field.
  • 2+ years of professional hands-on experience.
  • Experience developing, debugging, and benchmarking embedded C/C++ projects on Linux-based systems.
  • Experience using a code version control system (e.g. Git, SVN, CVS, Perforce, etc.).
  • Experience communicating technical concepts through written, verbal, and diagrams (e.g. system diagrams, UML diagrams, etc.).
  • Understanding of computer architectures and communication protocols (e.g. SPI, I2C, UART, RS232, CAN, and TCP/IP).
  • Ability to define requirements in uncertain situations and rapidly iterate design proposals.
  • Ability to self-motivate, work independently, and proactively ask questions.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and execute tasks under pressure in an Agile development environment while working with a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to work in-person. This position is not remote.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a top university.

  • 1+ year experience of general administrative work.

  • Valid G driver’s license.

  • Exceptional ability to problem-solve effectively while maintaining strong attention to details.

  • Strong Microsoft Word and Excel skills (or Google’s GSuite).

  • Excellent communicator; comfortable liaising with internal and external parties.

  • Ability to adapt to dynamic schedules, and a focus on efficiency without sacrificing quality.

BONUS SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of control theory.
  • Experience with real-time operating systems (RTOS) and ARM-based microcontrollers (e.g. STM).
  • Hands-on experience with debugging embedded hardware using multimeters, logic analyzers, or oscilloscopes.
  • Hand-on experience designing hardware at a PCB level.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a top university.

  • 1+ year experience of general administrative work.

  • Valid G driver’s license.

  • Exceptional ability to problem-solve effectively while maintaining strong attention to details.

  • Strong Microsoft Word and Excel skills (or Google’s GSuite).

  • Excellent communicator; comfortable liaising with internal and external parties.

  • Ability to adapt to dynamic schedules, and a focus on efficiency without sacrificing quality.

To apply, please send your Resume and Cover Letter to jobs@spaceryde.com