C/C++ Software Engineer, ADS-B Payload at Spire Global
Glasgow, GB

As a Software Engineer at Spire, you will operate as part of the ADS-B engineering team that iterates on hardware design and interfaces with the R&D, manufacturing, and operations teams to design, assemble, test and operates payloads on Spire’s satellites.

Ideal candidates will embrace the commercialization of nanosatellite systems and adapt to low-cost, fast-paced systems design, development, and implementation methodologies that set Spire apart from our competition. In this fast-paced environment, the design to launch cycle is measured in weeks and months, not years.

Responsibilities of your role:

  • Design and implement satellite payload software on embedded Linux platform
  • Be hands-on in laboratory and manufacturing environments during testing, integration, and qualification of flight systems
  • Provide support and analysis for on-orbit operations of satellites

Qualifications / Experience:


  • Extensive experience with C and C++: application SW, data manipulation, concurrency, etc.
  • Extensive experience with build systems: Make, CMake, QMake, etc
  • Experience with efficient and robust implementation of complex algorithms
  • Software Design with memory, processor, and real-time constraints
  • Test frameworks: Google Test, PyUnit, or similar
  • Strong Linux skills: extensive CLI/scripting familiarity, drivers, etc.
  • Scripting familiarity: Python, Bash, etc.

Strong candidates will also possess skills in one or more of the following areas:


  • Domain knowledge (ADS-B, RF, Space)
  • Embedded OS (FreeRTOS, Yocto Embedded Linux)
  • C or C++ development for embedded systems
  • General hardware skills (EE, PCB, PSI)
  • FPGA expertise (Verilog, VHDL)
  • Data analysis and visualization