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Software Engineer Needed

The US Air Force Academy has an opening for a software engineer to work 
on satellite and ground station software.
This is an unofficial announcement of this opening.  A formal 
announcement should be out shortly.  Iíve just retired from 10 years in 
this position and can say it is without question the most fun Iíve had 
in 40 years in the software and space business.

This is a full time contract position in the Space Systems Research 
Center and is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  This engineer is 
involved in every aspect of satellite design and construction including 
working with students, writing software, testing, launch campaigns and 
on orbit operations.

The USAFA small satellite program is one of the most successful in the 
world having launched and operated three satellites (one more was lost 
to a launch failure). Falconsat-3 is currently on orbit and undergoing 
commissioning.   Two more of the Falconsat series are under design and 
construction.   This position also works with the sounding rocket 
program on the avionics and telemetry packages and with the Eyassat 
classroom satellite (www.eyassat.com) in the Astronautics Department.

Existing systems include ANSI-C, Visual Basic, and real time operating 
systems. Future work may include embedded Linux, Visual C, Java, and 
LabView.  Experience in all these areas is not required but the ability 
to learn quickly is essential.  This is an opportunity to work in the 
exciting small satellite field and with motivated and dynamic faculty 
and students.  And Colorado Springs is on the doorstep of the wonderful 
recreation opportunities of the Rocky Mountain region.

Interested parties should contact LtCol Tim Lawrence at 
timothy.lawrence@usafa.af.mil.


Jim White
WD0E
jim@coloradosatellite.com





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