Full-Time

Director – Flight Software Test

Posted on 5/1/2024

VAST

VAST

51-200 employees

Private space station development for human missions

Hardware

Senior

Long Beach, CA, USA

Required Skills
Python
Git
Linux/Unix
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, aerospace engineering, electrical engineering, physics, or other relevant engineering/science disciplines
  • 15+ years of experience developing testing solutions for complex systems
  • 8+ years of experience building and managing teams to deliver on a technical vision and strategy
  • Expert knowledge of Python and PyTest
  • Fault-tolerant and safety-critical software design
  • Know how to read schematics and hardware datasheets
  • Familiarity with oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, and digital multimeters
  • Familiarity with git, make, and gnu tools
  • Familiarity with Docker and container-based software development
  • Familiarity with CI/CD best practices
  • Expert knowledge of working in a Linux environment and using command-line based tools
  • Expert in real-time control systems development and testing
  • Understanding of industry standards for verification and validation of safety-critical software
Responsibilities
  • End-to-end ownership for all HITL testbeds used to develop software and mission profiles for Haven-1 and future space stations
  • Recruit, retain, and lead a high performing test team of both ICs and managers
  • Set team strategy and technical direction and drive execution toward achieving Haven mission success and meeting business objectives
  • Directly contribute to the test cases, HITL designs, test software framework, and manual assembly as part of leading the team
  • Work closely with the broader flight software org and other engineering departments across Vast
  • Comfortably reason about complex multi-disciplinary systems

Vast is developing Haven-1, the world's first private space station, designed for extended human spaceflight missions and scientific research opportunities, including lunar artificial gravity. The space station is compatible with SpaceX Dragon spacecraft and offers privacy, internet access, and panoramic views of space.

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

N/A

Headquarters

Long Beach, California

Founded

2021

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

0%

1 year growth

22%

2 year growth

543%