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Embedded Software Engineer (Coop)

UrtheCast Corp. is a Vancouver-based technology company that serves the rapidly evolving geospatial and geoanalytics markets with a wide range of information-rich products and services. UrtheCast is growing and is shaping the future of earth observation. We provide the world with next-generation Earth Observation data using our growing system of space-based sensors. Our Crew members consider themselves agents of change as they work to provide Earth imagery and video data that enables heightened geospatial analysis. With that data, we build our products and services to help everyone — citizens, businesses, and governments alike — make advances in areas ranging from high-tech precision agriculture and forestry resource management, to the monitoring of humanitarian relief efforts. This type of large-scale change requires near-constant technological iteration and innovation, so UrtheCast continues to initiate unprecedented engineering programs like its planned UrtheDaily™ and OptiSAR™ constellations. Every day, we push the limits of what’s possible in space-based Earth Observation.

We are currently seeking an Embedded Software Engineer (Coop) for a full-time, 4-month contract starting in September.

As an UrtheCast Embedded Software Engineer (Coop), you will be responsible for supporting the design and development of the satellite real-time onboard planning prototype software. The software will generate an optimal schedule to task the satellite to acquire imagery, taking into account complex system and resource constraints. This position will report to a Systems Engineer.

KEY RESPONSIBILTIES: 

  • Work in a team environment to support definition and documentation of on-board planning design
  • Development of interface control documentation for onboard planning related interfaces with spacecraft and ground systems
  • Prototyping of critical onboard planning functions in an embedded software environment

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent
  • Development of interface control documentation for onboard planning related interfaces with spacecraft and ground systems
  • Prototyping of critical onboard planning functions in an embedded software environment

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES:

  • Software engineering, specifically embedded software development and design
  • Fluent in C++ or a high level development language such as Python (C++ preferred)
  • Self-starter and ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to take initiative and thrive in a fast-paced, agile environment
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking, planning, and problem solving skills

Bonus:

  • Experience in supporting large-scale complex projects with tight deadlines
  • Practical knowledge of databases
  • Experience with real-time processing tasks
  • Experience with scheduling algorithms
  • Understanding of general processor architectures and constraints

What can we offer you?

  • Competitive compensation
  • Great work environment, team and office location
  • Great lunch programs will provide you with an opportunity to learn and socialize, and our Friday afternoons will set the right mood for the weekend
  • Free gym membership
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