Senior Embedded Software Engineer

Nanoracks Hiring in Houston
Position:Senior Embedded Software Engineer
Reports To:Lead Electrical Engineer
Location:Webster, TX
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About Nanoracks

Nanoracks is a cutting-edge aerospace company focusing on providing commercial access to space, currently on the International Space Station (ISS), suborbital vehicles, expendable launch vehicles, and more! We have sent over 1,000 payloads to the Space Station, kickstarted the CubeSat deployment revolution, and have customers in over 30 nations.

Since 2009, Nanoracks has created and expanded new in-space markets and has been the world leader for ushering in a new era of in-space services. Currently, Nanoracks is working to build commercial space stations (“Outposts”) from the spent upper stages of launch vehicles in orbit. This technology will enable spent upper stages to be used as crewed and un-crewed space stations for various purposes and customers—both civil and commercial.

Nanoracks will provide and facilitate an ecosystem of interoperable technologies and distributed free flying space stations. You can read our approach here.

We hope you’ll apply to join our team. We work with leaders from all over the world, including NASA, universities and government centers both foreign and domestic, and commercial companies. We’re fast, fun, passionate, and love sending things to space.

What We're Looking For

Smart, talented, critical thinkers with an ability to handle responsibility in a dynamic and ever-changing landscape. You will own your projects and be results oriented. Nanoracks is a small company (70+ awesome people), but we interface with much larger organizations from around the world.  You will need to be able to work in small and large groups as well as simultaneously execute an entire project on time.

Nanoracks is looking for a Senior Embedded Software Engineer to support the development of emerging space systems. This full-time position will report to the Lead Electrical Engineer to primarily support responsibilities within the Advanced Project Organization however they will also support the development of real-time monitoring and control systems for LEO, GEO, and Lunar vicinity missions.

The Senior Embedded Software Engineer will leverage their technical expertise to collaborate with interdisciplinary teams. A successful candidate has the initiative to take the ownership of software architecture development as well as hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) testing.

Senior Embedded Software Engineer

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Programming in C/C++
  • Experience with Linux Operating Systems
  • Experience with version control and GIT
  • Guide junior developers and review and approve code for implementation
  • Review and validate software provided by 3rd party vendors
  • Serve as a subject matter expert for software requirements, architectures, and interface design
  • Ability to work independently with regular guidance from program leadership
  • Develops and maintains software interface definition documents and user manuals



  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or a related technical field of study
  • 5+ years of experience working on hierarchical distributed systems
  • 2+ years of experience developing aerospace software


EEO Statement:
It is our policy to select, place, train and promote the most qualified individuals based upon relevant factors such as work quality, attitude and experience so as to provide equal employment opportunity for all employees in compliance with applicable local, state and federal laws and without regard to non-work related factors such as race, color, religion/creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran stats, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, genetic information, or other protected status. When applicable, our policy of non-discrimination applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, transfer, promotion, placement, lay-off, compensation, termination, reduction in force and benefits.

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

The statements contained in this job description are intended to describe the general content and requirements for performance of this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties, responsibilities, and requirements. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter the scope of work within the framework of this job description at any time without prior notice.


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