Software Engineer - Space Vehicles

225202 Requisition #

Moog Advanced Programs (AP) West, a business unit of Moog Space and Defense, is looking for a Satellite Flight Software Engineer to join our Space Vehicles team in Arvada, CO. Moog AP West specializes in passive and active vibration suppression/load alleviation products and services, spacecraft buses and sub-systems, spacecraft and payload structure and propulsive accommodations, and precision motion control.

The Space Vehicles team is rapidly growing and comprises a cross-disciplinary group of industry veterans and young talent alike. The focus is on the development of satellite buses, Orbital Maneuvering Vehicles (OMVs), space tugs, and more. The team is a tight-knit group of collaboration-oriented professionals that welcome others looking to work on multi-faceted, complex problems as a team.

This position has a primary focus of Flight Software Engineering.  The role includes the following: review requirements and design documents; work directly with Flight Software System Engineers, Test and Integration teams to ensure the product is being adequately design, implemented and tested; work directly with customer to ensure features and changes are captured.

The Arvada, CO location is nestled in the foothills of the front range, just west of Denver. The office is a 5-minute drive from downtown Golden and is an easy commute from most of the Denver Metro area. Colorado offers year-round outdoor activities and is a melting pot of cultures.

Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. (4 year) in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or similar.

  • 3-8 years Software Development.

  • 3+ years developing in C++.

  • Self-Starter, ability to work in a fast-paced team environment and can communicate effectively.

  • This position requires access to US Export Controlled Information

Preferred Experience / Qualifications:

  • 1+ years using VxWorks, or other RTOS.

  • Experience with Spacecraft Flight Software development and design.

  • Experience deploying software to embedded targets.

  • Experience in Python3, XML and/or scripting language (Linux Shells).

  • Experience with developing and debugging driver-level firmware.

  • Experience using common communications protocols/standards such as TCP/IP, Ethernet, SpaceWire, LVDS, RS-422, RS-485, I2C, SPI.

  • Experience using container engines such as Docker, containers, or LXC.

  • Experience using networking software (netcat, WireShark)

  • Experience using common electronic laboratory equipment such as digital multimeters, power supplies, oscilloscopes, etc.

  • Experience debugging sensitive electronic hardware.

  • Experience with VS Code.

  • Experience developing in Windows and Linux environments.

  • Experience with one or more CI/CD tools.

  • Experience with one of the following ground software programs: COSMOS, InControl, MAXGDS.

  • Experience with MAX Flight Software.

  • Experience creating software design diagrams.

  • Experience verifying Flight Software.

  • Experience with program and design review process (SRR, PDR, CDR, TRR).

  • Experience with the Agile development process.

  • Experience interacting with customer and managing customer needs.

  • Experience interacting with and managing subcontractors.

  • Experience writing and reviewing requirements.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.

Salary negotiations start at $90,000

 What’s in it for you? 

  • Flexible Planned Vacation

  • Outstanding Health Benefits

  • Generous 401K company contribution and match

 EOE/AA Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation



About Moog, Inc.:

Our company began in 1951 with Bill Moog’s invention, the servo valve, a device which became the heart of high performance motion control systems. Today, Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B) is a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and integrator of motion control parts and systems.


Headquartered in East Aurora, NY, we proudly serve customers in more than 90 countries. Our operations extend to more than 27 countries and our talented, global workforce is nearly 13,000 strong.


Our company is organized into three operating groups: Aircraft, Industrial, and Space and Defense. Our high-performance systems control military and commercial aircraft, satellites and space vehicles, launch vehicles, missiles, automated industrial machinery, and marine and medical equipment. What sets Moog apart is our commitment to creating high-performance solutions that solve our customers’ most difficult technical challenges.


But it's more than technical excellence that defines us. Moog is a performance culture that empowers people to achieve great things. Our employees enjoy tackling interesting technical challenges in a culture of trust. For you, working with us can mean deeper job satisfaction, better rewards, and a great quality of life inside and outside of work. 

Moog is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such affirms the right of every person to participate in all aspects of employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. If you are interested in applying for employment and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a posted position, contact our Human Resources department via phone at 844-367-5787.

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