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Embedded Systems Simulator Engineer

Maxar Technologies

Maxar Technologies

San Jose, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

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Maxar Space Systems is a leading provider of comprehensive space technologies. We deliver innovative solutions to government and commercial customers helping them unlock the promise of space to solve problems on Earth and beyond. We address a broad spectrum of needs for our customers, including mission systems engineering, product design, spacecraft manufacturing, assembly, integration and testing. Maxar Space Systems is a trusted partner in commercial and government missions, combining more than 60 years of deep mission understanding with reliable performance and longevity.

Maxar is looking for an Embedded Systems Simulator Engineer to join our team in San Jose, CA. In this role you will work with Hardware and Software developers, Systems Engineers, and Software testers to design simulators used for validating the flight software embedded on commercial and civil satellites performing missions involving communication, earth observation, and lunar gateway activities.

Life with Us

Your Project: As a member of a team of Support Equipment Engineers, you will be working with requirements, developing domain knowledge, and designing specialized test systems used for flight software validation and systems integration.

Your Career: We’re very serious about professional development and continuing education at Maxar Space Systems. We offer our team members with the opportunity to define their own career trajectory. Our group has amazing resources to support learning and development. You will work with your supervisor, or a mentor, to set goals and design a development plan to advance your career.

What you'll do day-to-day (with your colleagues):

  • Collaborate with hardware and software leads to understand, capture, and execute on requirements and specifications Design, implement, and integrate hardware and software applications for HWIL testbeds
  • Support deployment and end-users, including creating design documents, user’s manuals, configuration management systems, and real-time troubleshooting
  • Architect hardware and software integration between flight avionics and test systems
  • Design and integrate hardware and software applications for test beds
  • Emphasis on simulators that are integrated into an end-to-end test system with closed-loop testing capability

Minimum requirements for this position:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, electrical, aerospace/controls engineering, physics or related field
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in product development, integration, and delivery or 3 years professional experience with a related Master's degree.
  • Experience in simulating electrical sensor and actuator signals. Test systems used for validating GN&C control system under closed-loop control
  • Proficiency in embedded systems with experience in designing applications that meet hard/soft real-time and hardware I/O requirements
  • Knowledge of software testing (V&V programs) processes and configuration management systems (Git, SVN, CVS

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 8+ years professional related experience
  • Experience in software modeling and simulation for various devices on vehicle subsystems
  • Proficiency in electrical design and integration of hardware systems and support equipment (PCB, Harness, IC, Test Equipment)
  • Proficiency in at least one general programming language (C/C++/Python/Java)
  • Strong understanding of general operating systems (Linux, UNIX, Windows)
  • Experience with RTOS (VxWorks, Greenhills Integrity, Real-time Linux, FreeRTOS)
  • Knowledge of legacy hardware and software
  • FPGA design experience

This position is contingent upon contract award.

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Our salary ranges are market-driven and set to allow for flexibility. Individual pay will be competitive based on a candidate’s unique set of knowledge, skills, and geographic diversity, with earnings potential commensurate with experience. The range for this position is:

$113,000.00 - $189,000.00 annually.


Maxar employees must follow all applicable Maxar policies and COVID-19 requirements as well as those of Maxar customers and third parties. Individual job requirements may vary, and Maxar reserves the right to modify its policies and requirements as it deems appropriate in accordance with applicable law.

Maxar Technologies values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.