Flight Software and Electrical Technician

Boulder, CO
Sep 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Summery:

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado at Boulder invites applications for a professional research associate (PRA) position in the area of laboratory/flight software and electrical design to support spaceflight instrumentation programs. The successful candidate would work with Drs. Kevin France and Brian Fleming, whose research group has several active programs in the development and flight-testing of hardware for ultraviolet/optical astronomy, including a cubesat mission and a vibrant suborbital sounding rocket program.

Job Duties:

The primary responsibilities of this position are development of flight software for a cubesat mission, electrical design and testing for cubesats and rocket payloads, and laboratory and launch-site instrument integration and testing.


Required Qualifications:

Familiarity with flight software and C programming is required.

Due to U.S. Export Control Restrictions, only U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents may apply.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in electrical or aerospace engineering or a related field is preferred.
  • Experience with electrical design, testing, and integration would be a strong attribute. Familiarity with embedded operating systems would also be desirable.
  • The position could include field work at cubesat integration facilities (e.g. Kennedy Space Center) and rocket launch sites, including White Sands Missile Range, Poker Flat Research Range, and Wallops Flight Facility; candidates who are able to spend 4-6 weeks per year supporting field operations will receive special consideration.

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 at 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: Sep 13, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Freya Olson

Posting Contact Email: hrads@lasp.colorado.edu

Position Number: 00735724