As a member of our Payload Hub team, you will be helping build a Universal Payload Adapter that Loft uses to fly and operate a wide range of payload types, to help our customers collect global-scale information about the Earth.
The Payload Hub is a flight hardware unit with a high reliability and continuous operation profile. It provides hardware, firmware and software based functionality that involves the physical and protocol level interfacing with different payloads/instruments on one side and the satellite platform on the other.
Since high flexibility and versatility play an important role, the Payload Hub is software-centric and supports on-ground and in-space re-programmability. Loft Orbital will be utilizing the latest technology available for the PICU, which includes a mix of existing and next-generation component and processor technology.
If you are passionate about building technology that will fly in space and joining a small team that is building a disruptive technology from scratch, this is the role for you!
- Must be scrappy and inventive: what you will be building has never been done before.
- Be prepared to be challenged and sometimes work out of your comfort zone.
- Willingness to be accountable, autonomous, and take full ownership of projects.
- Preferably experience with software/firmware developed for safety-critical applications or software developed for aerospace
- Awareness and understanding of mission-critical systems and related software impact
- Current on software www.loftorbital.com processes, technology and tooling
- A preference for agile yet process-controlled software development methodology
- Ability to code and document (wherever possible electronically and in-line) in a structured way
- Ability to work both independently as well as part of a multi-disciplined team
- Ability to learn and adopt to new technologies
- Demonstrable history of thinking outside-the-box, without losing sight of reality
- Experience working in both a Windows and Linux environment
- Understanding of space electronics and specific (technology) constraints in development and deployment
- Extensive experience with VHDL and/or VERLOG
- Experience in working with Rad-hard or Rad-tolerant FPGAs and SoC devices
- Experience with SEU mitigation mechanisms
- In-depth knowledge of development environments such as: Libero, Vivado
- Affection with upcoming technologies for FPGA development using OpenCL / C++ / Automatic Code Generation
- Experience with IP cores for interfacing and communication
- Experience in structured code development incl. test benching, simulation and code coverage
- JTAG programming / debugging
- Preferably past experience in embedded or space hardware development
The role includes competitive compensation package, stock options, and full benefits (healthcare, vision, dental).