Your space-enabled career begins here

Space-based technologies are the building blocks of these pillars of innovation:

Search for credible job opportunities with top entrepreneurial space companies.

Strategic Sourcing Manager



Canada · Ottawa, ON, Canada
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2024

A little bit about the role:

The Firmware Engineer will be part of the team that develops and maintains firmware for ORBCOMM’s embedded products. This role requires the ability to understand a significant installed base of technology in an environment supporting high availability mission critical embedded devices.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Write embedded firmware for ORBCOMM's proprietary embedded products.
  • Define tasks based on software design / requirements and deliver solutions within program schedule guidelines.
  • Design and execute test plans.
  • Maintain in-house development and debug tools.
  • Implement low power algorithms.

Job Requirement:

  • The chosen candidate will have the skills to design and implement code for scalable, extensible, and maintainable cross-platform and cross-product interfaces and standards that can be used to support both R&D efforts within the company and worldwide partner/customer development efforts outside of the company.

Desired Qualifications and Experience:

  • At least 3 years' experience in embedded software development
  • Fluency in C programming language
  • Experience with RTOS is a plus
  • Knowledge of ARM / INTEL based microcontrollers.
  • Experience with communications protocols, such as TCP/IP, UART/RS232, RS485, I2C, SPI, BLE
  • Python programming is a plus.
  • Able to read hardware schematics, and debug using oscilloscope and logic analyzer.
  • Knowledge of at least one version control system (Git, SVN, etc.)
  • Meticulous, hardworking, collaborator, effective communication skills
  • Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or related field is preferred

About ORBCOMM Inc.

ORBCOMM is a pioneer in IoT technology, empowering customers with insight to make data-driven decisions that help them optimize their operations, maximize profitability, and build a more sustainable future. With 30 years of experience and the most comprehensive solution portfolio in the industry, ORBCOMM enables the management of over a million assets worldwide for a diverse customer base spanning transportation, supply chain, heavy equipment, maritime, natural resources, and government. For more information about how ORBCOMM is driving the evolution of industry through the power of data, visit


At ORBCOMM, we believe that our people are our strength. Our success stems from our ability to attract and retain the best people who deliver a high level of performance and skill.

If you are looking for a significant career opportunity and the chance to work for an established, successful, and high growth company, ORBCOMM is the ideal place for you.

We are committed to employment equity. ORBCOMM would like to thank all applicants in advance and advise them that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

ORBCOMM is committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.