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Muon Space

Muon Space

Software Engineering
Mountain View, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 6, 2022


About the role

Muon seeks a Software Engineer with an Embedded Systems specialization to join our satellite and sensors development team. The ideal candidate is a self-motivated versatile software developer with significant previous experience developing robust bare-metal / RTOS embedded devices or appliances. In this role, you will design, develop, integrate, and test the software and firmware that runs on our orbiting satellites.


  • Be part of the team that defines Muon’s satellite bus architecture

  • Translate concepts and requirements into design

  • Design, bring up, and support the embedded software environment that runs in our satellite flight systems and peripherals (MuCore) using ARM Cortex-M CPUs.

  • Participate in evaluating and selecting technologies for our software foundation

  • Write application, platform, and driver functionality in our flight software environment and teach others how to use it

  • Integrate compute and peripheral subsystems in both software and hardware

  • Collaborate with HW team members on the design and bring up of MuCore hardware

  • Collaborate with SW team members to set flight software architecture, select infrastructure and tools, and communicate with cloud backends.

  • Participate in developing software and hardware-in-the-loop test strategies


  • B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in computer science, electrical engineering, or related field

  • 3+ years experience as a software engineer in a team environment

  • Strong C/C++ programming, with some practical familiarity of other languages

  • Great embedded systems fundamentals: resource-efficient design, low-level drivers, bit manipulation, responsive software and IRQ handling, RTOS frameworks.

  • Use of embedded I/O and communication buses (UART/SPI/I2C/CAN)

  • Integration and control of external HW devices

  • Comfort with software development and build systems (svn, git, make, cmake...)

  • Read and understand HW datasheets

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

  • Excited to work in a fast-paced environment with new opportunities each week

Nice-to-have Skills

  • Knowledge of industry-standard data formats and schemas (ProtoBuf, YAML, JSON, etc)

  • Experience with one or more of: embedded linux, FPGA, HW design, RF communication systems, cloud/server infrastructure, network architecture.

  • End-to-end development from product concept to delivery to customer/market.

About Muon Space

Muon Space is working at the forefront of satellites, advanced sensors, business intelligence, and climate science. From satellite missions to modeling to data analytics and actionable insights, we believe measuring, understanding and predicting Earth’s complex, coupled systems is both a great business opportunity and key to leaving future generations a livable, productive and healthy planet.

We are a geographically diverse company with teams in the San Francisco Bay area, Los Angeles, and Boulder, Colorado. We seek great talent wherever it may be.

Equal Opportunity

At Muon, our mission embraces the entire planet, and we believe our team should too. Muon is dedicated to creating a diverse and dynamic company and workforce. We believe in equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or gender identity. If you need a reasonable accommodation as part of your application for employment or interviews with us, please let us know.

At Muon Space salary is only part of our total compensation package. In addition to salary, Muon Space provides equity compensation as well as benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401k retirement plan, life insurance, and an employee development program.

The salary range for this role is $95K and $190K and will depend on a candidate's skills, qualifications, and experience as determined during the interview process.

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