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Flight Software Engineering Manager

True Anomaly

True Anomaly

Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Posted on Saturday, May 25, 2024

A new space race has begun. True Anomaly seeks those with the talent and ambition to build innovative technology that solves the next generation of engineering, manufacturing, and operational challenges for space security and sustainability.


The peaceful use of space is essential for continued prosperity on Earth—from communications and finance to navigation and logistics. True Anomaly builds innovative technology at the intersection of spacecraft, software, and AI to enhance the capabilities of the U.S., its allies, and commercial partners. We safeguard global security by ensuring space access and sustainability for all.


  • Be the offset. We create asymmetric advantages with creativity and ingenuity
  • What would it take? We challenge assumptions to deliver ambitious results
  • It’s the people. Our team is our competitive advantage and we are better together


As a Flight Software Engineering Manager at True Anomaly, you will use your knowledge and gain new experience at every phase of the spacecraft program including design, analysis, manufacturing, test, and flight. The company culture is one of innovation and speed, so if you are looking for a place that allows you to reach your full potential, this is the job to consider.


  • Provide leadership with the software development cycle including design, development, integration, and test for command and data handling, hardware I/O, advanced algorithms, and spacecraft control
  • Plan, coordinate, and track execution of software delivery teams
  • Build and mentor a technical staff of flight/embedded software engineers
  • Create, track, and communicate status of milestones and key performance metrics
  • Support the Director of Flight Software in strategic and tactical planning


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, electrical engineering, computer engineering, or related field and 6+ years of experience with real-time, multi-threaded software development
  • 2+ years of experience managing a software development team
  • Proficiency in C++
  • Low-level device driver development and safety critical systems experience
  • Demonstrated experience and discipline with version control, continuous integration, and continuous delivery practices
  • Familiarity with embedded Linux
  • Familiarity with common protocols such as UDP, TCP, I2C, RS422, etc.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


  • Master’s degree in in computer science, electrical engineering, computer engineering, or related field
  • 10+ years of experience with real-time, multi-threaded and/or embedded software development
  • 4+ years of experience managing a software development team in an agile workflow
  • Deep proficiency in C++
  • Proficiency with Python
  • Experience with Jira, Confluence, and GitHub
  • Experience with a variety of microcontroller and microprocessor architectures
  • Application experience in areas such as robotics, automation, motor control, and sensor fusion


  • Base Salary: $160,000-$210,000
  • Equity + Benefits including Health, Dental, Vision, HRA/HSA options, PTO and paid holidays, 401K, Parental Leave


  • Ability to maintain or obtain TS/SCI clearance
  • 75% on-site office work at GravityWorks HQ in Centennial, CO, is preferred but flexible work hours including remote work.

This position will be open until it is successfully filled. To submit your application, please follow the directions below. #LI-Hybrid

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

We value diversity of experience, knowledge, backgrounds and perspectives and harness these qualities to create extraordinary impact. True Anomaly is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, maternity or related condition (including breastfeeding) or any other basis as protected by applicable law. If you have a disability or additional need that requires accommodation, please do not hesitate to let us know.