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Software Engineer

United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)

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Job Description

The NSSTC is looking to hire a software engineer to support the development of NSSTC Space mission projects and R&D activities: The Software engineer must have an understanding of real time embedded systems and experience in specifying, developing and testing real time embedded software – for time critical real time applications, such as those applied to spacecraft, landers, rovers, UAVs and Robotics.

The position requires good coding skills such as C&C++ as well as modeling using High level modeling language (HML). An understanding of assembler (machine code programing) programing would be an advantage as it is required to allow the development of application programming interface (API) software. The tasks also require the development of software wrappers and test benches as well as the generation of test vectors and code test and validation coverage analysis.

The role requires the ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team that will be engaged in the design and development of CubeSats and Small Spacecrafts. As an engineer you will be asked to perform a variety of tasks related to the development of projects within the NSSTC including (but not limited to) generating the embedded real time system and sub-system software requirements, collecting requirements from the various systems and sub-systems that define the function of the real time embedded system software, identify and perform trade studies between various real time operating systems suitable for space applications, support the team during the various stages of project developments including integration and environmental testing.

– An understanding of micro-processor and DSP based embedded computers hardware and how the embedded software interacts with it.
– Model, estimate and measure the performance of the embedded software and estimate task completion time as well as required resources in terms of memory and processing performance to meet the required objectives.
– Provide support during mission operations, including initial in-orbit functional validation and functional performance.
– Ability to analyze problems and faults remotely when the Spacecraft is in orbit. Be able to support the generation of new software images and patches to be uploaded to the spacecraft when necessary.
– The ability to work with students at UAE University as a mentor is required.
– Travel may be required – both domestic and international.
– The position is located at the NSSTC facility in Al Ain.
– Compensation based on experience level.

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