Junior Flight Software Engineer/PRA

Boulder, CO
Feb 21, 2017
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

LASP is particularly proud of a work environment that supports employee creativity and productivity. Due to LASP's small size, there are many opportunities for diverse experiences and a broad range of responsibilities. The engineers work one-on-one with world-renowned researchers to design spaceflight instrumentation to learn more about our Earth, its atmosphere, and the surrounding planets.

LASP is seeking junior software engineers to participate in the development of embedded microprocessor flight software for present and upcoming space science projects. This person will be responsible for or participate in:
  • Assisting with design, implementation, and testing of software for ground support equipment, a science instrument or spacecraft.
  • Designing and implementing software tools and test software, including database interfaces, to support development and testing of the flight software.
  • Creating and maintaining flight software process documents.
  • Defining and documenting development environment and test activities.
  • Interacting with scientists, engineers, and mission operations personnel.
  • Attending and presenting at meetings and project reviews.


This individual must have experience working in C/C++. Familiarity with scripting languages is desirable, as is familiarity with various operating systems: UNIX, Mac OS, and Windows XP. Knowledge of embedded software architecture design utilizing low-level scheduling algorithms and/or real-time operating systems is a plus. This individual needs good written and communication skills. This individual must be familiar with the CMMI and/or software development life-cycle phases.

B.S. or equivalent in engineering, computer science, or a closely related field is desirable.

Due to ITAR requirements on NASA programs, only US Citizens and Permanent Residents need apply.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data (application) form, and upload the following required documents: 1- Curriculum Vitae or Resume 2 - Cover Letter The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial, and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at hr-ada@colorado.edu. The University of Colorado Boulder conducts background checks on all final applicants being considered for employment.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10060 - Lab Atmos/Space Physics

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Apr 14, 2016

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Molly Hand

Posting Contact Email: hrads@lasp.colorado.edu

Position Number: 00693975