Full-Time

Spacecraft Software Engineer

Apex

Apex

11-50 employees

Manufactures commercial spacecraft platforms at scale

Hardware

Mid

Culver City, CA, USA

Required Skills
Python
Software Testing
Git
SQL
Linux/Unix
Requirements
  • 4+ years of total flight software experience
  • Bachelor's degree in CS, EE or equivalent
  • Experience with C/C++, Python, Linux, embedded system software, test framework development and HITL simulators
  • Experience in spacecraft design, launch, and operation, including experience at all phases of the development lifecycle
  • Experience with software development frameworks, version control systems (e.g., Git), and software development tools (e.g., IDEs, debuggers)
  • Familiarity with satellite systems and protocols, such as CCSDS, SpaceWire, and ECSS, and experience with satellite ground station software is a plus
  • Knowledge of database systems and SQL, and experience with data management and processing in distributed systems
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to debug complex software issues and propose effective solutions
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently with minimal supervision, as well as in a team-oriented environment
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational skills, and the ability to manage multiple priorities and meet project deadlines
Responsibilities
  • Design, develop, and maintain software applications for satellite systems
  • Collaborate with system engineers to understand requirements and translate them into software solutions
  • Write efficient, reusable, and scalable code using industry best practices and coding standards
  • Perform unit testing, integration testing, and system-level testing of software components
  • Work closely with hardware engineers to integrate software with satellite subsystems
  • Develop and maintain software documentation, including requirements, design specifications, user manuals, and test plans
  • Conduct performance analysis and optimization of software systems
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to troubleshoot and resolve software-related issues
  • Stay up-to-date with emerging technologies and industry trends
  • Participate in customer and internal design reviews

Apex - Spacecraft Manufacturing is a key player in the aerospace industry, specializing in the production of satellite buses, which are crucial for the increasing number of companies launching payloads into space. Their competitive edge lies in their ability to manufacture these buses at scale, using a blend of software, vertical integration, and hardware specifically designed for production. Furthermore, Apex's commitment to flexibility and customization, as evidenced by their offering of standard base models or various configuration packages, positions them as an industry leader in meeting diverse performance needs.

Company Stage

Series A

Total Funding

$23.5M

Headquarters

Los Angeles, California

Founded

2022

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

28%

1 year growth

127%

2 year growth

1950%