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Senior Spacecraft Flight Software Engineer

True Anomaly

True Anomaly

Software Engineering
Posted on Saturday, May 25, 2024

A new space race has begun. True Anomaly seeks those with the talent and ambition to build innovative technology that solves the next generation of engineering, manufacturing, and operational challenges for space security and sustainability.


The peaceful use of space is essential for continued prosperity on Earth—from communications and finance to navigation and logistics. True Anomaly builds innovative technology at the intersection of spacecraft, software, and AI to enhance the capabilities of the U.S., its allies, and commercial partners. We safeguard global security by ensuring space access and sustainability for all.


  • Be the offset. We create asymmetric advantages with creativity and ingenuity
  • What would it take? We challenge assumptions to deliver ambitious results
  • It’s the people. Our team is our competitive advantage and we are better together


As a Senior Flight Software Engineer at True Anomaly, you will gain experience at every phase of the spacecraft program including design, analysis, manufacturing, test, and flight. The company culture is one of innovation and speed, so if you are looking for a place that allows you to reach your full potential, this is the job to consider.


  • Assist in, and provide leadership with, the software development cycle including design, development, integration, and test for command and data handling, hardware I/O, and spacecraft control
  • Develop software communication protocols for flight hardware
  • Help design and implement the fault detection, isolation, and recovery subsystem
  • Collaborate with the ground C2 software team to develop end-to-end mission functionality
  • Assist with the implementation of on-board command sequencing scripts for spacecraft operations
  • Collaborate with the test engineering team to develop and execute spacecraft, subsystem, and component-level tests


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, electrical engineering, computer engineering, or related field and 4+ years of experience with real-time, multi-threaded software development
  • Proficiency in C++
  • Low-level device driver development and safety critical systems experience
  • Demonstrated experience and discipline with version control, continuous integration, and continuous delivery practices
  • Familiarity with embedded Linux
  • Familiarity with networking protocols: UDP, TCP/IP
  • Comfortable with typical embedded systems tools, compilers, debuggers and IDEs


  • Master’s degree in in computer science, electrical engineering, computer engineering, or related field
  • Deep proficiency in C++
  • 7+ years of experience developing software for space applications with constrained resources
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency with Python
  • Experience with embedded RTOS such as RTEMS, RTLinux, or VxWorks
  • Familiarity with common protocols such as SPI, I2C, CAN, RS422, RS485, etc.
  • Experience with a variety of microcontroller and microprocessor architectures
  • Strong debugging skills through use of instrumentation such as oscilloscopes and protocol analyzers
  • Application experience in areas such as robotics, automation, motor control, and sensor fusion
  • Passion for developing innovative and novel methods for solving complex problems


  • Base Salary: $158,000-$207,000
  • Equity + Benefits including Health, Dental, Vision, HRA/HSA options, PTO and paid holidays, 401K, Parental Leave


  • Ability to maintain or obtain TS/SCI clearance
  • 75% On-site office work at GravityWorks, HQ in Centennial, CO, is preferred but flexible work hours including remote work.

This position will be open until it is successfully filled. To submit your application, please follow the directions below. #LI-Hybrid

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

We value diversity of experience, knowledge, backgrounds and perspectives and harness these qualities to create extraordinary impact. True Anomaly is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, maternity or related condition (including breastfeeding) or any other basis as protected by applicable law. If you have a disability or additional need that requires accommodation, please do not hesitate to let us know.