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Software Engineer - Propulsion Systems

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 responsible for the design and implementation of software for the purpose of controlling and operating ground-based and flight propulsion systems. As a member of the propulsion team, you will work on a variety of projects, from the operation of our propulsion test facility to developing control systems to deploy on the propellant management systems on our rocket. 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.

  • Define project requirements up to and through deployment to produce robust and reusable software.
  • Collaborate with the Avionics team to develop software to operate the propulsion systems on our flight vehicle.
  • Collaborate with other propulsion engineers to develop software to operate test articles related to our propulsion systems.
  • Maintain, improve and expand the software used to operate our propulsion test facility.
  • Support and participate in test campaigns for flight hardware validation, enabling rapid debugging and expansion of the software systems used.
  • Support launch and flight operations.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or graduate degree in Software, Mechatronics or Aerospace engineering.
  • 2+ years of experience in software development (internship and design team experience is applicable) in at least one of Python, C, or C++.
  • Experience using Linux and comfortable using command-line interface.
  • Experience using a code version control system (e.g. Git, SVN, CVS, Perforce, etc.).
  • Experience writing tests using a testing framework.
  • Understanding of, and experience with, concurrent programming and best practices.
  • Experience communicating technical concepts through written, verbal, and diagrams (e.g. system diagrams, UML diagrams, etc.).
  • 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

  • General understanding of rocket propulsion systems and components.
  • Hands-on experience with embedded systems.
  • Experience with real-time operating systems (RTOS).
  • Previous exposure to satellite, rocket or aircraft avionics/computer systems.
  • Working knowledge of ROS and/or ROS2.
  • 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