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Embedded Software Test Engineer

Loft Orbital

Loft Orbital

Software Engineering, Quality Assurance
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024
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Loft's mission is to make space simple for organizations that need to collect information about the Earth. We provide space infrastructure as a service where multiple customer payloads are flown on a single spacecraft platform through Loft's in-house Payload Accommodation Module.
The Embedded Software Test Engineer will be responsible for establishing and maintaining a robust, reliable test pipeline embedded software within the Flight Product group. You will work with Loft’s engineering, software, and integration teams to verify the performance of internal avionics firmware to improve continuous integration efforts. You will help to define the processes and standards over time and work closely with the engineering teams to ensure flight readiness for orbit.
*Research shows that while men apply to jobs where they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other marginalized people tend to only apply when they meet 100% of the qualifications. At Loft, we value respectful debate and people who aren’t afraid to challenge assumptions. We strongly encourage you to apply, even if you don’t ‘check all the boxes.

About this role:

  • Work with the Loft development team to test, validate and verify internally developed products, and ensure successful delivery of final flight products to missions
  • Software and firmware test development and automation at unit and sub-system level for flight systems (avionics, communication and power distribution)
  • Ownership of the test procedures and execution of product testing using Loft’s in-house software tools
  • Execute roadmaps of next generation products and provide testing flows, including activities to prepare for full level product development
  • Support scaling up test infrastructure towards productization

Must Haves:

  • 5+ years in software/firmware testing and SW/HW integration, a plus if in aerospace
  • Bachelor’s Degree in software engineering, computer science, or equivalent
  • Recent Python experience automating tasks/test frameworks and interacting with shell environments
  • Strong familiarity with Linux and scripting tools/languages
  • Hands on experience with deploying embedded software to hardware at medium to large scales (>100 units/year)
  • Have experience creating detailed Test Procedures for development and software
  • Entrepreneurial, need to be able to find and manage own work
  • Experience with one or more continuous integration tools (Gitlab Preferred)

Nice to Haves:

  • Experience testing high speed (>1Gb/s) interfaces like Ethernet, Spacewire, Cameralink
  • Understanding of how to create, configure, and manage Docker containers
  • Recent experience setting up Gitlab CI/CD pipelines
  • Experience with Vivado or other FPGA design/build systems and their test tools
  • Experience with Yocto Ptest or testing and deploying Yocto distributions
  • Comfortable interacting with remote test equipment and troubleshooting issues

Some of Our Awesome Benefits:

  • 100% company-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance option for employees and dependents
  • Flexible Spending (FSA) and Health Savings (HSA) Accounts offered with an employer contribution to the HSA
  • 100% employer paid Life, AD&D, Short-Term, and Long-Term Disability insurance
  • Flexible Time Off policy for vacation and sick leave, and 12 paid holidays
  • 401(k) plan and equity options
  • Daily catered lunches and snacks
  • International exposure to our team in France
  • Fully paid parental leave; 14 weeks for primary caregiver and 10 weeks for secondary caregiver
  • Carrot Fertility provides comprehensive, inclusive fertility healthcare and family-forming benefits with financial support
  • Off-sites and many social events and celebrations
  • Relocation assistance when applicable
Who We Are
Loft Orbital builds “shareable” satellites, providing a fast & simple path to orbit for organizations that require access to space. Powered by our hardware & software products, we operate satellites, fly customer payloads onboard, and handle entire missions from end to end - significantly reducing the lead-time and risk of a traditional space mission.
Our standard interface enables us to fly multiple customer payloads on the same satellite, with capabilities such as earth imagery, weather & climate /science data collection, IoT connectivity, in-orbit demonstrations, and national security missions. Our customers trust us to manage their space infrastructure, so they can focus on what matters most to them: operating their mission and collecting their data.
At Loft, you’ll be given the autonomy and ownership to solve significant challenges, but with a close-knit and supportive team at your back. We believe that diversity and community are the foundation of an open culture. We are committed to hiring the best people regardless of background and make their time at Loft the most fulfilling period of their career.
We value kind, supportive and team-oriented collaborators. It is also crucial for us that you are a problem solver and a great communicator. As our team is international, you will need strong English skills to better collaborate, easily communicate complex ideas and convey important messages.
With 3 satellites on-orbit and a wave of exciting missions launching soon, we are scaling up quickly across our offices in San Francisco, CA | Golden, CO | and Toulouse, France.
As an international company your resume will be reviewed by people across our offices so please attach a copy in English.