Embedded Software Engineer


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Job context and purpose


Astrocast, in partnership with Airbus and Thuraya is building a network of leading-edge nanosatellites in Low Earth Orbit to provide cost-effective IoT services to the 90% of the world not covered by cellular systems.

Astrocast low-cost terminals collect and transmit data from sensors or other customer assets and transmit them to our satellite network. The collected data is stored on the satellite and then forwarded to ground stations located around the globe. The ground stations forward the data to the cloud database, which is easily accessible to clients.

Astrocast’s mission is to track assets, monitor the environment, and save lives by building and operating the most advanced and sustainable satellite IoT network. For more information about Astrocast’s Satellite IoT Service visit: Technology | Astrocast – Taking IoT Further

To lead the development of the embedded software of our M2M payload on-board the satellites, we are looking for an experienced Embedded Software Engineer who will report to the Flight Software Team Leader. With the required software engineering skills and experience, the new hire will improve and maintain the embedded software on the satellite subsystem in control of the communication from space to our customer assets.


A day in this role


  • Maintain satellite payload software specifications based on existing documentation, product requirements and inputs from external partners or other teams
  • Design, contribute, improve, and test of the M2M Payload embedded software
  • Contribute to the end-to-end testing of the system


What will make you successful


  • Master’s degree in computer science or related technical degree
  • At least 5 years of experience in embedded software development in C and C++ on Linux
  • Hands on experience with VHDL or Verilog on Xilinx Zynq SoCs is an asset
  • Technical experience with the following tools is an asset: Xilinx SDK, Vitis, Vivado, PetaLinux, Mender, GCC
  • Ability to identify needs, understand problems, evaluate options, and implement solutions
  • Eager for technical challenges and learning opportunities
  • Good communication and writing skills
  • Fluent in English, knowledge of French is desirable
  • Open-minded, positive attitude and strong attention to detail


What we offer


Astrocast supports equal opportunities employment.

Our values are important to us as they define Astrocast culture and represent what we believe in:

  • Agile – stay ahead of the game and be ready for the next challenge
  • Smart – be smart enough to set goals you can reach and navigate to get there
  • Team-oriented – share knowledge, trust your colleagues and be committed
  • Respectful – embrace diversity, new ideas and value differences
  • Open-minded – think outside the box, be opened to change, and learn from failures.

Astrocast offers flexible working time, team events, free fruits and great offices, in a dynamic, friendly, innovative and multi-cultural work environment.


  • Start Date: Q4 2022
  • Contract / mission duration: permanent position with 3 months trial period
  • Activity rate: from 80-100%
  • Location : Astrocast, Chavannes-près-Renens, Switzerland
  • Due to Swiss immigration regulations, only European applications and Swiss permit holder will be considered


Send your complete application including CV, cover letter and work certificates before August 31, 2022.

Click on “Apply for this job” to submit your application.


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