Xiphos Systems Corporation, founded in 1996, is a vibrant and energetic company in the heart of Montreal’s Plateau area. For over 20 years, we have pushed the envelope of what is possible in NewSpace and secured the trust of various space agencies and space companies around the world.
The industry has adopted our design approach and, as a result, we have been experiencing several years of rapid, steady growth and the trend is continuing! Our vision is to migrate terrestrial computing and network communication techniques into space environments.
The company’s expertise in networked processors has evolved into in a line of high-performance, fault-tolerant flight control and sensor processing hardware and software solutions in wide and varied advanced space applications.
Xiphos’ primary markets are small satellites, space station applications, as well as lunar landers, rovers, and robotics.
We have delivered our standard and custom products all over the world and have been essential to many successful space missions.
With low power consumption, high processing power, enhanced flexibility, excellent robustness, and proven functions available off-the-shelf, our Q-cards are increasingly the preferred solution in the fast-growing field of NewSpace.
ROLE DESCRIPTION Reporting to the Software Team Lead, Xiphos is looking for an innovative software developer with solid background in Embedded Linux systems.
You will have hands-on experience designing, developing, testing and releasing software made for flight hardware destined for space! You will also provide support to not only our customers but also our Test, Logic and Hardware teams by providing advice and solutions that will help in maintaining Xiphos' software ecosystem coherence and most importantly share knowledge among all people inside Xiphos.
The successful candidate will also enjoy seeking continuous improvements of our internal processes, deciding with the SW team members what we should improve and how to accomplish it.
Some of the exciting internal challenges you will help to address are : How can we optimize our software deliveries to make Test team and customers' lives easier?
How can we scale up our CI / CD to execute on multiple hardware targets? MAIN TASKSCreate and maintain Linux distributions for custom hardware platforms, including : Bootloader configuration and customizationLinux system configuration and customizationLinux kernel and driver configurationGeneration of packages and recipes for embedded Linux distributionsDesign and develop kernel modules (drivers) for custom hardwareDesign and develop software applications for spacecraft payloads and ground operationsDefine functional test programs, write test scripts, and conduct functional testingPush work to code reviews and conduct code reviewsBe involved in the continuous improvement of the SW teamProviding guidance and support to other teams in Xiphos on questions related to softwareKNOWLEDGE AREASEssential technical skills and knowledge required : Experience with common hardware targets and busesLinux systems architecture (device-tree, u-boot, kernel, init.
system, userspace apps)Software build systems and cross compiling toolchains (Makefile, cmake, meson, etc...)Linux distribution build systems (Yocto, Buildroot, etc.
- C / C++, Python and BashGitFocused towards producing industrial-grade code (linting, unit-testing)Software code analysis, debugging and profiling toolsNice to have knowledge / experience of : Yocto ProjectRobot frameworkLinux kernel developmentFPGA logic developmentComprehension of functional and system testingHardware debuggingOpen source developmentQUALIFICATIONS5+ years experienceBachelor’s or Master’s in computer science or related engineeringMust be able to obtain Canadian government security clearance (Canadian Controlled Goods Program)An open, problem solving and team driven mindsetAutonomous on allocated tasks yet communicative for team / customer critical decisionsAbility to exchange with our customers in a proactive mannerFluent in English and French (written and spoken) ideal 2 hours ago