Orbital ATK Careers

Sr Embedded Software Engineer

Dulles, VA
Engineering and Sciences

Job Description

Job ID: JEZ20181701-43224


Today our rapidly growing national security space business supports a variety of cutting-edge missions ranging from small mission/concept studies to medium-sized technology demonstration programs, to large-scale national programs; and our work spans the entire life cycle from early concept studies, design development, system integration/test, launch, early ops, and mission ops/sustainment.

We currently have challenging technical work at the mission, segment, subsystem and component levels.  If you’re looking for the next big step in your career, you’ve come to the right place because at Orbital ATK you can join a highly innovative and motivated team that is making a direct impact in advancing the technology that is protecting our nation’s security

Orbital ATK Space Systems Group designs, manufactures and operates small and medium-class spacecraft for communications, imaging, scientific, exploration and national security space applications. The Group is leading supplier of space components that power and enable satellites of all classes, provides technical engineering services to government agencies and laboratories, and is developing exciting new satellite servicing and advanced space flight technologies.

Job Summary:

A software/computer/electrical engineer, motivated to learn and excel in an avionics software development environment, is needed for immediate support of National Security Space programs. The ideal candidate will have experience programming in C/C++, be knowledgeable of real-time operating systems and comfortable writing software and debugging it in an avionics integration and test environment. Excellent writing and reading skills are required as the candidate will be involved in the entire software development, test and operations lifecycle. Candidates will participate in software requirements analysis and specification, test planning from unit to system level, planning and performing software qualification tests and writing test reports as part of teams developing software for both existing and in-development spacecraft programs.

In addition to writing and testing software, candidates will coordinate test platform development projects from specification through design, procurement, certification and checkout. Familiarity with typical spacecraft avionics communication standards and basic electrical engineering practices is required. The ability to work in a team setting and effectively communicate among diverse engineering teams is essential.


Bachelor’s Degree and 4 or more years of related experience is required.

*Top Secret Security Clearance is required*

Orbital ATK is applying entrepreneurial thinking and commercial practices to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable products and services to our customers and grow our core areas while harnessing new technologies that will take our products – and your ideas – into the future.  When encouraged to think beyond the ordinary, you’ll be amazed at what you can do!

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

EOE AA M/F/VET/Disability

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Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 3-5 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Space