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Spacecraft Firmware Engineer

Company Overview
Millennium Space Systems delivers affordable, high-performance space systems for exacting customers. At Millennium, you will be part of a close-knit team working on exciting technological problems. We work in an open environment where ideas are shared across all disciplines, and there are ample opportunities for advancement based on excellence. Superstars are welcome.

Job Summary
As an Spacecraft Firmware Engineer, you will design and implement firmware that runs most intimately on our satellite computing hardware. You will work closely with electrical engineers, software engineers and customers across the company to deliver high quality products on a rapid development schedule.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop, test, and maintain firmware for custom FPGA-based avionics for space applications
  • Design interfaces with sensors, actuators, other avionics, and external payloads using a variety of protocols
  • Support system-level integration, test, and vehicle operations
  • Provide input for future avionics designs
  • Documentation and configuration management of firmware that is created

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or 8+ years of working experience OR an Associate's degree or 10+ years of working experience in a related field
  • 2+ years of experience writing firmware in Verilog or VHDL

Preferred Qualifications and Experience

  • 2+ years of professional experience developing firmware for FPGA platforms using associated toolchains
  • Experience developing software for embedded systems in C or C++, or significant experience in another software language
  • Experience with serial protocols (SPI, I2C, UART, Spacewire)
  • Experience developing and testing high reliability and fault tolerant FPGA firmware
  • Experience with simulation, verification, and test of FPGA firmware and embedded systems
  • Hardware debug experience, including familiarity with tools such as the oscilloscope, logic analyzer, protocol analyzer (SPI, I2C, Ethernet or similar)
  • Familiar with common electronic components and comfortable reading circuit design schematics and contributing to hardware design discussions

Benefits and Perks
Millennium Space Systems offers a very competitive benefits package to include medical, dental, vision, and 401k plan.

Before applying, please note:
Millennium is DDTC-registered, ITAR-compliant Company. This position is located at a facility that requires special access. Applicants MUST be U.S. citizens and eligible for a security clearance. Additionally, applicants must be willing to apply for and maintain a security clearance. We are proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage veterans, disabled veterans and disabled individuals to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified.

 

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