Flight Software Engineer

Irvine, California, United States · 002 expand job description ↓


Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems Inc., a Terran Orbital company, is seeking a motivated Flight Software Engineer for our Irvine, CA location. Tyvak is a leading worldwide provider of nanosatellite and microsatellite vehicles, services, and solutions to Commercial and Government customers. As a flight software engineer, the candidate the will join a collaborative team to develop innovative nano-satellite vehicle solutions for multiple projects.


  • Develop and implement simple, reliable, and fault tolerant software
  • Write comprehensive unit and regression tests
  • Test software in simulation and hardware-in-the-loop environments
  • Work with the team to establish software requirements and architecture


  • B.S. in computer science or equivalent practical experience
  • 3+ years of related experience developing C++ applications for embedded, high-performance, or other mission critical applications
  • Highly motivated, self-starting, and able to perform duties autonomously without supervision
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Hands on experience with satellites, robotic systems, or similar
  • Demonstrated experience developing high-performance, object oriented software
  • Demonstrated experience with real-time embedded systems
  • Thorough attention to detail


  • Salary and benefits are market competitive.
  • 100% paid PPO medical benefits plan for eligible employees + family.

To comply with U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

Terran Orbital/Tyvak is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin/ethnicity, age, veteran status, disability status, mental or physical disability, or any other legally protected status.

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