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Software Engineer - Embedded Linux

Muon Space

Muon Space

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


About the role

Muon is looking for a Software Engineer with Embedded Linux 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 linux-based embedded devices or appliances.


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

  • Translate concepts and requirements into design

  • Bring up and support the linux software environment that runs in our satellite flight systems (MuCore) using ARM Cortex-A CPUs.

  • Build and maintain clean base embedded linux images

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

  • Integrate Muon’s compute and peripheral subsystems together with third-party devices (cameras, reaction wheels, GPS units, etc)

  • 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 automated build and 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

  • Comfortable with Linux internals and sysadmin knowledge (configuring a linux system via config files)

  • Experience creating hardened Linux systems (e.g. embedded appliances, fast boot, tolerant of uncontrolled on/off cycles, etc)

  • Experience with building and bootloading linux images (e.g. uboot, buildroot, yocto/OpenEmbedded, etc)

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

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

Nice-to-have Skills

  • Read and understand HW datasheets

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

  • Familiarity integrating and controlling external HW devices from Linux (e.g. using UART/SPI/I2C/CAN communication buses, drivers, etc)

  • Experience with one or more of: bare-metal embedded, 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.

JOB CODE: 1000026