Flight Software Engineer

| Greenwood Village, CO, USA
Employer Provided Salary: 70,000-110,000 Annually
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Salary: $70,000- $110,000
York Space Systems was founded to radically improve spacecraft affordability and reliability, transforming, and enabling next-generation space mission operations worldwide. Today, York is one of the most innovative aerospace companies, specializing in end-to-end customer solutions and the rapid production of spacecraft platforms. York’s complete Space Segment Solution includes spacecraft production, payload integration, system integration & test, launch services, ground segment services, and mission operations, enabling customers to leverage York’s existing technology solutions to get to orbit rapidly and responsively. We’re looking to expand our team across the board.
York Space Systems is looking for a talented and enthusiastic Flight Software Engineer. This individual will be work on the design, analysis, and testing of the embedded space vehicle flight software. 
The successful candidate takes part in software engineering activities associated with the delivery of embedded flight software products for an Earth-orbiting mission. This assignment includes implementation of functional spacecraft capabilities that fall in areas of spacecraft command, communication, data management, fault protection, etc. The ideal candidate for this role is a talented coder with a passion for working with software and hardware. Our ideal candidate thrives in a highly collaborative environment and enjoys the challenge of creating working solutions from complex, multi-faceted design requirements.

  • Participate in an agile scrum team focused on delivering embedded software for space applications.
  • Collaborate with team members, management, and customers to ensure projects are completed to standard.
  • Identify risks and form contingency plans as soon as possible.
  • Communicate with the team about challenges, failures, and successes.
  • Participate in technical design and code reviews to ensure quality of deliverables.
  • Work with systems engineers and peers to understand and expand requirements based on high-level specifications.
  • Develop software architectures and designs that meet requirements.
  • Develop interfaces and processes running on embedded Linux.
  • Propose, review, and analyze potential implementation approaches based on cost, complexity, and schedule.
  • Develop the associated code following strict project coding guidelines and process requirements.
  • Develop, execute, and analyze unit tests verifying satisfaction of requirements, proper implementation of interfaces, and code coverage.
  • Work with other subsystems to ensure proper integration of subsystem code into the functional design.
  • Participate in development of Software-in-the-loop (SITL) and Hardware-in-the-loop (HITL) systems.
  • Perform or provide oversight of SITL and HITL integration and testing.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science.
  • 1-5 years of experience in embedded software engineering.
  • Experience in the following languages and operating systems: C/C++ (proficient), Rust, Linux, FreeRTOS.
  • Strong verbal and written communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills in a team environment.
  • Experience debugging software/hardware interactions and possible failure modes.
  • Recent experience with inter-process communication (IPC) mechanisms.
  • Knowledge of developing, modifying, debugging,


  • 1+ year of recent real-time embedded flight software experience.
  • Recent experience with device driver development and software/hardware interfaces for both custom and commercial hardware.
  • TCP and UDP networking protocols.
  • Familiarity with Python.
  • Familiarity with the CubeSat Space Protocol.
  • Experience releasing and maintaining real-time and embedded software systems for mission-critical aerospace applications

York Space Systems provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, military or protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. Must have permanent authorization to work in the United States. This policy applies to all terms and conditions or employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. YORK SPACE SYSTEMS IS AN EEO EMPLOYER.

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Located in the heart of The Denver Tech Center, a bustling business area where many of the region's top tech companies reside.  We are headquartered near many restaurants, shopping, and entertainment venues. 

What are York Space Systems Perks + Benefits

York Space Systems Benefits Overview

York has designed a benefits package that helps support your total well-being physically, emotionally, and financially.  York Space Systems provides medical insurance AT NO COST to employees and their eligible dependents as well as a generous time off package. 

Volunteer in local community
We appreciate our local community and are always looking for ways to give back. Our “Yorksgiving” committee meets monthly to discuss volunteering and philanthropic engagements for the organization
Partners with nonprofits
We partner with organizations with a local footprint including the Food Bank of the Rockies, Special Olympics of Colorado, Habitat for Humanity, Project CURE, and Toys for Tots.
Documented equal pay policy
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Child Care & Parental Leave
Family medical leave
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Paid holidays
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Full-time employees can apply for the RTD EcoPass which York sponsors. Passholders will have access to unlimited RTD bus and light rail rides
Company-sponsored outings
York encourages our employees to have fun by connecting with one another beyond the workplace. We offer sponsored sports leagues including softball, volleyball and annual family-friendly events
Free snacks and drinks
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Lunch and learns
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