Graduate Student Flight Software Engineer
Posted July 31, 2023
Salaried Position Open Immediately – Flight Software Engineering Graduate Research Assistant
Collaborate with LASP’s Flight Software (FSW) team, aiding engineers in the design, development, and test of safety-critical, space-bound software solutions. In this crucial role, you will actively collaborate with Flight Software professionals, developing mission-specific software and rigorously testing its compliance with project requirements. This hands-on opportunity encompasses work with development boards, embedded software, and test equipment. Your contributions will be significant to space flight missions for NASA and possibly other clients. The role demands a minimum commitment of one year, comprising two semesters and a summer, with flexible work hours per week during academic sessions and full-time engagement in the summer. LASP also has a flexible arrangement that allows students to work remotely, however there are occasions when the student will be required on-site. Beyond the initial year, this position has historically been a stepping-stone for many interns at LASP, leading to full-time professional engineering roles post-graduation.
- Major: Engineering degree or programming experience
- School Experience: Bachelor’s degree obtained and currently enrolled at CU Boulder for Graduate School
- Cannot be enrolled in a Professional Master’s Degree Program. Must be a degree-seeking graduate student.
- GPA: 3.0 or higher
- Work Commitments:
- Able to work 15-20 hours/week during school year, work up to 40 hours/week during Summer
- Able to commit for a minimum of one year (two semesters and a summer)·
- Proficiency in at least one language: C, C++, Ada, Java, Python, etc.
- Ability to debug code
- Good written skills
- Good verbal communication skills
- Good attention to detail
- Thrives in self-managed environments, showcasing reliability and responsibility
Nice to Have:
- Awareness of software development methods and tools
- Interested in embedded software
- Interested in software architecture
- Knowledge of software design, development, and test
- Knowledge of data structures
- Basic interest in hardware/software interactions and digital logic and FPGAs
How to Apply:
LASP is a very good training site for future aerospace industry employment.
Resumes for this position will be accepted until it is filled.
- Please submit resume via e-mail (preferred) to: HRADS@lasp.colorado.edu.
- Include any coursework or experience you have that directly relates.
- Due to the requirement to access export-controlled data and information, only U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents (green cards), or other protected individuals (i.e., persons designated as an asylee, refugee, or a temporary resident under amnesty provisions) may apply.
- Please include your US citizenship status in your email.
- Provide unofficial academic transcripts.
All final applicants being considered for employment are subject to background investigations including a criminal history check and when appropriate a financial and/or motor vehicle history.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
The University of Colorado Boulder is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including veterans, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, or disability.
- $2,900 – $5,916 per month (pre-comp rate)
- $3,113 – $6,351 per month (post-comp rate)