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Senior Space Flight Software Engineer - Space Systems

Scientific Systems Company, Inc.
Washington, DC
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

SSCI is looking to fill an Senior Space Flight Software Engineer position for software projects relating to autonomous space systems.

Scientific Systems Company, Inc. (SSCI) is a leading developer of advanced technologies for navigation, mission planning and autonomy systems for the Aerospace and Defense industries. Founded in 1990 and based in Woburn, MA, Scientific Systems Company Inc. (SSCI) invents disruptive technologies, develops revolutionary solutions, and builds trusted products for our customers’ most challenging missions. SSCI focuses on the creation of AI/ML enabled capabilities to command, control, communicate with, and manage composable collections of intelligent agents, smart sensors, and autonomous platforms across all domains.

*This position requires U.S. Citizenship and eligibility for U.S. Dept. of Defense Security Clearance.*


  • 6+ years’ experience in R&D of Space/Robotics/Autonomous Systems Software.
  • Proficiency with IDE-based object-oriented programming in C/C++ in Linux environment, and either Python or Matlab
  • Experience with space systems
  • Experience with Fault Detection / FDIR (Fault detection, isolation, and recovery) / FDC (Fault Detection & Correction)
  • Experience with Aerospace algorithms, such as coordinate frame transforms, orbit propagation
  • Experience successfully leading and delivering Flight Software for space systems and/or Autonomous Unmanned Systems
  • Experience with Software-in-the-loop, PITL, and / or HITL flatsat testing
  • Basic understanding of orbital dynamics, multiple orbit regimes

Desired Skills

  • Experience with Spacecraft GNC / ADCS / AOCS
  • Experience with spacecraft sensor integration
  • Experience with developing and testing embedded software for SmallSats / CubeSats, satellite mission planning, and ground systems


Salary is competitive with market rates, with annual bonus awards based on company and individual performance. SSCI benefits package includes 401K, Health/Life/Disability Insurance.

Scientific Systems Company, Inc.


Washington, DC



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