Millennium Space Systems is looking for team members who are passionate about developing revolutionary space systems. You will join a small, close-knit team working to support some of the most demanding and important space systems customers in the Country.
Breaking with Tradition
American aerospace is experiencing a renaissance – and among its leaders are the organizations and people who are breaking with tradition to reformulate and invigorate an industry. Millennium Space Systems is helping spearhead that change.
Millennium brings a unique and disciplined entrepreneurial culture to this space renaissance. We don't subscribe to the traditional thinking that cost and schedule are secondary attributes of space systems.
We bring a spirit of innovation and teamwork, coupled with a get-it-done approach to deliver solid, measurable results.
We are colleagues and fellow innovators; seasoned engineers, software developers, and technicians working together to deliver affordable solutions from inception through implementation; from fabrication through launch. We are enthusiastic partners looking for new team members who share our enthusiasm and dedication.
Company Overview Millennium Space Systems, A Boeing Company 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.
At Millennium, we innovate and collaborate to make the world a better place. From the seabed to outer space, you can contribute to work that matters with a company where diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values. We're committed to fostering an environment for every teammate that's welcoming, respectful and inclusive, with great opportunity for professional growth. Find your future with us.
This position’s internal job code is Software Engineer. Our team is currently hiring for levels 4 - 5.
Job Summary As a senior spacecraft software engineer at Millennium Space Systems, you’ll take responsibility for creating the software that makes our satellites function in orbit. You will be involved in the design and architecture of the software for a spacecraft and leading a team to develop that software. Your code will run on our custom avionics, process signals from sensors like our star trackers, and command actuators like the propulsion system. Your software may also interface with custom payloads and perform high-level autonomy functions to ensure our spacecraft accomplish their missions. We are looking for software engineers that can take ownership of the software for a spacecraft, determine requirements for what it needs to do, and then lead development of the software while also contributing to the software development. And when that code is running in space, you’ll continue to support mission operations with software updates and enhancements.
Lead a small team of software engineers to develop the software for a new spacecraft
Work collaboratively with hardware, control and system engineers to define and develop software requirements, architectures and designs suited for fault-tolerant spacecraft
Rapidly prototype novel software solutions to prove out the architecture/design concepts, quantify technical risk, and create new capabilities
Implement designs in C/C++, integrate software components, create and run unit tests, validate on Hardware-in-the-Loop and release real-time embedded solutions
Assist with system verification and qualification, assessing the outputs and documenting the results to ensure software products that meet system requirements and mission-critical standards
Be responsible for all phases of software development and problem resolution from program inception to post-launch support
Work with hardware engineers to verify hardware-hardware and hardware-software interfaces
Some travel is required to our Headquarters in El Segundo, CA (approx. 3-4 trips per year)
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or similar with focus on software development
Ability to partition the software development into discrete tasks that can be worked by multiple software engineers.
7+ years of experience in C and C++ programming
Ability to work effectively in a dynamic environment with changing needs and requirements
Ability to work independently and in a team, take initiative, and communicate effectively
Experience leading a small team of software engineers
Experience with Linux in an embedded environment
Experience with concurrent HW/SW development
Experience with board support packages and device drivers
Experience with iterative and/or agile development processes
Experience with serial data protocols (HDLC, I2C, SPI)
Experience in Python programming
Experience in Verilog and FPGAs
Experience with git, JIRA, confluence
Knowledge of satellite systems and components
An interim and/or final U.S. Top Secret Clearance Post-Start
Please note that the salary information shown below is a general guideline only of what is reasonably expected to be paid for the position. Salaries are based upon candidate experience and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.
Level 4: $130,900 - $192,500
Level 5: $161,500 - $237,500
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.