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Embedded Software Engineer (m/f/d)



Software Engineering
Greece · Munich, Germany
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024
The Mission
Munich-based OroraTech is developing a constellation of nano-satellites with thermal infrared cameras for automated wildfire detection, severe weather warnings and many other applications. After our FOREST-1 mission (launched in Jan. 2022) and FOREST-2 (launch in June 2023), the next step is to scale the production, launch the first constellation plane of 8 systems and develop our own satellite platform.
We are looking for talented engineers to support us with the design and testing of our newly developed satellite platform. They will be joining a very motivated and highly enthusiastic team of experts in the fields of mechanical, optics, electronics, spacecraft, and software engineering.
What you’ll be doing

As an Embedded Software Engineer you will:

  • Build spacecraft software operating satellites and infrared cameras

  • Write software components for microcontroller firmware in C++ and MicroPython

  • Write software components for embedded Linux software in C++ and Python

  • Write low level drivers for interfacing with various sensors, actuators etc.

  • Debug development hardware with GDB and logic analyzers

  • Write automated tests for embedded systems

  • Support the hardware team with new board bring-up

  • Work together in a talented team of embedded software engineers with different specializations and backgrounds

Relevant Skills
  • Structured programming (C++/Python/CMake) with git, testing frameworks, CI

  • Experience with ARM-based microcontrollers.

  • Debugging with software and hardware problems in mind

  • Business-level english

Our Benefits

    • You have the opportunity to become part of our firefighting mission from space and deliver the tools to better cope with natural disasters and mitigate climate change - could a job be any cooler?

    • You will be responsible for your own project(s), time management, and sometimes even budget.

    • You will gain insights into the most exciting new technologies and business models.

    • You will get to sign a satellite that launches in a year.

    • We value perfect espresso and (oat milk) flat white through our high-grade espresso machine. Additionally, free drinks, beer, and snacks are always available at the office.

    • Access to mobility or sports benefits (Urban Sports Club) after your probation period.

    • Yes, we have a pool and access to the rooftop terrace at the office compound!

    • There is the opportunity to become part of our virtual employee stock option program (VESOP) for all permanent employees.

    • You will always have a great story to tell at parties!

  • If you apply: We value well-crafted motivation letters stating how you learned about OroraTech, why you think you would be a great addition to the team and why you want to work at a NewSpace start-up. Please always include references of your prior work (for example, your thesis, talks, papers, code repositories, websites, write-ups, articles, apps, exposes, anything), if permissible. Please avoid detailed grade reports and online certificates. Please also list your earliest starting date and expected salary.